Parents are usually alarmed by the need to take any medication by their child, especially if it is caused by nervous disorders. The drug Cogitum for children is used strictly according to indications, despite the relative safety of the components.
The composition with a pleasant banana flavor, distinguished by its impressive cost, has been actively used for almost half a century with a general tonic purpose and for obtaining more narrowly specialized effects. It should be taken into account that, despite the promise of numerous positive results, it is strictly forbidden to use the drug without the appointment of a specialist, its impact on the child's body can be unpredictable.
The active substance of the drug and the principle of its action Cogitum is a medicament intended for restoring the work of the nervous system.
The active substance is a synthetic analogue of aspartic acid. This product is contained in the human body, especially its quantity in the structure of the brain. The chemical compound takes an active part in the synthesis of DNA and RNA, controls carbohydrate metabolism. Under its influence, the processes of excitation and inhibition of the central nervous system are optimized. The work of an important department of the child's body becomes more stable and productive. In addition to the main component, the product includes fructose, drinking water, preservative and flavor, which gives the product a banana smell.
Tip: It is noteworthy that it is the additional components most often observed immune response in children prone to allergic reactions. In the event of such consequences, it is not necessary to completely abandon the profile treatment, it is only necessary to choose a suitable analogue based on the same active component.
The drug instruction states that it is able to cope with neuroses, mild depression, increased fatigue, mood swings and other functional asthenic conditions that adversely affect the life of a modern person. Cogitum for children is used as part of complex therapy in the following cases:
- Obvious delay in speech, motor, emotional and mental development, suspicion of these states.
- Manifestations of the consequences of perinatal damage to the nervous system.
- Children's cerebral palsy and some forms of hydrocephalus leading to a neurological deficit.
- Delays in the physical and functional stages of development.
- Confirmed or unspecified mental retardation.
- Increased fatigue after a previous viral disease, persisting for a long time.
- Some neurotic disorders.
- Depressive signs of a short-term type.
- Disorders of mental development and adaptation.
Cogutum can be prescribed as an independent drug in cases of craniocerebral trauma, elimination of the consequences of neuroinfections. Sometimes it is used in periods of increased emotional, mental and physical exertion. The main contraindication to the use of the composition is the intolerance of its components.
The instruction recomend not to use the treatment for children less than 7 years, but experts themselves often violate this prohibition.
Today Kogitum is prescribed even to infants. Detailed instructions for the use of the drug The drug is taken internally, the doses are set by a specialist. Most often it looks like this:
Children under the age of 7 years are given no more than 5 ml per day, reception is carried out in the morning hours. The kid should receive no more than 125 mg of the active ingredient.
Children aged 7 to 10 years are shown to give 1 ampoule (250 mg of active substance) once a day, in the morning.
For children aged 10 to 18 years, 2 ampoules (500 mg of active substance) are shown once a day, in the morning.
The duration of the treatment course is 3-4 weeks. To exit therapy, a gradual dose reduction is not required. If, for some reason, one drug intake was missed, it is not necessary to compensate, it is simply skipped. If necessary, therapy can be interrupted at any time without negative consequences. Children usually like the banana flavor of the product, but if necessary, it can be diluted in water. To take the medicine, the ampoule is opened on one side, turned over over the cup and opened on the other side.
In case of intolerance of the components of the composition, the child may experience an allergic reaction with all symptoms characteristic of the condition. Other types of side effects were not fixed. The development of the pharmacological industry has led to the fact that today there are many analogues of the base product, which also relieve fatigue and other types of ailments. Among the most common and in demand are: Dr. Thiess, Kudesan, tincture of ginseng, Cortexin, Multi Tubs, Centrum, Notta, Novo-Passit, sedatives.
Product Reviews are the most controversial. Some parents note the rapid development of positive changes in the state of the child, others argue that there are no improvements. In any case, the therapeutic effect should not be expected after the first medication. There will be no jumps in the state, the psychological mood of the child will change gradually. It is worth considering that, for all its safety, Cogitum remains a potent drug. Before the beginning of therapy it is recommended to consult with several specialists who will calculate all the variants of the development of events, select the optimal dosages and additional medications. Violating recommendations and adjusting them at your own discretion is strictly prohibited.