Codelac - antitussive.
Codelac considered combined antitussives because in its structure is more active ingredients: codeine, grass termopsisa, sodium hydrogencarbonate, licorice root.
Codeine has antitussive central characteristic effect, reduces the excitability of the cough center.
The grass Thermopsis contain alkaloids that stimulate the vomiting and respiratory centers, production and secretion of bronchial glands its removal.
Sodium bicarbonate reduces the viscosity of sputum.
Licorice root is a well known independent herbal remedies for cough, he also strengthens phlegm, relieves spasms.
In general, judging by the reviews of Codelac, the drug effectively eliminates the cough helps to remove phlegm. Effect of the drug develops within 30-60min. after application, yet lasts 2-6 hours.
Release tablets Codelac.
The drug is prescribed to eliminate the cough of different origin, which occurs in diseases of the lungs, the bronchi.
Instructions Codelac: how to use
The drug is taken in tablet 2-3 p / day for several days. Permissible single dose - 50 mg daily - 200 mg.
Patients with impaired renal function is recommended to increase the interval between doses tablets Codelac as codeine in diseases of the kidney to excrete more slowly than usual.
Application Codelac can cause drowsiness, headache, constipation, nausea, vomiting, urticaria, itching of the skin.
Prolonged use of the drug is addictive.
In overdose Codelac observed arrhythmia, atony bladder, vomiting, drowsiness, bradypnea (slowing breathing), nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), bradycardia, pruritus. For the treatment of stomach is washed, the antagonist is administered codeine - a drug Naloxone, if necessary, take measures to restore respiration, cardiovascular activity, atropine.
Codelac of instruction is contraindicated in bronchial asthma, children under 2 years of age, respiratory insufficiency, pregnant women, lactating women, in case of hypersensitivity.
Exclude Codelac combination with alcohol, pentazocine, nalbuphine, buprenorphine, and other centrally acting analgesics, drugs, depressing the nervous system, has a sedative effect, as well as anti-allergy medicines (antihistamines), antipsychotic medications, anxiolytics.
Judging by the reviews of Codelac, Chloramphenicol (antibiotic Chloramphenicol) may increase the effects of codeine, so it is also desirable to take the drug at the same time. Codeine itself in a large number may increase the effects of cardiac glycosides.
Suction codeine is bad enveloping, astringents, adsorbents.