Difflam Anti-Inflammatory Loz (with cough suppressant)

Difflam Anti-Inflammatory Loz (with cough suppressant)

Manufacturer:

iNova

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Benzydamine HCl 1.5 mg, cetylpyridinium Cl 1.33 mg, pholcodine 5.5 mg
Indications/Uses
Temporary relief of painful mouth & throat conditions. Suppression of unproductive cough.
Dosage/Direction for Use
2 loz one at a time every 3 hr, up to max: 12 loz daily. Childn 6-12 yr 1 loz every 3 hr, up to max: 8 loz daily. Uninterrupted treatment: Not to exceed 7 days.
Special Precautions
Discontinue use if serotonin syndrome is suspected. Appropriate antibacterial therapy should be used in case bacterial infection occurs. Adrenal insufficiency. Laxative effect due to isomalt. Long-term use. Concomitant use w/ benzodiazepines, serotonergic drugs. Severe hepatic or renal impairment. Pregnancy. Not recommended during lactation. Not recommended in childn <6 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Oral numbness, occasional burning or stinging. Serotonin syndrome, adrenal insufficiency, androgen deficiency, infertility.
Drug Interactions
Enhanced CNS depressant effects by pholcodine. Additive pharmacologic effect w/ benzodiazepines. Serotonin syndrome w/ serotonergic drugs eg, SSRIs, SNRIs, TCAs, triptans, 5-HT3 receptor antagonists, mirtazapine, trazodone, tramadol, MAOIs.
MIMS Class
Preparations for Oral Ulceration & Inflammation
ATC Classification
R05DA20 - combinations ; Belongs to the class of opium alkaloids and derivatives. Used as cough suppressant.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Difflam Anti-Inflammatory Loz (with cough suppressant) loz
Packing/Price
(blackcurrant flavour) 16's
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