Lineks is a probiotic, which is used to normalize the intestinal flora and preventing dysbiosis. The drug is often prescribed by doctors to small children from the first days of life, and many parents would like to know how to give Linex child in 3 years.
Due to included funds lactobacilli is a restoration of balance of beneficial flora in the intestines and normalizes the function of the digestive and immune systems.
Release form and indications for use
Linex is available in several versions, which are allowed to be used in pediatrics for children from birth:
- powder - sachets;
The drug is indicated for violations of bowel activity in the following situations:
- for normalizing bowel function and maintaining the balance of beneficial bacteria in infants, such as colic, flatulence, diarrhea or constipation;
- for the prevention of dysbiosis during and after treatment with antibacterial drugs;
- to normalize the activity of the immune system;
- to reduce the risk of digestive disorders caused by infection of the gastrointestinal tract.
How to take Linex
Let's find out how to take a three-year child Linex.
For the youngest children Linex patients used in drops. Its dosage is 6 drops once a day, which can dissolve in any beverage product for the baby.
Linex in sachets:
- children from the first days of life up to 7 years - 1 sachet per day;
- Children 7 - 12 years: 2 sachets twice a day.
Course duration - from 14 to 30 days.
Of course, use of the drug in the droplets and the final powder is much more convenient. They only need to dissolve any potable liquid at a temperature not higher than 35 degrees. But what if you can not buy a special child form Linex? In this case, you can use ordinary capsules that can be opened and the contents diluted in a liquid.
- children from infants up to 2 years and is assigned 1 capsule three times a day;
- Dosage 3 years Linex child and up to 12 years is 1 to 2 capsules three times during the day;
- for teenagers from 12 years and adults requires taking 2 capsules three times a day.
There is another kind of drug - Linex Forte, which includes in its membership a large dose of good bacteria.
According to the instructions of the dosing means is as follows:
- children from birth to 2 years is necessary probiotic intake of 1 capsule once a day;
- child 2 - 12 years old - 1 capsule 1 to 2 times a day;
- you should use 1 capsule flows from 1 to 3 times daily for adults and children from 12 years.
Before giving your child in 3 years Linex, you must ensure that it has no contra-indications: Hypersensitivity to dairy products and substances, which is part of the probiotic.
Application Linex Forte in children under 6 years old should be under the strict supervision of a pediatrician.
If the drug is used in therapy period antibacterial drugs must be met in the time interval between doses of at least 3 hours.
In the presence of contraindications or poor tolerability of funds, the pediatrician will prescribe replacement Linex analogue thereof.
If a baby is suffering diarrhea for more than 2 days, there should be consultation with the doctor, because this pathology can be associated not with dysbiosis. If any discomfort of the child during the course of therapy should inform your doctor.
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