How to give Smektu child?

Ekaterina Ermolaeva
Ekaterina Ermolaeva
November 17, 2014
How to give Smektu child?

Smekta is a well-known proven drug that helps with various diseases of the intestines and stomach. Many adults use it to cope with problems such as gastritis, diarrhea, intestinal colic, and ulcers of the stomach or duodenum. Is it possible to give children Smekt? Will she benefit them without harming her?

Yes, children can be diluted with this drug, but strictly following the dosage. How to give Smect baby properly?

Dosage Smecta for children

  • Up to 1 year - it is recommended to take 1 sachet per day. Reception can be divided into several times.
  • From 1 to 2 years old, 1-2 bags per day are allowed.
  • Older than 2 years old - you can take 2-3 sachets per day.

In this case, in any case, the powder from the bag is diluted in 50 ml of warm water. You can use for these purposes, and juice, and jelly, and other products used in liquid form.

In no case should not self-medicate and give the child Smektu alone without consulting a doctor.Only a pediatrician can prescribe a drug at any age, as well as prescribe the dosage.

Contraindications and side effects

Contraindications to the drug are:

  • hypersensitivity to its components;
  • intestinal obstruction.

How side effects may appear:

  • constipation;
  • allergic reactions.

With the appearance of side effects, the dosage is usually reduced, and the drug is continued. However, this should still be done and checked by a doctor. Also, the doctor when prescribing Smekta takes into account whether the child is taking other drugs. After all, if a comprehensive treatment of a child is underway, then Smekta, like any other sorbent, reduces the healing properties of many drugs.