Pertussin - combined vegetable-synthetic agent with expectorant. If you talk less officially, the name of this drug is familiar to us from childhood. Is it some kind of nostalgic flair easy: because remember, as soon as we catch some respiratory viral infection, as parents and strive to fill us in a couple of spoonfuls of the syrup. Fortunately, the deficit of this unique development of domestic pharmacists (other drugs with the same composition could not be found) in pharmacies has never been observed.
Release form and composition Pertussin
Pertussin available as a syrup in dark glass bottles of 50 and 100 g in cardboard boxes placed himself in fact a bottle of syrup, the instructions in the Pertussin and a plastic spoon for easy dispensing. Moreover, virtually the full text of the instructions for use to Pertussin (fortunately, it is not the volume) is applied to the packaging.
The composition Pertussin as pharmacologically active component include liquid extract, thyme or creeping thyme (12 g per 100 g of syrup) and potassium bromide (1 g per 100 g of syrup). As auxiliary substances in the incorporated Pertussin sucrose and ethyl alcohol 80%. A composition Pertussin H altogether included 95% ethanol. (Pertussin B - is the same Pertussin than ethanol concentration no more differences between them are not seen). Judging by the reviews of Pertussin and its almost complete "clone" - the difference between them is really no.
As already mentioned, a complete analogy from Pertussin not. Meanwhile, there are many products containing vegetable ingredients, and having expectorant:
- Amtersol syrup (Russia);
- Gerbion syrup (Slovenia);
- Dr. Mom, syrup (India);
- Dr. Theiss syrup (Germany);
- Linkus Lohr, lozenges (Pakistan);
- Codelac Broncho tablets (Russia);
- Travisil, syrup, tablet, solution, ointment (India).
The extract of thyme herb has expectorant effect, increases the number of detachable mucous membranes of the respiratory tract mucus, contributes to its dilution and stimulates rapid evacuation. Potassium bromide for its part, has a calming effect on the nervous system.
Reviews Pertussin several generations of patients suggest that this combination is chosen to be extremely successful.
Indications for use Pertussin
In accordance with the instruction to Pertussin and reviews about him ENT doctors the syrup works well as a component of an integrated treatment of acute respiratory diseases including tracheitis, bronchitis and the illness of our childhood - whooping cough.
Quick guide to the Pertussin on application
Doctors recommend taking Pertussin after eating, as if his admission to the meal may be some loss of appetite.
Pertussin should be taken three times a day:
- adults - 1 tablespoon (15 mL);
- children 12 years of age - 1 dessert spoon (10 ml);
- children from 6 to 12 years old - 1-2 teaspoons (5-10 mL);
- children 3 to 6 years - ½ or 1 teaspoon (2 mL 5-5).
For everything - 1, 5-2 weeks. You can increase both the dosage and duration of treatment, but do it better in consultation with your doctor.
Contraindications to the use Pertussin the following factors:
- hypersensitivity to the drug;
- liver disease;
- alcoholism (remember the part of the syrup, ethanol);
- traumatic brain injury (in the case histories it is abbreviated "TBI");
- age up to 3 years;
- pregnancy and breastfeeding (again, remember this unfortunate ethyl alcohol);
- congestive heart failure.
In applying Pertussin possible allergies and heartburn.
Special instructions for use Pertussin
The structure Pertussin includes ethyl alcohol, that it is necessary to take into account when taking the drug. Not God knows how much of it, but still ... In terms dry language of numbers is 0, 43 g of alcohol in a teaspoon of syrup.
While on the course of treatment Pertussin with caution to engage in potentially hazardous activities put forward higher requirements for speed of reaction, including driving a car.
Persons suffering from diabetes, it is necessary to carefully choose the dosage of the drug because of the entering into its composition of sucrose.
Pertussin available from the pharmacy without a prescription.
Instructions for storage Pertussin
Pertussin requires special storage conditions: temperature not above 15? C and a humidity of 80%.
Shelf life is 4 years.