Trade Names/Brand Names :
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.
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.