Cook syrup is a natural cough medicine based on herbal extracts. Available in a dark bottle with a volume of 100 ml.
Composition and properties
Cook’s cough syrup contains such active ingredients:
- extracts of basil leaves, vascular adhatodes, field mint
- extracts from the roots of Alpini galanga and licorice, fruits of long pepper.
Auxiliary substances in the composition of the drug are: citric acid, sodium benzoate, sugar, propyl and methyl parabens. The drug has bronchodilators, expectorant, anti-inflammatory and mucolytic properties.
With regular use, the Cook syrup also exhibits a carminative, antispasmodic, antipyretic, antiglytic, urinary, diaphoretic effect.
Indications for use
Instructions to the medicinal product contains such recommendations for taking Cook syrup:
- diseases of the respiratory organs of an infectious-inflammatory nature (tracheitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, pneumonia)
- bronchitis, bronchial asthma
Important! Reviews of pediatricians confirm the effectiveness of the use of the drug in the complex treatment of measles, whooping cough, bronchitis, and bronchial asthma in children over 1 year of age.
How to take medicine
Adult patients are recommended to drink for 2 hours. l (10 ml) of Cook syrup / three times a day, better every 6 hours. Before taking the bottle with the drug is recommended to shake well.
The optimal duration of the therapeutic course is 1 week.
If necessary (after consultation with the doctor), the treatment can be carried out even longer.
Drug intake for children:
- babies from 1 to 6 years old give 2.5 ml of the drug three times a day
- in the treatment of cough in children 6-12 years old, the dosage of syrup can be increased to 5 ml / 3 times a day.
Drink syrup undiluted regardless of meals.
Patients with individual intolerance to individual herbal components in syrup as well as diabetic patients (type 1 and type 2) should refuse taking the drug. Contraindications to the treatment of cough drug are hypokalemia, renal and hepatic dysfunction, hypertension, severe obesity.
With prolonged use (overdose) medications are possible allergic reactions, and there is also a risk of edema, the development of hypokalemia. These side effects are the result of exposure to licorice root.
This composition is not taken simultaneously with other antitussive drugs, as well as with drugs that reduce the intensity of sputum formation.
In combination with cardiac glycosides, diuretics, antiarrhythmic drugs, laxatives, Cook’s syrup can cause severe forms of hypokalemia. This drug enhances the action of antibiotics.
Cook syrup is sold in a pharmacy without a prescription, it can be stored for 3 years at a temperature not higher than +25 degrees.
Opinion of patients
So, Cook syrup is a natural remedy of combined action with anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties. It is used as an aid in general therapy of respiratory diseases, suitable for adult patients and children from 1 year.
Due to the presence of contraindications and side effects, the use of Cook syrup should be agreed with the doctor.