Rengalin - a drug used to treat cough with colds, flu. It has a protective effect on the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract, by increasing the production of mucus. An additional advantage is a mild analgesic effect on the body. Rengalin - instructions for the use of the drug in detail describes the effect of tablets on coughing.
What is Rengaline
The homeopathic remedy Rengalin is used in the presence of acute respiratory viral infections as an expectorant and antitussive drug. Available in two pharmaceutical forms - tablets, syrup. The antitussive effect is achieved due to the effect on the histamine receptors of three antibodies, their active metabolites.
The medicine enters the bloodstream by absorption through the intestinal wall. The pharmacokinetics, bioavailability, elimination half-life, and complete elimination cannot be studied using available methods due to the extremely small doses of the active substance in the drug. It is not possible to detect traces of the drug in body fluids.
The composition of this drug includes a set of three types of antibodies: to morphine, histamine and bradykinin in the amount of 0.006 mg. Excipients of the drug are as follows:
- microcrystalline cellulose fiber;
- magnesium stearate;
- lemon acid;
- sodium cyclamate.
Mechanism of action
The tool reduces the activation of the cough center located on the upper part of the medulla oblongata, inhibits all links of the reflex. It stops the transmission of pain impulses, the release of pain mediators, by partially blocking the pain centers of the brain at the time the reflex occurs, due to which it provides additional analgesia. The effects of the drug are similar to the effects of narcotic analgesics, it does not cause drug dependence and does not completely inhibit the respiratory centers.
The whole process of the drug’s action is gradual, the result of the administration can be noticed several days after the start of the drug administration. The reason for the slow action is due to the low concentration of the active component in the drug and the high resistance of the central nervous system to external influences. If immediate assistance is needed, drugs containing antibodies to opioid substances are used.
Indications for use
The drug is used for acute and chronic respiratory diseases for the treatment of cough. The antibodies that make up the drug effectively fight a debilitating cough and pain. The main indications for use:
- bronchitis and bronchospasm;
- chronic obstructive disease;
- flu and the common cold;
- allergic cough.
In addition to the antitussive effect, it has an anti-inflammatory, decongestion and analgesic effect, which is one of the main advantages and this medicine can be considered as a universal remedy for bacterial and viral infections along with antibiotics and topical antiviral drugs. The main advantage of the drug is the absence of toxic effects on the liver and renal excretory system, due to this many complications can be avoided.
The drug has two forms of release: tablets and syrup. Rengalin cough tablets have a cylindrical shape, the color varies from white to pale yellow, placed in a blister pack of 10 pieces and in a cardboard box. Syrup of slightly viscous consistency is available in containers of dark glass or plastic with a volume of 100 ml with a label of the manufacturer. The appearance of cardboard packaging and labels may vary depending on the region in which it is released.
Instructions for use Rengalin
The daily dose and the regimen for quick and effective treatment are prescribed individually, depending on the stage of the disease, complications, the degree of purification of the drug, and additional drug therapy. If additional drugs of the same group are prescribed at the same time as Rengalin, then the time of taking each of the drugs should be studied.
The release form in the form of tablets is carried out in blisters of 10, 20 or 50 pieces. Adults and children over 12 years of age are prescribed 1-2 tablets orally 3 r / day after a meal. If necessary, the number of doses can be increased to 6 r / day. The tablet should be kept in the mouth until completely resorbed. The duration of treatment depends on the severity of the disease and is regulated individually. Rengalin cough tablets are dispensed from pharmacies without a prescription.
Rengaline is available in the form of a translucent syrup (solution) containing 0.03 mg of the active substance. It is prescribed primarily for the treatment of pediatric patients. The daily and single dose of the drug is selected individually, but should not be less than 20 ml / day. In the absence of special instructions, syrup is used twice a day, morning and evening, after meals.
Instruction for children
Rengalin for children from cough is prescribed to patients older than three years. The use of a syrup preparation is recommended, because the tablets must be dissolved, and young children tend to swallow or chew them immediately, which is why the effectiveness of the drug is reduced several times and the need for additional drugs. Rengalin is recommended for children as the main treatment for the immediate symptoms of SARS.
No specific side effects were observed during the use of the drug. Non-specific include:
- dyspeptic symptoms (nausea, vomiting);
- allergic reactions;
- rash in the form of red spots;
- itching in the axillary and inguinal areas;
- children have fatigue, drowsiness.
Side effects are associated with a negative effect on the body of the individual components of the drug, increased sensitivity to antibodies due to prolonged use and the individual form of susceptibility of the drug. When the negative effects of drug therapy by Rengalin are manifested, the doctor reduces the daily dosage to such a minimum that the therapeutic effect is realized and side effects go away. The nature, severity of side effects depend on the general condition of the body and the presence of chronic diseases.
Rengalin has a short list of contraindications. It is not recommended to take the drug for children under three years of age, for people who suffer from intolerance to the components of the drug, which is manifested by allergic reactions. Contraindications are age-related changes in immunity. Due to the high degree of purification and the use of high-quality ingredients, Rengalin does not have a toxic effect on the organs and systems of the body.
Rengalin tablets and syrup are successfully combined in complex therapy, both with analogues of the drug, and with medicines of other pharmaceutical groups. There were no cases of incompatibility of this drug with any other. The drug does not enhance or weaken the effects of drugs, does not affect their metabolism and excretion of the latter. Rengalin for cough for children goes well with other drugs from this segment, performs a preventive function, allowing you to cleanse the body of viruses.
Rengalin during pregnancy and lactation
No toxic effects of Rengalin on the fetus have been identified. The drug does not affect the course of pregnancy. Negative effects of the drug on the baby during breastfeeding have not been recorded. Rengalin is recommended for use by pregnant and lactating women for drug treatment of respiratory infections or their prevention. The safety of the drug is guaranteed by pharmacists. It should be borne in mind that the occurrence of peculiar side effects, for example, a rash.
The main analogue is the drug Neo-Codion - an antitussive drug that interacts not indirectly with opioid receptors of the peripheral nervous system, thereby reducing the degree of cough reflex. The main active ingredient of Neo-Codion is camphosulfonate, which is an antagonist of the mediator of opioid receptors. The cost of Neo-Codion is approximately two times higher than the average price of Rengalin.
Another analogue of Rengalin is the drug Bronchicum - it is aimed at reducing the strength of the cough reflex, eliminates sore throat, nasopharynx. Its main active ingredients are menthol, thyme extract. Bronchicum is positioned as a phytopreparation that does not cause side effects. The cost does not exceed the price of Rengalin. These drugs are usually prescribed in combination with a strong cough syndrome, their overall effect helps to cope with the disease much faster.
You can find out how much Rengalin costs on the official sites of pharmacies, its average cost is 250 rubles. You can buy a drug in an online store at a lower price than that presented in conventional retail chains. The cough medicine Rengalin is one of the most affordable of its segment. The online store offers the opportunity to order the delivery of the drug to your home at a convenient time using the catalog. You can see reviews on the store in specialized forums.
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