Indicated as an aid in the treatment of respiratory tract disorders such as persistent cough and cough with expectoration, presenting an expectorant and bronchodilator action.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Pregnancy, lactation, children under 2 years old and diabetics. WARNING: Patients with hepatic problems may have toxicity with prolonged use. It is recommended higher criterion in guaco administration in patients with chronic undiagnosed respiratory conditions, and one should rule out the hypothesis of tuberculosis and cancer. M.S.: 1.1860.0039
XAROPE DE GUACO HERBARIUM IS A MEDICATION. ITS USE MAY PRESENT RISKS. CONSULT A DOCTOR AND A PHARMACIST. READ THE PACKAGE INSERT.
Popularly known as Guaco, Mikania glomerata is a plant originally from South America used by the native indigenous peoples as an antidote for snake venom. It grows in mild climates, such as the south and the southeast of Brazil, in forests and grasslands, but is well adapted to domestic cultivation. It has various applications, but its main characteristic is the expectorant properties of its leaves, making it one of the most used herbal medicines used in the country.1
References: 1 - Introdução à fitoterapia: utilizando adequadamente as plantas medicinais. Colombo: Herbarium Lab. Bot. Ltda, 2008.