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Caltusine (Guaifenesin, Oxolamine)

Active Ingredient: Guaifenesin, Oxolamine
Dosage: 140 ml
Route of Administration: Oral
Dosage Form: Syrup
Quantity per package: 1 unit
Availability: Out of stock

Caltusine is a syrup used to treat cough and congestion caused by the common cold, bronchitis, and other breathing illnesses. This syrup is usually not used for ongoing cough caused by smoking or long-term breathing problems (chronic bronchitis, emphysema). The product contains 2 active ingredients: guaifenesin and oxolamine.

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Indications

  • Cough suppressant;
  • Expectorant;
  • Mucolytic.

Dosage and administration

The drug is taken orally. Children from 2 to 7 years: 5 ml every 6 hours. Children from 7 to 15 years: 10 ml every 6 hours. Over 15 years: 15 ml every 6 hours.

Contraindications

Caltusine is contraindicated for use in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the components of the formula and in patients with active peptic ulcer. Do not administer in patients with a chronic cough caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis or emphysema and in patients younger than 2 years.

Side effects

In rare cases, Caltusine can cause nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, rash, headache and vomiting, dry mouth, dizziness may occur. Some cases of visual hallucinations have been reported in children.

Overdose

Symptoms: vomiting, dizziness and motor agitation.

Treatment: gastric lavage, force diuresis, symptomatic treatment and supportive measures.

Interaction

Anticoagulants and oxolamine citrate should be used together with caution due to the prolongation that may occur at the time of prothrombin.

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