The antiseptic effect of Strepsils is provided by its combined composition, including a benzene derivative (2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol) and phenol (amylmethacresol). Efficacy against pathogens is determined by the mechanism of action of the two active components of the drug, associated with the coagulation of the proteins of cells infected with microbes and fungi, and the interaction of the drug with lipids of cell membranes.
The following properties of the drug have been confirmed in vitro: activity against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative microorganisms, antifungal and antiviral effects.
A decrease in the intensity of sore throat occurs 5 minutes after the start of resorption of the tablet. In addition, a softening effect on the mucous membrane of the mouth and a decrease in irritation in the throat (including swallowing and speech) are felt. The duration of the analgesic effect is up to 120 minutes, a pronounced analgesic effect occurs after three days of treatment.
Pharmacological action of other active ingredients contained in Strepsils:
honey and lemon: have an additional emollient effect on sore throat;
eucalyptus and menthol essential oils: help reduce nasal congestion;
Vitamin C: has antioxidant activity, the drug helps the body make up for its deficiency.
The metabolism of 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol occurs in the liver, the substance is excreted through the kidneys.
The use of Strepsils is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of sore throat, oral cavity, and larynx in case of infectious and inflammatory diseases: pharyngitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis (including illnesses of a professional nature - in announcers, teachers, workers in the chemical, coal industry, etc.), inflammation of the mucosa oral cavity and gums (gingivitis, thrush, aphthous stomatitis) and hoarseness. Pills with menthol and eucalyptus reduce nasal congestion.
glucose-galactose malabsorption syndrome, fructose intolerance, deficiency of sucrose or isomaltase (with the exception of sugar-free lemon-flavored tablets);
children under 5 years old; tablets with a warming effect up to 6 years;
hypersensitivity to the components of the drug.
With caution, Strepsils should be taken during pregnancy and during breastfeeding.
Honey-lemon-filled tablets are recommended to be used with caution in patients with diabetes mellitus.
The tablets are intended for topical application by placement in the mouth and slow absorption.
Recommended dosage: 1 pc. with an interval of 2-3 hours, but not more than 8 pcs. in 24 hours. The course lasts 3 days.
In the absence of a clinical effect (persistence of symptoms), after three days of treatment with the drug, consult a doctor.
Against the background of short-term use of Strepsils in the recommended doses, the following side effects may develop:
from the digestive system: abdominal pain, nausea, discomfort in the oral cavity in the form of tingling or burning, swelling;
from the immune system: with an unknown frequency - hypersensitivity reactions;
dermatological reactions: skin rash.
In the case of prolonged use of tablets and in the treatment of chronic conditions, other side effects may occur.
Symptoms: nausea and other signs of discomfort from the gastrointestinal tract.
Treatment: symptomatic therapy.
If symptoms of any adverse reactions appear, stop taking the tablets and consult a doctor.
Lemon-flavored Strepsils with lemon flavor is suitable for patients who prefer to stop using sugar due to the presence of diabetes mellitus or for other reasons.
When treating with tablets with honey-lemon flavor, it should be borne in mind that the sugar content in 1 tablet is 2.6 g or 0.22 XE (bread units).
The recommended daily dosage should not be exceeded.
To eliminate the symptoms of the disease, the minimum effective dose of the drug should be used for the shortest possible course.
Strepsils containing maltitol syrup and isomaltose can cause a mild laxative effect.
If symptoms persist, headache or fever occurs, consult a doctor.
According to the instructions, Strepsils does not affect the speed of psychomotor reactions and the concentration of attention of the patient.
Strepsils tablets during pregnancy and lactation should only be prescribed by a doctor if the expected therapeutic effect for the mother, in his opinion, exceeds the potential threat to the fetus or child.
The use of the drug for the treatment of children under 5 years of age, Strepsils tablets with a warming effect up to 6 years is contraindicated.
No clinically significant interaction has been established with the simultaneous administration of other drugs.
The combination of the drug with other antimicrobial agents for topical application is shown.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at temperatures up to 25 ° C.
Shelf life is 3 years.