Prospan Syrup

Prospan Syrup

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Engelhard Arzneimittel


Delfi Marketing
Full Prescribing Info
Dried ivy leaf extract.
Active ingredient: 100 ml solution contains 0.7 g of dried ivy leaf extract (5-7.5:1), 0.134 g of potassium sorbate (preservative).
Other ingredients: anhydrous citric acid, xanthan gum, aroma, sorbitol solution 70%. 2.5 ml of solution contains 0.963 g of the sugar substitute sorbitol = 0.08 BU.
Pharmacology: The respiratory organs provide our body with vital oxygen, which has to be taken from the air and passed into the blood circulation. In order to do this, the air we breathe is conducted into a vast finely branched system of tubes - the bronchi, and from there it passes into approximately 500 million alveoli, which have a total surface area of almost 100 m2. These air cells ensure that the blood can absorb the oxygen from the air and that it thus reaches all parts of the body.
For an optimal exchange of oxygen, it is most important that the function of the bronchi is not hindered by foreign matter, such as dust particles, for example. For this reason, our air passages have an excellent natural cleaning mechanism: they are lined with a mucous membrane and a number of cilia or tiny hairs, which have the function of automatically transporting any foreign matter which is breathed in back out. Numerous mucous glands help the cilia in their function by continually moistening the whole respiratory tract system.
For hundreds of years, many people have trusted in the healing power of wild-growing medicinal ivy for the treatment of illnesses of the respiratory tract. The handed down knowledge has been used by Engelhard Arzneimittel and further developed during years of intensive research. The result is the original of an ivy extract, which is manufactured using a special procedure and which is contained in all Prospan Syrup preparations. The pure force of medicinal ivy is thus able to be used optimally and in a modern way with Prospan Syrup.
Prospan Syrup relaxes and calms coughing. In this way, Prospan Syrup’s expectorant and spasmolytic actions combats the typical complaints of increased formation of viscous mucus, shortness of breath and irritation of the throat. Troublesome and painful coughing is calmed, but not blocked, which is important for being able to cough up the mucus and thereby allow for trouble-free deep breathing.
Prospan Syrup is free from alcohol, sugar and colouring and has a pleasant taste of cherry. Therefore, it is particularly suitable for children and adults for fighting against the complaints of illnesses.
Acute catarrh accompanied by cough and difficulty in breathing. Symptomatic treatment of chronic inflammatory bronchial diseases. Relief of cough, throat irritation and reducing phlegm
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adults: 5-7.5 mL 3 times daily.
School children 6-9 years and adolescents more than 10 years: 5 mL 3 times daily.
Children 1-5 years: 2.5 mL 3 times daily.
Shake the bottle well each time before use.
Duration of use: Duration of treatment depends on the type and severity of the clinical picture; however, treatment should last for at least one week. Treatment with Prospan Syrup should be maintained for 2 - 3 days after symptoms have subsided, in order to ensure lasting success of therapy. In the event of persistant complaints or the appearance of shortness of breath, fever as well as purulent or bloody expectoration, a doctor should be consulted immediately.
In the event of fructose intolerance, treatment should be carried out only after consultation with a doctor.
Use in pregnancy & lactation: Insufficient reliable data. Medicines should generally be taken during pregnancy and breast-feeding only after having previously consulted a doctor.
This is a traditional medicine. Consult a pharmacist/doctor if symptoms persist/worsen.
Prospan Syrup contains a plant extract as the active ingredient and its colour can therefore occassionally vary, like all preparations made from natural ingredients. This, however does not affect the therapeutic effectiveness of the preparation.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Insufficient reliable data. Medicines should generally be taken during pregnancy and breast-feeding only after having previously consulted a doctor. This is a traditional medicine. Consult a pharmacist/doctor if symptoms persist/worsen.
Side Effects
In rare cases, Prospan Syrup may have a laxative effect due to the content of sorbitol in the product.
Drug Interactions
Adverse effects have not become known with the simultaneous ingestion of Prospan Syrup and other medicines. This preparation can therefore be combined safely with other medicines, such as antibiotics for example.
Store below 25° C. Protect from light and moisture. Prospan Syrup should not be used after the expiry date.
MIMS Class
Cough & Cold Preparations
ATC Classification
R05FB - Other cough suppressants and expectorants ; Used in the treatment of cough.
Syr 0.7 g (free from alcohol, sugar and colouring and a pleasant taste of cherry) x 100 mL.
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