Prospan F Cough Syrup

Prospan F Cough Syrup

hedera helix

Manufacturer:

Engelhard Arzneimittel

Distributor:

Delfi Marketing
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Dried ivy leaf extract (Hedera helix extract).
Description
The active ingredient is: Dried Ivy Leaf Extract (Hedera helix extract). 5 ml of liquid (one stick pack) contains 35 mg of dried ivy leaf extract (5-7.5:1). Extractive agent: ethanol 30% (w/w).
The other ingredients are: Potassium sorbate (Ph. Eur.) (preservative); citric acid, anhydrous (Ph. Eur.); xanthan gum; sorbitol 70% (crystallising) (Ph. Eur.); aromas; menthol; purified water. 5 ml of liquid (one stick pack) contains 1.926 g of sorbitol (Ph. Eur.) (sweetener) = 0.16 BU.
Prospan F Cough Syrup contains no alcohol or gluten.
Action
Prospan F Cough Syrup causes thick mucus to liquefied, thereby making it easier to cough up. At the same time, the urge to cough is reduced.
Indications/Uses
Acute catarrh accompanied by cough and difficulty in breathing. Symptomatic treatment of chronic inflammatory bronchial diseases. Relief of cough, throat irritation and reducing phlegm. This is a traditional product.
Dosage/Direction for Use
(See Table 1.)

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Method of use: The liquid should be taken undiluted in the morning, (at midday) and in the evening.
Gently knead the stick pack before use. Hold the stick pack firmly and tear it open. Swallow the medicine, squeezing the stick pack until empty.
Length of treatment is dependent on the nature and severity of your condition. However, even in the case of mild inflammation of the respiratory tract, treatment should last for one week at least. In the interests of ensuring that your recovery is permanent and complete, it is recommended that you should keep taking Prospan F Cough Syrup for another 2-3 days after your symptoms have disappeared. If the patient have the impression that the effect of Prospan F Cough Syrup is too strong or too weak, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Ingestion of significantly higher amounts (more than three times the daily dose) may lead to nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. In this case patient should consult a doctor.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Simply continue to take Prospan F Cough Syrup as prescribed by a doctor or as directed.
Warnings
Prospan F Cough Syrup contains a plant-based active substance. These plant extracts can occasionally cause Prospan F Cough Syrup to become slightly cloudy or they may slightly alter its taste. However, such effects do not alter the effectiveness or quality of the product.
Special Precautions
Do not take Prospan F Cough Syrup if the patient is hypersensitive (allergic) to the active substance or any of the other ingredients of Prospan F Cough Syrup (see Description).
Contains sorbitol.
When used as directed, each dose contains 1.9 g of sorbitol. This poses a health risk to patients with a hereditary intolerance to fructose. Such patients may only take this medicine after talking to a doctor first.
Effects on the Ability to Drive & Use Machines: No special precautions are needed.
Use in Pregnancy & Lactation: This medicine should not be used, as there have not been enough studies performed on pregnant women and mothers who breastfeed.
Use in Children: Prospan F Cough Syrup may not be used in children under the age of 6.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
This medicine should not be used, as there have not been enough studies performed on pregnant women and mother who breastfeed.
Side Effects
Like all medicines, Prospan F Cough Syrup can cause side effects.
The following frequency convention is used when evaluating side effects. (See Table 2.)

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Very rare: Allergic reactions (shortness of breath, swelling, skin, redness, itching) may occur after taking medicines containing ivy.
Uncommon: in sensitive patients, gastrointestinal complaints may occur (nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea).
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in the previously mentioned effects, tell a doctor or pharmacist.
Drug Interactions
No research has been carried out. No interactions have become known so far. Tell a doctor or pharmacist if the patient is taking/using or have recently taken/used any other medicines, including medicines obtained without prescription.
Storage
Store below 30°C. Protect from light and moisture.
Shelf-Life: Do not use Prospan F Cough Syrup after the expiry date which is stated on the outer carton and stick pack.
The expiry date relates to the last day of the month.
ATC Classification
R05FB - Other cough suppressants and expectorants ; Used in the treatment of cough.
Presentation/Packing
Syr (stick pack) 35 mg x 5 mL x 9's.
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