Young children are much more likely than adults to suffer from respiratory diseases such as bronchitis, tracheitis, pneumonia. A common rather unpleasant and painful symptom of each such ailment is a cough. There is a huge variety of cough medicines for children on the modern medical market. One of the most famous and popular is Mukaltin. This drug is trusted by many parents, because it has practically no contraindications and side effects. The basis of the drug Mukaltin is an absolutely harmless plant for babies, marshmallow.
Mukaltin is designed to fight various viral and colds of the respiratory tract. It is an excellent expectorant and anti-inflammatory agent.
Mukaltin can greatly relieve the agony of a toddler associated with a severe cough. But it is not recommended to give this drug to children under one year old.
For a quick onset of the positive effect of the drug, Mukaltin should be given to children strictly one hour before meals 3 times a day, i.e. morning, afternoon and evening before bedtime.
Children aged from one to three years old should give Mukaltin half a tablet at a time. For children from three to seven years old, the dosage of the drug at one time should be increased to one tablet. Older children can take Mukaltin for cough, 2 tablets three times a day.
For a quick onset of the proper effect of the drug, Mukaltin should be dissolved in 30ml (two tablespoons) of warm boiled water. So that the kids are not confused by the peculiar taste of the medicine, you can add a little sweet syrup to it.
The course of treatment of children with Mukaltin can last from one to two weeks.
Mukaltin in most cases is completely harmless to children, but nevertheless, taking this drug should be discussed with a doctor. Taking Mukaltin, for example, for children with hypersensitivity to its components, with stomach or duodenal ulcers, is strictly prohibited.