Does Zodak help with allergic cough?

Irina Tkachuk


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8 years ago

Added 8 years ago

Carpets and soft toys were removed immediately after the allergist identified a reaction to dust. the bedding was changed. wet cleaning once a day. But linoleum... There is. but the point is clear. On the 23rd we are going to Krasnodar to conduct a more complete allergy examination




8 years ago

If there is no result from cromohexal after a month of use at all, it may be worth changing the drug. Although the effect of many similar drugs develops gradually, after three weeks of constant use. Sometimes Ketotifen is prescribed in tablets, some say it is stronger than Intal (the same cromohexal). Tailed has a similar effect. But all this is prescribed precisely for developing asthma. If the cough is severe, then inhalation with Berodual. You can add Pulmicort - but these are already steroids, so it makes sense to use only in acute conditions. In general, there are a lot of funds, and if Zodak helps you, maybe it makes sense to stick with it for now? The maximum permissible period of continuous use of the drug (in case of severe allergies or the inability to eliminate the allergen) is about 12-18 months. Note to you - allergy tests are taken at least two weeks after stopping all medications. Otherwise, the result may be unreliable. Good luck.

Tatjana Zaika

Artificial intelligence


8 years ago

look. that he is surrounded by feather pillows and flares and a cough from them. Vinyl wallpaper.. cough.. flooring - linoleum or laminate - cough.. what else.. carpeting.. plastic toys from China... look around.. what is the furniture made of.. formaldehyde and much more. etc..

Elena Perelygina



8 years ago

There is a so-called cross allergy, when tests do not show everything. That is, most likely you are still allergic to something! Review your diet too! Our asthma started like yours, only we had bronchitis all the time! Helps with allergies: Avamys nasal spray (it kind of envelops the nasal mucosa, preventing a reaction), but you need to spray it for at least 1 month (we had an effect after 3 weeks), then inhalations with Berodual are good and we also sprayed fluticasone (a spray) and so on diet of course! The result is that for six months I have never had a cough! Which I’m actually very happy about!




8 years ago

Now I’m scared... my girl gets sick often and constantly coughs.. I have been diagnosed with bronchitis almost constantly. Now we fit in about 1.5 weeks ago and we’re still coughing... in general, it’s been three weeks now. . for allergies I tried everything... and inhalations with Bordual.. only I did them 2 times a day or even once.. when I had enough time... now I don’t know what to grab onto.. the cough does not go away... both night and day.... a little bit of snot... and today I discovered that the tip of her tongue is stuck to the right side... I'm afraid.. forgive me for asking! I also tried to drop glugol.. inhalipt... hexoral.. for cough and stodal... gedelix... everything, everything.. I already forgot.. but tell me about ZODEC and ZIRTEK.. how they differ!

Anastasia Cabin



1 year ago

Hello, please tell me how you cured this dry cough? What they were doing. We have the same problem now, we can’t get off the Zodak. We drink Singulair at the same time for two weeks. I do not know what to do. The doctor says the cough should no longer return




1 month ago

IRINA! How did you finally cope with the cough? I understand that a lot of time has passed, but still... we have the same problem.


In the structure of allergopathology, allergic cough is considered one of the most common disorders of the external respiratory system. Modern antiallergic drugs, while effectively controlling the course of the disease and preventing the appearance of unpleasant symptoms, increase the risk of developing adverse reactions.

Therefore, the correct choice of drug is very important. Most pediatricians prefer Zodak. What is its advantage over other antihistamines, and why is Zodak prescribed for coughs? These are questions that concern parents.

Clinical Pharmacy

The rational choice and use of drugs to eliminate cough involves determining the etiological factor and features of the mechanism of cough formation . The key function of cough is to remove foreign substances, microorganisms, and endogenously formed products (mucus, pus, sputum) from the projection of the tracheobronchial tract. More often, its appearance is correlated with an infectious process of the upper and lower parts of the external respiratory organs.

Impaired mucociliary clearance may be due to several other reasons, such as allergies . With direct contact with the allergen, an inflammatory process develops with hyperplasia of the bronchial mucosa, increased viscosity of sputum, and dyskinesia of the bronchopulmonary apparatus.

Clinical manifestations are accompanied by a non-productive cough, which does not bring relief and does not relieve cough receptors from irritating effects. Manifestations of cough range from imperceptible coughing to painful recurrent attacks that change the patient's condition, disrupt sleep, and are accompanied by pain in the retrosternal space.

For reference! A strong hacking cough often provokes vomiting, which explains the proximity of the cough and vomiting centers.

Features of an allergic cough are the following :

  • irritation and itching of the skin;
  • lacrimation;
  • swelling of the tissues of the facial skeleton;
  • sneezing;
  • nasal congestion and flow;
  • redness of the eyes, conjunctivitis.

The modern pharmacological industry presents a wide range of antiallergic drugs. Against their background, the 2nd generation medicine Zodak stands out . The drug is characterized by selective activity (does not block receptors of other mediators), high affinity with H1 receptors.

The active substance , cetirizine dihydrochloride, is well absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, with a maximum concentration within 60 minutes. About 70% is excreted unchanged by the kidneys; in patients with renal dysfunction, clearance is reduced by 65-70%, the half-life increases 3 times (normally 10 hours in adults, and 5-6 in children).

How quickly does Zodak work for allergic coughs? The therapeutic effect develops within a quarter of an hour to 60 minutes, and lasts for 24 hours . After a three-day course, a constant concentration of cetirizine in plasma is achieved. Further use of the antihistamine does not affect the elimination rate.

Indications for use

From birth, the child's body adapts to the influence of the surrounding world. The immune system develops protective barriers against the negative influence of external factors. Perceived by the immune system as hostile elements, they force it to actively produce histamines as a counteraction to external irritants.

Excessive production of histamines triggers an allergic reaction. Depending on what substance that enters the child’s body from outside is perceived by the immune system as dangerous, the manifestation of allergies can take various forms:

  • Rhinitis (stuffiness and swelling of the mucous membranes, discharge of clear fluid from the nose - runny nose);
  • Conjunctivitis (swelling, tearing, itching, irritation and redness of the eyes);
  • Atopic dermatitis, characterized by the hereditary nature of allergies and manifested in the form of skin lesions: urticaria, diathesis, itching, dryness, cracks in the skin.

zodak application

In the absence of proper treatment, they can provoke an increase in body temperature, infection of the body with viruses or fungal infections. In children, these complications are manifested by thrush in the mouth, pustular formations, pimples in the mouth, eyes, and genitals.

The most serious complication in the absence of treatment of children with antihistamines (mainly drops) is bronchial asthma, expressed by spasms of the walls to push out mucus, their swelling and hyperemia, which provokes suffocation, accompanied by wheezing and severe cough.

The manifestation of signs of allergies in a child is a signal to begin treatment in order to avoid serious negative consequences for the child’s body.

How to use

When choosing an antiallergic drug, it is important to take into account the characteristics of the child’s body, age and contraindications. The variety of dosage forms of Zodak allows the use of antihistamine in pediatrics from an early age :

  • drops are prescribed to children over 12 months;
  • syrup - starting from the age of three;
  • tablets - after 6 years.

In addition to age, the limiting factor is individual intolerance to cetirizine and auxiliary elements, chronic kidney disease.

For reference! Among adults, pregnant and lactating women and the elderly are at risk.

Instructions for using Zodak for cough:

  1. Pills . The dosage is determined individually (1 tablet = 10 mg). The daily dosage for children from 6 to 12 years old is 10 mg once or ½ tablet 2 times a day, over 12 years old receive 1 tablet once a day. Dosage regimen: place the tablet on the tongue, wash it down with water and swallow. Eating doesn't matter.
  2. Syrup . The medicine comes with a special measuring spoon; you should use its volume as a guide. Children from 2 to 6 years old are prescribed 1 measuring spoon per dose or half 2 times a day. The daily dose for children from 6 to 12 years is 2 measuring spoons, which can be drunk in two doses. Over 12 years old receive 2 scoops per day.
  3. Drops . To improve the organoleptic properties, the liquid consistency of the medicine is dissolved with water in the following dosage: children 12 months to 2 years – 10 drops in 2 doses, from 6 to 12 years – daily dose of 20 drops (can be one-time or divided into 2 servings), over 12 years – receive 20 drops, preferably in the evening.

Important! For patients with renal failure, the daily dosage is adjusted individually.

The duration of treatment depends on the degree of disease progression and is determined by the achievement of positive dynamics. On average, Zodak for cough is prescribed to children for a course of 5-7 days.

Zodak drops instructions for use for children from 6 months

Zodak antihistamines are a transparent, slightly yellowish solution that has an antiallergic effect.

Does Zodak help with cough?

Zodak drops for adults and children from 6 months

The solution contains: cetirizine dihydrochloride, methyl parahydroxybenzoate, acetic acid, sodium acetate trihydrate, sodium saccharinate dihydrate, propyl parahydroxybenzoate, propylene glycol, glycerol.

Zodak drops for adults and children are an antiallergic agent as they have an antihistamine effect. Zodak drops should be used to prevent the development of allergic reactions, as well as to alleviate their course. Zodak allergy drops are used for children and adults to treat nasal and ocular symptoms of allergic rhinitis or allergic conjunctivitis such as sneezing, lacrimation, conjunctival hyperemia, itching, nasal congestion, and rhinorrhea. Also used to treat symptoms of chronic idiopathic urticaria. You can buy Zodak drops at any pharmacy without a prescription from a doctor.

The drug is contraindicated for people with hypersensitivity to any of the components and for pregnant women. Zodak should not be given to children under 6 months of age. Contraindicated in end-stage renal failure. Adults and children with renal failure should take Zodak drops with caution.

You can drink Zodak in drops at any time convenient for you. It is recommended to mix the drops with water. Zodak drops, a dose diluted with water, should be drunk at one time.

  • Zodak drops dosage for adults and children over 12 years old: 20 drops or 10 mg per day, which should be drunk at one time.
  • Zodak for children from 6 to 12 years old, 10 drops or 5 mg 2 times a day.
  • Zodak dosage in drops for children from 1 to 6 years old, 5 drops or 2.5 mg 2 times a day.
  • Zodak drops for infants from 6 months to 1 year, 5 drops or 2.5 mg 1 time per day.

When using Zodak, side effects almost do not appear since the drug is well tolerated by the body, but in rare cases, headache, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain, dry mouth, and diarrhea may occur.

A dark glass bottle with 20 ml of solution is placed in a cardboard box. The bottle is closed with a dropper stopper, which is closed with a child-resistant cap.

Zodak drops shelf life is 3 years.

Zodak drops instructions for use for children and adults are scanned on 11 sheets.

Why is Zodak used for coughing?

The basis of the drug, cetirizine, is a biogenic amine antagonist that affects the release, dynamics and metabolism of histamine through inhibition of H1 receptors. Its high effectiveness is due to its unique triple action : antiallergic, anti-inflammatory and anti-exudative.

“Zodak” for allergic cough in a child alleviates the course of the pathological condition, prevents the development of clinical forms of manifestation, and reduces their severity at an early stage.

The drug provides palliative care:

  • prevents the attraction of inflammatory mediators to the site of damage;
  • prevents the transition of histamine into the active phase, release into the bloodstream, which stimulates the symptoms of a late allergic reaction;
  • relieves bronchospasm;
  • normalizes the capacity of capillaries, increases the strength of the vascular wall;
  • prevents hyperemia of soft tissues.

The antihistamine is well tolerated by patients and does not cause sedation or anticholinergic effects.

Details of the treatment of allergic cough can be found here.

In rare cases, adverse reactions are possible:

  • indigestion;
  • drying out of the laryngeal mucosa;
  • overexcitement;
  • attacks of headache;
  • apathy;
  • fast fatiguability;
  • angioedema;
  • hives.

The occurrence of side effects requires a visit to a specialist in order to adjust the therapeutic regimen or replace the drug, or provide symptomatic treatment.

We treat allergies in children with Zodak drops, syrup and tablets

Does Zodak help with cough?

The goal of any medicine in pediatrics is to help young patients as quickly as possible. Zodak is one of the popular anti-allergy medications, available in three forms for children. To choose this remedy, you need to find out for which specific allergic reactions it gives the best result compared to other medications, as well as how quickly and how long Zodak acts, what symptoms of side effects or overdose may occur. The novelty or higher cost of drugs does not guarantee effective help for a child with a specific allergic condition. In certain cases, parents should prefer Zodak. We will consider what these cases are in the article.


allergic cough in a child treatment drugs

The causes of an allergic cough may be specific factors:

  1. The body's response to exposure to heat or cold.
  2. Reaction to certain foods, for example, to allergens such as honey, eggs, chocolate, strawberries.
  3. Reaction to exposure to chemicals contained in the environment and household chemicals.
  4. The epidermis responds to saliva, fur, or feces from pets, as well as to the bites of certain insects.
  5. Allergies to household mold, pollen during the flowering season, and house dust.
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