Medicinal Products

DIMETANE s / s 133 mg / 100 mL

Generic drug of the therapeutic class: Pneumology
active ingredients: Pholcodine
laboratory: Biocodex

Syrup
Bottle (+ measuring spoon of 2.5 ml and 5 ml) of 200 ml
All forms

Indication

Symptomatic treatment of uncompromising coughs.

Dosage DIMETANE s / s 133 mg / 100 mL syrup Bottle (+ spoon-measure of 2.5 ml and 5 ml) of 200 ml

Oral way.

The measuring spoon provided is two-headed:

· The measuring spoon of 5 ml contains 6.6 mg of pholcodine,

· The 2.5 ml measuring spoon contains 3.3 mg of pholcodine.

In the absence of any other drug taking pholcodine or any other central antitussive, the daily dose of pholcodine not to exceed is 90 mg in adults, 1 mg / kg / day in children of 6 at 15 years and 0.5 mg / kg / day in children aged 30 months to 6 years.

Adult :

1 to 2 scoops of 5 ml per dose (ie 6 to 12 mg of pholcodine per dose), replenish every 4 hours if necessary, without exceeding 12 scoops of 5 ml per day.

Child from 35 to 50 kg (12 to 15 years old):

1 measuring spoon of 5 ml per dose, to be renewed after 4 hours if necessary, without exceeding 6 times per day.

Child from 20 to 35 kg (6 to 12 years old):

1 measuring spoon of 2.5 ml per dose, to be renewed after 4 hours if necessary, without exceeding 6 times per day.

Child from 15 to 20 kg (30 months to 6 years):

1 measuring spoon of 2.5 ml to be renewed after 4 hours if necessary.

The maximum dose is 2 scoops of 2.5 ml depending on the weight.

In the elderly or in case of hepatic insufficiency:

The initial dosage will be halved compared to the recommended dosage (ie 1 to 2 measuring spoons of 2.5 ml per dose), and may be increased depending on the tolerance and needs.

The duration of treatment should be short (a few days) and the treatment limited to the times when coughing occurs.

Against indications

This medicine is contraindicated in the following situations:

Hypersensitivity to any of the constituents of the syrup,

· Respiratory failure,

· Cough of the asthmatic,

· Breastfeeding (see section on Pregnancy and lactation )

· Children under 30 months old.

Adverse effects Dimetane S / S

Related to pholcodine:

· Possibility of constipation, drowsiness.

· Rarely: dizziness, nausea, vomiting, bronchospasm, allergic skin reactions.

Related to excipients:

· Risk of allergic reactions, due to the presence of azorubine (E122) and bright black BN (E151),

· Risk of digestive disorders and diarrhea, due to the presence of maltitol.

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