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Logo EXPELINCT (syrup)

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not scheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

EXPELINCT (syrup)

COMPOSITION:
Each 10 mL contains:
Guaifenesin                 200 mg
Nipastat (Preservative) 0,02% m/v
In a sugar-free, alcohol-free, honey-flavoured base.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 10.1 Antitussives and expectorants.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Guaifenesin has expectorant properties.

INDICATIONS:
Alleviation of cough.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. Pregnancy. Porphyria.

WARNINGS:
Guaifenesin should not be taken for persistent cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, emphysema or where cough is accompanied by excessive secretions except under the advice and supervision of a doctor.
A persistent cough may be a sign of a serious condition. If cough persists for more than one week, tends to recur or is accompanied by high fever, rash or persistent headache, consult a doctor.
Guaifenesin should not be given to children under 2 years unless recommended by a doctor.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Adults, adolescents and
geriatrics:
10 mL - 20 mL (2 to 4 medicine measures) every 4 hours.
Children:         
6 - 12 years: 5 mL - 10 mL (1 to 2 medicine measures) every 4 hours.
2 - 6 years: 2,5 mL - 5 mL (½ to 1 medicine measure) every 4 hours.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Gastro-intestinal discomfort (including diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and stomach pains). Dizziness, headache, skin rash and urticaria occurs less frequently.
Precautions: Consult a doctor if cough persists after medication has been used for 7 days or if fever, skin rash, continuing headache, or sore throat is present with cough.
Interactions: Guaifenesin interferes with urine tests for 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) and vanillylmandelic acid (VMA).

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Very large doses can cause nausea and vomiting.
Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.

IDENTIFICATION:
Brown, clear, viscous syrup. Odour of honey and menthol.
Taste - sweet, of honey and menthol.

PRESENTATION:
50 mL and 100 mL packed in clear or amber PVC bottles.
200 mL packed in amber PVC bottles.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25°C. Protect from freezing.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

REFERENCE NUMBERS:
33/10.1/0087

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
ADCOCK INGRAM LIMITED
Adcock Ingram Park
17 Harrison Avenue
Bryanston Ext. 77
Private Bag X69, Bryanston, 2021

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
25.02.2000

New addition to this site: April 2004
Source: Pharmaceutical Industry

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