Askoril instructions for use
Ascoril is a medicine from the group of expectorants.
The composition of the drug includes such active components: bromhexidine (8 mg), salbutamol, guaifenesin.
As auxiliary substances are: calcium hydrogen phosphate, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, starch.
Active components of the drug contribute to the following pharmacological effects:
- Bromhexidine - acts as a mucolytic, which has an expectorant and antitussive effect. The effect of the component is aimed at increasing the volume of sputum, reducing its viscosity and speeding up the excretion process.
- Salbutamol - is a bronchodilator, which prevents and eliminates spasms of the bronchi and increases the vital capacity of the lungs. The component contributes to the expansion of the coronary arteries, while not lowering blood pressure.
- Guaifenesin is a mucolytic agent that activates the process of transition of dry (unproductive) cough to wet (productive) cough.
The drug contributes to the provision of bronchodilator, mucolytic and expectorant effects.
Indications for admission
Ascoril tablets can be used in the complex treatment of diseases, which are accompanied by the formation of viscous, difficult to separate sputum. The drug is used for:
- Bronchial asthma.
- Obstructive bronchitis.
- Inflammation of the lungs.
- Emphysema of the lungs.
- Whooping cough.
The drug Ascoril can not be used in case of development of individual intolerance of active or auxiliary drugs, tachyarrhythmias and myocarditis, heart defects, diabetes mellitus (decompensated), thyrotoxicosis, glaucoma, gastric bleeding, gastric ulcer (stage of exacerbation), renal and hepatic insufficiency , Increased arterial pressure.
Tablets are also not used in the treatment of patients younger than 6 years of age, during childbearing, during lactation.
The drug should be used with extreme caution in gastric ulcer (remission stage), as well as patients who have a history of diabetes mellitus.
Dosing and Administration
Tablets should be taken orally, dosage for adults and patients over 12 years of age is 1 tablet three times a day. Patients from 6 to 12 years of age are recommended to take 0.5-1 tablets three times a day.
Patients younger than 6 years of age are recommended to take the drug in the form of a syrup.
The exact dose, duration and frequency of use of the medicine is determined by the attending physician, taking into account the nature of the origin of the disease and the attendant symptoms. Self-medication with this drug is not recommended.
In case of an overdose, the risk of unwanted adverse reactions increases. In this case, you should immediately consult a doctor for the appointment of symptomatic treatment.
When using Ascoril tablets in high dosage, it is possible to develop headache, dizziness, increased nervous excitability, sleep disorders, drowsiness, tremor, seizures, vomiting, nausea, rapid heartbeat, exacerbation of stomach ulcers.
When using the drug, there can be a coloring of urine in pink, development of bronchospasm, allergic reactions, collapse.
Interaction with other drugs
Teofilin and other drugs from the group of beta-2-adrenergic agents can increase the effect of salbutamol, which increases the risk of unwanted side effects.
Tablets are not recommended for use with antitussive drugs and preparations containing codeine, since this complicates the process of liquefaction and sputum discharge.
Ascoril can not be used in conjunction with Propranolol.
The active component of the drug bromhexidine can promote the penetration of antibacterial substances (erythromycin, cephalexin) into the lung tissue.
Hypokalemic effects of salbutamol increased with simultaneous use with diuretics and corticosteroids.
The combination of Ascoril with alkaline drink is contraindicated.
Analogues of Ascoril tablets
There is no precise structural analogue of the drug to date. Alternatively, the use of drugs that include bromohexidine and salbutamol may be considered.
Storage of Ascoril tablets should be carried out in a dry, dark place, away from children. Storage temperature - no more than 25 degrees.
The price of Ascoril tablets
The cost of the drug Ascoril for the period of August 2015 is formed as follows:
- Tablets, 10 pcs. - 160-170 rubles.
- Tablets, 20 pcs. - 240-270 rubles.