«Smecta" is available as a powder with vanilla and orange flavor.Recommended for children "Smecta" with vanilla flavor.The carton contains 10 or 30 sachets.Each packet contains 3 g of the drug substance.Components "Smecta" is not absorbed in the intestine and excreted unchanged, but with possible overdose constipation.

How to give medicine to children under one year

For children from birth and up to a year "Smecta" offer for 2 bags a day, 3 days after the start of treatment to reduce the dosage of 1 sachet per day.If the presence of symptoms of constipation, dosage "Smecta" reduce.The course of treatment is 3-7 days, the criterion of efficiency is the normalization of stool and improving health.

contents of one sachet dissolved in 50 ml of water and provide the child with a spoon or with another drink or food, evenly distributing the volume during the day.Usually, children under six months are reluctant to drink the medicine, it is better to offer "Smecta" teaspoon every hour.Before use, the suspension must be shaken.It is better if the drug will be taken between meals, not immediately after or during a meal.If the child is receiving other medications administered orally, for 1.5-2 hours after administration chelators banned because they adsorb and drug substance.It is not recommended to cook the drug solution in advance or use after 24 hours of preparation.

How to give medicine to children older than one year

Children from 1 to 2 years appoint 1 sachet twice a day.The dosage may be increased to 4 bags in the first 3 days of treatment.The course of treatment is 3-7 days, dosages may be reduced in the case of constipation.It is recommended to dissolve the powder in 50 ml of water ─ failure to offer "smectite" as part of compote or other drinks.Children over 2 years "Smecta" give 2-3 times a day for 1 bag.Children older than 14 years and adults are advised to take 4-6 sachets "Smecta" per day.

«Smecta" is released in the pharmacy without a prescription, it can be used independently at the stage waiting ambulance with any form of diarrhea.Shelf life ─ 3 years from the date of issue.Keep opening the package more than a day is not recommended.Sealed packages can be stored in the refrigerator or in any cool place at a temperature no higher than + 25oC.You can not give the "Smecta" children who have a fructose intolerance.If the chair is absent more than 3 days, and there is a chance of intestinal obstruction, "Smecta" to give is prohibited.

Analogs "Smecta" sold under the trade names "Neosmektin", "Diosmektin."