ASTRAPAIN SYRUP

Pack Size

100ml

Dosage

Always take ASTRAPAIN SYRUP exactly as instructed. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure. The usual dose is: DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DOSAGE. Not recommended for children under 2 years of age. Children 2 to 5 years: 5 ml three times a day. Children 6 years and older: 5 to 10 ml three times a day. Shake the bottle before use. If you have the impression that the effect of ASTRAPAIN SYRUP is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Warnings and Contraindications

Do not take ASTRAPAIN SYRUP: • If you are hypersensitive (allergic) to paracetamol, opiates or phenothiazines • If you suffer from kidney or liver problems • If you have an attack of bronchial asthma, respiratory depression, especially in the presence of cyanosis (bluish discolouration of skin due to lack of oxygen) and excessive bronchial (relating to air passages in the lungs) secretion. • If you have heart failure secondary to chronic lung disease, head injuries where the intracranial pressure (pressure inside the skull) is raised. • Do not give to children under the age of 2 years or to comatose-patients. Take special care with ASTRAPAIN SYRUP: In the event of overdosage or suspected overdose and notwithstanding the fact that the person may be asymptomatic, the nearest doctor, hospital or Poison Centre must be contacted immediately. • If you take more than the recommended dose as it can cause severe liver damage. • If no symptomatic improvement results, a doctor should be consulted. • Do not use continuously for more than 10 days without consulting your doctor. • Do not drive or operate any tools or machines because this medicine may lead to drowsiness and impaired concentration, which may be aggravated by simultaneous intake of alcohol or other central nervous system depressant agents. • Should be used with extreme caution in patients receiving monoaminoxidase inhibitors. • Pigments should be examined periodically for abnormal skin pigmentation or eye changes. • Patients suffering from renal or liver diseases should take paracetamol under medical supervision. • Do not exceed the prescribed dose because exceeding the prescribed dose, together with prolonged and continuous use of this medication, may lead to dependency and addiction.

Composition

COMPOSITION: Each 5 ml of syrup contains: Paracetamol ……………………………………120 mg Codeine Phosphate……………………………….5 mg Promethazine hydrochloride………………...…6.5 mg Preservatives: Methylparaben……………0,10 % m/v Propylparaben ...................… ..........…0,01 % m/v Alcohol content……....................... ......………12,5 % Sugar content……..........................………40 % (m/v)

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