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Revised: 9/2014

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 :
MEDICON Combination Syrup
 Active ingredient:
Dextromethorphan hydrobromide hydrate
Potassium cresolsulphonate
 Dosage form:
light yellow-brown and clear syrup
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine contains 2 active ingredients: one inhibits cough reflex by acting directly on cough center located in medulla oblongata, and the other makes bringing up sputum easier by improving mucus secretion from airways. Thereby, it shows anti-tussive and expectorant effects.
It is usually used for the treatment of cough and sputum accompanying acute bronchitis, chronic bronchitis, cold, upper respiratory tract inflammation, pulmonary tuberculosis and pertussis.

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 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 18 to 24 mL daily in 3 or 4 divided doses. For children aged 8 to 14 years old, take 9 to 16 mL daily in 3 or 4 divided doses. For infants aged 3 months to 7 years old, take 3 to 8 mL daily in 3 or 4 divided doses. The dosage may be adjusted according to your disease, age and symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is close to your next dose, skip the missed dose. 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

  • Since this medicine may induce sleepiness, avoid driving a car or operating dangerous machinery.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, loose stools, hives and rash. 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.
  • breathlessness, shortness of breath, headache  [depressed respiration]
  • breathlessness, hives, swelling around eyes and/or mouth (lips)  [shock, anaphylactoid symptoms]
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 the medicine out of the reach of infants and children. Store it at room temperature (1 to 30 degrees Celsius) away from light and moisture.
  • Color fading may be caused by light. Therefore, tighten the cap after every use and store it in a box, etc. or at a dark place.
  • 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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