Adaptol is a medication prescribed for serious nervous disorders. If it is prescribed in childhood, each mother is interested in whether it is possible for children to have such a drug and whether Adaptol is harmful to the baby's body.
Adaptol is available in tablet form in two dosages - tablets with 300 mg of the active ingredient and tablets that contain 500 mg of the active ingredient. One pack of Adaptol contains 20 such white round tablets.
The main component of Adaptol is represented by a compound called medikar. For a dense structure, calcium stearate and methylcellulose are added to the tablets.
Principle of operation
The drug is referred to psychotropic drugs, as it affects the mental state of patients. In particular, Adaptol is the representative of the anxiolytics group - a means that can eliminate fears and anxiety. Such drugs are also called sedatives or tranquilizers.
The drug after absorption in the gastrointestinal tract and entering the bloodstream is transferred to the brain, where it affects the hypothalamus, as well as the production of all neurotransmitters. Under the influence of mebikar the feeling of anxiety, anxiety and fear decreases, irritability and emotional tension decrease or disappear, and the mood improves.
Tranquilizing activity in Adaptol is moderate. The agent does not affect the coordination of movements and does not have a muscle relaxant effect, so it can be used in the daytime. Also, adaptol alone( with a separate appointment) does not have a hypnotic effect.
The drug is noted and nootropic effects, as its reception positively affects attention, speed of thinking, logicality and mental performance. In addition, the product stabilizes the membranes and protects the brain from oxidative stress.
Completing its task, the main component of Adaptol leaves the patient's body within 24 hours. At the same time, it does not change biochemically and does not accumulate, so there is no getting used to the remedy, as well as a withdrawal syndrome.
The reason to appoint Adaptol is:
- Neurosis, at which the patient is irritable, anxious, emotionally agitated, worried because of fears. Also, Adaptol is recommended for stuttering and nervous tics.
- Crazy-anxiety state, at which there are no serious problems with behavior and no excitement.
- Recovery period after acute psychosis, when the patient is still emotionally unstable.
- The desire to facilitate the tolerability of other psychotropic drugs, , which can be prescribed for schizophrenia, psychosis, autism and other disorders. Adaptol can eliminate such side effects as depressed mood, stiffness of the movements, cramps and other symptoms. This positively affects the quality of life of the patient.
At what age is it allowed to take?
The Instruction for the use of Adaptol contains information that it is not necessary to use the drug before the age of 18. This is due to the lack of research on the reactions of children to this drug. However, many doctors allow the appointment of this medication in children's practice, if there are reasons for such a prescription.
The minimum age for prescribing Adaptol to children is usually 9-10 years. Children aged 8 years, 6 years or younger, especially at 3, such a drug is not recommended even by experienced neuropathologists, because the reaction to the drug in these babies is unpredictable. For example, taking Adaptol before bedtime in conjunction with neuroleptics can trigger apnea, which threatens the child's life at night.
In addition, the kidney or liver of a baby can not cope with such a medicine. Although Adaptol is generally well tolerated in most cases, the risk of adverse reactions under the age of 10 is still very high.
If the drug is prescribed by an experienced physician, the control of such reactions will be its responsibility, and at the slightest complications the medicine is canceled. This explains why giving children Adaptol without a doctor's appointment is unacceptable.
Use of Adaptol in the treatment of nerve pathologies is not possible with intolerance to its active substance. Adults do not prescribe such medication during breastfeeding or pregnancy. If a patient has impaired renal function, has liver disease or low blood pressure, the use of Adaptol should be very cautious.
Side effects of
Adaptol administration may cause skin itching, which makes it necessary to cancel the medicine. Quite often side effects are reduced body temperature and low blood pressure. Such manifestations are normalized without treatment. Occasionally, the consequence of using Adaptol is digestive problems, dizziness, or a feeling of weakness. Very rarely, the children's organism reacts to the medication with bronchospasm. With these symptoms, the dosage of the drug is reduced or the treatment is completely stopped by Adaptol.
Instruction for use and dosage
The tablet should be swallowed by drinking enough water. The dose of Adaptol for a child should be determined only by a physician taking into account clinical symptoms. The drug can be administered at 250-300 mg from 1 to 3 times a day. The maximum dosage is 3 tablets per day, and the treatment should begin with half the prescribed dose.
must be strictly observed. Overdose
Adaptol is considered a low-toxic drug, so a significantly exceeded dosage of the drug can only increase its side effects, for example, induce dyspepsia, temporarily lower the body temperature or cause hypotension. To eliminate such symptoms use detoxification therapy. If necessary, a gastric lavage is performed.
Interaction with other drugs
If you prescribe Adaptol along with hypnotics, the drug will enhance their sleeping pills and improve sleep. Such a drug does not interfere with other tranquilizers, as well as neuroleptics, psychostimulants or antidepressants.
Terms of sale
The drug is sold in pharmacies only if you have a prescription from a doctor. The price of one pack of Adaptol is on average 670-700 rubles.
Storage conditions and expiration date
The place in which the packaging with the Adaptal lies lies protected from sunlight and dry. The temperature in such a place should not exceed + 25 ° C.Shelf life of the drug is 4 years.
Adaptol receives different feedback from doctors and parents. Some mothers consider it a dangerous medicine and do not risk giving a child, seeking replacement with other medication. Those who trusted the doctor and decided to give Adaptol to a child, called among the benefits of the drug is a fairly fast effect, no addiction and drowsiness.
To the minuses of medicine include a rather high cost of tablets and their bitter taste. Also some mothers noticed that after the abolition the child became unbalanced, despite the information in the instruction that there is no withdrawal syndrome in Adaptol.
You can replace Adaptol with preparations with the same active substance, for example Medicar or Mebix. These are domestic analogues, so they are somewhat cheaper, and the action has almost the same and have the same contraindications.
Also an alternative to Adaptol can be medicines with similar effects, but with a different composition.
Among them you can name:
- Noofen. These capsules are prescribed from the age of 8 years.
- Anvifen. This medicine is prescribed in capsules to children over 3 years of age.
- Phenibut. The drug is approved at the age of more than 2 years.
- Children's Tenoten. The drug is a tablet for resorption, prescribed to children from 3 years of age.
- Grandaxin. These tablets are prescribed from the age of 14.
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