Can I use Geoxoral for children
Hexoral is a medical product that is actively used in the treatment of infectious diseases of the upper respiratory tract and dental diseases. Despite the fact that there is no pediatric analogue for the drug, and one of the contraindications is the age of up to three years, Geksoral continues to be used in modern pediatrics. The treatment of a child with this medication has some characteristics that all parents should know about.
The domestic pharmaceutical market offers three dosage forms, approved for use in childhood:
- aerosol (used from 3 years);
- solution (allowed from 3 years);
- tablets for resorption: Tubs (from 4 years) and Taps Classic (from 6 years).
Three years is an approximate age, as not every child of three can rinse the throat without swallowing the liquid, and hold his breath while irrigation of the oral mucosa from the can of aerosol.
Composition and effect of the preparation
The properties and composition of the drug depend on the dosage form. The main active component of Hexoraal, released as a solution and aerosol, is hex-ethidine.
This antiseptic has shown high efficiency against many pathogens. Even with prolonged use, bacteria and fungi do not produce resistance to this drug. In addition to antimicrobial, it also has a local analgesic effect.
Aerosol is a colorless liquid that contains, in addition to hexadine, natural components that alleviate pain and relieve inflammation: