Miramistin for dry cough in children

Properties of the drug

Cough is one of the signs of inflammation of the mucous membrane as a result of infection.

A similar process is observed in many diseases:

  • laryngitis;
  • tracheitis;
  • pneumonia;
  • bronchitis.

To eliminate cough attacks, medications with appropriate effects are recommended. Miramistin is often prescribed to help patients with cough.

The drug is available in the form:

  • spray;
  • solution (for rinsing and inhalation).

If the infectious process is localized in the pharynx, it would be appropriate to use a spray, as well as rinse. Inhalations facilitate the penetration of the drug into the most remote areas of the respiratory system and are carried out when the pathological process has moved to the deeper parts of the respiratory tract.

Miramistin, prescribed for cough, can make the membranes of bacterial cells more permeable, disrupts their integrity and provokes the death of infectious agents. The medicine also effectively helps if the body has been attacked by viruses.

Thanks to Miramistin:

  1. The reproduction of the virus slows down.
  2. The production of interferon increases.
  3. The absorption of harmful microorganisms is enhanced.

The main active ingredient of Miramistin is benzyldimethylammonium chloride monohydrate, and the auxiliary ingredient is water.

Manufacturers produce the medicine in bottles of 50 ml or more.

Release form

Miramistin is a solution for topical use. Available in polyethylene bottles, the packaging contains a spray nozzle. The liquid itself is colorless, practically odorless, and begins to foam when shaken.

Pharmacies offer bottles of Miramistin in volumes of 50, 100, 150, and 200 ml. The packaging contains the manufacturer's instructions. The drug is also available in bottles without a nozzle - for use in large volumes, for example, for inhalation.

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Does Miramistin help with cough?

It should be noted that Miramistin is not a drug that in any way affects the cough reflex:

  • does not affect the cough center;
  • does not block cough at the level of the respiratory tract;
  • does not stimulate the mobility of the ciliated epithelium;
  • does not affect secretion production.

Thus, if we talk about symptomatic treatment - i.e. about relieving, reducing, and reducing the intensity of cough attacks - then it should be noted that Miramistin for cough helps in the sense that it fights its cause - microorganisms that cause inflammation.

Bacteria and viruses, having penetrated the respiratory tract, cause changes in the functioning of secretory cells, reduce the natural drainage function that promotes the removal of mucus upward, and irritate the mucous membrane of the lower respiratory tract. All this leads to long-term persistence of cough.

In order to cope with cough attacks or make them milder, it is necessary to use antitussives or, conversely, expectorants.

The first ones are indicated for dry cough, when the mucus is not coughed up at all, and the attacks are so strong that they can negatively affect the functioning of other organs, prevent sleep, etc. Drugs in this group:

  • based on codeine - Codelac, Terpinkod, etc.;
  • based on ephedrine - Bronholitin, Bronchocin, etc.;
  • based on butamirate - Sinekod, Stoptussin;
  • based on dextromethorphan - Glycodin, Tirasil D, Influnet, etc.;
  • based on prenoxdiazine - Libexin;
  • plant-based - cough tablets with thermopsis.

Symptomatic treatment of wet cough is carried out with drugs that thin sputum and stimulate the airways to remove it. These include tools such as:

  • based on ambroxol - Lazolvan, Ambrobene, Ambrohexal, etc.;
  • based on bromhexine - Bromhexine, Ascoril;
  • based on acetylcysteine ​​- ACC;
  • based on carbocisteine ​​- Mucodin, Fluifort, Bronkatar;
  • based on guaifenesin - Tussin, Coldrex Broncho, Hexo Broncho;
  • plant-based - licorice root syrup, marshmallow syrup, syrups with thyme (Pertussin, Bronchicum, Tussamag), expectorant herbs, etc.

Thus, if we talk about symptomatic treatment, Miramistin for cough helps only when used together with the drugs from the above lists.


Depending on the form of the drug, its dosage and duration of treatment are determined. Since, as a result of using the drug, its absorption into the body does not occur, even babies can be treated with Miramistin.

If a spray is used, in particular for infants, it is necessary to spray the medicine in the mouth 3-4 times a day, and the number of sprays depends on age:

  • for a child under 6 years old – 1 press of the sprayer;
  • up to 14 years – 2 clicks;
  • from 14 years old and adults – 2-4 sprays at a time.

The course usually lasts from 7 to 10 days. The spray is convenient to use if a child needs help. If the product gets on the mucous membrane of the pharynx, a slight burning sensation may be felt, which quickly passes.

If there is a pronounced inflammatory process that is quite severe, rinsing will help. A similar procedure is also indicated for children who can already perform it. It is believed that gargling will achieve better results than using a spray.

Recommended dosages:

  • Children from 3 years of age are allowed to use 1 tsp at a time. products (5 ml) 3-4 times a day (the solution can be diluted with water 1:1);
  • adults are prescribed 1 tbsp. l. at a time without dilution.

According to doctors, inhalations with Miramistin are useful for children of any age category, since there is no negative effect on internal organs from this medicine. Accordingly, side effects are unlikely.

For the session you will need to use a nebulizer.

The application scheme is as follows:

  • children under 12 years of age, including newborns, are prescribed the drug in an amount of 1 ml, diluted with saline solution (2 ml), two to three times a day;
  • from the age of 12 and for adults, inhalation of the drug in undiluted form is indicated - 4 ml 4-5 times.

If the child is not yet 12, the procedure should last 5-10 minutes. For others, the duration of inhalation is about 15 minutes.

Miramistin for cough: reviews

Since Miramistin, used separately from drugs aimed at the symptomatic treatment of cough, does not have a pronounced and rapid effect on the course of the disease, reviews often refer to it as an ineffective drug to combat cough.

Consumers claim that Miramistin for cough helps only in combination with medications that provide symptomatic treatment.

Indeed, the product in question does not contain either lidocaine, which relieves pain, or levomenthol and camphor, which, due to their irritating effect, create a subjective feeling of improved well-being.

Patients in their reviews do not take into account that Miramistin fights the cause of cough. Therefore, its use for respiratory infections is indicated.

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