Boiron Children's Coldcalm Pellets Reviews
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Before I switched my children to the Boiron Coldcalm Cold Remedy dissolving tablets (see review here: http://www.viewpoints.com/Boiron-Coldcalm-Cold-Remedy-review-465c18), I gave them the Coldcalm Pellets. My kids are pretty picky when it comes to taking cold medicines but they both liked the pellets and took them without any complaints.
The Children's Coldcalm Pellets are very small pellets that dissolve in the mouth. This product is recommended for children ages 3 and older and is for multi-symptom cold relief that includes sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, and minor sore throat.
The pellets come in a tube that looks just like a lip balm tube and they are dispensed by twisting the tube until the right amount of pellets come out. At the first onset of cold symptoms, the dosage is five pellets every 20 minutes for the first hour. The pellets are small so even though your child is taking 15 pellets in one hour, they aren't ingesting a huge amount of medicine. You just have to make sure to be on the ball and watch the clock for that first hour.
The dosage after that first hour is five pellets every two hours until the symptoms are relieved. That's where it gets tricky (at least it did for me). I didn't always remember to give the dosage at a two-hour interval so sometimes the pellets were taken a little later on. Also, I obviously wasn't giving the pellets to my kids while they were sleeping so they would get a dose at night and then again the morning (and hopefully every two hours afterwards).
My kids took these for approximately three days in a row each time they used them. I really think that they helped to take the edge off of a cold and even helped to prevent a full-blown cold most times. The trick is to get your child to take these as soon as they feel like a cold is coming on. Early prevention definitely is key to the success of this product.
I like that this is a homeopathic (not herbal) product, is regulated by the FDA, and is safe for my children. My kids liked taking the pellets and they seemed to work when taken consistently.
The only problem with this product is that there are a lot of pellets that have to be taken and on a schedule. After the initial dosage of 15 pellets in one hour, and assuming that you give a dose of 5 pellets every two hours from 8am until 8pm, your child is taking 50 pellets in one day. Each tube contains approximately 80 pellets so one tube is only going to last for two days. That can get expensive if your child uses this any longer.
This was one of a few products that my children would willingly take, so it was worth the price and (a little) inconvenience for me.