A prolonged cough is associated with the appearance of painful sensations that interfere with the normal rhythm of life, it can even lead to serious complications. The presence of cough, as a rule, indicates a virus attack or some other infectious process. How to choose the right medicine?
The selection of the drug is a doctor after the examination.
The drug must liquefy the sputum and also deal with the underlying disease, which causes the appearance of a painful symptom. Alteyka is a medicine that is often prescribed by doctors when they cough.
It is available in two dosage forms: tablets and syrup.
In no case can not self-medicate, it threatens with the appearance of serious complications. Be sure to adhere to all medical recommendations and carefully read the instructions for cough syrup in Alteyka, it provides a detailed description of the drug and its pharmacological features.
Instructions for use
Alteyka is available in various dosages and packages. The duration of the treatment process, the multiplicity of the dose, the dose – all this decides the doctor based on the severity of the disease.
The drug has two main properties:
- sputum liquefaction
- expectorant effect.
A feature of this tool is that it envelops the mucous membrane, making the cough less painful. Alteyka also envelops the affected areas and relieves puffiness.
The popularity of the drug is due to a whole range of actions, namely:
- anti-inflammatory effect
- protection of bronchi from hydrochloric acid by reducing the amount of gastric juice
- activation of regeneration at the cellular level.
Indications and Contraindications
Specialists prescribe the drug in the following cases, namely:
- whooping cough
- bronchial asthma
The drug is well tolerated by patients, but in rare cases, allergic-type reactions may occur. If you do not follow the dosages prescribed by the doctor and exceed them, then nausea and vomiting may occur.
The drug is contraindicated in people with hypersensitivity to the components of Alteyka. With great care to take the tool is necessary for people with diabetes.
It is not recommended to take the remedy for dry cough, as it is possible to increase the clinical symptoms.
It is impossible to combine the taking of Alteyka with antitussive drugs, since the sputum will be excreted by the body, but it cannot be eliminated, it will lead to its accumulation in the respiratory system and deterioration of health. Simultaneous use of Alteyka with antibacterial drugs enhances their concentration.
Is drug overdose possible? Yes, in this case, vomiting may occur, it is necessary to flush the stomach.
If to apply means along with codeine the containing preparations, then it will complicate liquefaction of a sputum. If an allergic reaction occurs, the drug should be stopped immediately and notify the doctor.
For adolescents older than fourteen, the dosage is one tablespoon four to seven times a day. For children from seven years old, a single intake of syrup is one dessert spoon, while treating children from one to three years old is half a teaspoon. Young children should be diluted with a small amount of water.
Usually the course of treatment is two to four weeks, but in each case the duration may differ.
The active ingredient of Alteyka tablets is mukaltin. The tablets have a flat round shape of a gray-brown color with small patches.
Chewing pills are intended and used in the treatment of children from three years.
Alteyka syrup is used in the treatment of even small children and has a pleasant taste. The main component of this dosage form is Althea root extract.
The manual states that there are no clinical data regarding use during pregnancy. The use of syrup by pregnant women should be supervised by a specialist.
If young children can use this tool, then it is unlikely to harm a pregnant woman. Nevertheless, in the first trimester of pregnancy, it is better to refrain from such treatment, because this is an important period for the laying of organs and systems.
Reviews of ordinary customers help in choosing a drug. All should be based on the recommendations of the doctor.
So, Alteyka syrup is an effective cough medicine. The tool is used for various diseases of the respiratory system.
Yet it has its limitations and side effects, so it should not be used in the form of self-medication. Before use, be sure to read the instructions if you notice any changes in the body, for example, the appearance of allergic reactions, immediately stop taking the drug and tell your doctor.
To achieve the maximum therapeutic effect, a comprehensive approach to treatment should be followed, all medical prescriptions should be followed and the treatment process should begin with a diagnosis.