Composition of the preparation
The instructions clearly state that the active substance of the drug is the extract of the althea roots of the drug, and the auxiliary ones are sodium benzoate, sucrose and purified water. The root of the althaea is widely used in folk medicine: its medicinal properties have been known for a long time. The root of this plant has softening, expectorant and anti-inflammatory properties, and therefore is considered mainly an expectorant. Although if you take inside the extract of the root of the althea in a large enough amount, then it envelops the mucous membrane of the stomach.
Since the root of the althea reduces the viscosity of the bronchial secretion and has a reflex expectorant effect, the drug syrup on its basis is intended for the treatment of respiratory diseases accompanied by a hard-to-spit cough: tracheitis, tracheobronchitis, bronchitis.
Take Althea syrup as prescribed by the doctor. Usually the course of treatment is up to 15 days, and the dosage depends on the patient's age. Children under 12 years should take 1 tsp. syrup 4-5 times a day after meals, however, the medicine is diluted in & frac14; a glass of warm water. Everyone else is prescribed a tablespoon of the drug, and diluted in half a glass of warm water.
The instructions to the drug indicate that there is no data on the use of the drug during pregnancy and lactation. So the banal conclusion follows: when pregnant, take Althea syrup in case the expected benefit for the mother exceeds the possible risk to the fetus. As always, everything is laid on the shoulders of the attending physician and future mother.
However, in traditional medicine, when self-made medicinal tinctures from the root of the althaea, pregnant women are not recommended to take such medication in the early stages. In the case of any medications, there is a small trick: if the medicine is intended for the treatment of children under 3 years of age, then the pregnant woman can also be treated without fear, but under the supervision of a doctor.
- With caution, Althea syrup should be taken by individuals who are ill with diabetes mellitus;
- with increased individual sensitivity to the components of the drug, it should be discarded;
- with an overdose, nausea and vomiting can occur, which are treated with gastric lavage and drug withdrawal;
- allergic reactions are side effects;
- Althaea syrup can not be used with other antitussive drugs containing codeine, since this will make it difficult to cough up thinned phlegm.
Do not be ill!