The drug "Lizobakt", the instruction for its use describes in detail its action and composition, is a preparation in the form of tablets, intended for resorption in the oral cavity. Its main components are lysozyme (lysozyme hydrochloride) and pyridoxine (pyridoxine hydrochloride). The first of these substances, an enzyme with antiseptic properties, has an antibacterial effect. Destroying the cell membranes of pathogenic viruses, fungi and bacteria, it causes disruption of their functions and, ultimately, death. For the human body, lysozyme is a habitual and natural substance: it is contained in saliva, the mucous membrane of the digestive tract, the mucous secret of the upper respiratory tract - that is, in places that can become the gateway to infection. Its concentration is high in breast milk - several times more than in cow's milk.
Pyridoxine or vitamin B6 also plays an important role in the drug "Lizobakt": the instructions for use indicate that this substance helps to regenerate the infected mucous membranes. In addition, pyridoxine is a strong antioxidant, stimulates metabolism and participates in the synthesis of erythrocytes. The drug "Lizobakt", the instruction for its use contains complete information on its properties, is thus an effective tool for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases of the mucous membrane of the larynx and the oral cavity.
Treatment with the drug "Lizobakt" is its slow resorption. Children over 12 years and adults are prescribed two tablets three to four times a day. They need to be kept in the mouth before dissolving and, for at least half an hour after that, do not eat or drink. The recommended dose of this drug for children 3-7 years is one tablet three times a day, and 7-12 - four times a day. The approximate course of treatment is eight days, but if there are indications, the duration of taking the drug "Lizobakt" (instructions for use indicates this) can be prolonged by the attending physician. If necessary, the drug can be administered to children under three years of age: a tablet or a part thereof is triturated into powder.
Indications for the use of the drug "Lizobakt" are, above all, infectious and inflammatory ENT diseases, accompanied by catarrhal phenomena. According to reviews, the state of patients as a result of its application is improving already on the third or fourth day. Tablets "Lizobakt" in angina, at the same time, according to some patients, do not bring the desired result, but it should be understood that, firstly, the effect of their reception is not immediately apparent, and, secondly, they should be used in Complex with other medicines: this medicine alone can not cure a sore throat. With stomatitis, including herpetic and aphthous, and erosions of the oral mucosa, its effect is quite effective.
The drug "Lizobakt" can be used to prevent complications after the removal of tonsils. Some use it for prophylactic purposes and during the epidemics of acute respiratory infections, dissolving in the mouth in the morning, before leaving home. This drug is the only one of the few allowed to be taken during pregnancy. Tablets "Lizobakt" when breastfeeding are also not prohibited: pyridoxine in a small amount penetrates into the mother's milk, but is not able to harm the child.
However, the reviews indicate the possibility of allergic reactions to this drug. People who are prone to allergies should use it with caution, and if dryness in the mouth, itching, swelling of the mucous membranes or rash occurs, stop taking Lizobakt immediately and consult a doctor. In no case should you exceed the recommended dose or take the remedy longer than the doctor advises. Do not swallow tablets: they are intended for resorption, and the effect of their reception in this case will not be.
As for the interaction of the drug "Lizobakt" with other medicines, it must be remembered that with simultaneous administration with a number of antibacterial drugs (chloramphenicol, penicillin), it is able to enhance the effect of their use. In addition, persons suffering from Parkinson's disease should bear in mind that the drug "Lizobakt" reduces the effectiveness of levodopa.