Medicinal preparation "Lugol" (spray): instructions for use
Spray for topical application "Lugol" in itsThe composition contains free iodine, potassium iodide, glycerol and water. And since iodine has an antimicrobial effect, this drug is widely used for infectious and inflammatory lesions of the skin and mucous membranes (chronic tonsillitis, atrophic rhinitis, purulent otitis).
Nevertheless, the drug "Lugol" also has an anti-inflammatory, disinfectant property, so the range of its use is much broader. It is applied both externally, topically, and inside.
In the treatment of myalgia, various wounds and injuries, as well as infectious inflammatory skin lesions, it is applied externally. Spray "Lugol" treats damaged and inflamed skin.
For topical application it is prescribed whentrophic and varicose ulcers, infected, thermal and various chemical burns of I and II degrees. Doctors advise to use "Lugol" (spray) with angina for washing supratonsillar spaces and lacunae. The following treatment regimen is recommended: 4-5 procedures with an interval of 2-3 days. The medicine can be used to irrigate the nasopharynx for 2-3 months, using 2-3 times a week. When treating otitis recommended to instill it or rinse their ear for a month. In surgical practice and with various kinds of burns, the moistened napkin should be applied to the affected surface as needed.
"Lugol" (spray) instruction manualrecommends use in the treatment of tertiary syphilis and atherosclerosis, for ingestion. Doses and regimen are administered individually, depending on the patient's age and indications.
When using a drug of pronounced sideactions on the body is not observed, with the exception of rare manifestations of an allergic nature. With prolonged treatment with the drug, some manifestation of iodine poisoning (rhinitis, urticaria, lacrimation, drooling, acne) is possible. When taking the medicine inside (especially in patients older than 40 years), sometimes there may be increased sweating, tachycardia, sleep disturbance, some nervousness, diarrhea.
With increased sensitivity of the patient tocomponents of the drug "Lugol" (spray) instructions for use advise not to use it. Rarely it is prescribed to women when feeding the baby with the breast, and in pregnancy - is contraindicated for ingestion.
The drug is incompatible with solutionsammonia and essential oils. The presence of blood, pus, fat, alkaline and acidic medium weaken its properties as an antiseptic. And interaction with lithium drugs weakens their strugogenic and hypothyroid effect.
For a long time, doctors have been practicingof the drug "Lugol" (spray) for children. The instruction advises to treat this medicine with children's tonsillitis and other diseases of the mucous pharynx and oral cavity.
Specific taste of the drug "Lugol" atlubricating the throat in children sometimes causes an emetic effect, so the use of the spray greatly simplified the procedure of treatment. As many parents say, the advantage of this medication was the effectiveness of the application, the simplicity of dosage, the economical expenditure and the small price, and the problem of the secondary emetic effect was resolved.
Pros for treating children in this drugThere really is a lot of preparation. But pediatricians insistently warn that "Lugol" (spray), instructions for use about this, too, says, can contribute to the development of laryngospasm during the injection. And it can already cause a breath stop! Therefore, the drug should be treated cautiously, without violating the doctor's instructions and instructions. Pediatricians are advised to treat the neck of the child twice or thrice a day, with a single press of the nebulizer. Before spraying the spray, you must ask the baby to hold his breath for a few seconds.
The medicine can be used for preventionthyroid gland diseases is another advantage of the drug "Lugol" (spray). Instruction for use warns of the presence of contraindications only if the child has increased sensitivity to iodine.
Store the vial with a solution of "Lugol" indark, protected from sunlight, cool place. The drug in its composition contains iodine, and daylight and heat will promote its rapid decay. And, of course, the spray should be protected from children, because their curiosity has no limits.