Rhinathiol

Rhinathiol

carbocisteine

Manufacturer:

sanofi-aventis

Distributor:

DKSH
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Carbocisteine
Indications/Uses
Adult syr: Resp disorders w/ difficulty in expectorating ie, difficulty coughing up phlegm in adults >15 yr. Childn syr: Thins bronchial secretions in patients w/ lung airways congestion particularly during acute bronchitis.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult syr Adult 15 mL tds for 5 days. Childn syr Childn >5 yr 5 mL tds for 8-10 days, 2-5 yr 5 mL bd for 8-10 days.
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Discontinue use if stomach or intestine bleeding occur. Peptic ulcer; diabetes. Adults w/ epilepsy; childn w/ fever or are coughing up greenish mucus; chronic bronchial or pulmonary disease; gastroduodenal ulcer. May cause allergic reactions due to methyl parahydroxybenzoate & cochineal red A. Patients on no or low Na diet. Alcoholics. Concomitant use w/ cough suppressants, antitussives &/or atropine-like agents; medicines likely to cause stomach or intestinal bleeding. Not recommended in fructose intolerance, glucose & galactose malabsorption syndrome or sucrose/isomaltase deficiency. Hepatic failure. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn <2 yr. Elderly.
Adverse Reactions
GI disorders eg, stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea; urticaria, angioedema, pruritus, erythematous eruption, severe cutaneous AR eg, erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome & toxic epidermal necrolysis; skin discoloration; anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reaction. Childn: Bronchial congestion worsening in infants.
Drug Interactions
Antabuse reaction eg, heat sensation, redness, vomiting, tachycardia w/ disulfiram, cefamandole, cefoperazone, latamoxef, chloramphenicol, chlorpropamide, glibenclamide, glipizide, tolbutamide, griseofulvin, metronidazole, ornidazole, secnidazole, tinidazole, ketoconazole, procarbazine. CNS depressants.
ATC Classification
R05CB03 - carbocisteine ; Belongs to the class of mucolytics. Used in the treatment of wet cough.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Rhinathiol Childn syr 100 mg/5 mL
Packing/Price
(raspberry/cherry flavour) 125 mL x 1's
Form
Rhinathiol Adult syr 750 mg/15 mL
Packing/Price
(rum/cinnamon flavour) 125 mL x 1's
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