Treatment of the child must be carefully planned and safe. For these reasons, the majority of parents and doctors give their preference to herbal medicines.
Cough is one of the most frequent symptoms that occurs in many diseases - somatic and infectious. It is for these reasons that treatment of cough is given much attention. For children of different age groups, for the treatment of diseases of the respiratory tract of infectious and inflammatory etiology, the drug Gedelix is often prescribed.
Gedelix: instructions for use for children
Gedelix is a herbal preparation with the main active ingredient - ivy leaf extract. Due to the main and additional components, the tool has an antispasmodic and expectorant effect. Properly prescribed syrup or Gedelix drops can facilitate the breathing of the child, accelerate the discharge of sputum from the bronchi.
The indications for prescribing the drug are various diseases of the respiratory tract - bronchitis, bronchiectasis, dry cough, difficulty in sputum discharge, increasing its viscosity, etc.
In children's practice, it is most appropriate to use syrup. According to statistics, Gedelix drops can cause laryngeal edema, syrup can cause such complications, but much less often. The syrup is given to the child in an undiluted form, when used there is no dependence on the meal. The dose of Gedelix will depend on the age of the baby:
- Children over 10 years old - 5 ml, 3 times a day;
- Babies from 4 to 10 years old - 2.5 ml 4 times a day;
- To karapuzam from a year to 4 years, syrup is given three times, in a dosage of 2.5 ml;
The course of drug treatment, as a rule, should be about a week, the doctor prescribes the exact period of therapy, based on the diagnosis, clinical picture, health of the child and the body's response to the drug. In any case, the use of Gedelix for a period of more than a week involves consultation with a specialist.
Like any drug, Gedelix has its own side effects, some of which are common, others less common. The number of complications after taking the remedy includes the occurrence of various allergic symptoms - itching, hives, rash, angioedema, shortness of breath. For sensitive babies diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting may be characteristic.
There are contraindications. An absolute contraindication will be hypersensitivity to the components of the drug, and Gadelix cannot be prescribed to children with metabolic disorders in the urea cycle.-
Gedeliks syrup is completely contraindicated for children with fructose intolerance. Gedelix for children under one year is also prohibited. Gedelix drops are an absolute contraindication among children prone to laryngospasm.
Gedelix syrup: reviews of specialists and patients
Among parents, reviews of the Gédielix syrup are mostly positive, mothers note that the drug quickly does its job - it helps to remove sputum, thins it, and the child recovers more quickly and easily. A significant advantage of the drug is its vegetable origin, which indicates greater safety for the baby compared to chemical analogues.
Meanwhile, there are notes on which parents focus their attention - the possible formation of laryngospasms, allergic reactions. With caution it is necessary to use the drug in young children, the child should always be supervised during the period of treatment.
Doctors are extremely positive about this drug. Gedelix is quite effective in treating cough and is of plant origin.
A lot of positive qualities of the drug are noted, both by specialists and patients themselves. This, undoubtedly, speaks of its quality. But the most important thing in treatment is strict adherence to indications and contraindications for use, careful observation of the child, especially younger children, during the period of therapy.