This information is for general purposes only and should not be considered as medical advice. Always consult with a qualified healthcare professional for any medical concerns or questions you may have.
Antigrippin for children is made in the Netherlands or Poland by Natur Produkt. The product is produced in effervescent tablets, which can be packed both in strips (one contains 6 tablets, and a total of 30 tablets), and in plastic tubes (10 tablets are placed in one such package). These pills are pink, and the drink made from the medicine has a fruity sweet taste.
In such a combination of medicine, there are immediately 3 active substances:
Paracetamol. This compound is presented in one tablet at a dose of 250 mg.
Chlorphenamine maleate. Such a substance is contained in each tablet in a dosage of 3 mg.
Vitamin C. The content of this vitamin in 1 effervescent tablet is 50 mg.
Additional ingredients of the drug are silicon dioxide, sorbitol, Na carbonate and hydrogen carbonate, citric acid, flavor, Na saccharin, as well as povidone and macrogol. There is no sugar in the medicine, therefore, Antigrippin is allowed for diabetes.
Thanks to the combination of several active ingredients at once, Antigrippin for kids relieves the symptoms of a cold and accelerates recovery from ARVI.
Paracetamol in its composition has an antipyretic, as well as analgesic effect. Such an ingredient helps to get rid of headaches and other pains, and also normalizes the patient's body temperature.
Ascorbic acid present in Antigrippin for children is important for regenerative and oxidative processes in tissues, and also helps to increase the body's resistance to disease.
Chlorphenamine, which is also found in Antigrippin for children, blocks histamine receptors. This causes the antiallergic effect of such an ingredient and the effectiveness of the drug against itching, redness, feeling of stuffiness, lacrimation, sneezing and other symptoms of acute respiratory infections.
The children's version of Antigrippin is prescribed for inflammatory diseases of the upper respiratory tract caused by viruses. The drug is prescribed for influenza and SARS if the child has chills, fever, joint pain, headaches, runny nose, muscle pain and other symptoms of a viral infection.
Antigrippin, intended for children, is indicated from the age of three. If the child is not yet 3 years old, treatment with Antigrippin, even if a child’s option, is not strictly recommended.
Can adult antigrippin be given? The instructions for such a medicine indicate that it should not be up to 15 years, because the dosage of active substances in the adult form of the drug is much higher than in the product for children.
Antigrippin effervescent tablets for children are not prescribed:
If the child has intolerance to vitamin C, paracetamol or some other component of the drug.
If an exacerbation of peptic ulcer is diagnosed.
If the child’s kidney or liver function is severely impaired.
If the baby is less than 3 years old.
If examination by an ophthalmologist has revealed angle-closure glaucoma.
With viral hepatitis or congenital hyperbilirubinemia, the drug should be used very carefully. It is important to consult a doctor about the appointment of Antigrippin for kids for tumor processes or a high level of iron in the child's body, since ascorbic acid is undesirable for these problems. During pregnancy or while breastfeeding, Antigrippin is not recommended.
The medicine is a water-soluble form, so its negative effect on the digestive tract is minimal.
Instructions for the use of Antigrippin for children indicate such rare side effects from treatment with this drug:
Pain in the stomach.
Decrease in glucose level (hypoglycemic coma is extremely rare).
Anemia (red blood cell hemolysis sometimes develops).
Decreased platelet count.
Quincke's edema, rash and other manifestations of allergies.
Violation of metabolic processes.
Feeling of heat.
Problems with urine output.
The medicine is completely dissolved in warm water taken in a volume of 200 ml. The optimal temperature of the water for the preparation of the treatment solution is 50-60 degrees heat.
The resulting solution of Antigrippin for kids should be taken immediately after preparation. Diluted medicine cannot be stored.
It is best to drink Antigrippin for children between meals.
The next dose should not be earlier than 4 hours after the previous one, and if the child has kidney problems, the next dose is given 8 hours after the previous one.
At the age of 3-5 years, the drug is given twice a day in half a tablet. For a child older than 5 years, a single dose will be a whole effervescent tablet. If the child is 5-10 years old, the medicine is given twice a day, and at the age of over 10 years, a three-time intake is also acceptable.
Without consultation with a doctor, children can give Antigrippin no longer than three days if the drug is used to reduce high fever, and no longer than five days if the main reason for giving the medicine is severe pain.
Adult effervescent Antigrippin is given to children over 15 years old in a dose of one tablet or one sachet twice or thrice a day.
Exceeding the recommended dose for the child by age, Antigrippin for kids causes diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, severe sweating, dizziness, loss of appetite, severe nausea, insomnia, seizures, agitation, and other negative symptoms. If you give Antigrippin in the right dose, but for too long, it can adversely affect kidney or liver function, and also affect peripheral blood.
If Antigrippin for kids is prescribed together with antipsychotic drugs or antidepressants, side effects from such treatment will manifest themselves to a greater extent.
The use of antigrippin for kids together with glucocorticoids increases the risk of glaucoma.
Antipsychotics prescribed together with Antigrippin for kids will act weaker.
Treatment with rifampicin, phenytoin, barbiturates and some other drugs with the additional appointment of Antigrippin for kids can provoke severe intoxication, and the effectiveness of therapy will decrease.
The use of antigrippin for kids reduces the effectiveness of drugs that reduce the level of urate.
The packaging of effervescent tablets is advised to be stored in a dry place, hidden from direct sunlight. The temperature should not be in the range + 10 + 30 ° С. It is contraindicated to give the drug to children if its expiration date of three years has expired.
Often, mothers are satisfied with the use of Antigrippin for children, noting that the drug very effectively helps with fever and other symptoms of acute respiratory infections. The pluses include convenient packaging, ease of preparation of the drink and its pleasant taste. The advantage of Antigrippin is also called the absence of caffeine and phenylephrine in the composition, which makes the drug less harmful for children.
According to doctors, small patients tolerate Antigrippin for children mostly well. Side effects such as nausea, fatigue, allergies, or headache are very rare.