"Milistan": instructions for use, release form, analogues. Antitussive drugs
To date, not one hundred registered drugs for the treatment of cough. Some drugs block the symptom completely, improving the patient's condition. Others are used for the purpose of thinning cough and the rapid removal of sputum from the bronchi. There are also complex remedies that not only treat a disturbing symptom, but also have additional effects. One of these will be discussed today. That tells about the preparation "Milistan" instruction, you will learn from the article. You can also get acquainted with similar means and learn some information about antitussive drugs.
Release form and composition
The medicine with the trade name "Milistan Multisymptomatic" is produced by an Indian pharmacological company in several forms:
- pills for adults;
- suspension for children;
- gel for external use (universal).
The composition of medicines is different. Tablets contain paracetamol, cetirizine, chlorphenamine and dextromethorphan, as well as excipients. The suspension is based on the same components, but there are also sweeteners, flavors and dyes. The gel is produced with the following composition: camphor, eucalyptus, menthol, nutmeg and turpentine oil.
How does the medicine "Milistan" work?
The action of the drug is due to the components included in it. Tablets "Milistan" have analgesic, antipyretic and slight anti-inflammatory effect. The drug relieves the signs of an allergic reaction, providing an antihistamine effect. The components of the drug have an antitussive effect, which is achieved by inhibiting the neurons of the respiratory center. Syrup "Milistan" has a similar principle of operation, since the components of these tools are identical.
The drug in the form of a gel has an antiseptic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory and distracting effect. The drug, when applied to the skin, cools it, promotes dilation of blood vessels and improves blood circulation, facilitates breathing.The gel has an anesthetic effect due to warming, improves the trophism of tissues and organs, accelerates the excretion of sputum. The tool quickly penetrates through the skin, giving anti-inflammatory and warming effect at the site of application.
Indications for use
The drug "Milistan" instruction recommends using for symptomatic treatment of colds and flu conditions. For internal use, the medication is prescribed for the following indications:
- fever of different origin;
- unexpressed pain syndrome (teeth, head, intermittent female ailments);
- allergic conditions (lacrimation, urticaria, pollinosis, rhinorrhea);
- whooping cough;
- acute period of acute respiratory viral infection or flu;
- cough, with cramping;
- reflex cough.
The gel form is used to treat inflammatory and painful conditions caused by myalgia, muscle sprain, ligaments or trauma. Used for external use during flu and viral infections, accompanied by cough, headache, runny nose and nasal congestion.
Before using Milistan cough pills or topical products, you should carefully read the abstract.It states that the drug cannot be used under the following circumstances:
- hypersensitivity to medication components;
- pregnancy and lactation;
- severe diseases of the blood, liver and kidneys;
- chronic alcoholism.
Means for external use can not be applied to open wounds, burns, and avoid contact with the drug in the eye. You can not use the gel at elevated body temperature, as the thermometer may increase even more. Tablets "Milistan" for children are prohibited up to 12 years. The drug in the form of a suspension is allowed to give after four, but only on prescription.
The manufacturer recommends to use the suspension and tablets inside in accordance with the condition and the individual characteristics of the patient. A single dose of the drug is one capsule. If necessary, the portion can be doubled (once). The drug should not be taken more than seven days continuously. In the absence of a result, consult a doctor for an alternative treatment.
The syrup "Milistan" is used inside two spoons (in the morning and in the evening).Children from 4 to 6 years old should be given a half serving twice a day. The duration of use of the suspension in children is 3-5 days.
The gel is applied externally on the region of the sternum, neck, temples, wings of the nose and back. Children from two years old are recommended to rub twice a day, and adults three times. The duration of the gel should not exceed five days. To enhance the effect, you can apply a warm bandage on the treated area. You should not go out after the procedure.
About the drug "Milistan" instruction tells a lot of important information that every potential consumer should be familiar with before taking this medication. Even if the medicine is prescribed to you by a doctor, do not be too lazy to read the summary in full:
- Anticonvulsants, hypnotics, and certain types of antibiotics may increase the toxic effect of Milistan tablets on the liver.
- You can not drink alcohol in any form during therapy.
- Combination with drugs based on metoclopramide, coumarin, caffeine can enhance or slow down the absorption of Milistan tablets.
- When using large doses of the medication, dyspeptic disorders and malfunctions of the central nervous system are observed. Be sure to consult your doctor if you suddenly feel ill.
- In some patients, the drug provokes adverse reactions: allergies, disruptions in digestion, blood diseases, stimulation of the central nervous system and cardiovascular system, diuresis disorders, hormonal abnormalities.
- Do not use the drug in the form of tablets and suspensions for the treatment of smoker's cough, bronchial asthma.
Analogs of the drug
The drug "Milistan Multisymptomatic" today has no analogues, identical in composition. This medicine is unique. But if necessary, it can still be replaced by other means for treating colds and flu:
- "Grippostad" and so on.
All medicines have a symptomatic effect. They reduce the manifestations of cold and flu symptoms, but have virtually no effect on the cause of the ailment. Means for external use "Milistan" can be replaced by drugs "Doctor Mom", "Viks."
Cough treatments that affect the respiratory center and depress this symptom are used to stop reflex forced expiration of air. Do not use these medicines on their own, as their use is not always justified. It is especially dangerous to give protivokashlevye drugs to children. To the means of this action include:
- “Codelac Neo”;
The need for the use of such funds should be established by a doctor. They are appointed only if a painful cough caused by irritation of the oropharynx, bronchospasm, and not the inflammatory process in the lower respiratory tract. It is forbidden to combine these antitussive drugs with mucolytic and expectorant drugs. With careless and excessive use of withered substitutes, depression of the respiratory function may occur, so it is important not to exceed the dosage prescribed by the doctor. If you nevertheless decided to use antitussive medicines spontaneously and do not wish to see a doctor, then never deviate from the scheme described in the instructions.Please note that most drugs of this type are prohibited for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
To date, pharmacological firms created many different tools to combat cough. To understand exactly which one should be used in your case - consult a doctor. You may be prescribed exactly the drug "Milistan", an analogue or substitute. Reviews say that the described tool is effective, it quickly copes with its task. Paracetamol begins to work within a few minutes after administration. The drug effectively eliminates pain of different origin, as well as relieves fever. The general well-being of the consumer is noticeably improved after 30-50 minutes after ingestion. Also, users say that the use of the drug miraculously eliminated the runny nose, sverbeniya in the nose, sneezing. The drug minimized allergic manifestations. In patients with a dry, annoying cough, this symptom also disappeared. If earlier he did not allow to sleep at night, then with the preparation not only his health improved, but his sleep returned to normal.
Despite all the positive characteristics and promising reviews, it is not recommended to use tablets, suspension or gel "Milistan" for self-treatment. Good health!