"Teraligen" for children: instructions for use and reviews
"Teralidzhen" - is a neuroleptic, but do not be afraid if the doctor prescribed it to the child. Tablets are allowed for children from a year and help with tics, hysteria, night fears, stuttering, as well as with more serious diagnoses, such as autism.
The drug is available in the form of pink tablets. Packed in packs of 10 and 25 pieces.
The main active component of “Teraligen” is alimemazine tartrate. The tablets contain 5 mg of the substance. Auxiliary components:
Alimemazine tartrate has broad sector of action:
- sleeping pills;
- sedative effect.
It has a moderate activity. The effect of "Teraligen" appears in a quarter of an hour.
"Teralidzhen" prescribed for neurosis and similar conditions of any origin, including if prevail:
- psychovegetative disorders;
- anxiety and depressive states;
- sleep disturbance;
- allergic reactions.
From what age is prescribed?
"Teraligen" recommend the use of children over 7 years. Considered the weight of the child. As prescribed by a doctor, you can use it for young children, for example, at 6 years, 4 years.
Children under 1 year old should be given medication as prescribed by a doctor if there is no history of phenothiazine medications in the history.
Instructions for use prescribes that the drug can not be used in case of hypersensitivity to its components, myasthenia, severe diseases of the liver and kidneys - they are involved in the removal of the drug.
If a child is prescribed by a specialist, then he should be told about such diseases as Reye's syndrome, and also indicate that the patient is taking MAO inhibitors. Simultaneous treatment with these medicines and Teraligen is prohibited, since it can harm a child.
The manufacturer indicates that the drug is usually well tolerated (without causing unwanted symptoms). But some children may experience drowsiness. The child begins to tire quickly. In rare cases, there is confusion, convulsions.
Side effects may also appear in the form of blurred vision, tinnitus, pressure reduction and dizziness. Sometimes a child complains of dry mouth and nose, lack of appetite. Parents may notice increased sweating. More often, these symptoms appear in the first days of treatment.
But it is not always necessary to refuse medication. This will be decided by the doctor, guided by a simple rule: the benefits of drug treatment should exceed the harm from its use.
Instructions for use
The manufacturer indicated the daily dosage "Teralidzhen." Instructions to the drug specifies that the medication is distributed by 3-4 times during the day.
- Up to 7 years, you can take medicine from 2.5 to 5 mg - for sleep disorders;
- 60-80 mg - to relieve anxiety and fears;
- 0.2-0.4 g - for psychotic disorders.
At an early age, the dosage is determined by the doctor, based on information about the condition of the child. The duration of admission to the instructions is not spelled out. It is determined individually depending on the decrease in the severity of the condition and the termination of the symptoms.
If a child accidentally takes a large amount of the drug, he has a depression in consciousness, and the symptoms of side effects increase.
Get emergency medical help right away, report an overdose of Teraligen, do not leave the baby alone, and make sure that he does not lose consciousness. The doctor will prescribe a symptomatic treatment.
Interaction with other drugs
"Teralidzhen" enhances the effects of many medical drugs, including analgesics, tranquilizers, antihypertensive and hypnotic drugs. It cannot be combined with alcohol, including syrups and drops in ethanol, as this depresses the central nervous system. Do not give simultaneously with barbiturates and even a number of drugs.
Terms of sale and storage
"Teraligen" is available in pharmacies only by prescription. At home it can be used for 3 years, if you follow the rules of storage - in a dark and dry place at room temperature.
Given the possible consequences of overdose, it is necessary that the drug was in an inaccessible place.
Testimonials from parents say that Teraligen helps children in many cases, including stuttering, ticks, night fears, anxiety, poor sleep, hyperactivity. For example, a 5-year-old boy's mother wrote that taking the drug helped an autistic child — there were clear signs of improved speech. And this is after 1.5 months of treatment.
In another review, the parents said that the child was prescribed "Teraligen" during stuttering. The girl had a small defect when she was 2.2 years old, but with age she began to stutter even more. A neurologist appointed Teralidzhen and a psycho-protection regime, advised parents not to speak quickly. The treatment began during a trip to the sea, and after it the child went to kindergarten, forgetting about stuttering.
A review is also given when the medicine was prescribed by a neurologist after a generalized ticks with hyperdynamicity, insomnia, and fears appeared in a child at the age of 6 years. Other drugs did not help, and after the first day of taking “Teraligen” the child became calmer, on the second day the number of ticks decreased. Mom hopes that the treatment will help in the future.
Judging by the reviews of the doctors, they are also pleased with the results of the “Teraligen” intake by the young patients. A mild drug is prescribed even from 2 years. For example, the girl was diagnosed with hyperactivity and attention deficit. The drug treatment made the child more relaxed - the girl attended kindergarten, went to the first class. She has no behavioral problems, mother and teacher are satisfied.
"Teraligen" refers to the pharmacological group of antipsychotic drugs or neuroleptics. According to the active substance, only Teraligen® Valenta can be called an analogue of the drug, based on the close main component.
Other antipsychotics are similar to the therapeutic effects of Teraligen, but contain other active substances. And not all of these drugs are approved for use by children, so when replacing you need a doctor's prescription.
When psychosomatic disorders, including fear, stuttering doctors often prescribe other drugs to children - nootropics. Their name comes from the Latin "thinking". The action is aimed at higher brain functions: improve memory, ability to learn, stimulate cognitive functions and mental activity, but at the same time increase the brain's resistance to negative influences. These drugs have fewer contraindications and side effects, so they are more often used in childhood.
So, An analogue of "Teralidzhen" for the therapeutic effects of stuttering may be the Nootrop "Pantokalcin" of a Russian manufacturer.. Packaging "Teralidzhen" costs more than 500 rubles in pharmacies of Moscow, "Pantokalcin" - from 400 rubles.
See the following video for what Teraligen is and why it is needed.