Pharmacological action of the drug
First of all, you need to know about how the medicine works, what it consists of.
Strepsils is a combined antibacterial drug that is used in ENT practice and dentistry. It belongs to the category of fungicides. It contains two basic active substances. This is amyl methacreazole and dichlorobenzyl alcohol. Both substances have antimicrobial activity. They destroy gram-positive, anaerobic and gram-negative bacteria. Strepsils acts due to the destruction of their membranes. Dichlorobenzyl alcohol dehydrates bacterial cells, which leads to their death. The drug is also active against Candida fungi.
It is worth knowing that the pharmaceutical market of the drug is presented in five types. In each of them, the antibacterial action of the main active ingredients is supplemented with natural substances.
Strepsils Original is a classic kind of preparation, which includes essential oils of peppermint and anise. They soften the mucosa due to the secretion of the secretion of the salivary glands. Essential oils also improve microcirculation, thus accelerating recovery.
Strepsils with vitamin C helps to increase immunity, reduces permeability of capillaries. Ascorbic acid has anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory effect, reduces swelling of mucous membranes.
Strepils with eucalyptus and menthol has an analgesic and expectorant effect. The vapors of these components have a vasoconstrictor property.
Strepsils with lemon and herbs without sugar softens the mucous membrane of the pharynx, eliminates redness, inflammation. This type of medication is recommended for the treatment of diabetics, who is recommended to limit the use of glucose.
Strepsils with honey and lemon softens, increases local immunity. Honey in the composition of the medicine acts softening, has a bactericidal property.
Using the drug in pregnancy
The result of reducing immunity in expectant mothers are not only colds, but also exacerbations of chronic, for example, tonsillitis. In such cases, drugs for treatment should be selected carefully, referring to the otolaryngologist, while informing about their situation, if it is an early date.
In the instructions to the medicine it is said that it is allowed when carrying the baby. Strepsils is safe for the unborn child. However, it is necessary to comply with the recommended dose and frequency of application.
The main active substance of the drug amylmetacresol in the total blood flow almost does not penetrate when the correct dosage is observed. If it is not adhered to, then it is possible that allergic reaction to the components of the drug occurs. It can be honey or lemon. Practice shows: if there were no such reactions before pregnancy, then in the new situation the risk of allergy is low.
High antibacterial activity of such a drug makes it possible to use it for pregnant women with acute and chronic inflammatory diseases of the pharynx and oral cavity. These are pharyngitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis, aphthae, stomatitis, periodontitis.
The drug is used in ENT practice to prevent infection during periods of epidemics of colds, after tonsillectomy and tooth extraction.
As a rule, Strepsils is prescribed with an interval of 2-3 hours for one tablet. Their maximum daily amount should not exceed 8 tablets. It is better to take the medicine after meals or 30 minutes before them. Tablets must be resorbed until completely dissolved.