Pelargonium sidoides extract


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : PO Upper respiratory tract symptoms associated with common cold As soln: 30 drops or 1.5 mL tid. As tablet: 1 tab tid, Max treatment duration: 2 weeks. As chewable tab: 1 tab 4-5 times/day. Mouth/Throat Sore throat As spray: 4 sprays in the back of the mouth tid.
Dosage Details
Mouth/Throat
Sore throat
Adult: As spray: 4 sprays in the back of the mouth tid.
Child: ≥12 years Same as adult dose.

Oral
Upper respiratory tract symptoms associated with common cold
Adult: As soln: 30 drops or 1.5 mL tid. As syr: 1.5 teaspoon (7.5 mL) tid. As film-coated tab: 1 tab tid. Max treatment duration: 2 weeks. As chewable tab: 1 tab 4-5 times daily.
Child: 6-11 years As soln: 20 drops or 1 mL tid. As syr: 1 teaspoon (5 mL) tid. As chewable tab: 1 tab 2-4 times daily; ≥12 years As soln/film-coated or chewable tab: Same as adult dose.
Renal Impairment
Severe: Contraindicated.
Hepatic Impairment
Severe: Contraindicated.
Contraindications
Severe renal and hepatic impairment.
Special Precautions
Patient with persistent or chronic cough associated with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis or emphysema; cough with excessive phlegm, risk of bleeding. Treatment with a cough and cold medicine in children should be considered carefully due to potential risks and limited evidence on efficacy. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Gastrointestinal disorders: Gastric pain, heartburn, nausea, diarrhoea.
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Allergic skin reactions.
MonitoringParameters
Monitor lasting or worsening symptoms within 7 days or fever that lasts more than 3 days.
Drug Interactions
May increase risk of bleeding with anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin).
Action
Description: Pelargonium sidoides root extract is a traditional herbal medicine. It antagonises the bacterial adhesion to epithelia which prevents bacterial colonisation and infection in the upper respiratory tract. It also antagonises bacterial and viral adhesion in the tonsil and pharynx surface.
Synonym: south African geranium.
Storage
Store below 30°C.
References
Anon. Pelargonium. Lexicomp Online. Hudson, Ohio. Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information, Inc. https://online.lexi.com. Accessed 08/08/2018.

DiaCold Tablets (Diapharm GmbH & Co. KG). MHRA. https://products.mhra.gov.uk/. Accessed 04/09/2018.

Kaloba Pelargonium Cough & Cold Relief Syrup (Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH & Co KG). MHRA. https://products.mhra.gov.uk/. Accessed 04/09/2018.

Potter’s Pelargonium Cold Relief Drops (Soho Flordis UK Limited). MHRA. https://products.mhra.gov.uk/. Accessed 04/09/2018.

Umcka Coldcare Alcohol-Free Liquid (Schwabe North America, Inc). DailyMed. Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/. Accessed 08/08/2018.

Umcka Coldcare Cherry Tablet, Chewable (Schwabe North America, Inc). DailyMed. Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/. Accessed 08/08/2018.

Umcka Coldcare Childrens Cherry Syrup (Schwabe North America, Inc). DailyMed. Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/. Accessed 08/08/2018.

Umcka Throat Root Spray (Schwabe North America, Inc). DailyMed. Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/. Accessed 08/08/2018.

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