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Logo PHOLCODINE LINCTUS

SCHEDULING STATUS:
S1

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

PHOLCODINE LINCTUS

COMPOSITION:
Each 5 mL contains:
Pholcodine 5,0 mg
Nipasept 0,1% m/v
Alcohol 6,4% v/v

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
10.1 Antitussives and expectorants.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Pholcodine is a cough suppressant.

INDICATIONS:
For the relief of unproductive cough.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Patients suffering from severely decreased respiratory reserve. Not to be taken during pregnancy.

WARNINGS:
Persistent coughs should be investigated for the possible underlying cause by a doctor.
This product contains FD and C yellow No. 5 (Tartrazine) which may cause allergic-type reactions (including Bronchial Asthma) in certain susceptible individuals. Although the overall incidence of Tartrazine sensitivity in the general population is currently thought to be low it is frequently seen in patients who also have aspirin sensitivity.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Adults: One to two medicine measures (5–10 mL) four hourly.
Children: Half to one medicine measure (2,5–5 mL) four hourly.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Nausea and drowsiness may occur.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Restlessness, excitement ataxia and respiratory depression may occur with overdosage. Treatment is symptomatic. Respiratory depression may be reversed with Naloxone.

CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION:

IDENTIFICATION:
An orange coloured syrup with a sweet odour.

PRESENTATION:
100 mL amber plastic bottle with white snap on cap.
2,5 L polythene bottle with screw on cap.

STORAGE DIRECTIONS:
Store below 30°C out of direct sunlight.
Keep out of reach of children.

APPLICATION NUMBER:
G 1086 (Act/Wet 101/1965)

NAME AND BUSINESS OF APPLICANT:
Adco Drug Co. (Pty) Ltd.
491 Sydney Road
Durban 4001

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
June 1986                Proprint

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