"Stoptussin" drops: instructions for use
Colds are not uncommon in the offseason, when there is a sharp cooling. As a rule, they are accompanied by a strong cough. It can be dry, exhausting, painful. In this case, help relieve symptoms that contribute to the removal of sputum and facilitate the health of the patient. Among the many drugs that have a similar effect, there is one that deserves separate consideration. Its name is indicated in the title of the article.
The form in which the combined drug "Stoptussin" is produced is tablets, syrup and drops. They are recommended to be taken with respiratory diseases that are infectious and inflammatory in nature: bronchitis, tracheitis, tracheobronchitis. The drug inhibits the cough reflex, causes expectorant, mucolytic action. The drug includes guaifenesin and butamirate. The first component reduces the viscosity of sputum and makes it easier to discharge. The second - affects the receptors of the bronchi and has a bronchodilator effect.
Methods of taking medication
How to take "Stoptussin" drops, the instruction tells the following. The tool is intended for ingestion. The drug is available in dropper bottles of ten, twenty-five and fifty milliliters. It should be taken after meals three times a day. Pre-drops dissolved in one hundred milliliters of water (juice or tea). Their dosage is related to body weight. The ideal form of the drug for children aged from one to five years is Stoptussin syrup, which is recommended to take half a teaspoon 3 times a day. Since the drug does not suppress the respiratory center, it is suitable for the treatment of children from one year. Tablets are not recommended for children under 12 years. They should be washed down with water and not chewed.
Who is not recommended drug
Consider contraindications. The drug should not be used by pregnant women, especially during the 1st trimester, in subsequent periods it is necessary to take the drug with caution. Who else does not recommend “Stoptussin” drops? The instruction explains that the remedy is contraindicated for young mothers who breast feed babies.If there is hypersensitivity to the components included in the preparation or myasthenia is observed, the use of the drug is also not indicated.
Overdose and special instructions
In case of overdose, the agent may cause vomiting, drowsiness, nausea. These are all signs of intoxication. As a treatment, it is necessary to take activated carbon and carry out gastric lavage. When applying a remedy such as “Stoptussin” drops, the instruction recommends caution. 1 milliliter of the drug contains 300 milligrams of ethanol. Therefore, during treatment can not drink alcohol. The drug may affect movement coordination. It should not be used by people who drive motor vehicles or engage in activities that require a quick response. About the conditions in which it is necessary to store "Stoptussin" drops, the instruction says: you must choose a place protected from light, the temperature must be kept from 10 to 25 degrees Celsius.