Allergic reactions in children are very common. As a result, there is a risk of developing various lesions of ENT organs - rhinitis, otitis, sinusitis. To cope with the symptoms of these pathologies and to prevent their complications, children are prescribed loratadine. The drug reviews work in just half an hour, allowing to improve the patient's condition.
Loratadin is considered a popular remedy that is used in all forms of allergy. It is given to children over 2 years old.
According to the instructions, the drug is used in the following situations:
- bronchial asthma;
- reactions to insect bites;
- pseudo allergy associated with histamine release;
- allergic rhinitis;
- Quincke edema.
Forms for children
Young children should not prescribe the drug in the form of tablets. If the baby has difficulties with swallowing such forms, he is prescribed a substance in the form of a syrup. Also on sale are efferves
cent tablets. Before use, they are mixed with a glass of water.
Dosage and regimens
The drug in tablet form can be prescribed to children 2-12 years of age. In this case, the dosage is 5 mg, which corresponds to half the tablet.
Drug in the form of syrup is used in a volume of 5 ml, which corresponds to 1 teaspoon. Effervescent tablets are dissolved in 200 ml of water. In this situation, use one per day.
From the age of 12, 10 mg of loratadine is used, which corresponds to the whole tablet. If the agent is used as a syrup, the daily volume is 10 mg or 2 small spoons.
When choosing an effervescent agent, it is recommended to use 10 mg of the drug, which corresponds to 1 tablet. Any means you need to drink before eating - in about 10 minutes.
Analogues with which it is possible to combine, and than it is impossible
To effective analogues of the given means it is possible to carry:
- loratadine teva.
Sometimes loratadine is combined with antibacterial agents. This combination is permissible only under the supervision of a specialist. In some cases, such combinations provoke a decrease in the effectiveness of drugs. This is due to the fact that the same enzyme systems respond to the metabolism in the liver.
Side effects, overdose
The drug can provoke unwanted side effects:
- The digestive organs react to the use of the product by dry mouth. The child may experience nausea and vomiting, develop gastritis. Occasionally, the liver is damaged.
- When the nervous system is affected, there is a risk of high fatigue and headache. Many children react to the use of the substance with excessive excitability.
- In case of damage to the heart and blood vessels, tachycardia may appear.
- With allergies, rashes appear on the skin. In difficult cases, there is a risk of anaphylactic shock.
The use of the drug in excessive dosage can provoke high drowsiness, increased heartbeats, headaches. If a child has these symptoms, you need to see a doctor who will prescribe symptomatic treatment.
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Loratadin is an effective drug that helps cope with allergies in children. With its help it is possible to prevent violations in the work of ENT organs. However, only a doctor should prescribe this substance.