A Study on the Efficacy of Shwasa Kasadi Gutika in the Management of Kasa
Kasa (Cough) is one of the most frequent symptoms in pediatric age group for which parents look for medical care. It indicates that even after advancements in current medical science, cough is not being effectively controlled in children. With the above background, the present trial was aimed to study the efficacy of herbal tablet named as Shwasa Kasadi gutika in the management of Kasa. The objectives of the study were to assess the efficacy of trial drug on Kasa and its subjective and objective parameters.The study was a single group, single centre, fixed dose, interventional study. The subjective parameters were as per the clinical features of Kasa. Their grading was done as per their intensity. School going age group was more likely to suffer from the cough and male children were more in the study. There was significant improvement in all subjective criteria where as significant changes were noted in adventitious sounds and total leukocyte count. However, as it was conducted in limited samples, further large sample multi-centre studies would be preferable. Developing pharmaceutical standards of the tablet would also be a newer area of research.
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