STOPTUSSIN PILLS 4MG/100MG
STOPTUSSIN PILLS 4MG/100MG - 20 TABS
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Antitussive drug with bronchodilator and expectorant action
Mechanism of action
Combined drug that has mucolytic (expectorant) and antitussive effect. Butamirath, which is a part of the preparation, has a local anesthetic effect on the bronchial mucosa, which provides an antitussive effect. In addition, it has a moderate bronchodilator effect. Gvayfenezin reduces the viscosity of sputum and thereby improves its discharge.
Data on the pharmacokinetics of the drug Stoptussin not provided.
Indications for use of the drug
- dry irritating cough (including in infectious and inflammatory diseases of the upper and lower respiratory tract);
- to eliminate cough in the pre-and postoperative period (tablets).
Dosage and administration
The drug is preferably taken after meals.
Tablets should be taken without chewing, with a liquid (water, tea, fruit juice).
The appropriate number of drops is dissolved in 100 ml of liquid (water, tea, fruit juice).
The dose of the drug depends on the patient's body weight:
|Body mass||Dose and frequency of administration|
|Up to 7 kg||-||8 cap. 3-4 times / day|
|7-12 kg||-||9 cap. 3-4 times / day|
|12-20 kg||-||14 cap. 3 times / day|
|20-30 kg||-||14 cap. 3-4 times / day|
|30-40 kg||-||16 cap. 3-4 times / day|
|up to 50 kg||0.5 tab. 4 times / day||25 cap. 3 times / day|
|50-70 kg||1 tab. 3 times / day||30 cap. 3 times / day|
|70-90 kg||1.5 tab. 3 times / day||40 cap. 3 times / day|
|more than 90 kg||1.5 tab. 4 times / day||-|
The interval between doses should be 4-6 hours.
At observance of the recommended dosing regimen, the drug is usually well tolerated.
Gastrointestinal: rarely - nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, pain in the stomach.
From the side of the central nervous system: rarely - dizziness, headache, drowsiness.
Allergic reactions: rarely - urticaria, skin rash.
Contraindications to the use of the drug
- myasthenia gravis;
- children's age up to 1 year (drops);
- children's age up to 12 years (tablets);
- I trimester of pregnancy;
- lactation period;
- hypersensitivity to the drug.
Use of the drug during pregnancy and lactation
Stoptussin should not be prescribed in the first trimester of pregnancy, for use in subsequent trimesters there must be especially important reasons.
It is not known whether butamirats are released citrate and guaifenesin with breast milk in humans. Therefore, for the use of the drug Stoptussin during lactation must be vital indications.
During the period of drug treatment is not recommended to drink alcohol.
Influence on ability to drive motor transport and control mechanisms
The drug in high doses may have an adverse effect on activities that require increased attention, motor coordination and quick decision-making (for example, driving, car maintenance and high-altitude work).
Symptoms: signs of toxic effects of guaifenesin - drowsiness, nausea and vomiting.
Treatment: gastric lavage, reception of Activated carbon, symptomatic therapy, specific antidote of guaifenesin does not exist.
The effect of guaifenesin is enhanced by lithium and Magnesium preparations.
Guaifenesin enhances the analgesic effect of Paracetamol and Acetylsalicylic acid; enhances the effect of sedatives, hypnotics and general anesthetics on the central nervous system; action of muscle relaxants, ethanol.
Terms and conditions of storage
The drug in the form of pills should be kept out of the reach of children, protected from light at a temperature not exceeding 25 ° C.