くすりのしおり

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Revised: 10/2017

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Huscode Combination Tablets
 Active ingredient:
Dihydrocodeine phosphate
dl-Methylephedrine hydrochloride
Chlorpheniramine maleate
 Dosage form:
white tablet with split line, diameter: 9.0 mm, thickness: 4.3 mm
 Print on wrapping:
フスコデ, Huscode, HC741

Effects of this medicine

This medicine dilates the bronchi to sedate coughing.
It is usually used for cough associated with bronchitis, common cold, upper airway inflammation, pneumonia and tuberculosis.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have: respiratory depression, glaucoma or prostatic hyperplasia.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 3 tablets at a time, three times a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to the disease, age or symptoms. For children aged 12 to under 15 years, take 2/3 of the adult dose. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause sleepiness and dizziness. Avoid driving a car or operating machinery.
  • Alcohol may intensify the therapeutic effects of the medicine. Be careful when you drink alcohol.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include sleepiness, dizziness, facial flush, rash and itch. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • repeats exacerbation and remission of infections  [agranulocytosis]
  • significant anemia symptoms  [aplastic anemia]
  • shortness of breath, irregular respirations [respiratory depression]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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