"Pantogam" is a nootropic drug that stimulates brain activity. The active ingredient of the drug is hopantenic acid. "Pantogam" in the form of a syrup can be prescribed to newborns for some indications.
"Pantogam" in newborns: indications
"Pantogam" is used in newborns for the treatment of the following neurological diseases: lesions of the nervous system obtained during pregnancy, trauma, birth lesions of the nervous system, hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, convulsive readiness, epilepsy, excessive excitability of the nervous system, sleep disturbances. The drug improves the absorption of oxygen by the brain, has a mild sedative effect, without causing drowsiness.
"Pantogam" quickly normalizes sleep, reduces irritability, relieves convulsions, stimulates anabolic processes in neurons, helps to normalize metabolism in the brain, and has analgesic properties. In newborns, a solution of the drug with various flavors is used.
Treatment of newborns with "Pantogam"
Syrup "Pantogam" can be given to newborns from the first days of life. The dose of the drug and the duration of treatment is determined by the doctor, based on the condition of the child, the disease and the severity of the pathological process. The maximum daily amount for newborns should not exceed 1 mg. This dose is divided into 2 doses - morning and evening. "Pantogam" is given to the child 15 minutes after feeding.
Treatment with the drug is carried out according to a certain scheme. In the first 7-10 days, the dose of the drug is gradually increased to the maximum volume, while it is necessary to monitor the reaction of the newborn's body. In the main period, "Pantogam" is given in the maximum volume. Then, within 10-12 days, the dosage of the drug must be gradually reduced until it is completely canceled. The duration of the course of treatment can be from 1 to 6 months. If necessary, a second course begins only after 3-6 months.
Side effects and contraindications to the use of "Pantogam"
The drug is most often well tolerated. Side effects include: allergic rash, nausea, drowsiness, rhinitis, conjunctivitis. The development of such symptoms is not a reason for stopping the course of treatment. However, it is necessary to inform the attending physician about their occurrence. This will allow timely adjustments to the course of treatment.
You can not use "Pantogam" simultaneously with other drugs, nootropics. The tool enhances the effect of sulfonamides, novocaine, reduces the side effects of barbiturates, antiepileptic drugs. "Pantogam" is contraindicated in severe kidney disease, with hypersensitivity to it.