The drug belongs to the natural, has an expectorant and anti-inflammatory effect. Bronchicum C cough lozenges have long been used as a complex treatment of acute respiratory viral infections and diseases of the respiratory system. They have their own characteristics, which must be taken into account to obtain the desired result.
According to the instructions, Bronchicum is available in the form of round lozenges for resorption in the oral cavity with a yellowish tinge. The main component is dry thyme extract, its concentration in one lozenge is 0.1 g. Among the excipients, it is worth paying attention to levomenthol, magnesium stearate, povidone, silicon dioxide, sucrose and others. Lollipops have a sweetish flavor, do not contain any flavorings.
Thyme extract, which is part of the composition, obtained by extraction with ethanol, glycerin and ammonia. Due to their multi-component composition, Bronchicum lozenges have a therapeutic effect for colds.
The instructions state that Bronchicum lozenges are used to treat respiratory diseases associated with tickling and sore throat, as well as an unproductive cough. The mucolytic effect is ensured by stimulating the activity of bronchial epithelial cells. Due to this, an expectorant effect appears and sputum better leaves the body.
The instructions for Bronchicum C indicate that lozenges help get rid of the signs of the common cold (due to the action of thyme and levomenthol), have an anti-inflammatory effect, and are effective for any type of cough. The essential oils contained in thyme extract help reduce swelling of the mucous membranes, facilitate breathing and dull coughing attacks.
The instructions for tablets Bronchicum C prescribe the main indications for the use of lozenges:
SARS and flu;
various types of bronchitis;
chronic cough of smokers.
Before use, it is imperative to read the instructions and consult a doctor. Self-medication can lead to deterioration and the development of unpleasant consequences.
The instructions indicate that the cough lozenges Bronchicum C must be absorbed in the oral cavity under the tongue until completely dissolved. Never drink them with water or bite them. It is not necessary to become attached to meals, but it is recommended to observe clear time intervals between meals.
If for some reason one dose was missed, then the next time it is forbidden to take a double. This can lead to side effects.
If during treatment with Bronchicum C lozenges side effects occur or the patient's condition worsens noticeably, the instruction indicates that you need to temporarily stop taking this drug and seek medical help.
Instructions for use of cough lozenges Bronchicum indicate that for adults, 1-2 lozenges are prescribed three times a day. The average duration of therapy is 1-2 weeks. After this time, it is necessary to see a doctor who, if necessary, can extend the therapy.
Despite the fact that this drug consists of natural components, it still has a number of contraindications that must be considered before starting treatment. All of them are spelled out in the instructions for Bronchicum C lollipops:
age of patients up to 6 years;
liver and kidney diseases;
disturbances in the cardiovascular system;
individual intolerance to the components of the drug;
lack of enzymes that break down sucrose;
individual fructose intolerance.
The instructions for the drug indicate that the treatment of patients with diabetes should be carried out under the strict supervision of a doctor (in one lozenge contains 0.07 XE).
As a rule, Bronchicum C lozenges do not cause any side symptoms, in rare cases, the appearance of:
nausea or vomiting
swelling in the mucous membranes of the mouth, pharynx, or face.
This is due to non-compliance with the recommended dose. In this case, the patient is given symptomatic therapy (antihistamines are prescribed) and the stomach is washed.
One of the advantages of lozenges is that they do not cause addiction to the body or withdrawal syndrome, so they can be used with long-term treatment.
The instructions for lozenges indicate that during treatment it is forbidden to take other antitussive drugs. This will lead to excessive sputum formation. This condition is very dangerous, can lead to pulmonary edema.
During cough treatment, you must always adhere to the correct drinking regimen. This will help speed up the healing process.
If unpleasant symptoms do not disappear 3 days after the start of taking Bronchicum lozenges, then you need to consult a doctor who will select a more effective drug.
The instructions for the drug indicate that taking lozenges during pregnancy and lactation when coughing is necessary with extreme caution. This is due to the lack of clinical data on the effect of the components of the drug on the health of mothers and children.
The instructions indicate that Bronchicum plant lozenges are prohibited for children under 6 years of age. This is due to the fact that babies can not dissolve the tablet, and if swallowed, they can choke, and also because the effect of levomenthol and cineole should be exerted locally. The dosage according to age is as follows:
from 6 to 12 years, 1 lozenge 3 times a day;
from 12 years old, the daily dose should not exceed 6 tablets, divided into 3 equal doses.
Bronchicum is available in the form of a syrup, so for children under 6 years of age, it is more advisable to use this particular form of the drug to treat cough. The duration of the course is determined by the doctor individually.
Self-medication can cause serious complications. It is important that the child does not drink any liquid for some time (10-15 minutes) after the tablet is resorbed. This will help absorb the components of the drug and provide a therapeutic effect.
You can buy Bronchicum C without a prescription.