Echinacea Ratiofarm user guide:
"Merckle GmbH" for "ratiopharm GmbH", Germany
Active substance Echinacea Ratiofarm
Echinacea extract purpura
Forms of release Echinacea Ratiofarm
Tablets of 100 mg No. 20( 10x2), No. 5010x5)
To whom is shown Echinacea-Ratifarm
Prevention and treatment of influenza and acute respiratory infections( ARI);Infectious and inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract, nasopharynx and oral cavity( bronchitis, pharyngitis, tracheitis, sinusitis, stomatitis, gingivitis and the like);
chronic infectious diseases of the genitourinary system( cystitis, glomerulonephritis, colpitis, adnexitis, and the like);
treatment of herpetic infection as part of complex therapy;at states of exhaustion and weakening( stress, chronic fatigue).
How to use Echinacea Ratiofarm
Method of administration and dose of
Tablets can be resorbed, chewed or swallowed with a liquid.
The time of taking the tablets does not depend on the time of the meal. Adults
for treatment of acute respiratory infections and influenza and for infectious inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract, nasopharynx, oral cavity and herpetic infection - 2 tablets 3 times a day 1 - 2 weeks;for the treatment of chronic infectious diseases of the genitourinary system - 2 tablets 3 times a day every other day for 2 to 4 weeks.
For the treatment of children 7 to 12 years, half the dose for an adult is used, that is, 1 tablet 3 times a day for 1 to 2 weeks.
For children from 4 to 6 years, dosing and duration of treatment are set individually and depend on the course of the disease( but the maximum dose should not exceed 200 mg per day).
For chronic diseases, the course of treatment can be repeated after an interval of 2 to 3 weeks.
Features of application
Use with caution in diabetes mellitus.
Drugs contain sorbitol.1 tablet contains 570 mg of sorbitol, which corresponds to 0.05 XO.When taken in accordance with the recommended dosing, each dose delivers in the body from 1.140 g to 3.420 g of sorbitol. The drug should not be used with hereditary intolerance to fructose. Can lead to indigestion and diarrhea. In the case of repeated complaints of a violation of the function of the urinary organs, it is necessary to conduct a medical examination, the patient should be under regular care of the doctor.
Use during pregnancy and lactation: Clinical and experimental studies have not established that the use of Echinacea-Ratiofarm in the II and III trimesters of pregnancy adversely affects the health of a woman or fetus. However, the question of the expediency of prescribing the drug should be addressed individually.
For people of advanced age, dosage adjustment is not necessary.
Effect on the ability to control machines and mechanisms
Side effects of Echinacea-Ratiofarm
In some cases, hypersensitivity reactions may occur( allergic reactions).When using drugs prepared from echinacea, there were rashes on the skin, itching, rarely - a swelling of the face, shortness of breath, suffocation, dizziness and a sharp decrease in pressure.
To whom is contraindicated Echinacea-Ratiofarm
Hypersensitivity( allergic reactions) to the active ingredient and excipients of the drug;
hypersensitivity( allergic reactions) to plants that belong to Compositae( chamomile, calendula, dandelion, etc.);
tuberculosis, leukemia or similar leukemia disease( leukemia),
rheumatoid connective tissue disease( collagenosis),
multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases, AIDS;
the first trimester of pregnancy and the period of lactation;
children under 4 years.
Echinacea-ratopharm is not recommended for use with hepatotoxic drugs such as amiodarone, methotrexate, ketaconazole, steroid preparations.
Overdose of Echinacea-Ratiofarm
When using high doses of the drug are possible: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, insomnia, increased arousal.
In case of an overdose, symptomatic therapy, gastric lavage, enterosorbents are indicated.