Kalgel - pharmacological preparation on the basis of local anesthetics and antiseptics used in teething children.
Structure and Composition
Kalgel for children comes in the form of a dental gel. It has a pleasant taste, smooth, yellowish-brown color with a specific smell. Manufactured in aluminum tubes of 10 g
Active substance - lidocaine hydrochloride and cetylpyridinium chloride. Auxiliary components: a solution of 70% sorbitol, xylitol noncrystallizing, glycerol, ethanol, hydroxyethyl cellulose, macrogol, hydrogenated castor oil concentrate, sodium saccharinate, lauromacrogol, botanical flavors, levomenthol, water.
Pharmacological action Kalgel
This drug belongs to a local anesthetic combined means.
The structure Kalgel for children includes lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic, and cetylpyridinium chloride, which has antiseptic properties and helps to inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi.
According to the instructions Kalgel recommended for use during painful syndrome that accompanies teething. This preparation can be used with 5 months of age.
Kalgel contraindicated in the following cases:
- hypersensitivity to lidocaine, cetylpyridinium and other components of the product;
- renal and hepatic failure;
- heart failure;
- violation of intraventricular conduction on the ECG, bradycardia.
Instructions Kalgel: Dosage and administration
According to the instructions Kalgel used topically for lubrication gum. Before using this drug you should consult with your pediatrician / neonatologist.
In the opinion of Kalgel well it helps to fight pain in the gums in children with teething.
Kalgel finger squeezed in a small amount (about 7-8mm) and rubbed into the inflamed area your baby's gums. This drug can be used repeatedly, but it is not recommended to use more than 6 times per day. The interval between application Kalgel children must be at least 20 minutes.
Side effects Kalgel
According to the instructions Kalgel of side effects, allergic reactions (rash, itching, anaphylaxis, angioedema). If you have noticed after using the drug in the child allergy symptoms, then its use should be discontinued immediately and consult a doctor.
In the opinion of Kalgel rarely causes side effects and is well tolerated in small patients.
Overdose symptoms Kalgel include pale skin, vomiting, signs of depression of the respiratory center (possibly apnea), bradycardia (slowing of heart rate). In case of overdose of this drug is an urgent need to see a doctor.
Interaction Kalgel with other drugs
Note that one of the components Kalgel (cetylpyridinium) is not compatible with soaps and other anionic surfactants.
When using Kalgel should not exceed the specified dosage, should also consider the possibility of swallowing the drug during sleep and feeding.
Kalgel analogues are Dentinox, Kamistad, Dr. Baby, Mundizal gel.
Before replacing analogue Kalgel should always consult with a physician.