With the arrival of colds, many mothers begin to worry, because it is in autumn and winter that children are sick most often. And then the parents take the head and immediately run to the pharmacy for another expectorant. And when they go there, they are lost and do not know what to buy for their baby, who coughs hard. However, you should not take the most expensive drug in a hurry, which, unfortunately, may not help. It is important to remember the excellent tool called "Prospan".For a child, this is just a wonderful medicine that will help you overcome a cold in a short time. Today we will find out why this drug is so popular among the population, as people far from medicine, and pediatricians refer to it, and also learn in what doses should be given to its small inhabitants of our planet.
Proscan is produced for a child, as well as for adult family members. In pharmacies, you can find this expectorant in such forms:
- in the form of a syrup( in bottles of 100 and 200 ml);
- in the form of drops( in bottles of 20, 50 and 100 ml).
The drug "Prospan" for children, which can be found in this article, contains the following ingredients:
- For drops: dry extract of ivy leaves, anise oil, fennel oil, peppermint, sodium saccharin.
- For syrup: the same extract of ivy leaves, potassium sorbate, anhydrous citric acid, sorbitol solution, xanthen gum, cherry flavor.
Properties of the drug
This drug has such features:
- It perfectly dilutes mucus.
- Helps to promptly withdraw phlegm from the bronchi.
- Improves blood flow to the lungs.
- Restores bronchial function.
- Affects the nervous system, soothing it.
- Helps the child to strengthen immunity. At what diagnoses to drink?
When is the prescription medication prescribed? Instruction for use( for children and adults) states that with the following problems with the health of the doctor, this syrup is prescribed:
- Bronchial asthma.
- Bronchitis( in both acute and obstructive forms).
- Laryngitis, tracheitis.
- Other inflammatory ailments of the upper respiratory tract with poorly retreating sputum.
Despite the natural and safe composition, there are still limitations in the treatment of babies with the preparation "Prospan".Syrup for children is contraindicated to those children who have the following health problems:
- Diabetes mellitus.
- Craniocerebral injury.
- Severe diseases of the liver and central nervous system.
Not all children, unfortunately, are suitable syrup "Prospan".For a child who has intolerance to individual components of the drug, it is not good. Also, the medicine should not be taken in parallel with other medications that suppress cough. Do not inhale this drug to infants until 2 years old, because it can cause them laryngospasm and even an attack of bronchial asthma. Drug "Prospan": syrup. Instruction for children and parents
Most doctors prescribe this medication in the form of a sweet solution, especially when it comes to nursing babies.
Now we will find out in what quantity the syrup "Prospan" should be given to the children. The instruction for children and their parents says that even crumbs, who are breastfed, can give this medicine. And the dosage of the drug is as follows:
- Babies up to 1 year old are prescribed 2.5 ml 2 times a day.
- Children from 1 to 6 years - 2.5 ml 3 times a day.
- Children over 7 years of age and adults - 5-7.5 ml three times a day.
Measurement of the correct amount of the drug is done with a special cup included in the package.
Before using the product, the bottle containing the contents must be shaken.
It is best to give a syrup "Prospan" before eating. For a child, the course of treatment is usually 7-10 days. And to fix the therapeutic effect of the doctor is usually recommended after the disappearance of the symptoms of the disease continue to take the syrup for another 3 days.
Dosage of drops
The drug "Prospan" is used in this form in relation to children older than 1 year. And the dosage of the drug in this case is as follows:
- Babies at the age of 1 to 3 years are given 10 drops 3-5 times a day.
- To children from 4 to 7 years - 15 drops to 5 times a day.
- Children over 7 years and adults - 20 drops 3-5 times a day.
And for inhaling the preparation "Prospan" it is necessary to equip with a device for spraying without heating - nebulizer. For such treatment therapy, the agent described in this article should be diluted with saline in the correct ratio( usually 1: 2, but for babies the doctor can prescribe another dosage - 1: 1, that is, equally).Inhalation should be carried out on average 3 times a day, but you can bring up to 5 times a day.
How much is the medicine "Prospan"( for children)?The price of the drug depends on the form in which the medication is prescribed. If in the form of a syrup, then for 1 bottle of 100 ml volume will have to give from 250 to 350 rubles. And the average price of this medicine in drops( the volume of a bottle of 50 ml) is about 180-250 rubles. Despite the fact that the syrup is somewhat more expensive, but it is he who is bought most. And all because he has a smaller age limit than drops.
For the most part, approving responses from moms and dads sound about the preparation "Prospan" for children. Reviews of the positive nature of this product is due to the excellent composition, in which there is no place for preservatives, fragrances, dyes. Parents are not accustomed to the naturalness of the medicine. And, of course, mothers will have enough of this medication because of its effectiveness. Children very quickly dry cough turns into a damp, and soon passes.
Also parents thank the manufacturers that they took care and released the medication in two forms: in the form of drops and syrup. There are children who are reluctant to drink even a sweet medicinal solution. But droplets that need to be diluted with water, can be consumed without problems. And by the way, if you do inhalations with the use of the drug "Prospan", then the syrup for this case will not work. Here it will be necessary to drop. Therefore, if manufacturers produced the medicine in the form of a syrup, inhalations would no longer be possible. And so, at the choice of parents and at the discretion of the treating doctor, the drug is bought in the right form.
A syrup is mainly prescribed for small children, babies.
Despite the fact that the medicine has a lot of positive responses, there are also negative opinions about the preparation "Prospan" for children. Reviews of a negative nature are associated with the occurrence in children of allergic reactions, in some cases - the appearance of diarrhea. However, this is an individual intolerance to the medicine, from this no one is immune. And if the mother did not know before that the child has an allergic reaction to fructose, it is the problems of the parent and her child, but in no case the medication itself. And if the parent knows about the fact that his child has intolerance of the individual components of the drug, it is better not to give syrup or drops to his crumb.
Drug "Prospan" for children: pediatricians' reviews
According to doctors, this medication is universal, since it is suitable for all family members. Doctors praise this remedy for its wide spectrum of action( you can use it orally, and also perform inhalation with it), and experts are sure that in many cases only this drug can be dispensed with without combining several different compounds. In addition, doctors note that both syrup and "Prospan" drops are safe: there are almost no side effects, and if they are, they are very rare in patients.
Conditions and features of storage
Store the medicine at room temperature, away from children so that they can not reach the jar inadvertently or out of curiosity. Shelf life of the drug is 4 years from the time of manufacture, and after its expiration, you should get rid of the medication.
Parents should pay attention to this feature of the medicine: during storage, a light cloudy sediment may appear on the bottom of the bottle. This is a normal phenomenon caused by the peculiarities of the raw materials, and therefore this does not affect the effect of the drug.
Now you will know exactly what means should be run to the pharmacy, if suddenly the child started a dry or wet cough. Syrup or drops "Prospan" will be a salvation for your family, because the natural composition of the drug really works wonders: for a short time, mom, and the baby himself, forget about the disease and enjoy life further. But first of all, consult about treatment with a pediatrician!