Cough syrup: instructions for use for children and adults
Lacquerine (licorice) syrup: how to use it?
Laquerine rhizomes contain bioactive ingredients that have strong therapeutic properties.
Medicinal plant-based mixtures are used as a secretomotor (expectorant), anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, wound healing and immunostimulating agent.
Instructions for use of licorice cough syrup contains information on the specifics of taking the drug in children and adults with respiratory diseases.
What's inside the bottle
The over-the-counter expectorant with licorice is available in plastic and glass bottles of 100-200 ml each
If you start using licorice from the first days of illness, cough pills may not be needed.
However, the final decision on whether or not a licorice root is needed in each case, and when to prescribe one, can only be made by the attending physician.
Sweet root rarely causes side effects, so it is used in pediatrics to eliminate productive (wet) coughing in children. The syrup contains:
- Laquorice rhizome extract;
- 90% ethanol;
- confectionery sugar;
- pure water.
Lolodka contains more than 20 bioactive substances that have pronounced therapeutic properties:
- essential oils;
- tanning agents;
- Apple acid;
- steroidal compounds;
- dioxyantaric acid;
- citric acid;
- fatty acids.
The complex of organic substances provides the drug with antiseptic action. Licorice syrup inhibits the growth of viruses, bacteria, Candida fungus and other pathogens. Steroid compounds are similar in composition to adrenal hormones. They have anti-inflammatory properties, so they quickly eliminate respiratory lesions.
To ensure that the bioactive components of licorice retain their therapeutic properties for a long time, the syrup is released in darkened bottles. In addition, preservatives are added to the liquid:
- lemon acid;
- alcohol, etc.
To the most famous domestic producers of syrup include:
- Flora Kavkaza;
- TK Farm Aktobe;
- Omsk factory;
TK Farm Aktobe;
The cost of licorice from coughing depends on the manufacturer and averages 25-60 rubles.
What kind of cough is a medicine prescribed
Before using a cough syrup, its therapeutic properties must be determined. These are the effects that can be observed when taking medicines on a regular basis:
- strengthening immune protection;
- reducing respiratory inflammation;
- sputum liquefaction;
- elimination of spasms in the smooth respiratory muscles;
- increase cough productivity;
- elimination of burning and throat perforation.
How to use the licorice extract correctly depends on the age of the patient and the form of respiratory disease.
This cough pill is recommended for adults and adolescents, and the syrup for children. The indications for prescribing the medicine are
- acute bronchitis;
- vigorating bronchitis;
- bronchoectathic disease;
- pulmonary inflammation;
In wet coughing, licorice speeds up the removal of viscous secretions from the bronchi, lungs, throat. In the treatment of colds syrup has a secretomotor effect on ENT organs. By increasing the amount of water in the mucus, its density is reduced. Therefore, the licorice root in dry coughing provides sputum expectoration.
Spazmolytic, expectorant and anti-inflammatory agent is taken orally in the treatment of infectious and inflammatory diseases of the respiratory system. To stimulate the production of sputum in the bronchi and purification of ENT-organs from toxins syrup prescribe coughing smoker.
Properties and uses
The expectorant for unproductive and wet cough is recommended to be taken together with mucolytics and other cold remedies. Syrup with licorice extracts drink after a meal at least 3 times a day at aggravation of respiratory diseases. Duration of therapy is determined by the doctor taking into account the nature of the cough, the severity of inflammation of ENT-organs.
Lottery syrup for children from cough is prescribed for liquefaction and excretion of sputum from the bronchi and lungs. Pediatricians do not advise to give medication to patients under 1 year old, which is associated with the lack of development of smooth muscles of the respiratory tract and the inability to effectively expectorate mucus.
How to take licorice syrup in adult coughing
While using licorice extract drugs in asthma, constant monitoring of patients is required. In mild cases, treatment is provided at home without medical supervision.
Instruction for use by adults:
- disposable dose – 1 tbsp (15 ml);
- frequency of administration – not more than 4 times a day;
- duration of treatment – 7-10 days.
After the recommendation of the attending physician, the therapy course is extended up to 15 days. The drug is taken only after a meal to prevent irritation of the stomach mucosa.
Lettle is contraindicated during pregnancy, as it affects the concentration of estrogen (sex hormones) in the female body. Hormone imbalance is fraught with fetal pathology, spontaneous abortion, or preterm birth.
In dry coughing, expectorants are not combined with coughing agents. Licorice components stimulate the work of the glands in the bronchi, which increases the amount of sputum in the respiratory tract. When coughing is suppressed with cough medicines, it accumulates in the lungs, which is fraught with pneumonia.
How to drink licorice syrup when coughing a child depends on their age and the nature of their illness. The liquid contains ethyl alcohol, so it is necessary to strictly observe the dosage when treating coughs. Children under one year of age are not prescribed syrup due to the risk of sputum accumulation in bronchi.
The scheme of taking medication by children:
- 2 years – 2 drops per 15 ml of boiled water twice a day;
- 3-11 years – ½ hours. l. for 50 ml of boiled water three times a day;
- 12 years – 5 ml (1 tsp. l.) for 100 ml of boiled water three times a day.
K package with the preparation is enclosed with a measuring spoon for 2.5-5 ml. It is used to measure the required amount of the syrup for 1 reception.
The growth is allergenic, so it is necessary to give children the drug with its content with caution.
The baby is not given mucolytic and expectorant preparations with licorice. Instructions for use for children 3 years of age recommend using the drug for wet coughing for 1-1.5 weeks. The syrup is drunk undiluted after meals.
Recoveries and possible undesirable consequences
To understand the benefits and harms of taking licorice expectorant, possible side effects should be considered. In compliance with the recommended dosage, the drug has a pronounced anti-inflammatory and sputum-reducing effect. But when you take a cough medicine for a long time, sometimes unwanted reactions occur:
- Blood pressure rise;
- skin rash;
- chair violation;
- pains in the epigastric region;
- Muscular weakness.
Outburning preparations for children with licorice are taken no more than 10 consecutive days. Syrup abuse is fraught with hypokalemic myopathy, a dystrophy of muscle tissue caused by low potassium content. If there are any side effects, you should refuse treatment and contact a specialist.
The drug contains ethyl alcohol, which enhances or weakens the effect of other drugs. That's why they don't combine syrup with:
- antiarrhythmic medicines;
- cardiac glycosides;
- thiazid diuretics;
Before coughing with licorice, make sure there are no direct contraindications:
- diabetes mellitus;
- hypersensitivity to licorice;
- alcohol dependence;
- liver cirrhosis;
- Liver failure;
- Hypertensive disease;
- Potassium deficiency;
- Being and lactation.
Caution is exercised when drinking licorice syrup in case of organic heart muscle damage. The ethyl alcohol it contains dilates blood vessels, which increases the load on the heart. Pericarditis and myocarditis are not recommended.
How to prepare a homemade licorice root medicine
Home decoctions, infusions and licorice infusions are as effective as pharmacies. Self-prepared remedy is used to fight against unproductive and wet coughs in the upper and lower parts of the respiratory system.
Syrup can easily be made by yourself, as all ingredients are available at any pharmacy. A homemade drug is covered by the same rules for use and storage as a factory-made drug.
K the most effective expectorants include infusion, which is prepared according to the following recipe:
- licorice root is washed and ground on a grater,
- dried raw material is poured with vodka or alcohol in proportion 1:5;
- with a spastic cough, drink 30-40 drops three times a day for a week.
To understand if the licorice root helps from coughing, it should be taken systematically for at least 5 days. If during this period of time it improves, the treatment is prolonged for another 2-5 days.
Not less pronounced expectorant properties has decoction from licorice. To ease the painful cough, you have to:
- place 10 g of shredded rhizome in an enameled pot;
- pour 200-250 ml of hot water;
- steam the product for at least 25 minutes;
- tide and strain through gauze folded into 4 layers;
- drink 30 ml of decoction for half an hour before a meal no more than 4 times a day.
Before brewing licorice root, make sure that there is no allergy to the components it contains. For this purpose, a small amount of freshly squeezed juice is applied to the wrist. If within 1-2 hours itching and redness do not appear, proceed to the preparation of broth from coughing.
To cope with coughing attacks in bronchitis, it is recommended to take liquorice infusion. For its preparation, you buy filter bags at a pharmacy or use dried and crushed licorice root. The recipe for cough infusion is very simple:
- 3 bag is placed in a pot and poured 250 ml of steep boiling water;
- cover and leave for 25-30 minutes;
- cooled infusion take 1/3 cups no more than 3 times a day.
In the treatment of excruciating coughing in children, the dose of licorice or infusion is determined by age:
- 3-5 years – 1-2 hours each. three times a day;
- 6-8 years old – 1 tbsp. 4 times a day;
- 9-12 years old – 2 tbsp. 3 times a day.
Little children often refuse to take cough medicine. To make the expectorant pleasant to the taste, you can prepare homemade syrup:
- 5 g crushed licorice root pour 100 ml of sugar syrup;
- add 2-3 tbsp. vodka;
- for 3-5 days syrup stored in the refrigerator;
- for colds take 10 ml of the product diluted in 1 tbsp. tea.
Any medicine with licorice can not be drunk for more than 10 days. Abuse is fraught with abnormal adrenal function, weakened libido and gynecomastia in men. In case of a long reception of water extracts of licorice, the water-electrolyte balance is disturbed and the arterial pressure is increased. Therefore, before taking pharmacies and homemade drugs, you should consult your doctor in advance.
Chinese cough syrup. Instructions for use in children and adults
Sirupus radicis Glycyrrhizae is a vegetable flourolytic containing naked licorice root (folk name – licorice root) in the form of an extract. Licorice syrup, according to the instructions for use is recommended for use in inflammatory processes of the respiratory organs, which are accompanied by the formation of viscous sputum.
Treatment properties are due to the main biologically active compounds of licorice root:
- calcium and potassium salts of glycerrizine acid;
- Flavonoids – liquidicin, rutin, liquiditygenin, astralgin (27 different flavonoids), ascorbic acid;
Has an antimicrobial action – inhibits the growth of Candida albicans, Trichophyton gypseum and Microsporum lanosum.
Has an expectorant and enveloping effect, soothes cough. It has antispasmodic, diuretic and choleretic properties. Knowing the specifics of the raw materials used in the production process, you can understand what the syrup helps you with and how to use it.
- Lold root in pure form and as a part of collections of medicinal plants;
- Syrup of licorice root 250mg/5 ml by 100g in bottles.
Composition and organoleptic properties
100 g syrup:
- Dry licorice root extract – ((4,0-5,0):1) 8% – 4.4 g;
- Sugar syrup – 86.0;
- distilled water and ethyl alcohol 96% up to 100.0
5 ml of syrup is converted to 18β-glycyrrhizic acid:
Dry licorice root extract – ((4,0-5,0):1) in terms of 18β-glycyrrhizic acid is 8% – 250 mg.
This is a dense, brown, viscous liquid, sweet to taste, with a specific smell.
The healing effect
The expectorant effect is due to the content of glycyrrhizine, which increases the activity of the ciliated epithelium of the bronchi and trachea and increases the secretion of the upper respiratory tract mucous membranes. This effect is enhanced by the foaming properties of saponins. Sputum liquefaction occurs, sputtering is facilitated;
Spazmolytic effect due to the action of flavonoid glycosides on the smooth muscles of the respiratory system;
Spazmolytic effect on the smooth muscles of the respiratory system;
Corticosteroid action (anti-inflammatory) similar to that of cortisone, which is due to the stimulating effect of glycyrrhizic acid on the adrenal cortex.
Instruction on the use of licorice root syrup prescribes a technique in the following cases:
- Bronchitis in acute and chronic form;
- Atelectasis when corking bronchi from mucous secretions;
- Asthma bronchial;
- Bronchial analysis before and after surgery.
Applied from cough as part of the combined therapy of respiratory diseases of infectious and inflammatory nature, accompanied by the formation of thick secretion and difficulty in its withdrawal.
People's medicine uses licorice syrup to cleanse the lymph for long-term infectious diseases and metabolic disorders. This method is described in the ancient treatises of Ayurveda, it was used in a complex of measures to cleanse the body from slaggedness.
- When cleaning, it is necessary to consider the contraindications:
- Lactation period;
- Heart failure, hypertension;
- Hyper-secretion of the adrenal glands
- Chronic diseases in severe and acute condition
Who is contraindicated in the use of syrup
The use of licorice syrup is contraindicated in hypersensitivity to any of the components of the syrup.
- Kidney and liver dysfunction;
- Arterial hypertension (high blood pressure);
- Heavy obesity;
- Exaceration of gastritis, duodenal ulcers and stomach.
Lottery syrup: Instructions for use in children and adults
Child cough syrup is prescribed orally 3-4 times a day (without dilution) after a meal, drinking plenty of warm water or tea.
Dose at 1 inch:
- Children aged 1 to 3 years – 1/2 dispensing spoon (2.5 ml);
- Children aged 3 years – 1 dispensing spoon (5 ml);
- Children from 7 to 9 years old – 5-7.5 ml (1/2 spoons);
- Children from 9 to 12 years old – 7.5-10 ml;
- Children from 12 years old and adults – 15 ml (3 dosing spoons).
Instruction on the use of licorice syrup recommends taking the syrup for 10 days. In some cases, the duration of use can be increased upon the recommendation of the attending physician individually for each patient according to the nature, degree of severity and peculiarities of the disease course.
The drug administration is stopped when the stable therapeutic effect is achieved. The regimen can be modified by a physician to take into account the individual tolerability of the components of the drug.
For the correct dosing of the drug, each package contains a measuring spoon, which can be measured in 5 ml or 2.5 ml. If there is no measuring spoon, you can use ordinary spoons: Tea Spoon – 5 ml, Dessert Spoon – 10 ml, Canteen – 15 ml.
Maybe side effects
Side effects of the drug can be expressed in the following form:
- In case of individual sensitivity to the drug components, allergic reactions are possible – swelling, skin hyperemia, itching, mild rash;
- Prolonged use can lead to disturbed water-electrolyte balance – swelling, hypokalemia
- Sometimes the blood pressure increases, myoglobinuria and myopathy can occur. Overdose may cause an increase in adverse events.
Problems of use in pregnancy and HB
Pregnancy is contraindicated due to the ability of licorice to raise blood estrogen levels and change hormone balance.
Breast-feeding is not recommended. If it's necessary, the feeding is stopped for the whole period of treatment.
Inapproved combinations with other drugs
- Heart glycosides, antiarrhythmic drugs in combination with licorice syrup can lead to the development of hypokalemia.
- Products that in combination with licorice may cause hypokalemia (adrenocorticosteroids, some diuretics, laxatives) in combination with licorice may cause electrolyte imbalances.
Answers to frequently asked questions
In the case of a dry cough. Increases the secretory activity of the mucous membrane, activates the activity of the epithelium of the trachea and bronchi, reduces spasm, promotes liquefaction and excretion of sputum, disinfects mucous membrane damage, which may be the result of dry coughing.
- How many days does the child drink?
The duration of the appointment for children and adults is 10 days. If further use is necessary, consult your doctor.
- How to take licorice syrup when coughing to an adult?
This cough syrup for adults and children from 12 years of age is taken 2-3 times a day for 15 ml (3 measuring spoons)
- How should I clean the lymphoma with licorice syrup?
Lymphosystem cleaning with licorice syrup in combination with sorbents is carried out in two stages:
- 1 tablespoon of licorice syrup is diluted in 1 cup of hot (not boiled!) water and is taken on an empty stomach. As a result of the action of licorice components, lymphatic liquefaction and removal of toxins that accumulate in the intestine, where there are multiple lymph nodes,
- 1-2 tablespoons of enterosgel (or other sorbent) to remove the accumulated toxins.
Feeding should be no sooner than 1.5-2 hours after the cleaning procedure.
Purification course – 2 weeks
- From what age can I give to children?
Instruction on the use of licorice syrup for coughing recommends the use of the drug, starting from 1 year. Children under 1 year of age are not prescribed the drug.
Licorice syrup, which has long been used in pediatric and adult practice, has earned the trust of pediatricians and mothers, and has proven its effectiveness in the treatment of respiratory diseases in adult patients.
Multitude of positive reviews and reasonable prices allow it to be widely used for the treatment of respiratory diseases.
Land licorice syrup instructions, which are included in each package, describes the dosage, the multiplicity of applications and few side effects. Adherence to prescribed dosages and adherence to doctor's recommendations will help avoid negative reactions and speed patient recovery.
Child licorice root syrup: instructions for use and feedback
No one secret that kids get sick a lot. This is especially true for children who went to kindergarten or school, which is not only a storehouse of knowledge, but also a breeding ground for bacillus. Very often, any respiratory aches, even if not too “serious”, are accompanied by a dry cough, which is unpleasant to the baby and nervous for vigilant parents.
Then the question of choosing an anticouple agent that can solve the problem. However, given the target audience, it is important that such a tool is as effective but safe as possible. It wouldn't hurt if it wasn't worth the extravagant money. All these criteria are met by a domestic product made of naked licorice.
Itak, what is this plant, why are the drugs based on it so effective? How to give licorice syrup to children from coughing when it is justified, and when it can do harm, not good? What do other parents think about this medicine? Now we're gonna find out all about this medicine.
Form of release
Find licorice root syrup in any pharmacy. It's an over-the-counter drug, so it won't be difficult to buy it. However, it is still worthwhile to consult a pediatrician before making such a decision.
Syrup is released in dark glass bottles of 100 milliliters in volume. Some manufacturers put a measuring spoon in the package.
However, in any case, the vial is accompanied by detailed instructions for use, which should be read prior to use.
The main ingredient of this medicine is naked licorice root extract. The extract itself contains a huge amount of useful substances:
- organic acids that activate metabolic processes and have a tonic effect on the whole body (amber, apple, wine, lemon, fumaric);
- essential oils that help to separate sputum from the bronchial mucous membrane;
- steroids that ensure the correct synthesis of hormones in the body;
- bioflavonoids that regulate the activity of many enzymatic processes in the body (campferol, apigenin, quercetin);
- alkaloids that have a healing effect on the lungs by regulating the tone of the microcapillaries;
- carbohydrates, which are a source of energy (fructose, maltose, sucrose, glucose);
- fatty acids, which provide energy to weak cells when necessary;
- resins and tannins, which are responsible for the elasticity and resistance of cell membranes to negative effects;
- cumarines that can work as anticoagulants of indirect action (several liquefy the blood, thus improving its circulation in especially small vessels);
- glycyrrhizic acid, salicylic acid and ferrule acid, which contribute to the rapid regeneration of cells and tissues within the body.
Besides the main active ingredient, cough syrup contains sugar syrup, ethyl alcohol, water. These ingredients provide the drug form of the drug and are also preservatives of some kind, thanks to which the drug has a shelf life