• Place of mucolytics in paediatric practice

Place of mucolytics in paediatric practice

SOVREMENNAYA PEDIATRIYA.2018.5(93):94-98; doi 10.15574/SP.2018.93.94

Rechkina O. O.
Yanovskyi National Institute of Phthisiology and Pulmonology NAMS of Ukraine, Kyiv

The article presents the principles of cough management in children and the requirements to drugs administered in the paediatric practice. The efficiency and safety of acetylcysteine as mucolytic drug are confirmed by the long-term clinical experience and results of numerous researches. Integrated effect on the child's respiratory tract, including mucolytic, muсokinetic, antioxidant and anti&inflammatory effects, allows considering acetylcysteine as one of the promising mucolytic and pneumoprotective agent in the respiratory disease treatment.
Key words: cough, mucolytic drugs, acetylcysteine.

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Article received: Mar 25, 2018. Accepted for publication: Sep 06, 2018.