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.
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.
The active ingredients are natural antioxidants gedeliksa
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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
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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.
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.
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.
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
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gedeliks can take, since it does not contain glucose
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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.