Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Compilation of medicine for children

Recently, in my mums whatsapp group, many are asking about the medicine to give for the child.

Disclaimer: This list is only based on my experience, I am not responsible for anything at all if you follow any of the medicine here and there's something happen to your child. Best is to visit the pediatrician.

Runny Nose
Liquid medicine (to drink):
Rhiniramine - usually only sold by pediatrician.
Rhiniramine + prednisolone - a mix by my pediatrician
Bambec (Bambuterol hydrochloride) - usually only sold by pediatrician.
Chlorpheniramine syrup - can be found in pharmacy store - yellow color, usually if you go to KK hospital, they will give this medicine too. The assistant pedi told me it's  stronger than Rhiniramine

Outer medicine for blocked nose:
Olbas - can be found in Watson - to be put on kids pillow or anywhere near the child
Vicks - can be found in any pharmacy store - to note they have infant version (for 2yo and below), can rub to child's feet and put on the chest when sleeping or below nose
Iliadin - can be found in Watson - drop to child's nose
Opticrom sodium cromoglycate 2%w/v eye/nose drop - got it from pediatrician

Nose spray to help relieve blocked nose:
Sterimar
Oxynase
Nasonex
Somehow I do not feel nose spray helps.. also my kids dun really like to use nose spray.

Tool to take out phlegm:
This one is very effective, old methods usually ppl will just suck on baby's nose using our mouth, but with this tool, it's more civilized now hehe..
Baby nasal suction aspirator/nose cleaner


Cough
Kaloba syrup - usually only sold by pediatrician - it is very effective for my kid.
Prospan syrup - can be found in pharmacy store
Rhitaniol - can be found in Guardian
Ventolin - can be found in any pharmarcy store - to clear airway and loosen phlegm
Ventolin + mucosolvan - a mix from my pediatrician for cough
Fluimucil - can be found in any pharmacy store - to take out the phlegm
Dhasedyl syrup - usually only sold by pediatrician - can cause drowsiness, to be drunk before bedtime
Phenexpect CD - got it from pediatrician
Dimetapp - got it from pediatrician

Herbal Tips
- For runny nose/cough, honey can be given to child who is more than 1 year old.
- Young living Lavender oil mixed with the Olive oil
1 drop of Lavender oil mixed with 10 drops of Olive oil
Put on below nose for block nose, the oil can also be applied on the area of the skin that has eczema/rashes.

Allergy related to runny nose/cough
Zyrtex - can be found in Guardian/Watson
There are 2 types of zyrtex: drops or just liquid. I think the drops one is more concentrated and effective than the other type.
Aerius - got it from the pediatrician
Dhatifen - got it from the pediatrician - prophylactic treatment of asthma and symptomatic treatment of allergic conditions such as rhinitis and conjunctivitis
Singular - got it from pediatrician - to prevent ashtma

Diarrhea
Smecta - can be found in any pharmacy store
Cholestyramine powder - got it from the pediatrician
Biogaia Probiotic - can be found in any pharmacy store - to reduce vomitting in children, similar to yakult
TS6 Priobiotic - can be found from any clinic

Fever (please contact your pediatrician)
Paracetamol - can be found in any pharmacy store - for fever less than 38.5 degrees, to be taken every 6 hours
Ibuprofen - can be found in any pharmacy store - for fever higher than 38.5 degrees


1 comment:

  1. Bambec (http://www.internationaldrugmart.com/bambec.shtml) oral medication is used to treat asthma. It is a long-acting beta-adrenoceptor agonist that treats bronchospasms (breathing difficulties). This drug works by widening the airways, which makes breathing easier.

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