Zodak drops and tablets for children: instructions for use
According to recent studies, the list of the most common diseases of the 21st century is headed by an allergy. According to statistics, every fifth inhabitant of the planet experienced at least once in life various manifestations of this ailment. Unfortunately, according to the World Health Organization in the coming decades, the number of allergic people will increase steadily, including among young children.
The modern pharmaceutical industry is constantly developing antihistamines, suitable for both adults and very young patients. One of the most effective drugs of the latest generation are Zodak drops, which according to the instructions for use are suitable for treating babies from 1 year old. Due to its safety and ability to quickly and permanently eliminate allergy symptoms, Zodak for children has been highly praised both among pediatricians and among parents.
Zodak has an intense antihistamine action, effectively prevents the development of allergic reactions, and in the event of their onset significantly facilitates the course of the disease. The main active ingredient is cetirizine dihydrochloride, among the auxiliary components are parabens, glycerol, sodium acetate, sodium saccharin, acetic acid, propylene glycol and water.
The duration of taking the drug for the treatment of allergies can vary from several days to several months, depending on the characteristics of the disease and the doctor's recommendations. The exception is the preventive use of an antihistamine before vaccination. Here, as a rule, the standard scheme is applied: 3 days before the vaccination and 3 days after with the dosages corresponding to the patient's age.
The intake of the medicine does not depend on the time of eating. In the case of a single dose, it is optimal to give in the evening, in the case of a double intake, in the morning and in the evening at about the same time. It is allowed to apply the product in undiluted form, but because of the sharp smell of vinegar and the expressed not very pleasant taste, it is preferable to mix it with a small amount of water, milk or milk mixture. In this case, the drug is best given at the beginning of feeding.
With an unplanned missed dose, the dosage should never be doubled. Also, the unauthorized modification of the therapy scheme and the violation of age or the presence of certain diseases are not permitted. Parents should remember that Zodak should be used in strict accordance with the prescribing doctor's instructions.
Zodak is a sufficiently safe tool that can be used by a wide range of people. So, for example, it can be prescribed without restrictions even for people with diabetes, because glucose is not included in the drug. Nevertheless, we can distinguish a number of contraindications:
- Children under 1 year of age (if there are no specific instructions from the pediatrician);
- Individual intolerance to cetirizine and other components;
- Severe kidney and liver damage;
- Bronchospasm accompanied by cough;
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding.