In the "Mukaltin" includes sodium bicarbonate and extract, medicinal marshmallow root. Sodium bicarbonate contributes to a more complete and better expectoration of sputum and reduces its viscosity. Marshmallow root extract stimulates easier expectoration of sputum from the tracheobronchial tree. This effect is due to increased secretion of secretion of bronchial glands, thinning of the existing phlegm. Causing mucus becomes less viscous and easier to form leaves during a cough. Marshmallow root also strengthens the epithelium of the bronchial mucosa, making the lungs quickly running out of phlegm. The extract contains mucilage, enveloping the gastric mucosa, thereby preventing irritation of the stomach wall.
"Mukaltin" quite effective both in wet and dry cough. The drug is recommended in such diseases of the respiratory tract, as laryngitis, pharyngitis, bronchial asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, tracheitis, and tracheobronchitis COPD. "Mukaltin" contraindicated for patients who have allergic reactions to components of the drug. Also, the drug should not be taken by people with ulcer disease duodenum and stomach in the acute stage. The drug is relatively safe for pregnant and lactating mothers.
"Mukaltin" should be taken 30-60 minutes before meals. The tablet should dissolve in the mouth until dissolved or dissolve the entire daily dose in 0.5 liters of warm water or sweet tea. Adults and children 12 years of age we recommend taking 1-2 tablets "Mukaltin" three to four times per day. Young patients from 3 to 12 years is assigned to 1 tablet of a drug three times a day with an interval of 4 hours. Kids 1 to 3 years of age give ½ tablet three times a day. Duration of treatment is 10-15 days and is carried out until, until the sputum will not be easy to cough up.
Side effects "Mukaltin" poorly expressed. While taking pills can be allergic reactions as hives and itching, nausea, discomfort in the stomach and vomiting. Mostly the side effects children suffer. The reviews about the drug on the whole positive. According to them, "Mukaltin" quickly translates dry cough is wet and with a wet cough promotes easy expectoration. The maximum effect of treatment is visible with proper dosing and use of the drug.