(and dosage form):
Each 5 mL contains:
Methyl hydroxybenzoate0,1% m/v
A 10.2.2 Medicines acting on the respiratory system Other.
Carbocysteine reduces the viscosity of non-infected secretions from mucous cells in the respiratory tract.
Adjunctive therapy in respiratory tract disorders characterised by excessive viscous mucous in the absence of infection.
Active peptic ulcer. Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
ADULTS: Two to three medicine measures (10 - 15 mL) three times daily.
CHILDREN: 5 - 12 years: One medicine measure (5 mL) three times daily.
2 - 5 years: Half a medicine measure (2,5 mL) given twice to four times daily. (According to age).
SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Nausea, diarrhoea and headache may occur. Gastro-intestinal bleeding, skin rash, palpitations, dizziness and heartburn have been reported.
ACUPHLEM should be administered with caution to patients with a history of gastric or duodenal ulcer.
The safety of ACUPHLEM in pregnancy has not been established.
KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Nausea and vomiting. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.
Clear orange syrup.
200 mL amber glass bottles or plastic bottles containing 200 mL, 500 mL or 2,5 litre.
Store below 25°C. Protect from light.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT:
ACUPHARM (PTY) LTD
43 Richards Drive
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
February 1993 P 270010/1
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