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Revised: 7/2017

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 :
Lightgen Combination Syrup
 Active ingredient:
Dihydrocodeine phosphate
dl-Methylephedrine hydrochloride
Chlorpheniramine maleate
 Dosage form:
chocolate-colored syrup
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine contains an ingredient that stops cough, another ingredient that makes breathing easier by expanding the bronchial tubes, and another ingredient that improves allergic reactions by suppressing the effects of histamine that cause allergies, and suppresses cough.
It is usually used for cough associated with acute bronchitis, chronic bronchitis, common cold/upper respiratory inflammation, pneumonia and pulmonary 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 prostate hypertrophy.
  • 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 10 mL a day in 3 divided doses. The dosage may be adjusted according to the symptoms. For children, aged 12 or over but under 15 years, take this medicine 2/3 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 follow 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 drowsiness or dizziness. Avoid driving a car or operating machinery.
  • Pay attention that alcohol (drinking) may intensify medicinal effects.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include 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.
  • anemic symptoms, bleeding tendency [aplastic anemia]
  • fever, sore throat [agranulocytosis]
  • shortness of breath, breathing slowed, irregular breathing, respiration abnormal [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.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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