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Description of the medicine: Licorin hydrochloride (Lycorini hydrochloridum)

LICORINE HYDROCHLORIDE (Lycorini hydrochloridum). 1, 2-Dioxy-9, 10-methylenedioxy-7H, 1, 2, 4, 5, 12, 12a-hexahydro-pyrrolo [3, 2, 1-d, e] phenanthridine hydrochloride.

Licorin is an alkaloid contained in a number of plants of this family. Amaryllis (Amarulidaceae) and lily (Liliaseae).

Licorin hydrochloride is a white powder with a grayish yellow tint. It is soluble in water, but not much in alcohol.

By the main action, lycorin is close to apomorphine (see), being an emetic. In small doses, it has an expectorant effect.

The drug was proposed as an expectorant in chronic and acute inflammatory processes in the lungs and bronchi.

The dose for adults inside is 0.0001-0.0002 g (0.1-0.2 mg) 3-4 times a day.

In large doses, licorin should not be prescribed, since nausea and vomiting are possible.

Contraindications are the same as for other expectorant and emetic drugs: open forms of pulmonary tuberculosis and other diseases with a tendency to pulmonary hemorrhages, organic diseases of the central nervous system and cardiovascular system, gastric and duodenal ulcer, and damage to the esophagus with a tendency to bleed.

Release form: tablets on 0,0002 g (0.2 mg). Each tablet also contains 0.2 g of sodium bicarbonate.

Storage: List A. In the dark place.