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WHAT IS MAKUTASSIN COMP. COUGH SYRUP AND WHEN IS IT USED?

Makatussin Comp. cough syrup is a medicine for the treatment of coughs, in particular dry irritative coughs. Buy Makatussin online Europe

It calms the urge to cough, thins the mucus and reduces congestion of the bronchial and nasal mucosa.

WHEN CAN’T YOU TAKE/USE MAKATUSSIN COMP. COUGH SYRUP?

When you cannot take/use Makatussin cough syrup You cannot take Makatussin Comp. cough syrup:

  • in case of known hypersensitivity to one of the components.
  • for administration in children and young people under 18 years of age.
  • Patients of any age who are known to be ‘ultra-rapid metabolisers’, that is, those who convert codeine very rapidly into morphine, should not use codeine to treat coughs and colds. In fact, they have a greater risk of serious side effects after taking codeine.
  • during pregnancy.

women who are breastfeeding should not take codeine. In fact, codeine passes into breast milk and can be harmful to the infant.

  • in case of bronchial asthma.
  • in case of diseases in which depressing the respiratory center must be avoided.
  • in case of long-term administration in the presence of chronic constipation.
  • in case of closed-angle glaucoma (pathological increase in intraocular pressure).
  • in case of prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of the prostate).
  • in case of cough with abundant phlegm formation.
  • after surgery on the gastrointestinal tract, in the presence of narrowing in the initial portion of the stomach, the duodenum and the terminal portion of the stomach.
  • in case of pheochromocytoma (neuroectodermal tumors).
  • in case of treatment with certain drugs against depression (so-called monoamine oxidase inhibitors [MAO inhibitors]).
  • in case of addiction to opiates (codeine and similar substances).

WHEN IS CAUTION REQUIRED IN THE ADMINISTRATION/USE OF MAKATUSSIN COMP. COUGH SYRUP?

Caution is required in the presence of respiratory disorders.

In adolescents between 12 and 18 years old who suffer from respiratory disorders, codeine is not recommended, as this patient population may be more susceptible to respiratory disorders caused by codeine.

In case of long-term administration, habituation and dependence may occur.

By combining Makatussin Comp. cough syrup with medicines that depress the central nervous system (e.g. sedatives and sleeping pills) and alcohol, the respective effects can be mutually enhanced.

If you suffer from liver or kidney disease, or if it turns out that, due to a genetic predisposition, your body eliminates the active ingredient codeine more slowly than most people, it is advisable, as a precaution, in the absence of medical prescription, you take Makatussin Comp. Cough Syrup only for a few days.

This medicine may reduce your ability to react, your ability to drive a vehicle and your ability to use tools or machines! This is particularly valid in case of alcohol consumption at the same time.

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Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you suffer from other diseases, are allergic or take or apply other medicines (even on your own!).

This medicine contains 250 mg of 70% sorbitol solution per 5 ml.

Sorbitol is a source of fructose. Consult your doctor before taking or receiving this medicine, if your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to certain sugars or if you have been diagnosed with hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI), a rare congenital disease consisting in the person’s inability to degrade fructose. Buy Makatussin online Europe

This medicine contains 3.5 mg sodium benzoate (E211) per 5 ml.

Take Makatussin Comp syrup only after consulting your doctor if you know you have a sugar intolerance.

This medicinal product contains less than 1 mmol (23 mg) sodium per 5 ml, i.e. essentially “sodium-free”.

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