Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Shoes | 2011-05-03

Q.

Celestamine

Hi Professor,

I think I have previously read that you do not recommend Celestamine, why is that? I have been prescribed a Celestamine/Biosolvin mix of 1ml each for my 1.9y son who has an Upper Respiratory Infection. I have been given 100mls of each and have to give 1ml each three times a day. I forgot to ask when I should stop with this. Do you recommend I stop when my baby has stopped coughing? He has now been on this mixture for 4 days and is still coughing a bit.

Thank you for your input.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Celestamine is a combination of a very strong and long-acting cortisone and an old fashioned sedating antihistamine. There is usually no reason to use this combination cortisone/antihistamine in children. There are safe short acting cortisone liquids such as Prelone or Preflam if a cortisone is required to treat an illness in a child. There is no good reason to use any cortisone to treat a cold which is what your son seems to have. In any case the Celestamine should only be given once a day for a maximum of 5 days.

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Posted by: NO! | 2011-05-03

Celestamine is a cortisone steroid which goes to all the major organs. It can stump growth of children and is generally too strong!! Google it or read the professor''s responses in the history!

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