Chest elixir is a drug that stimulates the motor function of the respiratory tract, used in the treatment of diseases of the respiratory tract (mainly infectious-inflammatory), which are accompanied by a cough with a difficult secretion.
Release form and composition
The chest elixir is produced in the form of a brown liquid with the smell of anise and ammonia, the active substances of which are: anise oil, thick licorice extract, concentrated ammonia solution.
Ethyl alcohol and purified water were used as excipients in the elixir.
The drug is available in 25 ml orange glass bottles.
Indications for use
According to the instructions, chest elixir is used as an expectorant for:
According to the instructions, Chest elixir can not be used for:
- The presence of a patient individual intolerance to the components of the drug;
- Bronchial asthma;
- Exacerbation of peptic ulcer disease;
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Chest elixir carefully prescribed for:
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Brain diseases;
- 3 liver abnormalities;
And also in childhood.
Dosing and Administration
The chest elixir is intended for oral administration. It is taken in 20-40 drops 4 times a day, previously diluting the elixir in a small amount of water.
In childhood, the drug is prescribed to receive in such a quantity of drops, how old a child is.
The duration of treatment with this drug is 7-10 days. Possible increase in the duration of the course of treatment on the recommendation of a doctor.
With the use of a chest elixir, side effects may develop in the form of allergic reactions or diarrhea.
When applying the Chest elixir, it should be borne in mind that:
- The drug contains 90% ethyl alcohol. One drop of the elixir contains the absolute amount of ethanol equal to 0.0075 g. The maximum single dose for adults contains up to 0.3 g of ethyl alcohol, the maximum daily dose is up to 1.2 g;
- The drug, if necessary, can be taken simultaneously with other drugs, including antibiotics, in addition to antitussives, since this leads to difficulty in coughing up of liquefied sputum;
- During treatment, care should be taken when performing work associated with the management of complex mechanisms that require psychomotor speed and increased concentration of attention;
- With prolonged use of the drug in excess of the recommended dosages, overdose symptoms may develop in the form of increased blood pressure, hypokalemia, and peripheral edema. Symptomatic treatment is used in such situations.
This drug has no structural analogues.
Terms and conditions of storage
Chest elixir stored at a temperature of not more than 25 ° in places with limited access of children no more than three years.