Claritin - syrup is ideal for the treatment of children
April 15, 2012
Claritin - antiallergic (antihistamine), a long-acting drug. Unlike many other drugs of this series Claritin does not have a calming (sedative) action, so it is suitable for appointment in the afternoon. Claritin is used for allergic diseases and reactions in adults and children.
How does Claritin syrup
Claritin (INN - loratadine) - is an antihistamine, histamine H1-receptor. Available Claritin Belgian pharmaceutical company Schering-Plough in tablets and in bottles of 60 and 120 ml of syrup for oral administration.
Syrup than the principal active ingredient comprises auxiliary substances: citric acid, artificial flavor, glycerol, propylene glycol, sodium benzoate, granular sucrose, purified water.
Claritin selectively blocks peripheral histamine H1-receptor, preventing histamine exert its action (that histamine is the main active ingredient of all allergic reactions).
Claritin acts quickly (within an hour after ingestion of syrup) and long (more than one day), suppressing the occurrence of allergic reactions, including preventing edema and itching. Thus Claritin does not penetrate into the brain tissue (not overcome the blood-brain barrier) and has no effect on the central nervous system, so it has no sedative effect and does not cause addiction and addiction. In addition, Claritin no potentiates (not increases) the effect of alcohol. Claritin syrup is easy to use by adults and children, but most of it is still used in pediatric practice.
Indications and contraindications
Claritin syrup is usually used in pediatric patients with the following diseases and conditions:
- seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis - it inhibits the action of histamine, and therefore prevents the appearance of symptoms such as swelling of the mucous membranes, nasal discharge, sneezing, itchy nose and eyes, watery eyes, and so on;
- acute and chronic urticaria;
- various skin diseases of allergic origin;
- allergic reactions to insect bites;
- any other allergic reactions.
Contraindications for the purpose Claritin in syrup are:
- Children under two years of age;
- breastfeeding - Claritin excreted in human milk, so when administered during feeding baby
Breastfeeding - a personal choice
breast is necessary to solve the issue of termination of breastfeeding;
- hypersensitivity to the drug.
With care prescribe Claritin during pregnancy, it is used only if the expected benefit to the mother's body outweighs the potential harm to the fetus.
Upon receipt of Claritin may experience the following side effects:
- the central nervous system - these side effects are more common in adults than in children; However, in children occur headaches, fatigue, dry mouth, drowsiness, irritability
Irritability - you try to control my temper
- the part of the digestive system - nausea, pain in the upper abdomen; in some cases, appear abnormal liver function;
- the part of the circulatory system - heart attacks strong (usually in adults;
- Allergic reaction - skin rash diverse nature, including urticaria, angioedema, anaphylactic shock, and others;
- very rare - hair loss (usually adult).
How to take Claritin syrup and overdose
Claritin Syrup is taken orally, regardless of the meal. Adults and children over twelve years of Claritin
Claritin - histamine receptor blocker
designate two teaspoons of the syrup (10 ml) once a day. If abnormal liver function or renal said first dose administered every other day.
Children after two years of Claritin dose is determined depending on body weight. If body weight less than 30 kg - 5 mg (one teaspoon or 5 ml of syrup) once per day. Body weight over 30 kg - 10 mg (two teaspoons of the syrup and 10 ml) once a day.
Claritin overdose manifests increased side effects.
At the same time there are lethargy, tachycardia, headache. If signs of overdose it is recommended to wash the stomach lightly salted water or saline solution (0, 9% sodium chloride, or table salt). After lavage designate any adsorbent, such as activated charcoal
Activated carbon - old but indispensable
Claritin Syrup is generally well tolerated and rarely has side effects. But this drug should appoint a doctor.
Natural cure for allergies: work better than drugstore
October 1, 2011
- Natural cure for allergies: work better than drugstore
- Home remedies for allergies
Allergies - is an inadequate response of the immune system
The immune system - how it works?
for substances that are not harmful and dangerous for the body. There are many types of allergies, such as food allergies or skin allergies. Nasal allergy
Rhinitis: a runny nose - is quite serious
- This type of allergy, the symptoms of which are manifested in the immune response
Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults
different particles, which together with the person inhales air.
- Runny nose, stuffy nose
- Watery eyes
- Itching in the nose and throat
This is a big bushy plant grows in Asia, Europe and parts of North America. Tincture of butterbur used in folk medicine for migraines, stomach cramps, coughs, allergies and asthma. The effectiveness of butterbur as a means of allergy confirmed by scientific research. Although the principle of its action is still not fully understood, it is assumed that it blocks histamine and leukotrienes, substances which occur with the participation of an allergic reaction.
Among the side effects of butterbur indigestion, weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and constipation. It is not recommended for pregnant and lactating women, children and people with liver disease and kidney failure.
Quercetin - a type of flavonoid. Although there is not enough scientific data to draw definitive conclusions about the effectiveness of quercetin as a cure for allergies, it is assumed that it inhibits the production of histamine. Quercetin is found in apples, berries, red grapes, capers, and black tea. It is found in many dietary supplements
Food additives - basic classification
These substances are plant pigments, the most famous of which - beta-carotene. Its action is still poorly understood, but it is known that a lack of carotenoids in the diet can lead to inflammation of the airways. Carrots, apricots, pumpkin, potatoes, spinach, kale and collard greens are excellent sources of carotenoids.
The fatty acids omega-3
Omega-3 are among the most important elements that should be included in our diet. People who consume adequate amounts of omega-3, the risk of hay fever, is considerably smaller than the rest. This substance is found in fish, flax seed oil and walnuts.
Eating certain foods can aggravate the symptoms of allergies. Determine what kind of food causes a reaction, can help the doctor or exclusion of "suspect" foods from the diet for 1-2 weeks. When you, after this time, start again to use this product for the reaction of the organism to be seen whether it is a cause of worsening of symptoms or not.
Tea and tincture of nettles, and capsules with dry extract will help get rid of allergy symptoms such as sneezing and itchy; very interesting that this plant burns the skin effectively reduces inflammation.
This simple procedure is often used to relieve symptoms of hay fever. Typically, brine washing do - it washes away the pollen from the nasal passages, dirt and kills bacteria.
Acupuncture for allergies
This Chinese medical practice for more than 5,000 years. Its effect has been studied repeatedly and have received mixed data: some scientists have concluded that acupuncture is completely ineffective as a means to relieve allergy symptoms; other studies in subjects showed significant improvement.