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SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not scheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

BABY'S OWN COUGH SYRUP

COMPOSITION:
Each 5 mL contains:
Ammonium chloride   45,52 mg
Camphor   0,521 mg
Preservatives: 
Methylparaben   0,05% m/v
Benzoic Acid   0,01m/v

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 10.1 Antitussives and expectorants.

INDICATIONS:
Alleviation of cough.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. Impaired hepatic or renal function.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
To be given three or four times a day as follows:
6 months to 1 year: 10 to 20 drops in a little warm water.
1-3 years 1,25 mL to 2,5 mL
3-7 years 2,5 mL to 5 mL
Over 7 years 10 mL

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Persistent coughs should be investigated for possible underlying cause by the patients doctor. Liquorice may cause reversible sodium retention and potassium loss leading to hypertension, water retention and electrolyte imbalance.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Large doses of ammonium chloride may cause nausea, vomiting, thirst, headache, abnormally deep and rapid breathing, and progressive drowsiness and may lead to profound acidosis and hypokalaemia. Symptoms of camphor overdosage include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, colic, headache, a feeling of warmth, delirium, muscle twitching, recurrent fits, depression of the central nervous system and coma. Breathing is difficult and the breath has a characteristic odour; anuria may occur. Treatment of overdosage is symptomatic and supportive.

IDENTIFICATION:
A red, syrup liquid.

PRESENTATION:
Bottles of 50 mL and 100 mL.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25°C and protect from light.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
G 600 (Act 101/1965).

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
Mentholatum South Africa (Pty) Ltd., 80 Bonza Bay Road, Beacon Bay 5241.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
May 1986.

BABY'S OWN COUGH SYRUP is a registered trademark of Mentholatum Co. Inc., Buffalo, NY USA.
Manufactured on behalf of Mentholatum South Africa (Pty) Ltd. registered user of the trademark.

CODE 0005        No. 9503
Davbar Dbn.

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