Most common childhood diseases are associated with inflammation of the upper respiratory tract. Mukaltin( Mukaltin) - known for a long time, a drug that has managed to cure more than one generation of children from coughing.
In addition to undisputed effectiveness, this tool is characterized by a list of useful properties, among which affordable cost and minimal risk of side effects.
content of the article:
preparation • Indications
• Dosage for children
• How to take?
• Contraindications and side effects
• Prices of the drug in pharmacies
• Video Dr. Komarovsky on the treatment of cough in a child
Mukaltin is an expectorant, enveloping, anti-inflammatory agent of vegetable origin. The drug is available in the form of tablets intended for resorption or dissolution in a small amount of liquid. Extract of the drug althea is the main active component of the drug. The active substances of the drug contribute to the liquefaction of phlegm
Indications for the use of tablets Mucaltin
Mucaltin is perfectly suitable for the treatment of children. The drug is prescribed for dry cough, as well as for the treatment of any catarrhal and viral diseases of the upper respiratory tract. The drug should be used for the treatment of pneumonia, pulmonary emphysema, tracheobronchitis, conventional tracheitis, bronchiectasis, when wet cough, which has become a consequence of acute respiratory disease.
The drug should be taken if the baby needs a strong expectorant and anti-inflammatory effect. According to experts, when ingested, this agent activates the peristalsis of respiratory bronchioles. As a result, mucus accumulated in the bronchi, softens and is naturally removed outward. A combination of taking the medicine with inhalation is allowed.
dosage for children of different ages
To maximize the effect of taking Mukaltin it should be given 1 hour before meals 3 times a day. In other words, you need to drink the drug one hour before breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the medicine, add a little liquid honey or a few drops of sweet syrup. This will help relieve the fluid from a peculiar taste of the drug and make the reception of the drug more pleasant for the child. Give Mukaltin children 1 year( one-year-old) is allowed only after consulting a doctor.
Children under 3 years
The manual states that take Mukaltin children from 1 to 3 years is shown only if there is a strong dry cough. The drug should be given in a dosage of ½ tablets 3 times a day. Each reception is best done 1 hour before meals. Half of the tablet, that is, 0.25 mg, must be dissolved in a small amount of water before use.
From 3 to 12 years
baby between three and twelve years of age need to take pills Mukaltin one whole tablet at a time. The number of receptions per day remains unchanged - 3 times a day, one hour before breakfast, lunch and dinner. Adolescents aged twelve years are allowed to take an adult dose, which is 1-2 tablets 3 times daily before meals.
How to take Mukaltin for children?
As mentioned above, this drug is recommended to take 1 hour before meals. The minimum time between taking the medication and eating should be at least half an hour. In the evening, pills should be given 2-3 hours before bedtime. To dissolve the tablet you need half a glass of warm water. The therapeutic course should not last longer than two weeks.
Contraindications and side effects of
Usually this drug does not cause any side effects and is a completely harmless drug for the treatment of small patients. Taking medicine for the treatment of dry cough is allowed after consultation with the attending physician. According to the instructions for the use of Mukaltin, this drug is categorically contraindicated when:
- the presence of increased sensitivity to the components that make up the tool;
- having ulcers of the stomach or duodenum;
- for children under one year.
Mukaltin Fort is renowned for its excellent portability. However, in some cases, the use of the drug may trigger the development of the following adverse reactions:
- Allergic manifestations in the form of rashes, itching, edema;
- Side effects of the digestive system - nausea, vomiting, indigestion.
If you develop one or more of the symptoms described above, you should immediately seek medical advice from your doctor. Also, it is necessary to stop taking this medication. In order to avoid an overdose, parents should strictly follow the instructions and follow the daily dosage recommended by the doctor.
Prices for the drug in pharmacies
Mukaltin tablets, 50 mg, 10 units, Manufacturer: Galichpharm - 15 rubles.
Mukaltin tablets, 50 mg, 10 pcs., Producer: Pharmstandard - 20 rub.
Mukaltin tablets, 50 mg, 10 pcs., Manufacturer: Dalhimfarm - 20 rub.
Mukaltin tablets, 50 mg, 10 pcs., Manufacturer: Himfarm - 20 rub.
Tatiana: My son is 3 years old and he is asthmatic. A strong cough periodically accompanies every catarrhal disease. And a few months ago we suffered a severe asthmatic attack. Mukaltin really saved a three-year-old child from painful symptoms.
Karina: Over the past couple of years, she has studied all types of cough and how to treat them. Mukaltin, in my opinion, is a real salvation. My son is 5 years old, and he often gets cold. Mukaltin helps to get rid of dry cough and relieve the symptoms of the disease.
Irina: My daughter is allergic, so when she started a violent cough, I was at first afraid of giving her Mukaltin. To my delight, the medicine was not only safe, but also effective. In order not to cause harm to health, it is important to strictly follow the prescribed dosages.
Anastasia: I myself, when I get sick, usually take Mukaltin. Several months ago, a three-year-old son became ill, and the doctor appointed him this drug. I have a little doubt. Tablets are actually effective, but I did not dare to give them to a small child. I replaced the drug with an analogue - baby syrup from cough.
Video of Dr. Komarovsky on the treatment of children's cough
In the below-mentioned issue of the "Doctor Komarovsky's School" program, the children's doctor will tell in detail about several effective and harmless methods of cough treatment. Dr. Komarowski will explain how to stop constantly ill, and also strengthen a weak immune system, prone to the harmful effects of infections.