What is the drug and how it works

The preparation "Pertussin" includes:
- liquid extract of thyme (creeping thyme) - 12%;
- potassium bromide - 1%;
- sugar syrup - 82%;
- ethanol - 5%.

Thyme has mucolytic, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties, improves expectoration.Potassium bromide sedative effects on the central nervous system, partially suppresses cough reflex, facilitating the patient's condition.

take "Pertussin" should be in the complex therapy.Usually, relief comes in a week and a half since the beginning of the treatment.

Indications & Dosage

drug is effective for the treatment of bronchitis of various etiologies, pharyngitis, laryngitis, tracheitis, pneumonia, acute respiratory infections and other diseases associated with inflammation of the
upper respiratory tract and lungs.The main indication - the presence of a wet cough, dry cough when used other drugs.

If the physician does not prescribe a different medication regimen, it should be taken:
- kids 3 to 6 years old - one teaspoon;
- children aged 6 to 12 years - two teaspoons;
- children over 14 years - dessert spoon;
- adults - a tablespoon.

medicine must be taken three times daily after meals.Young children "Pertussin" recommended to be diluted with water.Even if the cough is not passed, the drug should not take longer than two weeks.Over long-term use can allow only the attending physician.

Side effects

In some cases, you may experience an allergic reaction to the drug, especially if the patient takes it for a long time.
possible occurrence of heartburn, nausea or discomfort in the stomach area.

In connection with the contents of a certain amount of alcohol in the composition of the drug to patients while receiving "Pertussin" should refrain from driving and performing work requiring quick reactions.


restrictions when receiving "Pertussin" not so little as it might seem at first glance.

drug should not be used when:
- hypersensitivity to the components;
- liver disease;
- traumatic brain injuries;
- epilepsy;
- diabetes;
- alcoholism;
- heart failure;
- pregnancy and lactation.

And the drug is contraindicated for the treatment of children aged up to three years.