Non-sedative, Alcohol and Sugar-free
Each 5 ml contains:
........ 15 mg
Contains parabens 0.125% w/v as
Tussidex Forte is indicated for
the relief of resistant, dry and unproductive cough for adults and children.
It is non-sedative and free of alcohol. As it does not contain sugar, it may
be suitable for diabetic use.
Dosage and Administration
Adult and children over 12
5 to 10 ml every 4 hours
( not exceeding 40 ml in 24 hours
Children 6 to 12 years :
2.5 to 5 ml every 4 hours
( not exceeding 20 ml in 24 hours
Children 2 to 5 years :
1.25 to 2.5 ml every 4 hours
( not exceeding 10 ml in 24 hours
Do not use in patients receiving
the antidepressant monoamine oxidase inhibitors or within two weeks after
treatment is stopped.
Warnings and Precautions
Avoid alcoholic drinks while on
this medication. Unless directed by the physician, Tussidex Forte should not
be given for persistent or chronic cough associated with smoking, emphysema
or asthma; or when coughing is accompanied by excessive secretions. Tussidex
Forte should be used with caution in patients with impaired hepatic function
or asthma. Use in pregnant mothers should be carefully assessed; avoid
unnecessary use of medication where possible during pregnancy.
Not to be used in children below
2 years old.
To be used with cautions, and as
advised by the physician/pharmacist for children age 2 to 6 years.
Possible reactions systemically
may occur with mexiletine, domperidone, metoclopramide, certain hypnotics
and anxiolytic medication and alcohol.
Tussidex Forte is usually
well-tolerated. Occasionally, gastrointestinal disturbances and in very high
doses, respiratory depression may occur.
Massive overdosage may produce
respiratory depression. Treatment may include aspiration and gastric lavage
followed by general supportive and symptomatic treatment.
3 years from the date of
brown, sarsaparilla flavoured
syrup in pack of 90 ml and 120 ml
Store in a cool place below 30°C.