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The advantages of mucoactive phytopreparations for the treatment of bronchitis in children

Modern Pediatrics.Ukraine.2020.3(107): 54-58. doi 10.15574/SP.2020.107.54
Mishchenko O. Ya.
Institute for Advanced Training of Pharmacy Specialists of the National University of Pharmacy, Kharkiv, Ukraine

For citation: Mishchenko OYa. (2020). The advantages of mucoactive phytopreparations for the treatment of bronchitis in children. Modern Pediatrics. Ukraine. 3(107): 5458. doi 10.15574/SP.2020.107.54
Article received: Jan 14, 2020. Accepted for publication: Apr 18, 2020.

Cough relief and removal of bronchial sputum are the main directions of therapy for bronchitis. Weak force of coughing and unformed ability to expectorate can be the preconditions for poor sputum discharge and, as a result, for the risk of «waterlogging» of the lungs. Therefore, in the treatment of acute bronchitis in children, it is necessary to use mucoactive agents which are able not only to dilute the sputum, but also actively stimulate its excretion from the bronchi, have an anti-inflammatory effect and help reduce the inflammation intensity. Such medications include preparations based on common ivy leaves (Hederisfolia) extract. The results of many trials indicate the effectiveness and safety of ivy extract to reduce the coughing symptom, both independently and in combination with other drugs in the complex treatment of respiratory diseases.
The author claims no conflict of interest.
Key words: children, bronchitis, treatment, herbal remedies, ivy leaf extract.

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