Veno's Expectorant: Indications, Dosage, Precautions, Adverse Effects
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Veno's Expectorant - Product Information

Manufacture: Forest Laboratories, Inc.
Country: Great Britain
Condition: Respiratory Tract Infection, Upper (Upper Respiratory Tract Infection)
Class: Glucose elevating agents
Form: Syrup
Ingredients: Guaifenesin, Glucose liquid, Treacle, Macrogol, glacial acetic acid, sodium benzoate (E 211), capsicum tincture, sodium metabisulphite (E 223), aniseed oil, xanthan gum, levomenthol, camphor, sodium cyclamate, acesulfame potassium, liquorice aniseed flavour and caramel colour (E 150).

Name of the Medicinal Product

Veno's Expectorant

Qualitative and Quantitative Composition

Guaifenesin BP 100mg, Liquid Glucose BPC (1963) 3.0g, Treacle 1.35g

Pharmaceutical Form

Oral Solution

Clinical Particulars

Therapeutic Indications

An expectorant for the symptomatic relief of coughs (including bronchial cough) and chesty catarrh, particularly associated with colds and flu.

The product also has a soothing, protective, demulcent action on a sore, irritated, tickling and inflamed throat.

Posology and Method of Administration

Adults and children over the age of 12

Take one 10ml dose (two 5ml spoonfuls) and repeat every 2 to 3 hours.

Route of Administration

Oral

Contraindications

Known hypersensitivity to guaifenesin, treacle, glucose or to any of the excipients.

Special Warnings and Precautions for Use

Patients suffering from chronic cough or asthma should consult a physician before taking this product.

Patients should stop using the product and consult a health care professional if cough lasts for more than 5 days or comes back, or is accompanied by a fever, rash or persistent headache.

Do not take with a cough suppressant.

Special Label Warnings

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

Do not exceed the stated dose.

Do not use with other cough and cold medicines.

Contains 6.68g total sugars per 10ml dose. This should be taken into account in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Patients with rare glucose-galactose malabsorption should not take this medicine.

Contains 9.6mg sodium per 10ml dose. This should be taken into consideration in patients on a controlled sodium diet.

Contains sodium benzoate and sodium metabisulphite, which may rarely cause severe allergic reactions and bronchospasm.

Interaction With Other Medicinal Products and Other Forms of Interaction

None

Pregnancy and Lactation

Use in pregnancy and lactation is not contraindicated. However, as with all medicines, caution should be exercised during pregnancy and lactation.

Effects on Ability to Drive and Use Machines

None

Undesirable Effects

Immune system disorders

Unknown: allergic reactions, angioedema, anaphylactic reactions

Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders

Unknown: Dyspnoea (in association with other symptoms of hypersensitivity)

Skin and subcutaneous disorders

Unknown: Rash, urticaria

Gastrointestinal disorders

Unknown: nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort

Reporting of suspected adverse reactions

Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.

Overdose

Very large doses of guaifenesin cause nausea and vomiting. Vomiting would be treated by fluid replacement and monitoring of electrolytes if indicated.

Pharmacological Properties

Pharmacodynamic Properties

Guaifenesin is an expectorant.

Treacle and Liquid Glucose are demulcents.

Pharmacokinetic Properties

None Stated

Preclinical Safety Data

There are no preclinical data of any relevance additional to that already included in other sections of the SPC.

Pharmaceutical Particulars

List of Excipients

Macrogol
Glacial acetic acid
Sodium benzoate (E211)
Capsicum tincture
Sodium metabisulphite (E223)
Aniseed oil
Xanthan gum
Levomenthol
Camphor
Sodium cyclamate
Acesulfame potassium
Liquorice aniseed flavour
Caramel colour (E150)

Incompatibilities

None

Shelf Life

Unopened: Three years

Opened: Six months

Special Precautions for Storage

None

Nature and Contents of Container

Amber cylindrical glass bottle fitted with a child resistant and tamper evident plastic screw cap.

Pack size: 100 or 160ml.

Special Precautions for Disposal and Other Handling

None

Marketing Authorisation Holder

Forest Laboratories UK Limited,
Whiddon Valley,
Barnstaple,
North Devon,
EX32 8NS,
United Kingdom.

Marketing Authorisation Number(s)

PL 00108/0338

Date of First Authorisation/Renewal of the Authorisation

31/01/1983 / 06/09/2004

Date of Revision of the Text

07/09/2015

Company Contact Details

Forest Laboratories UK Limited (a subsidiary of Actavis PLC)
http://www.actavis.co.uk

Address
Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8NS, UK

Telephone
+44 (0)1271 311 200

Fax Medical Information
+44 (0)1271 346106

Direct Line 
+44(0)1271 385 257

Medical Information e-mail
medinfo@actavis.co.uk