Mucolytic drugs are often used to treat cough in children and adults. They thin the viscous phlegm, making it easier to remove. Most often, this group of funds is prescribed for laryngotracheitis, tracheitis, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia and bronchitis.
Mucolytic drugs include drugs such as Bromhexine, as well as drugs based on ambroxol (Ambrobene, Lazolvan), acetylcysteine (ACC, Fluimucil) and carbocysteine (Fluditec, Mucodin). They come in various forms: syrups, solutions, capsules, tablets and granules. The choice of a specific drug and form of release is carried out by the doctor depending on the patient's age, the severity of the disease and other factors.
If you are prescribed an acetylcysteine medication, dissolve the granules or effervescent tablet in a glass of water and drink the freshly prepared medication. It is important to take the drug within half an hour after a meal, otherwise you will not be able to achieve the expected effect of treatment.
If you are prescribed a drug based on ambroxol, the method of administration will depend on the form of release. Drink the tablets immediately after meals with plenty of water. It is advisable to drink the syrup too, but you need to use it during meals. If you are prescribed a solution, add the required number of drops to milk, tea, water, or juice.
If you are prescribed a drug based on carbocysteine, drink it immediately after meals. Swallow the capsules whole without chewing. Only take the syrup with plenty of liquid.
Take Bromhexine three times a day with both syrup and tablets with water.
Do not use mucolytics at the same time as antitussives. They are incompatible with each other, therefore, the consequences of such a technique can be sad. Stagnation of phlegm in the airways will lead to complications. Antibacterial agents, on the other hand, work very well with mucolytics. They enhance the effect of antibiotics, which promotes a speedy recovery.