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Expectorans 5 ®

syrup, 120ml

Product without prescription

Ingredients: Althaeae Officinalis Extractum fluidum, Sodium benzoate, Potassium bromide, Ammonium chloride

1. What is Expectorans 5 ® and what is it used for

Expectorans No5® possesses expectorating and antimicrobial action, as well as it relieves the smooth muscles of the bronchi. The therapeutic effects are associated with the activity of each of the ingredients individually and in combination. The active substances possess demulcent effect and suppress the coughing reflex, facilitate the expectoration, act as antimicrobials and relieve the spasms of smooth muscles; the action of potassium bromide is relaxing but sodium benzoate and ammonium chloride liquefy the mucus.

Expectorans No5® is indicated for symptomatic treatment of cough associated with bronchitis, asthma and inflammation of the upper respiratory tract.

2. The effect of the main ingredients

Traditional medicinal use of Althaea officinalis L., radix in the form of comminuted herbal substance for macerate preparation, aqueous extract or syrup is well documented in a number of bibliographic sources. The requirement of medicinal use for at least 30 years (including at least 15 years within the Community) according to Directive 2001/83/EC as amended is considered fulfilled. Based on literature data and information received from Member States, the following traditional indications are proposed: a) for the symptomatic treatment of oral or pharyngeal mucosa irritation and associated dry cough; b) for the symptomatic relief of mild gastrointestinal discomfort

Ammonium chloride is an expectorant, which helps in bringing mucus out of the lungs and thereby relieves the cough. Ammonium chloride is used to maintain the acid-base balance in the body and thus is used to treat patients with hypochloremia and metabolic alkalosis. Its expectorant action is caused by irritative action on the bronchial mucosa.

Potassium bromide is an anticonvulsant, antiepileptic medication that has been around for many years.

As excipient there is another herbal product: Thymi Herba Extractum fluidum which has wide medicinal and pharmaceutical usage. It also has spasmolytic and antitussive activity.

3. How to take Expectorans 5®

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions.

The recommended dose for adults and children over 12 years of age is 10 ml (2 tea spoons) of EXPECTORANS No5® 3 times daily after meals. The treatment duration may last 7-10 days. If during the treatment your condition do not improve or even aggravate, you should seek medical help.

Shelf-life: 2 (two) years from the date of manufacture

Shelf life after the first opening of the bottle: 7 days if stored below 25 оС

For more information, please use the Patient Information Leaflet in the box.

Manufactured for PharmaVision Europe OOD by Chemax Pharma EOOD, European Union