How to take "Mukaltin»

«Mukaltin" used in acute respiratory diseases, involving separation of viscous and thick sputum (pneumoconiosis, pneumonia, bronchiectasis, laryngitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pharyngitis, pulmonary emphysema, bronchial asthma, tracheobronchitis, etc.).The drug is also prescribed for cough with phlegm of unknown origin, as well as in cases where the patient is difficult to cough up phlegm.Also an expectorant action, the drug prevents inflammation in the bronchi due to accumulation of phlegm.When dry cough, bronchitis if not a secret, "Mukaltin" can not help.

active substance "Mukaltin" - marshmallow extract, an auxiliary ingredient is sodium bicarbonate.Marshmallow - a plant that is used in folk and official medicine to treat coughs.Sodium bicarbonate slightly increases bronchial secretions and liquefy phlegm.The drug increases the sec
retion of mucus, it contributes to its dilution and removal.Since the basis of the means of plant extract, "Mukaltin" allowed to take while breastfeeding, pregnancy.

Adults and children twelve years, appoint 50-100 mg three or four times a day, take the vehicle before eating, drinking plenty of water.For children, the drug can be dissolved in warm water.Children under 12 years should be given one tablet three or four times a day.The latter method means to be a few hours before bedtime.The duration of treatment is determined individually.As a rule, "Mukaltin" take until phlegm starts to move away, ie within one to two weeks.In pregnancy, the means used in these dosage for adults.

Side effects, contra-indications "Mukaltin»

«Mukaltin" may cause allergic reactions (itching, anaphylaxis, angioedema, urticaria), headache, fever, vomiting, nausea, heartburn, diarrhea.When side effects of the drug should be discontinued."Mukaltin" is contraindicated in children up to 3 years, thrombophlebitis, gastrointestinal peptic ulcer, severe renal disease, thrombosis, congenital fructose intolerance, diabetes, phenylketonuria, galactose malabsorption syndrome, glucose, hypersensitivity to an agent.You can not use the drug at the same time with the means of influencing the cough center, in particular, with the likes of which include codeine.In this case, expectoration of sputum may be difficult and cause coughing may worsen the underlying disease.