Erdosteine - Drug Information

Generic Name : Erdosteine
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Latest prescription information about Erdosteine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Mucolytic Agents
Drug Information

Trade Name(s): 

India : 

International : 

Biopulmin, Dostol, Ectrin, Edotin, Erdomed, Erdopect, Erdostin, Erdotin, Esteclin, Fluidasa, Ilvico, Mucofor, Mucotec, Mucothera, Recustein, Tantong, Vectrine, Zertin

Why it is prescribed : 

This medication is a mucolytic agent, prescribed for chronic obstructive bronchitis.  It works by helping to break down mucus secretions.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcer, and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category :






Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 300 mg twice daily. Max duration: 10 days.

How it should be taken : 

It comes as a capsule, to take by mouth as directed by your physician.

Warnings and Precautions : 

Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Side Effects : 

Stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, loose stools, spasmodic colitis and headache.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

Store it at room temperature.


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