Herbal medicine for symptomatic treatment of cough in infectious diseases of the upper respiratory tract (laryngitis, pharyngitis, tracheitis, bronchitis).
Composition and form of release
The main active ingredient is contained in natural plant extracts (in brackets – weight per 100 g or 81.3 ml of the preparation): plantain 7.53 g, thyme (thyme) – 7.53 g.
Excipients included in the preparation: caramel, sodium benzoate, sucrose, glycerin, purified water.
Available in the form of an oral solution, in bottles of 250 ml.
This drug is included in the group of complex herbal preparations used in the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract, colds, characterized by cough.
The main active ingredients are extracts of medicinal plants – thyme, plantain. Plantain has a bactericidal and bacteriostatic effect.
Since ancient times, thyme has been considered a divine herb with unique medicinal properties, in its composition – thymol (antihelminthic, disinfectant and analgesic effect), is effective as an expectorant, disinfectant, and also a mild anti-inflammatory agent.
The drug also owes its action to the presence of essential oils and many minerals and vitamins in these plants, in particular coumarins, carotene, flavonoids, tocopherols and tannins.
This drug is used for symptomatic treatment of:
- acute and chronic inflammatory diseases of the bronchi, trachea;
- acute inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract, accompanied by dry cough.
The drug in question is contraindicated for use in cases where the patient has severe hypersensitivity (allergy) to the main or to one of the auxiliary components, hereditary fructose / maltose intolerance.
It is contraindicated for use with high acidity, gastritis, heartburn (reflux esophagitis, gastroesophageal disease), gastric ulcer and 12 duodenal ulcer.
Do not use with a tendency to alcoholism (due to the presence of ethanol) and diabetes (due to the presence of sugar and honey).
In pediatrics, it is permissible to use it after reaching 4 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
The drug is taken orally, after a meal.
- children aged 4 to 12 years old – 1 tsp. (5 ml) syrup 3 to 5 times a day;
- children over 12 years old and adults – 1-2 tsp. spoon of syrup, 6 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 5 days, or longer (if prescribed by a doctor). 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 3 years from the production date indicated on the package. Do not exceed the shelf life or keep the drug in direct sunlight.
After the first opening of the bottle, the shelf life is reduced to 6 months.