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Vicks Active Balsam instructions for use

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Pharmacotherapeutic group : a natural local irritant for treating colds.

Dosage form : ointment for external use.

Product form : white or yellow-white ointment with a characteristic odor, aluminum tube, cardboard box.

Pharmacological properties

Local irritant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory.

Composition:

Active ingredient :

  • levomenthol;
  • little turpentine;
  • camphor;
  • Eucalyptus oil.

Auxiliary components :

  • paraffin white soft;
  • Cedar oil;
  • thymol.

Pharmacodynamics

Combined preparation for external use, providing anti-edema, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, local irritant effect in diseases of the upper respiratory tract. Eliminates the symptoms of nasal congestion, for 8 hours easier breathing.

Camphor, turpentine and eucalyptus oil have a local irritating effect, promote coughing and mucus removal. Menthol dilates blood vessels, has a moderate analgesic effect, reduces swelling of the mucous membranes, relieves cough.

Pharmacokinetics

When using the drug in the indicated doses, an extremely low level of terpenes is observed in the blood, but at the same time, there is a fairly rapid plasma clearance. Systemic toxic effects when using the ointment is unlikely.


Indications for use

Inflammatory and infectious-inflammatory diseases of the upper respiratory tract, accompanied by cough, nasal congestion and runny nose.

Contraindications

  • Individual intolerance to the drug component;
  • Bronchial asthma;
  • Propensity to bronchospasm;
  • Whooping cough;
  • Acute pneumonia
  • Cough provoked by the accumulation of mucous secretions;
  • Smoker's cough;
  • Emphysema cough;
  • Epilepsy;
  • False croup;
  • Damage to the skin or dermatosis in the area of ​​application of the drug;
  • Children's age up to 2 years (for ointment);
  • Children's age up to 12 years (for inhalation use);
  • Propensity to develop seizures;
  • Pregnancy and lactation period (relative contraindications, due to the lack of data on the features of admission).

Dosage and administration

As an ointment for external use: a small amount of the drug is applied to the skin. With a cold and nasal congestion - on the upper and middle part of the chest. When coughing and sore throat - on the neck. When coughing and sore throat - on the middle and upper back.

As a drug for inhalation (it is allowed to take for adults and children over 12 years old): inhale the medicinal vapors for 10-15 minutes after dissolving a teaspoon of Viks active of the balsam in hot but not boiling water. Reuse is not recommended. Duration of treatment is 5 days.


Side effect

On the part of the respiratory system : laryngism, bronchospasm.

On the part of the skin : skin flushing, urticaria at the site of application of the drug.

On the part of the organs of vision : irritation of the mucous membrane of the eyes, lacrimation (with inhalation use).

Drug interactions

To date, the drug interaction Weeks asset balm has not been studied.

Overdose

With excessive application of the drug, hyperemia of the skin, the development of laryngospasm, bronchospasm is possible. In case of accidental ingestion of ointment, nausea, spastic abdominal pain, vomiting, severe dizziness, headache, diarrhea, flushed face, difficulty breathing, delirium, convulsions , depression of the central nervous system, comatose state may occur.

In this situation, the ointment should be removed with a gauze napkin or paper soaked with vegetable oil. With the development of brochospasm or laryngospasm, the patient requires urgent medical assistance. In case of accidental ingestion of funds, it is necessary to take activated charcoal and saline laxative and do a gastric lavage.

special instructions

Vicks asset balm with menthol and eucalyptus is a drug for outdoor use. It is forbidden to take orally, apply to mucous membranes, damaged skin and burn surfaces. After rubbing the affected area into the skin, it is not recommended to firmly tighten the garments. If ointment enters the mouth or eyes, rinse with plenty of water. If the patient's condition does not improve within 5 days of using the drug, the drug should be canceled and consult a doctor. Does not affect the ability to manage transport.

Vacation conditions

Refers to non-prescription drugs.

Storage conditions

Store in a dry, protected from light, out of reach of children at a temperature not exceeding 25 C.

Shelf life

The shelf life of the drug is 4 years from the date of issue. After the expiration date indicated on the package, the drug is not allowed to use.

Vicks Active Balsam analogues

Currently, analogues with a similar composition does not exist.

Average price in Moscow pharmacies

350.00 rub.

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