Noscapine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Noscapine

Generic Name : Noscapine
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Noscapine are provided here.

Pronunciation : nos-kă-pēn

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Noscapine, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y55.3 Therapeutic Classification : Antitussives

Trade Names/Brand Names of Noscapine

India :

International :

Asthphyllin, Capval, Demotussil, Longatin, Mercotin, Narcotine, Nipaxon, Noscaflex, Noscapina, Noscapine, Noskapin Aco, Sekiel, Tossamin, Coflin, Hoestdrank Noscapine Hcl, Nosca Mereprine, Noscaflex, Noscapine Hcl Katwijk, Noscapine Hcl Kring, Noscapine Hcl Pch, Noscapine Hcl Ratiopharm, Noscapine Hcl San, Noscapine Hcl Sandoz, Noskapin Dak, Noskapin, Roter Noscapect, Tuscalman Berna, Tuscalman, Tuscalman, Tussanil-N, Nitepax

Why is Noscapine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antitussive, prescribed for cough. It is currently under investigation for use in the treatment of several cancers.

When should Noscapine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Pregnancy and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Noscapine?

Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 15 to 30mg/day.
Children: 7.5mg/day.

How should Noscapine be taken?

It comes as a tablet and syrup to take by mouth.

What are the warnings and precautions for Noscapine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with kidney, heart or lung diseases, asthma, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, glaucoma and in-case of allergy.

What are the side effects of Noscapine?

Body as a whole- Headache.
Central Nervous System- Loss of coordination, dizziness and drowsiness.
Heart- Increased heart rate.
Gastrointestinal - Nausea and vomiting.

What are the other precautions for Noscapine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Noscapine?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container, keep away from sunlight.