FormatOral Drops, Pediatric Syrup, Adult Suspension, Capsule
What is the medicine used for?
These medicines are used for the relief of cough characterized by excessive or sticky sputum or phlegm to help treat respiratory tract disorders such as acute or chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). They are also used in the treatment of otitis media with effusion and glue ear.
What is in the medicine?
Each mL syrup (oral drops) contains:
Each 5 mL (1 teaspoonful) pediatric syrup contains:
|Carbocisteine||100 mg or 200 mg|
Each 5 mL (1 teaspoonful) forte adult suspension contains:
Each capsule contains:
This medicine contains carbocisteine, a medicine that causes phlegm to be less thick and sticky and thus easier to cough up and expel.
How much and how often should you use this medicine?
|Oral Carbocisteine Dose|
|Every 6 hours||Every 8 hours|
|40 mg/mL Syrup (Oral Drops)||100 mg/5 mL Pediatric Syrup||200 mg/5 mL Pediatric Syrup||500 mg/5 mL Forte Adult Suspension||500 mg Capsule|
1 to 2 years
|2 to 3 years||–||5 mL
|4 to 7 years||–||10 mL
|8 to 12 years||–||15 mL
(1 ½ teaspoonsful)
|Adults and Children over 12 years||–||–||–||5 mL
|Or, as recommended by a doctor.|