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100 ml 3.5 mg / 5 ml


The Ivylin package contains one pod. The dosage is:

AGE FROM 4 to 5 years

AGE FROM 4 to 5 years

AGE FROM 4 to 5 years



5 - 7.0 ml

3 times a day

3 times a day

3 times a day


Ivylin should not be given to children under 4 years of age.

Ivylin is not taken during pregnancy because it contains substances that can create or increase uterine contractions.

IVYLIN COMES IN A 100 ml BROWN BOTTLE containing 3.5 mg of ivy extract / equivalent to 3.5 mg of Hederacoside C.

IVYLIN does not contain alcohol or sugar.

It has a honey aroma.

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Hedera helix

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Inflammations of the respiratory tract

  1. Infections: Viral infections, such as colds and flu, are frequent causes of inflammation of the respiratory tract. Bacterial infections can also cause inflammation, often more severe, as in the case of pneumonia or bacterial bronchitis.

  2. Allergens: Allergens such as pollen, animal hair, dust and moulds can trigger an allergic response that leads to inflammation of the respiratory tract. This reaction can lead to symptoms of asthma or allergic rhinitis.

  3. Pollutants: Exposure to air pollutants such as tobacco smoke, vehicle exhaust fumes and industrial chemicals can irritate and inflame the respiratory tract.

  4. Autoimmune diseases: Certain autoimmune diseases, such as sarcoidosis and vasculitis, can also cause airway inflammation as a result of a misdirected immune response.

  5. Physical irritants: Inhalation of irritating substances, such as smoke or acid vapours, can cause direct inflammation of the respiratory tract.

Inflammation of the airways is generally characterised by redness, swelling and increased mucus production, which can lead to symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath and difficulty in breathing. Management of this inflammation often depends on the underlying cause and may include medication, environmental or lifestyle changes, and sometimes more specialised treatments.


Ivy extract (Hedera helix) is commonly used in phytotherapy, particularly for the treatment of respiratory symptoms. Here are some of the potential benefits of ivy extract for inflammation of the respiratory tract:

  • Expectorant properties: Ivy extract can help to thin and expel mucus from the respiratory tract, which can be beneficial in cases of wet coughs associated with infections such as bronchitis.

  • Bronchodilator effect : It can also help to relax and open up the airways, making breathing easier for people suffering from conditions such as asthma.

  • Antispasmodic properties : Ivy extract can reduce muscle spasms in the respiratory tract, which is useful for soothing coughs.

  • Anti-inflammatory action : It can help reduce inflammation of the respiratory tract, which is beneficial for treating symptoms of inflammation caused by allergens or irritants.

  • Safety in use : Ivy extract is generally considered safe for most people when used in the recommended doses. It is often available in the form of syrups, capsules or drops, and is used in both adults and children.

It is important to note that, although ivy extract may offer benefits for respiratory tract symptoms, it should not replace treatments prescribed by a healthcare professional for more serious conditions. In addition, before starting any new treatment, including herbal remedies, it is advisable to consult a healthcare professional to ensure that it is appropriate and safe for your specific situation.


The mechanism of action of ivy extract (Hedera helix) is mainly linked to its saponin components, which are active substances with a number of beneficial effects on the respiratory tract. Here are some key facts about how this extract works:

  • Expectorant effect: The saponins present in ivy extract have the ability to thin mucus, making it easier to expel. They stimulate secretions from the bronchial glands, making mucus less viscous and easier to expel.

  • Bronchodilator effect : Research suggests that saponins may also help to relax the smooth muscles of the bronchial tubes, leading to a dilation (opening) of the airways. This can help improve breathing in people with obstructive conditions such as asthma.

  • Antispasmodic properties : Ivy extract helps to reduce bronchial smooth muscle spasms, which can be particularly useful for relieving spasmodic coughs.

  • Anti-inflammatory action : Although less well documented, the anti-inflammatory action of ivy extract could be due to the modulation of various inflammatory pathways by saponins, thus helping to reduce inflammation of the respiratory tract.

Studies on ivy extract suggest that it is effective and safe when used as recommended. However, research continues to better understand all the mechanisms by which ivy extract exerts its effects and to confirm its efficacy and safety profile in various populations. As with any therapeutic intervention, it is advisable to consult a healthcare professional before adding ivy extract to your treatment regime, especially if you are already being treated for respiratory problems.

Side effects

Bien que l'extrait de lierre (Hedera helix) soit généralement considéré comme sûr pour la plupart des gens, il existe quelques effets secondaires potentiels à noter, surtout lorsqu'il est utilisé en dehors des doses recommandées. Voici les principaux effets secondaires observés :

  • Allergic reactions: Some people may be allergic to ivy extract, which may cause reactions such as skin rashes, itching, redness or hives. In rare cases, more serious reactions such as angioedema or anaphylactic shock may occur.

  • Gastrointestinal disorders: As with many herbal products, ivy extract may cause gastrointestinal disorders such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea, especially if taken in large quantities.

  • Skin irritation: Topical application of ivy extract may sometimes cause skin irritation in some people.

  • Respiratory problems: Although rare, direct inhalation of certain products containing ivy extract may cause respiratory symptoms in sensitive individuals, including breathing difficulties or asthma.

It is important to follow the recommended dosages and consult a healthcare professional before using ivy extract, especially if you have pre-existing medical conditions, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or are taking other medications. In the event of an adverse reaction, it is advisable to discontinue use and consult a health professional.


Ivylin is a medicine sold freely in pharmacies and drugstores. It is effective and well tolerated when used in the recommended dosage. Its main indications are inflammation of the respiratory tract associated with severe coughing. Convulsive coughs.

Its effectiveness has been demonstrated in numerous studies.

The coughing stops very quickly and the mucus becomes thinner. Ivylin also has a good effect on throat pain and irritation. The duration of treatment depends on the symptoms, but in general, most symptoms subside or disappear after 48 hours. If the effectiveness of Ivylin has not been demonstrated after 3 days, please consult your doctor.


An important natural reflex


Coughing is an important reflex in the human body, playing a crucial role in protecting the respiratory tract and maintaining lung health. It can be caused by many factors and involves several physiological mechanisms. Here is an explanation of the main reasons for coughing and its mechanisms:

Reasons for coughing

  1. Respiratory infections :

    • The most common cause of coughing is a viral or bacterial infection, such as a cold, flu or bronchitis. These infections irritate the respiratory tract and cause coughing.

  2. Allergies :

    • Allergens such as pollen, dust or animal hair can cause an allergic reaction, resulting in coughing due to irritation of the airways.

  3. Asthma :

    • Asthma is characterised by episodes of coughing, often triggered by allergens, cold or physical exercise, due to inflammation and narrowing of the airways.

  4. Environmental irritants :

    • Smoke, chemicals, pollution and other irritants can trigger coughing as a defence mechanism to clear these substances from the airways.

  5. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) :

    • GERD can lead to coughing when acidic stomach contents back up into the oesophagus and irritate the throat or airways.

  6. Medicines :

    • Some medicines, particularly ACE inhibitors used to treat high blood pressure, can cause a dry cough as a side effect.

Mechanisms of coughing

Coughing follows a specific physiological process:

  1. Receptor stimulation :

    • Sensory receptors in the respiratory tract are stimulated by irritants, infections or inflammation.

  2. Signal to the brain :

    • The signals are sent to the brain, in particular to the cough centre in the brain stem.

  3. Motor response :

    • The brain responds by sending signals to the muscles in the chest and abdomen, initiating a rapid, expulsive respiratory effort.

  4. Air expulsion :

    • The air is expelled from the lungs at high speed, carrying with it mucus, pathogens and irritating particles.

This complex reflex is essential to keep the airways clear and protect the lungs from infection and damage. Chronic or prolonged coughing often requires medical assessment to determine the underlying cause and obtain appropriate treatment.

With Ivylin, Lagap SA offers you considerable support. Thanks to its rapid, effective action, Ivylin significantly reduces the effects of coughing within 24 hours. What's more, Ivylin is very pleasant to swallow, especially when given to children. What child doesn't like honey! And for us adults, that delightful aroma is ingrained in our memories.

by Bahjat Moussalli


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