Snoop »for children: instruction manual
With the onset of cold weather, cases of influenza and acute respiratory infections are not uncommon. Symptoms of colds - cough, runny nose, sore throat - are quite unpleasant and require immediate elimination, especially in toddlers. Modern pharmacology offers a huge number of drugs in drops and sprays that solve this problem. Relatively recently in the Russian market appeared a drug of German origin "Snoop" for children, it is a vasoconstrictor, which includes sea water and xylometazoline.
In January 2009, among the products of the pharmaceutical company STADA CIS, a new drug was developed, designed to combat rhinitis. Among the other drugs on the pharmaceutical market, the German spray Snoop (for children and adults) is the first containing xylometazoline, which is designed to eliminate puffiness and facilitate breathing. And sea water maintains the physiological state of the nasopharyngeal mucosa. The drug quickly facilitates nasal breathing, its effect manifests itself from the first minutes of use.
Application of the drug
Plastic packaging in the form of a spray provides easy and comfortable treatment of the nose at a convenient time and in any place, besides this method allows you to accurately dose the liquid and evenly irrigate the nasal cavity. Many young mothers praise the drug "Snoop" for children, the reviews speak for themselves.
"Snoop" (spray) is used to relieve:
- acute allergic rhinitis;
- acute respiratory diseases with manifested rhinitis.
Release of the spray is carried out in two dosages:
- For children from 6 years old and for adults, a spray of "Snoop 0.1%".
- For children 2-6 years - a spray of "Snoop 0.05%".
After applying the action of the drug lasts up to 10 hours, which allows its infrequent use - no more than 3 times a day.
Children's drops "Snoop": the primary side of the tool
- The solution is prepared on the basis of sea water. The liquid is sterile and does not contain preservatives.
- Almost instant and at the same time lasting action.
- High economy - in one bottle for 15 ml contains 166 doses.
- Unbreakable bottle with a convenient nebulizer.
- Available without a prescription.
Price and contraindications
At a very reasonable cost, the "Snoop" spray for children (its price fluctuates within 130 Russian rubles) has a fairly high efficiency.
The medicine should be discarded or applied with caution if there is:
- lactation period;
- hyperplasia of the prostate;
- surgical interventions in the past on the meninges;
- atrophic rhinitis;
- severe atherosclerosis;
- high blood pressure;
- sensitivity to the components of the drug.
How to apply drops for adults. Snoop for children: instructions for use
Children aged 2-6 years should be injected with 1 push of the spray "Snoop 0.05%" in each nasal opening no more than 3 times a day.
Children from 6 years old and adults should irrigate the nasal cavity once with a spray "Snoop 0.1%" up to 3 times per day.
Use of the drug more than three times a day is not recommended. Duration of treatment up to 1 week.
Immediately before use, clean the nasal cavity. Do not spray the drug for a longer time, especially with chronic rhinitis. If you are using the Snoop Baby Spray for the first time, the instructions for use must be preserved for allergic reactions of the child or for clarification of any other treatment details.
Side effect of the drug
With prolonged or too frequent use, dryness or irritation of the nasal mucosa may occur, as well as excessive secretion of mucus, sneezing and burning. In rare cases, there is swelling of the nasal mucosa, visual impairment, insomnia, vomiting, headache, high blood pressure, arrhythmia, tachycardia, depression with a fairly long application of large doses.
At the time of an overdose, side effects are aggravated. With such symptoms it is important to immediately consult a specialist.
Nasal spray for small children
Before proceeding with the treatment of the child, it is necessary to carefully study the instruction. Frequently used sprays seem harmless to adults, but children under 1 or even 2 years are categorically contraindicated. Spray "Snoop" for children in a small dosage for children is prescribed from 2 years, preferably before the beginning of admission to consult with a doctor. Neglect of instructions can threaten the health of the child, so, inept treatment of the common cold can lead to more serious consequences and complicating the condition of the small patient.
The nose is stuffy during pregnancy - how to be?
Quite often, with nasal congestion, adults themselves choose an effective remedy: drops, sprays, etc. However, during pregnancy everything changes drastically, it's quite risky to prescribe something for yourself, and the choice of means is quite small. Self-medication or advice from friends in this case can be expensive for both mother and baby. It should be understood that nasal congestion throughout the nine months of pregnancy is a temporary condition, and after the birth, everything will be fine.
The other side of the medal
Coryza during pregnancy can be not only unpleasant, but also dangerous. This may be due to the presence of a viral disease in the body, viruses constitute a great threat during the formation of the placenta and internal organs of the fetus. At this stage, the central nervous system of the child may suffer the first.
Despite the fact that rhinitis of pregnant women is the result of raging hormones in the mother's body, and as a rule, special treatment is not required, yet one must be cautious. For example, the air delivered through the mouth is not cleaned and warmed, as with nasal breathing, therefore, a woman has a greater risk of catching an infectious or cold disease.
Do not lose sight of the fact that with nasal congestion there is a risk of fetal hypoxia (lack of oxygen), which is also extremely undesirable for a mother with a baby.
Vasoconstrictive drops during pregnancy: can I apply?
It is widely believed that in pregnancy it is forbidden to use nasal drops. This is due to the fact that the nasal drops have a systemic effect, this implies the effect of the drug not only on vessels located in the nasal cavity, but also throughout the body. Spasm of blood vessels caused by a drug can lead to a decrease in the amount of blood that has come to the fetus, which means that there is an oxygen deficiency. Particularly undesirable is the use of vasoconstrictive drops in early pregnancy.
However, despite all these plausible facts, there has not yet been an effective study of the effect of such drops on the baby in the womb. Therefore, in advance it is considered dangerous for expectant mothers to be a remedy.
But, on the other hand, leaving a runny nose without treatment is also not the case, because if the mother is difficult to breathe, respectively, and the child feels a lack of oxygen. Therefore, based on the anamnesis of the future mother and her current condition, the doctor can still prescribe the drug "Snoop" for children during pregnancy. Use it should be short-term and without much fanaticism, strictly following the instructions of a specialist. Do not increase the dosage or frequency of application.
According to analytical estimates, in 2009, 35 new trade names appeared on the Russian pharmaceutical market among vasoconstrictors for the treatment of rhinitis. In conditions of high competition, STADA CIS was able to bring to the domestic market an absolute novelty, the Snoop children's drug (0.05%) and for adults (0.1%), which in 2009 ranked in the second ten in sales in its segment . The success of the brand is due to the unquestionable quality of the goods at a very reasonable price. Let's hope for further successful development of the brand, which will entail the creation of new highly effective drugs.