Prospan/Prospan Acute

Prospan/Prospan Acute

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Manufacturer:

Engelhard

Distributor:

Pharmline Marketing
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Dried ivy leaf extract.
Description
Prospan: Each 100 mL solution contain 0.7 g of dried ivy leaf extract (5-7.5: 1), 0.134 g of potassium sorbate (preservative).
Prospan Acute: Each effervescent tablet contains 65 mg of ivy leaves dry extract (5-7.5: 1)
Excipients/Inactive Ingredients: Prospan: Anhydrous citric acid, xanthan gum, aroma, sorbitol solution 70%.
2.5 mL of solution contain 0.963 g of sugar substitute sorbitol = 0.08 BU.
Prospan Acute: Anhydrous citric acid, sodium hydrogen carbonate, sodium carbonate, mannitol, simeticone, saccharin sodium 2H2O, acesulfame, aspartame, sodium citrate 2H2O, sorbitol, medium chain triglycerides, macrogoglycerol hydroxystearate, aroma.
Each effervescent tablet contains 382 mg of carbohydrates (corresponding to 0.03 BU).
Indications/Uses
Prospan: Acute catarrh (inflammation) of the respiratory tract accompanied by coughing; symptomatic treatment of chronic inflammatory bronchial diseases.
Prospan Acute: Treatment of catarrhal diseases of the respiratory tract, by its secretolytic, broncho-spasmolytic and cough-relieving effects.
Used to improve symptoms of chronic inflammatory bronchial diseases; acute inflammation of the respiratory tract accompanied by coughing.
Note: In the event of persistent complaints or the appearance of shortness of breath, fever as well as purulent or bloody expectoration, a doctor should be consulted immediately.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Prospan: Adults 5-7.5 ml of solution 3 times daily. School children (6-9 years) and adolescents (>10 years) 5 ml 3 times daily. Infants (< 1 year) and small children (1-5 years) 2.5 ml 3 times daily.
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 even in minor inflammations of the respiratory tract. Treatment with Prospan Cough Syrup should be maintained for 2-3 days after symptoms have subsided, in order to ensure lasting success of therapy.
In the event of persistent complaints or the appearance of shortness of breath, fever as well as purulent or bloody expectoration, a doctor should be consulted immediately.
Prospan Acute: Usual dose: See table.

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Method of Use: The effervescent tablets can be broken in halves.
The tablets are dissolved in a glass of water (approx 100-200 ml) and taken in the morning and in the evening. Both hot and cold water may be used to dissolve the tablets.
Duration of Treatment: Length of treatment is dependent on the nature and severity of 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 patient's recovery is permanent and complete, it is recommended to take Prospan another 2-3 days after symptoms have disappeared.
Excess Dose: Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Ingestion of significantly higher amounts (more than three times the daily dose) may lead to nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea.
Missed Dose: Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Simply continue to take Prospan Acute Effervescent  Cough Tablets as prescribed by the doctor.
Contraindications
Prospan: In the event of fructose intolerance, treatment should be carried out only after consultation with a doctor.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Medicines should generally be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding only after having previously consulted a doctor.
Special Precautions
Prospan Acute: Hypersensitivity to the active substance or any of the other ingredients of Prospan Acute Effervescent Cough Tablets.
Use in Children:
Children under the age of 6 years should not take Prospan Acute Effervescent Cough Tablets.
Important Information on certain other Ingredients of Prospan Acute Effervescent Cough Tablets: Each effervescent tablet contains 6.41 mmol for 147.33 mg) sodium. Take this into account if patient has to follow a low sodium diet. The aroma contains lactose. Each effervescent tablet contains 29.7 mg of lactose. Patients suffering from sugar intolerance should take Prospan Acute Effervescent Cough Tablets only after consultation with a doctor.
Effects on the Ability to Drive or Operate Machinery: No special precautions need to be taken into account.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Prospan Acute: Medicines should generally be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding only after having previously consulted a doctor.
However, there have not been sufficient studies performed on pregnancy women and mothers who breastfeed.
Side Effects
Prospan: In rare cases, Prospan Cough Syrup may have a laxative effect due to the sorbitol content of the product.
Prospan Acute: Like all medicines, Prospan Acute Effervescent Cough Tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
In very rare cases (less than one in 10,000 patients treated) allergic reactions (shortness of breath, swelling, skin redness, itching) are known to occur after application of medicines containing ivy.
In sensitive persons, gastric complaints, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea may occur (one to 1,000 patients treated).
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if there is an occurrence of any side effects not listed, please tell doctor or pharmacist.
Drug Interactions
Prospan: Adverse effects have not become known with the simultaneous ingestion of Prospan Cough Syrup and other medicines. This preparation can therefore be combined safely with other medicines, such as antibiotics for example.
Prospan Acute: No interactions have become known so far. However, no studies have been carried out.
Storage
Prospan: Store below 25°C.
Prospan Acute: Do not store above 30°C.
ATC Classification
R05 - COUGH AND COLD PREPARATIONS ; Used in the treatment of cough and colds.
Presentation/Packing
Prospan: Syr 0.7 g/100 mL x 1's. Prospan Acute: Effervescent tab 65 mg x 20's.
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