The main groups of drugs used to treat coughs are expectorants, mucolytics
agents for chronic bronchitis (Cochrane Review).
Action: Supports digestion, expels worms, decongestant, anti-infectious, antibacterial, antifungal, mucolytic
, stimulant, hypertensive, cardiotonic, anticarcinogenic, stimulates gallbladder, pain-relieving, expectorant, and anti-inflammatory for the intestinal and urinary tract.
She also reported persistent cough for 1 year, which was treated with mucolytic
and antimicrobial drugs by her family physician.
It increases secretion and is considered mucolytic
and expectorant providing liquefication of bronchial secretion and quick removal of bronchial mucous.
Selective growth of mucolytic
bacteria including Clostridium perfringens in a neonatal piglet model of total parenteral nutrition.
On comparison of the mucolytic
effect of placebo versus test drug the efficacy of placebo was non significant while the efficacy of the test drug was highly significant.
An alternative, now more difficult to obtain option, is the judicious use of an eye drop that contains a mucus dispersing agent, a mucolytic
1%), the mucolytic
properties of which convert the viscid, gel form of sputum to a liquid phase.
NAC has been used in conventional medicine for more than 30 years, primarily as a mucolytic
(mucous-thinner) inhaled to manage conditions such as cystic fibrosis, in which mucous is abnormally thick and tenacious.
Bromhexine is a mucolytic
agent used in the treatment of respiratory disorders associated with viscid or excessive mucus.
Louis, MO, USA) was used as a mucolytic
agent, and airway cells were cyto-centrifuged (Cytospin; Shandon Scientific, Techgen, Zellik, Belgium) onto glass slides and stained with Diff-Quick (Medion Diagnostics, Dudingen, Germany).