Mucolytic drugs have a similar effect. On a natural basis, it is Mukaltin. Its active ingredient is licorice root. It is produced not only in tablets, but also in the form of a syrup. It is prescribed for children from one year of age and is suitable for longer use.
Bronchipret mixture (thyme extract and tincture of ivy leaves) has a plant base. It is prescribed from the age of six, the course of treatment is two weeks.
Sinupret tablets (gentian, primrose, sorrel, elderberry, verbena) are mainly intended to remove secretions from the upper sections of the sinuses, however, the drug also has a general secretolytic effect. It is prescribed from the age of six, takes one to two weeks.
There are also many chemicals, such as those based on acetylcysteine. But opinion about them is ambiguous, from drugs with unproven efficacy to killer drugs.
In general, the choice of drug should be discussed with your doctor. The age of the patient, the tolerance of certain components, the severity of the disease play an important role.
Reviews of the pills are very good (96% positive). The performance is emphasized: the five days indicated in the instructions are quite enough for serious improvements - the disappearance of wheezing, restoration of the ability to breathe deeply. Some even do it in three days. True, the residual phenomena in the form of coughing remain for some time, but this is natural. In severe forms, adults sometimes took up to five tablets a day (as recommended by a doctor). Almost no one indicated any drawbacks, one patient was slightly nauseous after taking on an empty stomach. Some "brave" parents gave their children a whole tablet, or used to treat children under 12 years old. They say that there were no unpleasant consequences, although such an extreme is not justified.