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19. Sofradex
Indication: Otitis Externa, short-term treatment of eye inflammation when preventing bacterial infection is also required, for example after eye surgery

Composition: dexamethasone, framycetin sulphate, gramicidin

Contraindication: perforated ear drum, eye inflammation caused by the herpes simplex virus, people with glaucoma, red eye that has not been diagnosed

Dosage: two drops topically three to four times daily
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20. Smecta
Smecta Dosage (3g per satchet)
Contraindication: fructose intolerance

Treatment of acute diarrhoea
Children and infants:
-- Up to one year:
----- 2 sachets a day for 3 days, then 1 sachet a day
-- After 1 year:
----- 4 sachets a day for 3 days, then 2 sachets a day
-- An average of 3 sachets per day
-- In practice, the daily dosage can be doubled at the beginning of the treatment

Other indications:
Children and infants:
-- Up to one year:
----- 1 sachet a day
-- Between 1 and 2 years:
----- 1 to 2 sachets a day
-- After 2 years:
----- 2 to 3 sachets a day
-- An average of 3 sachets a day
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21. Hidrasec
Hidrasec Children is administered via the oral route, together with oral rehydration

Hidrasec Children 30 mg is intended for children ≥13 kg.

The recommended dose is determined according to body weight: 1.5 mg/kg per dose (corresponding to 1 to 2 sachets), three times daily at regular intervals.

In children from 13 kg to 27 kg: one 30 mg sachet 3 times daily.

In children of more than 27 kg: two 30 mg sachets 3 times daily.
The duration of treatment in the clinical trials with children was 5 days. Treatment should be continued until two normal stools are recorded. Treatment should not exceed 7 days. Long-term treatment with racecadotril is not recommended.

There are no clinical trials in infants under 3 months of age.
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