Mucosolvan 24 Hours

Mucosolvan 24 Hours

ambroxol

Manufacturer:

sanofi-aventis

Distributor:

DKSH
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Ambroxol hydrochloride.
Description
Each Mucosolvan 24 Hours contains ambroxol hydrochloride 75mg.
Excipients/Inactive Ingredients: Mucosolvan 24 Hours also contains crospovidone collidon CL, carnauba wax, stearyl alcohol, magnesium stearate.
Indications/Uses
Mucosolvan is used in conditions where there are a lot of thick secretion or mucus in the air passages.
Mucosolvan contains ambroxol hydrochloride, which helps to clear the chest by thinning the mucus in the air passage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
The recommended dose for adults is 1 capsule once daily.
The capsules should not be opened or chewed, but swallowed whole with ample liquid. Mucosolvan can be taken with or without food.
The use of Mucosolvan without medical supervision is not intended in patients who suffer from such condition chronically. Medical advice should be sought if the symptoms last longer than 14 days and/or if the symptoms increase in spite of treatment with Mucosolvan.
Overdosage
Seek medical advice if the patient has taken more than the recommended or prescribed dose of Mucosolvan.
Advice can be provided by a doctor or pharmacist.
Contraindications
Do not use Mucosolvan if the patient is allergic to ambroxol or to any of the other ingredients in Mucosolvan.
If the patient is not sure if he/she has these allergies, the patient should raise those concerns with the doctor or pharmacist.
Warnings
In very few cases, severe skin disorders such as Stevens-Johnson's syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) have been reported after administration of expectorants (e.g. ambroxol hydrochloride), which in most cases could be explained by the patient's underlying disease and/or the concomitant medication. In addition during the early phase of a Steven-Johnson Syndrome or TEN a patient may first experience non-specific influenza-like prodromes (e.g. fever, aching body, rhinitis, cough and sore throat). Mislead by these non-specific influenza-like prodromes it is possible that a symptomatic treatment is started with a cough and cold preparation. Therefore if new skin or mucosal lesions occur, medical advice should be sought immediately and treatment with ambroxol hydrochloride discontinued as a precaution. In the presence of impaired renal function Mucosolvan may be used only after consulting a physician.
Special Precautions
Before taking Mucosolvan, the patient must tell the doctor or pharmacist if the patient has, or has had, any of the following conditions: Liver problems, Kidney problems.
Before using Mucosolvan, it is important to tell the doctor or pharmacist if the patient is taking any other medicines, obtained with or without a doctor's prescription.
Mucosolvan may increase the amount of antibiotic penetration. Antibiotics are medicines used to treat infections.
Effects on ability to drive and use machines: There is no evidence from post marketing data for an effect on the ability to drive and use machines. Studies on the effects on the ability to drive and use machines have not been performed.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy: Ask for the doctor's advice if the patient is pregnant, or likely to become pregnant during the course of medication.
The use of Mucosolvan in the first trimester is not recommended.
Breastfeeding: Ask for the doctor's advice if the patient is breastfeeding, or likely to breastfeed during the course of medication.
Ambroxol hydrochloride is excreted in breast milk.
Mucosolvan is not recommended for use in nursing mothers.
The benefits of Mucosolvan must be assessed against possible effects on the child.
Fertility: There are no direct or indirect indication harmful effects with respect to fertility.
Side Effects
The patient should be aware that all medicines carry some risks and that all possible risks may not be known at this stage despite thorough testing.
Ask for the advice of the doctor or pharmacist if the patient has any concerns about the effects of taking Mucosolvan.
Occasional, mild side effects from Mucosolvan 24 Hours include: Nausea, Diarrhoea, Dyspepsia (e.g. indigestion, bloated feeling), Vomitting, Abdominal pain, Heartburn, A feeling of fullness in the stomach (a bloated feeling).
Hypersensitivity reactions have occurred with the use of Mucosolvan. Symptoms of hypersensitivity may include: Rash, Pruritus, Urticaria, Anaphylactic shock, Angioedema.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if the patient experiences any side effects during or after taking Mucosolvan, so that these may be properly treated.
In addition, unexpected effects, not previously listed, can occur with any medicine.
The patient should tell the doctor or pharmacist if he/she notices anything unusual, during or after taking Mucosolvan.
Storage
Mucosolvan should be kept in a dry place where the temperature stays below 30°C.
ATC Classification
R05CB06 - ambroxol ; Belongs to the class of mucolytics. Used in the treatment of wet cough.
Presentation/Packing
MR cap 75 mg x 10's.
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