Kaloba is a natural remedy that contains extracts from the roots of the plant Pelargonium sidoides, which is rich in compounds such as flavonoids, polyphenols, sterins and hydroxylated coumarins that help fight viral and bacterial respiratory infections, such as the common cold and tonsillitis, for example.
This medication can be used by children older than 1 year, adolescents and adults, it is recommended to consult a doctor or nutritionist so that the correct dose is indicated. It can be purchased at pharmacies under a medical prescription, in the form of tablets or oral solution in drops.
Kaloba drops must not be used in children under 1 year of age, and the presentation in tablets is contraindicated in children under 12 years of age, in addition to this medication should be avoided in people with severe liver diseases and people with hypersensitivity to some of the components of its formula.
what is it for
El Kaloba is indicated for the treatment of characteristic symptoms of respiratory infections, such as:
- common cold: catarrh, nasal discharge and coughs;
- acute sinusitis: headache, inflammation and infection of the paranasal sinuses;
- acute pharyngotonsillitis: soreness and inflammation of the throat;
- acute bronchitis: tos, flemas, dolor en el pecho. Mostly viral.
This medication also acts on bacterial infections, such as those caused by beta-hemolytic streptococcus. In addition, it stimulates the function of the immune system, activating the action of defense cells such as lymphocytes and presenting antioxidant properties, protecting the tissues.
The dose will depend on the presentation in which the medication is acquired, as indicated in the continuation:
The drops of Kaloba must be ingested together with some liquid, half an hour before eating, placing them previously in a bowl and avoiding administering them directly into the mouth of the children.
The recommended dose of Kaloba solution is:
- Adults and children over 12 years of age: 30 drops, 3 times a day;
- Children from 6 to 12 years old: 20 drops, 3 times a day;
- Children from 1 to 5 years old: 10 drops, 3 times a day.
The treatment must be carried out for 5 to 7 days, according to medical indications, and must not be interrupted when symptoms disappear or according to medical indications.
For adults and children over 12 years of age, the recommended dose is 1 tablet, 3 times a day, with the help of a water vessel. The pastillas do not break or chew.
The Kaloba should not be used in people with hypersensitivity to any of the components present in the formula nor in those who have a serious illness in the liver. The drops must not be used in children under 1 year of age, and the tablets are contraindicated in children under 12 years of age.
Also, this medication should also be used in embarassed women or in lactating women without prior medical consent.
Possible side effects
Sometimes, during treatment with Kaloba, stomach pain, burning sensation in the stomach, nausea and diarrhea may occur. Although it is rare, it can also be light bleeding in the nose, hives and skin rash.
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