It is a medicine used for the relief of symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis such as sneezing, runny, itchy nose; and itchy, watery eyes, allergic conjunctivitis, and skin symptoms of allergy such as itch and rash.
Your kids may have allergies if he/ she regularly experience any of the following:
These medicines should be taken orally (by mouth). Or, as recommended by a doctor
|Age Group||Cetirizine (Allerkid®) Dose|
|2.5 mg per mL Syrup (Oral Drops)||5 mg per 5 mL Syrup|
|Infants 6 months to less than 12 months||2.5 mg (1 mL) once daily||N/A|
|Children: 12 months to less than 2 years||2.5 mg (1 mL) once or twice daily (every 12 hours)||N/A|
|2 to 5 years||5 mg (2 mL) once daily or 2.5 mg (1 mL) twice daily (every 12 hours)||5 mL (1 teaspoonful) once daily or 2.5 mL (1/2 teaspoonful) twice daily (every 12 hours)|
|6 to 12 years||N/A||10 mL (2 teaspoonfuls) once daily or 5 mL (1 teaspoonful) twice daily (every 12 hours)|
Or, as recommended by a doctor.
A kid’s allergy is caused by an overactive immune system, when your child’s body mistake harmless things––like dust, pollen, and other allergens––for germs, and attack them. The most common type of allergy is allergic rhinitis. The main triggers of it are dust mites, animal fur, pollen (tree, grass, or flowers), molds, cockroach droppings, and tobacco smoke.
Colds and allergies have different causes. Your child can catch a cold when a virus gets into his body or simply when someone sick sneezes, coughs, or shakes hands with him.
Though colds can last for 7 to 10 days, recovery from it is usually quick. But with allergies, symptoms can last for several weeks or even months.
It can be given once-a-day, preferably at night before your child goes to sleep.
Allerkid® must not be taken with alcohol, medicines for anxiety or sleep disorder (like Alprazolam, Diazepam, Chlordiazepoxide, Temazepam, Triazolam.), medicines for depression (Amitriptyline, Doxepin, Nortriptyline, Fluoxetine, Sertraline, Paroxetine), and other cold or allergy medicines, or any other medicines that cause drowsiness, sleepiness and relaxation because of the possibility for increased side effects.
There are no known interactions between Allerkid® and multivitamins. However, it is recommended to consult your child’s doctor for the proper management of your child’s condition.
Suggested Retail Price:
Allerkid® Drops 10ml for P159.00
Allerkid® Syrup 30ml for P144.75
Allerkid® Syrup 60ml for P260.00
Allerkid® is available in all leading drugstores
Allerkid® is an over-the-counter medicine and can be bought without prescription. However, it is always best to consult your doctor or pediatrician before giving any supplement or medication to your child.