Nobody likes to hurt, but it happens to everyone from time to time. In such a situation, it is important to approach treatment with all seriousness and responsibility, so that it passes as quickly as possible, and the disease does not provoke complications.
The main thing is not to get confused by the abundance of chemist's drugs, and to choose the suitable option for yourself. One of the most popular means for treatment of cough is a syrup of Ukrainian production "Pectolvan Ivy".
General characteristics of the drug "Pectolvan". Indications for use
It has long been noted that an excellent expectorant is the usual ivy. "Pectolvan" with an extract of ivy leaves is used to treat cough, as it exerts on the body mucolytic and mukokinetic effect, promotes the excretion of sputum from the respiratory tract and prompt recovery. The drug is not addictive. Its use in combination with other drugs and antibiotics is allowed. In addition, ivy ("Pectolvan") acts as an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent, and also has an antispasmodic effect.
The drug does not affect the reaction speed and mindfulness, so it is allowed for reception by persons who drive vehicles.
The manufacturer of the drug: Ukrainian company "Farmak". It is located at: 63 Frunze Street, Kiev, Ukraine.
The product is available in the form of a light brown syrup. Has a sweet fruit taste and cherry smell.
Shelf life of the closed package is 2 years. After the first opening, the syrup can be used for 3 months (90 days). Keep the medicine in a place inaccessible to children, at a temperature of not more than 25 degrees Celsius. To each package, except for the vial of syrup, an instruction is enclosed with all the necessary information and a measuring spoon.
The drug, which contains ivy ("Pectolvan"), helps to reduce the viscosity of phlegm and contributes to the speedy process of its withdrawal. A syrup is prescribed for the treatment of dry cough in adults and children, as well as for the symptomatic treatment of chronic bronchial diseases that are inflammatory.
Despite the natural composition of the syrup and the content in it of a component such as ivy, "Pectolvan" has some limitations to the application. The drug is contraindicated:
- People with intolerance to fructose or other individual components of the syrup;
- Children under 1 year;
- Pregnant women;
- Mothers during lactation.
Side effects from the application of "Pectolvan"
Side effects from the use of the syrup "Pectolvan Ivy" were not found. Exceptions are only cases of drug overdose, when the daily dose is exceeded more than three times. Then nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, allergic reactions to the skin are possible.
In such cases, you must immediately stop taking the drug and consult a doctor who, based on the symptoms, will be able to pick up the necessary drugs.
"Pectolvan Ivy": instruction
Syrup should be taken according to the instructions that are in each package. Recommended doses of the drug can be easily measured with a special spoon.
The duration of treatment may differ, because it depends on the severity of the disease, but should be at least 7 days. For greater effectiveness, it is advisable to take the drug for 2-3 days after the cough is completely eliminated.
Adults should take 5-7.5 ml of syrup three times a day.
For the treatment of infants (children under 1 year old), it is strictly forbidden to use "Pectolvan Ivy". Instruction for children over 1 year old is as follows:
- From 1 to 6 years - three times a day for 2.5 ml of syrup;
- From 6 to 10 years - three times a day for 5 ml of syrup;
- From 10 years the drug can be taken according to the instructions for adults.
Customer feedback on the use of pectolvan syrup
Cough syrup "Pectolvan" is very popular due to its efficiency and low cost, compared to European counterparts.
In addition to the price, buyers note some more advantages of the drug:
- Pleasant taste and smell;
- Vegetable origin of the preparation;
- The ability to treat both adults and a one-year-old child with the same syrup;
- No side effects after taking the drug;
- Availability of convenient measuring capacity in the package;
- Rapid action of the drug (in many cases, the effect is observed after three days);
- The absence of any dyes and alcohol in the syrup.
Among the minuses in most cases, there is only one: a short period of storage of the drug after opening the package. Therefore, buyers call it "disposable", because until the next cold, the syrup can be unhealthy to use. But to justify this remedy, we can say that this situation is observed with many medicines, and some of them are much more expensive than Pektolvan syrup. Be healthy!