Casacol Expectorant Syrup

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Description

CASACOL Expectorant Syrup is an expectorant and decongestant. It liquefies tenacious mucous and facilitates easier breathing. CASACOL is used to treat cough and congestion associated with the common cold, bronchitis, etc.

Directions for use:

Always take CASACOL exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has instructed you. The normal dose for CASACOL is as follows:

  • Adults: One or two 5ml spoonfuls 3 to 4 times daily.
  • Children: 6 to 12 years; One 5ml spoonful 3 to 4 times daily. (Maximum daily dose: 20ml syrup)

Not more than 4 doses should be given in any 24 hours. Do not exceed the stated dose.

If you are taking other medications, please check with your pharmacist or doctor before taking this medication.

The dose should be measured using the spoon enclosed with the pack. The spoon lets you choose either the 2.5ml or 5ml quantity.

Treatment should not be continued for longer than 5 days.

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

 Consult your doctor, a pharmacist or other healthcare professional before use in children between 6 and 12 years.

Warnings:

Do not take CASACOL:

  • If you are suffering from impaired renal function.
  • If you are suffering from a disease called porphyria.
  • If you are hypersensitive (allergic) to Methoxyphenamine, Guaiphenesin or Sodium Citrate, or any other ingredient of CASACOL.
  • If you are suffering from coronary thrombosis (blood clots in the heart), high blood pressure, hyperactive thyroid (overactive thyroid gland leading to various symptoms including racing heart, sweating, nervousness, shakiness and sleep interruptions), closed-angle glaucoma (eye condition of the optic nerve that may lead to progressive sight loss) or urinary retention (inability to empty the bladder).
  • If you are already taking a type of Medicine called Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (certain medicines used for treatment of Depression or Parkinsons Disease), or within 10 days of stopping such treatment.
  • If you are unsure whether you are taking these medicines, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • If you are currently receiving other sympathomimetic drugs such as Pseudoephedrine, Phenylephrine, Dopamine or Noradrenaline.
  • If you are taking any other cough and cold medicine.
  • Casacol should not be used in children under the age of 6 years.

Take special care with CASACOL:

  • If you have heart disease or are taking medication for heart failure, you should only use CASACOL under the direct supervision of a doctor.
  • If you are receiving digitalis therapy (digoxin).
  • Casacol contains sorbitol, if you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerence to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
  • The colouring agent Ponceau 4R(E124), may cause allergic reactions.
  • Nipasept (ethyl-(E214), propyl-(E216) and methyl-(E218) hydroxybenzoate) may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed) and exceptionally, bronchospasm (a sudden constriction of the muscles on the walls of the airways in the lungs leading to wheeze, cough and shortness of breath).
  • Casacol Expectorant Syrup may cause increased difficulty in emptying the bladder for people with prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of the prostate gland).

Pregnancy and Breast Feeding: CASACOL should not be used by pregnant or breast-feeding women except under the direct supervision of a doctor.

 

Contains:

The active substances are Methoxyphenamine Hydrochloride 20mg, Guaiphenesin 100mg and Sodium Citrate 200mg per 5ml syrup. The other ingredients are Propylene Glycol, Saccharin Sodium, Nipasept (ethyl- (E214), propyl-(E216) and methyl-(E218) hydroxybenzoate), Linctus flavour, Ponceau 4R (E124), Sorbitol (E420) and Purified Water.

 Keep all medicines out the sight and reach of children.

Always consult the Patient Information Leaflet before using this medicine.

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