Pertussin for children: cough medicine, time-tested
Despite the fact that pharmacy chains offer a huge choice of various means for coughing for children, many parents and doctors still prefer the syrup Pertussin, known since the middle of the last century. The drug improves the separation of sputum and reduces the excitability of the cough center in the cerebral cortex, not inferior to the effectiveness of new medications. In addition, in his favor, and the affordable price.
Pertussin is a combined medicinal product that contains both natural and synthetic components. It is produced in the form of a liquid-colored syrup of dark brown color, which has a sweet taste and a pronounced herbal aroma.
The therapeutic effect is achieved due to the action of active substances – extract of thyme (thyme) and potassium bromide. As auxiliary components are:
- ethyl alcohol (80%);
- sugar syrup;
- distilled water.
Pertussin is a combined vegetative-synthetic agent with expectorant action
In sweet syrup, thyme extract helps to thin the mucus in the upper parts of the respiratory tract and stimulates the activity of the cilia of the bronchial epithelium, which causes active mucus removal and bronchial cleansing. The plant component also has a slight analgesic effect.