With a symptom such as cough, people face almost constantly. Especially – in the cold season. Coughing people can be found on the street, in transport, clinic, kindergartens and schools.
In addition to the fact that this symptom is a natural reaction of the body to a disease, it can be dangerous for others. With cough, bacteria and viruses are released into the air. Therefore, it is necessary to get rid of this symptom as soon as possible.
To this end, cough syrup Languez was released. It is used to treat children and adults.
Langes is prescribed for various pathological processes accompanied by coughing. It is rather a symptomatic remedy. The drug has a pronounced expectorant effect.
It is often used for severe coughing attacks.
Each milliliter of syrup contains 50 mg of carbocysteine. Additional ingredients include various preservatives and flavors.
In addition, the composition of the drug has water, saccharin and dye.
Due to the presence of additional components, the syrup has a raspberry flavor and a reddish hue. One of the main advantages of the drug is a rapid therapeutic effect.
After 5 hours, the drug is excreted in the urine.
Mechanism of action
The main task of carbocysteine is to convert dry cough to productive expectoration of sputum. This is ensured due to its mucolytic properties.
The drug dilutes the accumulated mucus that forms in the airways during inflammation. With the beginning of sputum removal from the trachea and bronchi, the cough becomes more productive (wet).
Therefore, the frequency of attacks and pain syndrome is reduced.
Another important effect of Langesa is its anti-inflammatory effect. With it, reduces the swelling of the respiratory tract.
The drug is well combined with antibacterial drugs, as it potentiates their action. Thanks to him, the fight against microbes is intensifying. It is also effective in taking antiviral drugs.
Langes can reduce the use of antibiotics and achieve rapid recovery.
In most cases, the syrup is prescribed for dry unproductive cough. They are accompanied by many pathologies of the respiratory system.
Guidance on the use of the drug indicates its effectiveness and with a wet cough. In addition to viral and bacterial inflammations, Langes can also be used for specific respiratory pathologies.
In such cases, it will play the role of symptomatic therapy.
Allocate the following indications for prescribing medication:
All these pathological processes are accompanied by the accumulation of viscous mucus in the airways. If not removed, the cough is paroxysmal and painful.
As an adjuvant therapy, it is acceptable to use the drug for the treatment of pulmonary cystic fibrosis. Syrup helps to relieve inflammation of the upper respiratory tract and ears (sinusitis, otitis media).
It is also prescribed as preparation for the endoscopic examination of the bronchial tree.
To the drug attached instruction syrup Langes. Adult patients for the treatment of cough is prescribed 15 ml of the drug three times a day.
There is a measuring cup in the package with syrup. Dosage may vary depending on indications.
Often, in the first days of treatment, doctors recommend consuming more syrup. Then reduce the dose. Langes for children is packaged in packs of 60 ml.
Syrup is shown to kids from 1 month of life. Up to 2 years the dosage of the drug is 2 ml. The frequency of admission – 1 time per day.
The same dosage is prescribed for older children.
Only the frequency of syrup is increased. For children 2-5 years it is 2 times.
To correctly calculate the amount of syrup, a measuring syringe is attached. Children under the age of 12 are shown 2 ml of the drug three times a day.
Langes should not be used with other antitussive drugs. This will reduce the therapeutic effect of both drugs.
The simultaneous use of syrup with other antitussive drugs can lead to stagnation of mucous secretions in the respiratory tract and the progression of the disease.
Carbocysteine is a chemical that can cause side reactions. More often they are observed in children. Side effects include disorders of the digestive tract, nervous system and allergic reactions.
The most common complications are nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea. Neurological disorders include dizziness and weakness.
Possible allergic reactions include urticaria and angioedema.
The drug should not be taken with previously identified allergy to carbocysteine. It is also contraindicated in patients who have acute inflammatory diseases of the digestive tract.
In particular – gastritis, enteritis and peptic ulcer. The use of Langesa is prohibited in the first trimester of pregnancy and lactation.
At later terms of gestation, taking the drug is also not recommended.
Drugs that are based on the same active ingredient include Bronhobos, Floutidec and Libeksin Muko. They have the same indications for use and mechanism of action.
In addition to drugs containing carbocysteine, cough can be cured with the help of phytotherapeutic drugs and medicines containing Ambroxol.
Langes is an effective tool that is popular in the pharmaceutical market. Syrup helps to cope even with a long paroxysmal cough.
Before you buy a drug, you need to consult with a specialist.