Gedeliks - effective expectorant

November 25, 2012

 If bacteria, viruses, allergens, animal and plant or chemical substances irritate the mucous membrane of the throat, trachea and bronchi occurs cough - a protective reaction of the respiratory system. Typically, in the early days after the onset of the disease, he remains dry, and after a while accompanied by sputum, ie becomes wet. In order to reduce the viscosity of mucus and facilitate expectoration, many people prefer natural remedies. Gedeliks - one of the drugs of plant origin, which can be bought in a pharmacy.

 Gedeliks - effective expectorant

How does gedeliks

The structure includes gedeliksa ivy leaf extract, menthol, anise and eucalyptus oil. The active substances of these plant components are saponins - organic compounds that are glycosides. It is thanks to saponins drug exerts its therapeutic properties.

Gedeliks liquefies phlegm and accelerates its excretion from the respiratory tract, that is, has mucolytic and expectorant action. The drug dilates the bronchi, which facilitates expectoration. The saponins are capable of destroying pathogens and fungi.

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 . This means that they reduce the damaging effects of free radicals on the human cells.

Components gedeliksa affect not only the condition of the respiratory tract. The formulation contains flavonoids - natural biologically active compound. They improve blood circulation in small blood vessels, protect the liver and kidney tissue from the adverse effects. Flavonoids increase diuresis (increased volume of urine which is released per day), and promote excretion of uric acid salts Uric acid - a normal level?  Uric acid - a normal level?

Gedeliks is yellow or yellow-brown liquid, which has a thickish consistency and peculiar smell. Over time, the vial may receive a precipitate and the product becomes cloudy. These changes do not affect the mechanism of action and efficacy. Gedeliks produced in the form of droplets and syrup for oral administration.

 Gedeliks - effective expectorant

Indications and contraindications of the drug

Gedeliks appointed in infectious and inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract, which is difficult sputum. Such conditions include:

  • Bronchitis - an inflammation of the mucous membrane that lines the inside of the bronchi;
  • Tracheobronchitis - inflammation of the mucous membrane of the trachea and bronchi;
  • Bronchiectasis - a chronic, mostly acquired during the life of the disease, which is characterized by the expansion and deformation of bronchi and development in these festering;
  • Asthma - a chronic proceeding allergic disease, which manifests itself periodically occurring attacks of breathlessness;
  • Shortness of sputum and increase its viscosity;
  • Other respiratory diseases that are accompanied by cough with expectoration.

Gedeliks contraindicated in the following situations:

  • In case of hypersensitivity to any components of the preparation;
  • A syrup formulation will not take people with hereditary fructose intolerance or failure argininsuktsinat synthetase enzyme.

Gedeliks not recommended for women during pregnancy and lactation (breastfeeding). This is due to lack of data on how the drug affects the fetus or child.

 Gedeliks - effective expectorant

Side effects and overdose

Nausea and allergic reactions - the most common side effects when taking gedeliksa. There may be pain in the stomach, but it is very rare.

Signs of overdose associated with the content in the preparation of saponins. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (loose stools), developed gastroenteritis (mucosal lesion of stomach and intestines). When these symptoms should stop taking the drug, and wash out the stomach. If the condition of the person then does not improve, you should immediately seek medical help.

 Gedeliks - effective expectorant

Features of the drug

Gedeliks can not be taken concurrently with drugs that suppress the cough. Otherwise expectoration attenuated sputum difficult, and therefore significantly reduces the effectiveness of treatment. The drug is taken orally after a meal and wash down with water (up to one cup).

In the treatment of infants and young children gedeliks recommended as a syrup and diluted with the required dose in a small amount of water. In order to increase the secretion of mucus and facilitate expectoration, the child should drink plenty of fluids (eg, juice, fruit, tea or hot water). Children older than two years, you can take the drug in the form of drops.

Both formulations are well tolerated, and side effects are very rare, even with chronic administration. Drops and syrup do not contain dyes, preservatives and alcohol. Diabetics Diabetes - threatening and incurable disease  Diabetes - threatening and incurable disease
   gedeliks can take, since it does not contain glucose Glucose: The energy source  Glucose: The energy source

The dosage of the drug is prescribed by the attending physician, and if self-treatment gedeliksom it is selected in accordance with the instructions supplied. To correctly measure the right amount of syrup to the bottle supplied scoop, which are dividing. Its volume is five milliliters.

The duration of the drug depends on the type of disease and its severity, but shall not be less than seven days. Once symptoms of the disease disappear, gedeliks recommended to take even for two or three days.

If the intake gedeliksa patient is not getting better, there were attacks of breathlessness, fever or purulent sputum has become an urgent need to see a doctor. The doctor after the examination can confirm the diagnosis and assess the condition of the patient, and then prescribe the necessary treatment measures.

Alexander Chernov

Inhalation dry cough - one of the most effective means of

September 1, 2012

 inhalation dry cough
 Inhalation is now widely used in the treatment of bronchopulmonary diseases in children and adults. Including their use for the treatment of dry cough Drug treatment of dry cough  Drug treatment of dry cough
 . By inhalation solutions of various drugs dry cough is easier to translate into the wet, which is much easier to treat.

 Inhalation dry cough - one of the most effective means of

How dangerous a dry cough

When dry cough in the walls of the airway inflammation is maintained constant. Germs multiply actively, without departing from the body (this stage is called inflammatory alterations). Once the cells of the surface layer of the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract begin to break down, the next stage of the inflammatory process, which is called exudation, with the bronchial inflammation is actively allocated products and tissue breakdown, and with them the germs that helps cleanse the bronchi and recovery.

Therefore, in inflammatory processes in airway cough Dry cough - whether to worry about it?  Dry cough - whether to worry about it?
   always trying to translate in the wet. Today, it is easiest to do using inhaled drug solutions.

 Inhalation dry cough - one of the most effective means of

What are the characteristics of inhaled

In modern conditions, are carried out medical inhalation using nebulizers - devices that convert the medicinal solution into an aerosol. Aerosol easily penetrates into the surface layers of the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract and exerts momentary. The total effect on the body is smaller than when taking oral medication or administering it by injection.

Very convenient with the help of inhalation remove the swelling of tissues in laryngitis, accompanied by edema Prevention and treatment of edema - it is important to understand the root cause  Prevention and treatment of edema - it is important to understand the root cause
   the vocal cords (a condition called false croup). In this condition the patient (usually these are laryngitis in children) needed emergency aid in the next few minutes and even seconds. Inhalation solutions with glucocorticoids (e.g. dexamethasone) permit.

For dry cough use the drug solution, contributing to the formation of bronchial secretions and expectoration.

An example of such a modern drug for inhalation is ambroxol.

 Inhalation dry cough - one of the most effective means of

What is Ambroxol and how it works

Ambroxol - a drug which possesses both mucolytic (stimulates formation of secretions in the bronchi) and expectorant properties. Available ambroksol various pharmaceutical companies under their own names - ambrobene, Mucosolvan, mukosalvan, Fervex, flavamed and others.

Ambroxol is available in various dosage forms, but the solution used for inhalation, which can be taken as the inside. 1 ml of solution contains 7, 5 mg of ambroxol.

Besides mucolytic and expectorant properties ambroxol stimulates the production of surfactant, the surfactant that coats the surface of the alveoli (small sacs on the ends of the bronchi, which represent the lung tissue) and bronchial tubes, preventing them from sticking together. Surfactant also regulates the formation and separation of sputum.

 Inhalation dry cough - one of the most effective means of

How to conduct inhalation dry cough

A solution of ambroxol in certain dosage is poured into a container, there is added an equal volume of physiological solution in order to apply the solution was moistened, and include inhaler. Inhale solution may be using a mask that fits over a person or with a special breathing tube with a mouthpiece, which is taken into the mouth. During inhalation it is recommended to breathe normally without taking a deep breath - it can cause coughing.

When inhaled small particles of the aerosol penetrate the most remote places of broncho-pulmonary system and hit the walls of the alveoli, stimulating in them the formation of surfactant.

To perform the following inhalation of ambroxol dosage:

  • adults and children after 6 years - 2 or 3 ml once or twice a day;
  • children 2 to 6 years - 2 ml once or twice a day;
  • children under two years - 1 ml once or twice a day.

 Inhalation dry cough - one of the most effective means of

This should not be used for inhalation ambroksol

Ambroxol for inhalation is usually well tolerated by both adults and children. But in some cases it can cause nausea, vomiting and dryness of the respiratory tract. Whether to continue to pursue this case, inhalation, the doctor decides. But if there were any signs of an allergic reaction, inhalation should be discontinued.

They should not be inhaled ambroxol are hypersensitive to the components of ambroxol body of the patient, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcers, epilepsy Epilepsy - a sacred disease  Epilepsy - a sacred disease
 . Relative contraindications for this type of treatment are disorders of the kidneys and liver.

Inhalation drugs are currently the most effective treatment for dry cough.

Galina Romanenko

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