This drug Pectolvan is used in the symptomatic treatment of: acute and chronic inflammatory diseases of the bronchi, trachea; acute inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract, accompanied by a cough.
The main active ingredient contains dry extract of common ivy (extractant – ethanol).
Excipients included in the preparation: citric acid, sorbitol, potassium sorbate, xanthan gum, cherry flavor, purified water, etc.
Available in the form of an oral solution, in 100 ml vials. 1 ml of the preparation contains 7 mg of ivy extract.
This drug Pectolvan belongs to a group of herbal preparations used in the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract, colds, characterized by cough.
The main active ingredient is ivy leaf dry extract. This plant produces expectorant, mucolytic, antispasmodic and mild anti-inflammatory effects.
The drug owes its action to the presence in ivy leaves of many minerals and vitamins, in particular coumarins, carotene, flavonoids, inositol, organic acids (malic, oxalic and formic), iodine, steroids, tocopherols and tannins.
Common ivy leaves have the ability to liquefy phlegm secreted from the bronchi and trachea, which facilitates its discharge and facilitates breathing.
Also, the drug has the ability to regenerate wounds and help stimulate bronchial peristalsis.
This drug Pectolvan is used in the symptomatic treatment of:
- acute and chronic inflammatory diseases of the bronchi, trachea;
- acute inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract, accompanied by a cough.
The drug in question is contraindicated for use in cases where the patient has severe hypersensitivity (allergy) to the main or one of the auxiliary components, hereditary fructose / maltose intolerance.
The use of alcoholism is contraindicated.
In pediatrics, it is permissible to use it after reaching 2 years of age.
Application during pregnancy and lactation
This drug is not recommended for pregnant women – only under strict indications determined by the attending physician.
If it is necessary to take the drug during breastfeeding, lactation is suspended.
Method of administration and dosage
Pectolvan is administered orally, regardless of food intake.
- children aged 2 to 6 years – 2.5 ml three times a day;
- children aged 6 to 10 years – 5 ml three times a day;
- children over the age of 10 and adults – 5-7.5 ml, three times a day.
The drug can be diluted with a liquid before use – in sweet tea or fruit juice.
The duration of the course of treatment is from 7 to 10 days. Shake well before use.
Increasing the dosage will not improve the therapeutic effect, however, it can cause unwanted side effects, therefore, the recommended dosage should not be exceeded.
The faster you start taking the drug at the first sign of illness, the better the result will be.
Liver or kidney disease is not a reason to adjust the dosage, frequency, or duration of treatment.
In case of an overdose, you may experience:
- abdominal pain;
- vomiting, diarrhea;
- nervous excitement.
In this case, the symptoms should be treated – rinse the stomach, take enterosorbents.
The drug is usually well tolerated when used in the recommended doses.
Allergy may occur in case of individual intolerance. In particular, it can be observed:
- allergic reactions – itching, allergic urticaria, rash;
- shortness of breath, angioedema, Quincke’s edema;
- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
If side effects appear, you should interrupt treatment and contact your doctor for help and changes in the treatment process.
Storage conditions and periods
Expiration date – up to 2 years from the production date indicated on the package. After opening the bottle, the shelf life is reduced to 3 months.
Storage periods should not be exceeded.
The storage temperature of Pectolvan should not exceed 25 ° C.