Opening syrup: what it is for and how to take it

Abrilar is a natural expectorant syrup produced from the Hedera helix plant , which helps to eliminate secretions in cases of productive cough, as well as improving respiratory capacity, since it also has bronchodilator action, reducing symptoms of shortness of breath.

Thus, this medication can be used to complement the treatment of symptoms of respiratory diseases such as bronchitis, flu or pneumonia, both in adults and children.

Abril syrup can be purchased at pharmacies for a price of around 40 to 68 reais, depending on the size of the package, upon presentation of a prescription.

How to take

The syrup dose varies according to age, and the general guidelines indicate:

  • Children between 2 and 7 years : 2.5 mL, 3 times a day;
  • Children over 7 : 5 mL, 3 times a day;
  • Adults : 7.5 mL, 3 times a day.

The treatment time varies according to the intensity of the symptoms, but it is usually necessary to use it for at least 1 week, and it must be kept for 2 to 3 days after the symptoms subside or as indicated by the doctor.

Who should not use

Abrilar syrup should not be used in people who are hypersensitive to any of the components in the formula and in children under the age of 2 years. In addition, it should only be used in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding if recommended by the doctor.

See homemade expectorants that can be used to treat productive cough .

Possible side effects

The most frequent side effect of using this syrup is the appearance of diarrhea, due to the presence of sorbitol in the medicine’s formula. In addition, there may also be a slight feeling of nausea.

Ingestion of doses higher than recommended may cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

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