THE USE OF ACETYLCYSTEINE FOR THE TREATMENT OF RESPIRATORY DISEASES IN YOUNG CHILDREN


O.I. Simonova, O.I. Gorinova

FSBI "Scientific Center of Children's Health", RAMS
Acetylcysteine (AC) is an active mucolytic with direct action type. In pediatric practice, AC can be applied in children of various ages, including young children, in special dosage forms under the strict supervision of a pediatrician. In the case of appointing of AC in younger children, all peculiarities of the development of child's body to avoid deterioration and complications should be taking into account. Abidance by the rules of preparation of this drug provides its clinical efficacy. AC has the SH-group, which gives a number of complex properties with variety of clinical effects: a powerful mucolytic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory effects, etc. AC can be used in combination with other drugs. Administration of AC at the beginning of a respiratory disease is reasonable; AC is not only active antioxidant, but also a drug that rapidly normalizes mucociliary transport, restores the cough reflex and quickly translates dry nonproductive cough into effective expectorating, that shortens the disease for several days.

About the Autors


O.I. Simonova - MD, Head of the Division of Pulmonology and Allergology FSBI SCCH RAMS
O.I. Gorinova - PhD in Medical Sciences, Senior Scientist at the Division of Pulmonology and Allergology FSBI SCCH RAMS


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