Children's analgesics, recognized to be completely safe, even for the smallest, are very few, and among them candles are the most demanded. Such a form factor of the drug is considered the most benign to the sensitive digestive system of the baby. And of all suppositories, pediatricians most often advise "Cefecon", which captivates with its low cost, availability, and a lot of positive reviews.
Candles "Tsefekon" for children: instructions on application
The active ingredient in this drug is paracetamol, which is used in most antipyretic drugs. Apart from the fact that it lowers the temperature by its effect on the thermoregulation centers, it also has a slight anesthetic effect, as a result of which some parents acquire these candles not only in the case of SARS from the baby, but also during periods when they have teeth, as well as in neuralgia , burns, headaches. The safety of paracetamol in comparison with other similar substances has been proven both on an adult and on a child’s body, up to the smallest - newborns and infants. For this reason, children's "Cefekon" is focused on the age of 3 months. up to 12 years, although with increased sensitivity of the body can be used up to 18 years inclusive. Also, the attending physician may allow the use of the drug for a child from 1 to 3 months, but the dosage is greatly reduced.
The main indication for the use of candles "Tsefekon" for children is an increased body temperature of various origins, including vaccination. The norm is 0.05 g. In this case, for each age and specific body weight, the dosage is calculated separately. So, the smallest (up to 1 year and up to 10 kg) take no more than 0.1 g of suppository; weight up to 16 kg and up to 2 years old allow you to take 2 candles of the same dosage of 0.1 g. If a child is older than 3 years, and his weight is up to 30 kg, 1 candle is introduced, but with a dosage of 0.25 g And for children with a weight of 31 kg, at the age of 10-12 years, the same dosage is taken, but 2 candles. All these parameters vary depending on the sensitivity of the body of the baby.
The temperature of this drug is lost every 6-8 hours, with more than 3 suppositories per day is not recommended, except in particularly acute cases, the maximum dose is 60 mg per 1 kg of net weight, and for an organism with increased sensitivity, the parameter is reduced to 30 mg on 1 kg. At the same time allowed to enter 7-10 mg. At the same time, experts note that the load on the liver in this form of paracetamol is reduced.
"Cefecon" is the most loyal to all types of organisms drug, as a result of which special side effects are not noticed behind it, as well as contraindications, excluding disturbances in the functioning of the kidneys and liver, as well as intolerance to paracetamol. Experts advise to temporarily stop using Tsefekona if a child has a skin rash, redness, irritation of the mucous membranes, swelling, and a disorder of the digestive system - from diarrhea to nausea. For the next 24 hours, you must monitor the condition of the baby, after which you can try again to put the candle, but in a lower dosage. If the side effects recur, Tsefekon is canceled completely.
The duration of the use of candles "Tsefekon" for children depends on the goal: if you need to bring down the temperature and keep it at a lower level, it is allowed to use the drug for 3 days; if "Cefecon" is needed as an anesthetic, then the course is extended to 5 days. However, judging by the reviews, its anesthetic effect is so weakly expressed that, for the same purpose, parents prefer to choose other medicines.
But even in the mass of positive words, it is impossible not to notice rare negative comments, which also have the right to life - after all, every child is an individual. The reviews left on the product only confirm this.
- Nellie: Viral infections love their daughter - they even stopped going to the kindergarten, because very often she comes to none and has been sick for weeks. Once again, they came down with ARVI, Panadol, which they used to save, ended; our grandmother brought us Tsefekon. I honestly assumed that the effect would be the same: I read the instructions, introduced the candle to the child, sat down to wait. Measured temperature after 10 minutes, after 20 minutes, after half an hour - no results. The progress began in an hour (!), And it is not known whether, in desperation, she started to wipe the baby with cold water in despair. After 1.5 hours from 39.2 degrees, the temperature dropped to 38.5 - I don’t know whether to count it as a good result. With “Panadol” everything was faster and more efficient.
Hoping for candles "Tsefekon" for children in a critical situation or not? The overwhelming number of positive reviews of the drug speaks for itself, but one cannot ignore the fact that it is impossible to predict the exact effect of the drug on a particular organism. "Cefecon" well reduces the temperature, but the period can last from 30 to 60 minutes, and no one will say how pronounced the effect will be.