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Logo CHOCATON SYRUP

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Unscheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

CHOCATON SYRUP

COMPOSITION:
Each 10 mL of the syrup contains:
Vitamin A         5000 I U
Vitamin B1         2,0 mg
Vitamin B2         2,0 mg
Vitamin B6         2,5 mg
Vitamin B12         1,0 ug
Calcium Pantothenate         1,0 mg
Nicotinamide         5,0 mg
Vitamin C         50,0 mg
Vitamin D3         400 I U
Vitamin E         1,65 mg
Sodium Benzoate         0,07% (m/v)

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
Category A.22.1 Multivitamins and Multivitamins with Minerals.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Dietary supplement.

INDICATIONS:
CHOCATON SYRUP is indicated for prophylactic and therapeutic use in vitamin deficiency states.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
There are no known contra-indications to the use of multivitamins used in this formulation.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Adults:
one to two medicine measuresful (5 - 10 mL) daily.
Children under six years of age: half a medicine measureful (2,5 mL) twice daily or as prescribed by a medical practitioner.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Side-effects:
Ascorbic Acid: Large doses may cause diarrhoea and the formation of renal calcium oxalate calculi. Doses of 600 mg or more daily have a diuretic action. Tolerance may be induced in patients taking high doses.
Vitamin A in excessive amounts over long periods causes hypervitaminosis-A characterised by fatigue, irritability, anorexia, loss of weight, gastric irritation, mild fever, pruritis, dry skin, desquamation, bleeding lips and hyperkeratosis. Withdrawal usually results in rapid clearance of symptoms.

Special Precautions:
Pyridoxine hydrochloride reduced the effects of levodopa.
Calciferol (Vitamin D) should be given with care to patients with impaired renal function. Calcium and phosphorous levels in serum and urine are raised following massive doses and hypertension and renal failure may follow. Withdraw treatment immediately and administer large quantities of fluids and electrolytes. Low calcium diet and non-exposure to sunlight should be instituted.
Vitamin E in large doses does occasionally cause gastro-intestinal disturbances, fatigue and weakness.
Cyanocobalamin can mask symptoms of subacute degeneration of the spinal cord.

SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
The treatment of overdosage is symptomatic and supportive.

CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION:
None.

IDENTIFICATION:
Chocolate-flavoured brown syrup.

PRESENTATION:
Amber bottles of 200 mL.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Keep in a cool dark place, OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

APPLICATION NUMBER:
Ref. No. T1082 (Act 101/1965).

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT:
MIRREN (PTY) LTD.,
Aero Centre, Tempelhof-South, Bonaero Park.

DATE OF PUBLICATION:
November 1986.

CHOC/0200 P.I. 6/88A Unified

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