Erdosteine - Drug Information

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General Information on Erdosteine

Generic Name : Erdosteine

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

Trade Names/Brand Names of Erdosteine

India : 

International : 

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

Why is Erdosteine Prescribed? (Indications)

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

When should Erdosteine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcer, and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

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.

What is the dosage of Erdosteine?

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

How should Erdosteine be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Erdosteine?

Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

What are the side effects of Erdosteine?

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

What are the other precautions for Erdosteine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Erdosteine?

Store it at room temperature.

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