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Logo DRISTAN* DECONGESTANT COUGH MEDICINE [SOLUTION]

SCHEDULING STATUS:
S2

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

DRISTAN* DECONGESTANT COUGH MEDICINE [SOLUTION]

COMPOSITION:
Each 5 mL (medicine measure) contains:
       
Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide        9,99 mg
       
Phenylephrine Hydrochloride        4,99 mg
       
Chlorpheniramine Maleate        1,00 mg
       
Glyceryl Guaiacolate        30,24 mg
        Alcohol 12% v/v in a syrup base.

PRESERVATIVES:
        Sodium Benzoate                0,25% m/v
        Sodium Propionate        0,25% m/v
        Chloroform        0,24% v/v

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A.10.1 Antitussives and Expectorants.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Dristan* Decongestant Cough Medicine sedates the cough mechanism to give almost immediate relief. It also contains ingredients which will ensure that when you do cough it is productive. The decongestant relieves the "stuffy" nose while the antihistamine helps stop the "runny" nose.

INDICATIONS:
Dristan* Decongestant Cough Medicine is indicated for the long lasting relief of coughs due to colds, bronchitis or flu and decongests all cold congested areas and helps raise phlegm.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Previous hypersensitivity to any of the constituents.

WARNINGS:
The medicine may lead to drowsiness and impaired concentration, which may be aggravated by simultaneous intake of alcohol or other C.N.S. depressant agents.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Adults:
        One or two 5 mL doses every 3 to 4 hours, not to exceed eight doses in 24 hours.

Children (6 - 12 years):
        Half of the adult dose every 3 to 4 hours, not to exceed four 5 mL doses in 24 hours.

Children (under 6 years):
        Do not give to children under the age of 6 years except as directed by a doctor.

If cough persists, or in cases of high fever, consult a doctor.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Do not exceed the stated dose.
The use of this medicine leads to drowsiness which is aggravated by the simultaneous intake of alcohol.
It should be used with caution in patients with respiratory depression.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Symptoms of overdosage include possible C.N.S. and respiratory system depression.
Treatment is symptomatic.

IDENTIFICATION:
Dristan* Decongestant Cough Medicine is a clear, dark red syrup, with an odour of aniseed and cinnamon.

PRESENTATION:
Dristan* Decongestant Cough Medicine is available in 100 mL and 200 mL packaging.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Dristan* Decongestant Cough Medicine should be stored in a cool (below 25 °C), place.
After use the bottle should be kept tightly closed.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

REFERENCE NUMBER:
G.1043 (Act 101/1965)

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
S.A.D SELF MEDICATION [PTY] LIMITED
(Co. Reg. No. 92/04769/07)
Robbie de Lange Road, Wilsonia, EAST LONDON 5201

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
August 1976

*REGISTERED TRADEMARK

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