The drug "Strepsils": reviews, applications and contraindications
Winter has come, and with it - the season of revelry of variousinfections. Many of us have already suffered the first consequences of cold snap and have recovered from cold diseases. Nasal congestion, sore throat and fever - all these signs accompany respiratory infection. Treatment of diseases of the upper respiratory tract of bacterial nature is often carried out using antimicrobial agents, a striking example of which is "Strepsils."Reviews about this drug can make a conclusion about their popularity among the population of our country.
Among the products under this brand are the following dosage forms:
1. Tablets "Strepsils" for resorption:
- "Softening effect with honey and lemon".
- "With vitamin C and the taste of orange."
- "From a sore throat and stuffy nose with eucalyptus and menthol."
- "With a warming effect."
- Strepsils Plus.
- For children over 5 years.
- Strupils is intense.
2. Spray for throat "Strepsils plus."
All these drugs contribute to alleviating the symptoms of upper respiratory tract diseases and are pleasant to the taste.
Spray and candies "Strepsils", the instruction to whichis shown below, are antiseptic agents, therefore, they should be recommended by the attending physician. Indications for the use of these medicines are:
- stomatitis (aphthous and other types);
- periodontal disease;
- throat diseases of a non-microbial nature (occupational features, smoking, inhalation of mucosal irritants).
Why does my throat ache?
The causes of pain and discomfort in the throat may be viruses or bacteria. The last microorganisms cause diseases of the upper respiratory tract in only 10% of cases.The main reason in the overwhelming majorityis a viral infection. In this case, the use of antibiotics is unreasonable and useless. If the doctor states that the disease has occurred as a result of the activity of bacteria, then antiseptic drugs are shown to the patient in medical activities. Therefore, do not self-diagnose. Take antimicrobials is necessary only according to the prescription of the doctor. What is better to use: the means of the line "Strepsils", analogues or synonyms of this drug, it should be solved by a medical specialist.
How does Strepsils work?
The main active substances of preparationsof the trade mark "Strepsils", the reviews on which are positive, are 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol and amylmetacresol. These substances provide a local antibacterial and fungicidal effect. They are active against a fairly large group of gram-positive and gram-negative microorganisms. Their action is based on the following effects:
- the cell membranes of bacteria are destroyed;
- dehydration of microorganism cells occurs.
As a result of these actions, the bacteria die. These active substances are highly effective against streptococci, diplococci, staphylococci, microorganisms of the genus Aerobacter, Klebsiella, Proteus. Excellent copes "Strepsils", the application of which is quite simple, and with fungi such as Candida. This quality is very important when a fungal infection joins the bacterial.
Candies "Strepsils" are on the market of pharmaceuticals in nine types.In each of them the active substances are2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol at a concentration of 1.2 mg and amylmethacresol, whose content in the preparation is 0.6 mg, is supplemented with various components to alleviate certain symptoms.
"Strepsils Original" is athe classical form of the drug. Along with the main active ingredients, lollipops include essential oils of peppermint and anise. These auxiliary components contribute to softening the mucous membrane of the mouth and throat by stimulating the salivary glands. In addition to this effect, essential oils provoke local flushing of the tissues, which promotes more intensive blood circulation. All these effects help the body to cope faster with the disease.
With vitamin C
In this preparation the main active substances are supplemented with vitamin C, which is considered a highly effective immunomodulator.Also vitamin C reduces capillarypermeability, fights inflammation and allergic manifestations. As a result, the intensity of synthesizing prostaglandins decreases, the swelling decreases, and the patient's condition is facilitated. This drug "Strepsils" reviews are positive. It is very popular for the treatment of throat diseases. Its composition is enriched with essential oils of anise and orange, which soften the mucous and tone the human body.
Menthol and eucalyptus
The combination of 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol,amylmetacresol with menthol and essential oil of eucalyptus has a good antibacterial, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, small expectorant effect. This drug perfectly helps with nasal obstruction. Essential oils of eucalyptus and menthol affect the vessels, and they narrow.Thus, the swelling of the nasal mucosa subsides, breathing is restored, the condition improves.
Lemon and herbs
This drug "Strepsils" reviews has excellentfrom similar drugs. This is understandable in that the composition of this pharmaceutical product is devoid of sugar. Thus, "Strepsils with lemon and herbs" can be safely applied to diabetics and those who limit the use of glucose. A special advantage of the drug is that it does not contribute to the development of caries. Essential oil of rosemary helps to facilitate breathing and strengthens the immune system.
Lemon and honey
The combination of lemon and honey is a good traditionin the treatment of colds. That is why this combination of funds entered the product "Strepsils". Contraindications to bee products may become a serious prerequisite for the refusal to use these antiseptic candies.
Due to the combination of amylmetacresol,2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol with honey, essential oils of lemon and peppermint, this preparation "Strepsils" produces anti-inflammatory, softening and bactericidal effect.Also, these lozenges for absorption promote the establishment of metabolic processes, increase resistance to infections and stimulate the body to cleanse toxins.
"Strepsils with a warming effect", in addition tothe main active ingredients, has in its composition tartaric acid, plum, creamy and ginger flavors. All these components contribute to the elimination of bacterial infection. Also in the composition of the medicine is a component with a warming effect, which helps to relieve the pain in the throat.
In the product line of this brand is availableposition "Strepsils Plus", the instruction to which depends on the form of the facility. Medicines that are released in the form of candies and spray, show high efficiency in the treatment of infectious diseases of the mouth and throat. The composition of these drugs in addition to 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol and amylmetacresol includes lidocaine, as well as essential oils of anise, peppermint and levomenthol.
Lollipops are the standard form of thistrademark, but "Strepsils" spray, the use of which is prescribed for the same symptoms, is a completely different form. In addition to antiseptic, vasoconstrictive and locally irritating action, it has an anesthetic effect due to the anesthetic of lidocaine. Thanks to this medication, you can eliminate significant unpleasant sensations in the throat. However, care should be taken when using a tool such as Strepsils Spray. Reviews of this drug allow us to conclude that this pharmaceutical product can cause an allergic reaction to components, as well as numbness of the oral cavity and larynx as a result of exposure to lidocaine.
Despite the fact that the drug is local, andits active substances practically do not penetrate into the bloodstream, it is necessary in some cases with special caution to take the drug Strepsils. Contraindications to this pharmaceutical product are as follows:
- presence of sensitivity to any component included in the composition;
- children up to 6 (and "Strepsils plus" to 12) years are also contraindicated all of the above means.
With particular caution, thismedicine for pregnant and lactating women. It should be consulted with the attending physician about the acceptability of the drug Strepsils, which assesses each situation individually.
Lollipops of all the above types should be resorbed for 1 piece in 2-3 hours. It is very important to comply with the dosage: a day allowed to consume no more than 8 tablets.
Spray "Strepsils" is used to irrigate the area with inflammation by double pressing the dosing head of the vial.The procedure can be repeated after 3 hours, but no more than 6 times a day. The duration of treatment with this drug for more than 5 days should be agreed with the doctor.
Due to the fact that children under the age of 12 also needin effective local medicine for diseases of the mouth and throat, Reckitt Benckiser created a special drug "Strepsils for children". The active components in it are the same as in all other candies, and in the same concentration, but does not contain sugar and essential oils. This means that the pills do not contribute to the development of caries and minimize the risk of an allergic reaction. The taste of a lemon or strawberry will please any child and make the treatment pleasant.
A special case
Absolutely excellent product from other productsof this trademark is "Strepsils Intensive", reviews of which allow us to draw conclusions about the effectiveness of this drug. Its peculiarity is that, as the main active substance, it uses flurbiprofen in a concentration of 8.75 mg. This component is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and reduces the intensity of prostaglandin production. The effect of the drug comes already after 15 minutes after its administration and lasts about 3 hours. The medicine eliminates inflammation and relieves pain in case of infectious and viral lesions, as well as with occupational diseases of the oropharynx and cough of the smoker.
Due to the fact that "Struppils Intensive", reviews aboutwhich speak of its popularity in our country, does not contain antibacterial components and does not possess an antiseptic effect, it has a wider range of contraindications, among which:
- stomach and duodenal ulcer;
- pregnancy and lactation;
- children under 12 years.
Among the many drugs aimed at,to relieve the suffering of a person with a sick goal, there is not only a line of "Strepsils" means. Analogues of these pharmaceutical products are also able to cope with oropharyngeal ailments. To such preparations it is possible to carry:
- Spray and solution "Angilex".
- Tablets for resorption «Neo-angin».
- Spray Ingalipt.
- Tincture of sage.
- "Teraflju LAR" - tablets and a spray for a throat.
- "Throat for children", etc.
Which of the drugs will suit your particular situation should your doctor decide.