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Kaloba is a natural remedy, which contains the extract of the roots of the Pelargonium sidoides plant, rich in substances such as flavonoids, polyphenols, sterins and hydroxylated coumarins, which help to fight viral or bacterial acute respiratory infections such as the common cold. or tonsillitis, for example.
This remedy can be used by children over 1 year old, adolescents or adults, and should be recommended by a doctor or nutritionist, who can indicate the most appropriate dose. Kaloba can be found in pharmacies in the form of pills or solution in drops and can be purchased without a prescription.
Kaloba drops should not be used by children under 1 year of age and the tablets should not be used by children under 12 years of age.In addition, this remedy is not recommended for people with severe liver problems or who are allergic to any component of the formula.
What is it for
Kaloba is indicated for the treatment of respiratory infections such as:
- Common cold: catarrh, runny nose, or cough;
- Acute sinusitis: headache, sinus inflammation or infection;
- Acute pharyngotonsillitis: sore throat and inflammation;
- Acute bronchitis: cough, phlegm, or chest pain, mostly caused by viruses.
This remedy can also be indicated for bacterial infections, such as those caused by beta-hemolytic streptococci. In addition, Kaloba stimulates the function of the immune system by activating the action of defense cells, such as lymphocytes, and also has antioxidant properties, protecting tissues.
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How to take and dosage
The dose and dosage of Kaloba depends on its presentation:
1. Kaloba drops
Kaloba drops should be ingested with some liquid, half an hour before meals, which should be dripped into a container, avoiding giving directly into the mouth of children.
The recommended dose is as follows:
- Adults and children over 12 years: 30 drops, 3 times a day;
- Children aged between 6 and 12 years: 20 drops, 3 times a day;
- Children aged between 1 and 5 years: 10 drops, 3 times a day.
Treatment should be carried out for 5 to 7 days, or as indicated by the doctor, and should not be interrupted, even after the symptoms disappear, or according to medical advice.
2. Kaloba tablets
For adults and children over 12 years of age, the recommended dose is 1 tablet, 3 times a day, with the aid of a glass of water. Pills should not be broken, opened or chewed.
Who should not use
Kaloba should not be used by people with hypersensitivity to the components present in the formula and in people with liver disease. The drops should not be given to children under the age of 1 year and the tablets are not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
In addition, this medication should not be used in pregnant and breastfeeding women without medical advice.
Possible side effects
Although rare, side effects that may arise during treatment with Kaloba are stomach pain, nausea or diarrhea. In addition, there may also be light bleeding from the gums or nose, hives or itchy skin.