Thymol is a drug
of vegetable origin, which is produced from thyme. The drug is intended for the treatment of helminthiasis and its consequences.
Structure and Composition
The main components of thymol - Thymus vulgaris extract, isopropyl methyl phenol.
Thymol is available in capsules or suspensions for internal use.
The pharmacological properties of thymol
Thymol has anthelmintic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. The drug has a pronounced antipruritic and antiseptic effect.
Thyme in a preparation destroys microbes, parasitic organisms, fungi and viruses.
Due to the effects of antimicrobial thymol organs gastrointestinal worms and their larvae are killed, but in the gut fermentation and reduces its normal microflora.
During treatment, the patient should only take liquid food, avoiding the use of sweet and savory foods, alcohol. After treatment (for 2 days) was performed digestive system flushing saline laxative.
Thymol is prescribed for the treatment of helminthiasis (hookworm diseases, necatoriasis, trichuriasis, tsestoza), diarrhea, flatulence, halitosis, eczema, pruritus, dermatitis, skin actinomycosis.
The drug is used to disinfect and reduce inflammation in the oral cavity and nasopharynx.
Instructions for use of thymol
According to the instructions for local use of thymol is administered together with menthol to rinse the mouth and throat.
prescribed for the treatment of helminthiasis in a dosage that depends on the type of disease:
- Lumpy take on 0, 5 g 2-3 times a day for 3 days;
- at trihotsefaleze - on days 0, 7 g, 2 times a day for six cycles, each of which is divided by 7 days, and a course of treatment of 2-3 months;
- when ankilostomidoze - at 0, 5 g 2 times a day with an interval of 3 hours.
To perform antimicrobial therapy taking 2 tablets thymol 2 times a day with brine. The course of treatment lasts 6-8 days, and then needed a break for 1 week. A second course of disinfection is carried out in conjunction with other anthelmintic drugs.
Babies thymol assigned based on body weight and diagnostic indications. The maximum daily dose for adults should not exceed 4 grams, and for children - 0, 6 g
Contraindications to the use of thymol are hypersensitivity and intolerance to the components of the drug, pregnancy and lactation, peptic ulcer disease, kidney and liver failure, children under 2 years of age, heart failure, severe brain disease, epilepsy, infectious diseases of the respiratory tract.
With care prescribe a drug in the elderly and in the presence of severe diseases of the digestive system.
Side effects of thymol
Thymol is well tolerated and does not cause serious side effects.
Before the drug can occur allergic reaction - hives, itching, skin rash, sweating, bronchospasm.