Powders against colds and flu - one of the most popular pharmaceutical goods with the onset of cold weather. With their help, sick of SARS and influenza in the shortest time possible to get rid of the unpleasant symptoms.
Description antiviral powders
The main component in most cold soluble powders - Paracetamol. He has an excellent antipyretic and analgesic properties, also it relieves inflammation in the body.
The recommended dosage of the powder based on paracetamol for an adult is 500 mg. If the patient started treatment on the more severe stage of the disease, the dosage was increased to 750 mg - 1 g per day. The preparation promotes rapid normalization of the general state of, as well as lower temperatures without receiving additional medication.
At the current pharmaceutical market can be found antiviral powders, which do not contain paracetamol. The active ingredient in these acts nimesulide. These drugs include Nimesil and Antigrippin. In addition to the substances, reduce the temperature, they contain:
- vasoconstrictor components (mezaton, phenylephrine), relieving mucosal edema by reducing blood vessels.
- Blockers H1 - histamine receptors, reducing the intensity of allergic symptoms, emerged as a result of virus infection.
The different drugs are different dosages of active substances, that affects the rate of onset of convalescence and eliminates certain range of symptoms. Some drugs are more effective than fighting with fervor, others help to cope with the other signs of SARS.
note! people, suffering from diabetes, should carefully select medications for colds. In many such formulations contain large amounts of sugar.
Powders from the flu and colds, it is desirable to use with the following symptoms:
- elevated temperature;
- the overall weak state;
- sore throat;
- fast fatiguability;
It is worth noting, that cough powders - is part of symptomatic treatment. They have no effect on the cause of the disease, but to help the patient better tolerate it.
The presence of many vitamin C products enhances the immune system, allowing the body to cope with the virus attacks faster. They are prescribed for the flu, SARS and pulmonary bacterial infections. In order to achieve positive results from the treatment of any antiviral drug should be taken in dosages, these instructions, and after consultation with the doctor.
In addition to powders, experts recommend to include the following drugs in the course of therapy:
- Antiviral and immune-boosting drugs (Kagotsyel, Anaferon and their analogues).
- Solutions for gargling, sprays pain (Orasept, Linkas, Rotokan and other).
- Mucolytic drugs, has expectorant effect (Mukalla, Lazolvan, Gerbion).
- vasoconstrictor drops, but not more 1 of the week (Nazol, Noksprey, Naftizin).
- homeopathic remedies (Sinupret, Afluʙin).
Treatment lasts on average from 4 to 6 days. If during this period the patient's state of health has not changed, you will need to re-visit to a doctor in order to avoid the appearance of complications.
Selected powder against colds and flu should be used for 1 sachet three times a day. Content should be mixed with hot water and drinking, until the solution has cooled.
Powders from the flu and colds are contraindicated in such cases:
- diseases of the cardiovascular system and kidneys;
- prostate adenoma;
- ulcers of the digestive tract in severe;
- Individual hypersensitivity to the components.
Some drugs are contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation. Terflu drug and its analogues can not be taken in patients with bronchial asthma
Popular cough powders
One of the most effective against colds powders - Terflu, produced in Switzerland, one of the world leaders in the pharmaceutical corporation Novartis AG. Release the drug in bags, each contains at 11,5 grams. One package submitted 10 bags. Color of powder depends palatant.
Active substances in medicinal Theraflu means act:
- pheniramine maleate;
- phenylephrine hydrochloride
- vitamin C.
The auxiliary components include colorants, flavoring, and sucrose and citric acid.
The action of the drug begins after 10-20 minutes after administration. To prepare the treatment solution a few simple manipulations enough:
- heat up 200 ml of water.
- reveal 1 Terflu bag and pour the powder into a glass of water.
- Stir with a spoon until a homogeneous species.
- Drink immediately after preparation. To improve the taste is allowed to use 1 no. l. Sahara.
Repeat the medication can be through 4 no. The day allowed to eat the powder is not more than 3 times.
Theraflu is contraindicated in the following categories of persons:
- children under the 12 years old;
- women in pregnancy and during breastfeeding;
- patients with hepatic and renal pathologies;
- people, taking antidepressants;
- Patients with diabetes mellitus.
Price is Theraflu 350 – 420 rubles for packaging 10 bags.
No less popular modern drug in powder form for the treatment of symptoms of acute respiratory infection is Coldrex, Made in Spain. It represents the combined drug, possessing analgesic and antipyretic effect. Active substances are koldreks:
- phenylephrine hydrochloride;
- vitamin C.
Due to included phenylephrine hydrochloride formulation eliminates the swelling of the nasal mucosa, facilitating breathing patient. Ascorbic acid has immunostimulatory effects on the organism. Besides, it has an antioxidant effect.
Take Coldrex follows the 1 paketiku of 1 up to 4 times a day. Course duration is 5 days.
The drug was well tolerated by patients, but in rare cases, you experience the following side effects:
- nausea and retching;
- violation of a chair;
- changes in heart rhythm;
- increased blood pressure;
- semiconscious state;
- skin rash;
Coldrex can not be used to treat pregnant women, children up to 12 years old and people over 65 years old.
The price of the drug is in the range 270-330 rubles for packaging 10 bags.
One of the potent powder for colds and flu is Fervex. He permanently eliminates the unpleasant symptoms, including a bad cold, itching and redness of the eye. The country of origin of the drug - France. Release the drug in 4 species:
- with lemon flavor in bags of 5 g;
- lemon with sugar on 13 g;
- Raspberry with sugar on 12,75 g;
- Fervex Children.
Fervex Children differ from adults in order Fervex, that it contains a reduced dose of paracetamol and pheniramine maleate.
Nuance! Preparation Fervex unlike Koldreks has less contraindications, therefore considered safer.
Do not take Fervex in such cases:
- during pregnancy and lactation;
- patients with glaucoma.
People with liver disease and kidney failure to take the medicine should be with caution.
children from 6 to 10 years can be given 2 sachet per day.
children from 10 to 12 years, the recommended dose is 3 sachet per day.
children from 12 to 15 years can be taken 4 sachet per day.
Acceptable dosage for adults is 2-3 sachet per day with breaks in between meals 4 no.
The price of the package in Fervex 8 bags - 350-380 rubles.
Weekes asset Sïmptomaks
Wicks Activity Simptomaks - powder for solution, which is represented with 2 tastes: lemon and blackcurrant. Actives - Paracetamol and phenylephrine hydrochloride. Auxiliaries are ascorbic acid, sucrose, colorants and flavors. Prescribers in order to eliminate the symptoms of colds and flu. Contraindicated Wicks Simptomaks asset in such cases:
- during pregnancy and lactation;
- up to age 18 years old;
- liver and renal function;
- hypersensitivity to the components.
The price of the drug makes Vicks Active Simptomaks 425-450 rubles for packaging 10 bags.
Nimesil - drug, with a strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. The active ingredient in it acts nimesulide. The auxiliary components include:
- lemon acid;
- ketomakrogol 1000;
Prescribe a drug not only to relieve symptoms of influenza or SARS, but when the head, dental or menstrual pain. Also it is used for the treatment of urological, gynecological and vascular pathologies.
To prepare the suspension sufficiently pour the contents of the sachet in a glass of water and mix. The average daily dose - 200 mg. If necessary, your doctor may increase the dosage.
Price of the drug is Nimesil 700 rubles for packaging 30 bags.
Cheap drugs for colds
Many patients are interested in cheaper drugs for the treatment of SARS. These low-cost drugs include:
- asterisk Flew;
The asterisk represents Flu Flu drug known Vietnamese manufacturer Gold Star. His release in the form of sachets of powder for the preparation of hot tea with three different flavors:
Part of the drug Paracetamol helps reduce the temperature, relieve aching muscles and joints, which is inherent in colds. Pheniramine and phenylephrine are involved in the removal of mucosal edema, and ascorbic acid gives the body strength to fight the virus.
Asterisk can be used Flew adults and children over 12 years old. The daily dose is 4 bags.
The drug is contraindicated in such cases:
- kidney failure;
- portal hypertension;
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Price Asterisk Flew - 250-300 rubles.
Maxicold - a crystalline powder for making hot drinks. The active ingredient in it acts paracetamol. It is a potent analgesic, acting on pain centers and thermoregulation. The drug reduces the headaches and soothes sore throat. Also
Assign Maxicold with influenza or SARS, accompanied by fever, chill, headache, runny nose and sore throat.
As with other drugs, Maxicold has a number of contraindications:
- heart disease;
- disorders of the liver or kidney;
- angle-closure glaucoma;
- children up to the age of 12 years old.
The dosage for adults is no more 4 sachets per day, for kids - 3 sachet per day with a break in between meals 6 no.
The price of the package in 5 bags of 150-180 rubles.
Anvimaks is a combined preparation, for the treatment of acute respiratory infections. His release in 6 species:
- with cranberry flavor powder;
- with raspberry flavor powder;
- powder lemon with honey;
- blackcurrant powder;
- with lemon flavor powder;
- capsules 20 pieces per pack.
The active substance acts in Anvimakse paracetamol. Prescribers with influenza type A or SARS, accompanied by headache, muscle pain, fever and chills.
- gastrointestinal bleeding;
- thyroid disease;
- Vitamin K deficiency;
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding;
- up to age 18 years old.
With careful preparation should take people over 60 years old.
Price Anvimaksa - 118-140 rubles for packaging 3 bags.
Antigrippin - combined preparation for the treatment of acute respiratory infections. Active ingredients - paracetamol, vitamin C and chlorophenamine.
The drug is contraindicated in the following persons:
- patients with ulcerative lesions of the gastrointestinal tract in the acute stage;
- people with renal or hepatic insufficiency
- children under 3 years.
Price Antigrippina - 440-470 rubles for packaging 30 bags.