"Theraflu": reviews, instructions for use, release forms, analogues
Throughout life, a person is repeatedly forced to take various drugs. The most popular are antipyretic and analgesic drugs. Antipyretic Theraflu refers to quick-acting drugs that reduce the temperature and relieve headaches. This article describes the features of the application, analogues of this drug. Reviews of "Theraflu" will also be presented below.
The described drug is available in powder form, placed in sachets of waterproof paper. Its main active ingredients are: paracetamol, chlorphenamine and pseudoephedrine. The drug begins to affect the body after 15-20 minutes after administration. Cheaper analogues do not have this effect. After taking the medication, after a while, the symptoms may return.Paracetamol has an analgesic effect on the body as a whole. It also lowers the temperature and relieves the symptoms of fever. It should be said that the cause of these conditions is not important in this case, paracetamol works in any case.
Pseudoephedrine affects the blood vessels and mucous membranes of the body - relieves swelling and reduces the secretion of mucus in the sinuses and larynx. Thus, after taking the urge to cough, reduced drooling. Chlorphenamine has a pronounced antihistamine effect, reduces sneezing. The drug quickly relieves swelling of the nasopharynx, and the effect lasts for a long time. Reviews of "Theraflu" abound.
There are other forms of the drug - spray tablets. Consider them briefly.
Spray "Teraflu" throat for reviews is very effective. It has analgesic and immunostimulating effects. It helps with sore throat, pharyngitis, laryngitis. The composition contains benzoxonium hydrochloride, which has an antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral effect. In addition, lidocaine enters the spray - eliminates sore throat.
The tablets contain paracetamol, phenylephrine, chlorphenamine. They have antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effects. Adults are prescribed 1-2 tablets every 4-6 hours.
The drug is used for the following diseases:
- flu conditions associated with headache and muscle pain;
- symptomatic treatment of viral infections;
- as part of complex therapy;
- sinusitis, rhinitis and other pathologies of the sinuses;
- migraines and toothache;
- allergies in some of its manifestations.
The list of pathologies is extensive, and the drug is in great demand. Therefore, reviews and analogues "Theraflu" interest many patients.
This drug has a number of contraindications:
- the presence of hypersensitivity to one of the components of the drug;
- pregnancy and breastfeeding;
- children's age up to 12 years.
Patients suffering from any diseases of the kidneys, liver, heart and prostate gland should be prescribed this drug with caution.
Mode of application
The drug is diluted with one glass of hot drinking water (but not boiling water).It is strictly forbidden to dilute the powder with tea, coffee or other beverages. Warm water is poured into a cup and the contents of one sachet are poured into it. Then carefully stirred and taken orally. If the drink is very hot, you can let it cool down and then drink.
Reception is repeated no earlier than four hours. The effect of taking the drug lasts quite a long period of time. Repeat the treatment should only be necessary. For 24 hours a person can take no more than 4 bags. You can take medicine at any time of the day, but the best effect is achieved when taking the drug at bedtime.
On average, the duration of the reception of funds is not more than five days. If within three days there is no improvement, then an urgent need to consult a doctor.
A similar procedure for taking the drug confirms the instructions "Theraflu" and reviews of patients who were treated by him.
Patients who have abnormalities in the liver or Gilbert's syndrome, should reduce the dosage or increase the time interval before re-use of the medicine.In case of severe kidney diseases, there should be a period of at least eight hours between taking the remedies.
Like all drugs, theraflu, judging by the reviews, also has adverse reactions, expressed as:
- shortness of breath;
- anaphylactic shock;
- increased excitability;
- sleep disturbance;
- nausea and vomiting.
When one or more of the above effects appear, it is necessary to cancel the drug and contact a medical institution for advice.
Reviews of the pills "Theraflu" indicate that adverse reactions when taking occur infrequently.
Features of use
This drug is strictly forbidden to combine with the intake of alcoholic beverages. This increases the toxic effects on the liver and can lead to unexpected consequences. Before drinking alcohol or drugs containing it, you should wait until the body components of theraflu are completely removed.
After the application of the described means is not recommended for a certain period of time to drive a car and do important work that requires high concentration of attention. This confirms the "Theraflu" instructions for use. Reviews of this medication, as a rule, are positive.
When taken together with sedatives and ethanol, paracetamol enhances their action. Concurrent use with barbiturates and phenytoins increases the risk of hepatotoxic effects. Prolonged regular use of paracetamol increases the anticoagulant effect of warfarin and other coumarins, and also increases the risk of bleeding. However, its single reception does not have a significant impact. The presence of paracetamol in the body may affect the result of the test for uric acid. "Theraflu" can not be taken in patients who regularly receive MAO inhibitors.
Pseudoephedrine enhances the action of MAO inhibitors and can cause a sharp pressure jump. Therefore, its joint use with symptomatic drugs or tricyclic antidepressants can provoke undesirable reactions of the cardiovascular system.Very high risk of high blood pressure and heart rhythms.
Reviews of "Theraflu"
Patients have a rather controversial and mixed opinion about this drug. The very high cost of the drug scares many off, so they prefer to take cheaper counterparts, the effect of which is somewhat different. Experts say that the active components of the drug are chosen in such a proportion that is most effective for humans. Changing their ratio can give a completely different effect of treatment.
Judging by the reviews, the powder "Theraflu" acts effectively and as soon as possible. There is a rapid relief of breathing, a decrease in fever, the disappearance of headaches and body aches. In addition, patients were noted taste diversity of the drug. It is possible to choose what you like: wild berries, lemon, raspberry, etc.
Doctors' reviews of teraflu are also mostly positive.
On the pharmaceutical market there are a lot of drugs with the same spectrum of action. One of them, for example, "Coldact Flu Plus."It is produced in the form of capsules and is almost identical to "Theraflu" in composition. This drug relieves fever and pain, while doing this rather well. The price of “Coldact” is much lower.
The next analogue to be mentioned is “Antigrippin”. The composition of it is almost the same, and the effectiveness is also completely the same. However, its cost is several times lower.
The drug "Negrinpin" is characterized by a reduced dose of paracetamol, as well as the absence of anti-allergic agents in the composition. I must say that they are not always needed in these medicines. This drug does well in lowering the temperature and removing the headache.
The drug "Lemsip" is also available in powder form and diluted with water. The active ingredient is paracetamol. Its cost is much lower than the original. This medicine also has a large variety of flavors.
It is possible to list all analogs for a long time, and the list will be quite long. However, this is not necessary: all of these drugs one active ingredient - paracetamol. In addition, any antihistamine and some vitamin C may be included.
The cheapest option for such a medicine would be a self-made powder consisting of the same ingredients. In the manufacture of such a composition must strictly observe the ratio of all components. For homemade medicine, you need: 2 capsules of "Paracetamol" 325 mg each, 1 tablet of any antiallergenic drug (Tavegil, Suprastin or Zyrtec), 2 ascorbic acid pills.
If you want, you can add glucose. Paracetamol capsules are opened and poured into a mug, crushed antihistamine pill and mixed them. Ascorbic acid is then powdered and mixed with the previous components. All the ingredients in the cup pour boiling water.
As a result, the composition should be similar to “Theraflu”, but its price will be no more than 10 rubles. You can not grind anything, but just drink all the components in turn. Of course, in this case you will not get a variety of flavors, but also preservatives and flavors, too.