Broncholitin syrup instructions for use
Broncholitin is a combination drug from a group of antitussives, which have a bronchodilator effect.
The composition of the syrup includes such effective substances as ephedrine and glaucin.
As auxiliary substances, basil oil, citric acid, purified water, sucrose, ethanol are used.
Components of the drug Broncholitin contribute to the provision of such pharmacological effects:
- Ephedrine - promotes the expansion of the bronchi, stimulates breathing. Due to vasoconstrictive effects, edema decreases.
- Glaucin - suppression of the cough center. At the same time, respiratory depression does not occur, drug dependence and stool disorders do not develop (embolism difficulties).
- Basil oil helps to provide antimicrobial, spasmolytic and sedative effects.
Absorption of active components of the drug occurs in the stomach, excretion is carried out together with urine.
Dosing and Administration
It is recommended to take the drug inside, after eating.
- Adults and patients older than 10 years of age are recommended to take 10 ml of syrup up to 4 times a day.
- Patients from 3 to 10 years of age are recommended to take 5 ml of syrup three times a day.
The duration of therapy should not exceed 5 days-1 week. If the medication is ineffective, a revision of the diagnosis and a change in the therapy regimen are required.
Manifestations of an overdose
In case of an overdose of Broncholitin syrup, the risk of developing the following side effects increases: nausea, vomiting, urination and appetite disorders, tremor, increased sweating, circulatory disorders, dizziness.
As a treatment, you should wash your stomach and consult your doctor for symptomatic therapy.
If breathing is abnormal, immediately consult a doctor.
Indications for use
Broncholitin is used as an auxiliary element of therapy for the following diseases:
- Bronchial asthma.
- Whooping cough.
- Acute diseases of the respiratory tract, which are accompanied by the development of dry cough.
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
- Bronchoectatic disease.
Broncholitin is contraindicated for use in high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, heart failure, irregular functioning of the cardiovascular system, pheochromocytoma, thyrotoxicosis, insomnia, angle-closure glaucoma, prostatic hyperplasia, in the first trimester of pregnancy and during breastfeeding.
Syrup is also not prescribed to patients under 3 years of age and in the case of development of individual intolerance of the components of the drug.
The drug is used with extreme caution in the treatment of patients who have a tendency to develop drug dependence. The composition of the drug is ethanol, so the syrup is prescribed with caution in the treatment of patients of younger age groups, with a tendency to alcoholism, epilepsy, violations of the normal functioning of the liver, with diseases of the brain and during pregnancy.
Broncholitin can promote the development of such undesirable side effects: tachycardia, extrasystole, increased blood pressure, tremor, agitation, insomnia, dizziness, drowsiness, visual impairment, nausea, vomiting, stool and urination disorders, increased libido, dysmenorrhea, rash, sweating.
Interaction with other drugs
Syrup Broncholitin can be used in conjunction with antibacterial drugs, vitamin-mineral complexes, antipyretic drugs.
In the case of combining Broncholithine with drugs from the group of beta-adrenoblockers, the broncholytic effect of the syrup decreases.
One of the active components of the drug Broncholitin helps to reduce the effects of hypnotics and opioid analgesics.
Simultaneous use of Broncholitin with MAO inhibitors and reserpine contributes to a sharp decrease in blood pressure.
When using Broncholitin syrup, patients should be careful when it is necessary to control the transport mechanisms, as well as in performing work that requires increased attention.
Storage of syrup Broncholitin should be carried out in a dark place, protected from direct sunlight. Storage temperature - no more than 25 degrees. The drug should not be frozen.
Broncholitin analogues are the following medicines: Bronchocin, Bronchoton, Bronchitisen. In case of need of replacement it is recommended to consult the doctor beforehand.
The cost of syrup Broncholitin in pharmacies in Moscow is 100-250 rubles.