The drug "Lazolvan": instructions for use, indications and doses
Cough is dry and with phlegm. Both cause discomfort. But even more suffering is caused by that cough, when sputum accumulates in the bronchi, but does not go out. To help the phlegm to go out, thereby releasing the bronchi from unpleasant mucus, prescribe the drug "Lazolvan".
This drug is available in severalmedicinal forms: in tablets, in pastilles, in the form of a syrup and as a solution for inhalations. But what kind of medicinal form we take, all this is a mucolytic agent, that is, the drug has the property of excreting phlegm. What is the secret of the healing effect of Lazolvan? Instructions for use indicate that the main active substance of the drug is ambroxol. It is he who stimulates mucus to leave the respiratory tract. Thus, cough brings relief, sputum is excreted from the body. Mucolytic effect is achieved by diluting the mucus, preventing its accumulation in the bronchi and removing it from the respiratory tract.
Despite the good therapeutic effect,The drug should be used with caution, carefully read the instructions. After all, like any medicine, "Lazolvan" has its own indications and contraindications, and these latter can have very serious consequences (up to anaphylactic shock). Now we will consider in what cases the drug "Lazolvan" is prescribed. Instruction for use gives a full list of ailments, in which the drug in different dosage forms gives a positive effect. It is used for pneumonia, various types of bronchitis, in case of bronchial asthma with difficulty in sputum, bronchiectasis, as well as in lung and respiratory tract diseases, both acute and chronic, which are accompanied by the release of clots and viscous sputum.
Different dosage forms of "Lazolvan"are used in different ways and in different doses. Tablets and lozenges are for adults. Tablets are consumed immediately after meals. It is best to wash them with water in large quantities. As a rule, take 1 tablet three times a day. But sometimes a doctor can appoint and two tablets twice a day. The drug "Lazolvan" in the form of syrup is mainly prescribed for children, because it has a sweet fruit taste and a pleasant smell. But adults can also take Lazolvan syrup in doses designed for children over 12 years of age: if the syrup has a concentration of 15 mg per 5 ml, take 2 teaspoons of this syrup three times a day, and if the concentration is 30 mg per 5 ml , then the dose decreases to one spoon and three times a day. Accordingly, children between 6 and 12 years appointed 1 teaspoon of the drug 2 or 3 times a day, or half of this dose, if the concentration of the syrup reaches 30 mg per 5 ml. Children under the age of 6 years are highly contraindicated in the high concentration of syrup, only syrup in the form of 15 mg per 5 ml is prescribed for them. Dosage of syrup for young children who are already two years old, but not yet six - half a teaspoon to three times a day, and children under 2 years - it is better not to exceed the intake of the medication more than twice a day. The syrup should be taken with food, washed down with liquid.
Mortar for inhalation "Lazolvan" instructions foruse recommends in any inhalation device non-evaporative type. To achieve better air humidification, the drug must be mixed with saline so that a one to one ratio is obtained, and also to warm the solution to 36.6 ° C. Inhalations for patients with bronchial asthma should be performed after taking bronchodilator drugs.
In what cases can not apply the drug"Lazolvan"? The instructions for use list contraindications, which can cause undesirable side effects from taking the medicine. This is the first trimester of pregnancy and the individual intolerance of the components of the drug. Syrup should not be consumed by persons with intolerance to fructose, and tablets are persons with deficiency of lactase Lapp, with intolerance to galactose or impaired glucose or galactose uptake. Persons with renal and hepatic insufficiency can take Lazolvan only under the supervision of a doctor. In order not to nullify the medicinal properties of "Lazolvana", one should not use it together with cough drugs, which make it difficult to withdraw phlegm.