Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid Forte

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Active ingredient:
Pholcodine 3 mg/mL;  ;  ;  ; Pholcodine 3 mg/mL
Available from:
iNova Pharmaceuticals (New Zealand) Limited
INN (International Name):
Pholcodine 3 mg/mL
Dosage:
3 mg/mL
Pharmaceutical form:
Oral solution
Composition:
Active: Pholcodine 3 mg/mL       Excipient: Apricot flavour 012500 Citric acid Hyetellose Methyl hydroxybenzoate Purified water Saccharin sodium Sorbitol Sunset yellow FCF Active: Pholcodine 3 mg/mL Excipient: Apricot flavour 012500 Citric acid Disodium edetate Hyetellose Purified water Saccharin sodium Sodium benzoate Sodium citrate Sorbitol Sunset yellow FCF
Units in package:
Bottle, plastic, PET sample, with pp CRC tamper evident wadded cap, 30 mL
Class:
Pharmacy only
Prescription type:
Pharmacy only
Manufactured by:
PCAS
Product summary:
Package - Contents - Shelf Life: Bottle, plastic, PET sample, with pp CRC tamper evident wadded cap - 30 mL - 24 months from date of manufacture stored at or below 30°C - Bottle, plastic, PET, with pp CRC tamper evident wadded cap - 100 mL - 24 months from date of manufacture stored at or below 30°C - Bottle, plastic, PET, with pp CRC tamper evident wadded cap - 200 mL - 24 months from date of manufacture stored at or below 30°C
Authorization number:
TT50-2124/1
Authorization date:
1994-11-14

Duro-Tuss TM

Dry Cough Liquid Forte

Pholcodine

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet

This leaflet answers somecommon

questionsabout these medicines. It

doesnotcontain alltheavailable

information. It doesnot take theplace

oftalkingto your pharmacist ordoctor.

Allmedicines haverisks andbenefits.

Yourpharmacistordoctorhasweighed

the risksofyoutakingthesemedicines

against thebenefits they expect it will

haveforyou.

If youhave anyconcerns about

takingthis medicine,ask yourdoctor

or pharmacist.

Keep thisleaflet.

Youmay needtoreadit again.

What Duro-Tuss Dry

Cough Liquid Forteis

used for

Pholcodine isusedtorelievedry

coughs.

Pholcodineworksonthe coughcentre

inthebrain tocontrolandhelpstop

coughing.

Askyourpharmacist ordoctorif

youhave any questions about this

medicine.

Yourpharmacist ordoctormay have

given itforanotherreason.

Before you take Duro-

Tuss Dry Cough Liquid

Forte

When you must not take it

Do nottakethis medicine ifyou have

anymedicine containing

Pholcodine

any of the ingredients listed at the

end of this leaflet.

Someofthe symptomsofanallergic

reaction may include:

shortness ofbreath

wheezing ordifficulty breathing

swelling of theface, lips, tongueor

other parts ofthe body

rash, itchingorhivesonthe skin.

Do nottakethis medicine ifyou

have:

severe asthma, bronchitis orother

serious respiratoryconditions

Do nottakethis medicine after the

expiry dateprintedonthepackor if

the packaging is damaged or shows

signs oftampering.

If ithas expiredorisdamaged,returnit

toyour pharmacist fordisposal.

If you arenot surewhether you

shouldstart takingthis medicine,

talktoyour pharmacistordoctor.

Before you start to take it

Tellyourpharmacistifyouhave

allergiesto any othermedicines,

foods,preservativesor dyes.

Tellyourpharmacistifyouhaveor

havehad anyofthe following

medicalconditions:

asthmaor otherbreathingproblems

Tell yourpharmacist ordoctorif

youare pregnant or plantobecome

pregnant.

Yourpharmacist ordoctorwill discuss

the benefitsandpossiblerisks oftaking

Ask your pharmacistordoctor

about takingthis medicine ifyou are

breastfeeding.

ItisnotknownifPholcodinepasses

intothe breastmilk. Yourpharmacist

ordoctorwill discuss the potential

benefitsandrisksoftakingthe

medicine ifyouarebreastfeeding.

Ifyou have not toldyourpharmacist

or doctoraboutanyoftheabove,tell

him/her beforeyou start takingthis

medicine.

Taking other medicines

Tell yourpharmacist ordoctorif

you are takingany othermedicines,

including any thatyou getwithout a

prescriptionorthatareherbalfrom

your pharmacy, supermarketor

healthfood shop.

Somemedicinesand Duro-Tuss Dry

CoughLiquidForte may interferewith

each other. Theseinclude:

sedatives,medicines usedtohelp

yourelax orsleep

medicines usedtocontrolanxiety

alcohol

Yourpharmacist ordoctorwill have

more informationonmedicines tobe

carefulwith oravoidwhile takingthis

medicine.

How to take Duro-Tuss

DryCough Liquid Forte

Follow alldirectionson the labeland

those giventoyoubyyour

pharmacistordoctor carefully.

If youdonot understand the

instructions on the bottle,ask your

pharmacistordoctor forhelp.

How much to take

Duro-TussDryCough LiquidForte

Adults &children

over 12years: 5 mL

Childrenunder12

years: Do not use

When to take it

Take yourmedicineevery 6 hours,if

required.

The maximum dose is4times a day.

If you take too much

(overdose)

Immediately telephoneyour doctoror

the PoisonsInformationCentre for

advice, orgo theAccident and

Emergency at thenearesthospital, if

youthinkthatyouoranyoneelse may

havetaken toomuch Duro-Tuss Dry

CoughLiquidForte. Dothiseven if

there arenosignsofdiscomfortor

poisoning.

Poisons InformationAustralia:

Tel. 131126

Poisons InformationNewZealand:

0800POISON (0800764766)

While you are using

Duro-Tuss DryCough

Liquid Forte

Things you must do

Talktoyour pharmacistordoctorif

yoursymptomsdonot improve.

Yourpharmacist ordoctorwill assess

your conditionand decideif you

shouldcontinue totakethe medicine.

Things you must not do

Donot take Duro-Tuss Dry Cough

LiquidForte to treat any other

complaintsunless yourpharmacist

or doctortellsyouto.

Donot give yourmedicine toanyone

else, evenifthey havethe same

Donot takemore than the

recommended doseunlessyour

pharmacist ordoctortells you to.

Do notusethismedicine inchildren

under 12yearsofage.

Things to be careful of

Be careful driving oroperating

machinery untilyou knowhow

Duro-Tuss Dry CoughLiquidForte

affectsyou.

This medicinemay cause dizziness and

drowsinessinsomepeople.Ifthis

happens,donotdrive oroperate

machinery.

Side effects

Tellyourpharmacistordoctoras

soonaspossible if you donot feel

well while youaretakingthis

medicine.

This medicinehelps most people, yet it

mayhaveunwantedside effects ina

fewpeople. Allmedicines canhave

side effects.Sometimes they are

serious, most of thetimethey arenot.

You may needmedical attention if you

getsomeof theside effects.

Donot be alarmedby the following

list of possibleside effects.You may

not experienceanyof them.

Askyourpharmacist ordoctorto

answer anyquestions you mayhave.

Tell yourpharmacist ordoctorif

you noticeanyofthefollowingand

theyworryyou:

dizziness

drowsiness

nausea and vomiting

stomach pain

consitipation

The abovelist includes the more

common side effectsofyourmedicine.

They areusuallymild.

Tellyourpharmacistordoctoras

soonaspossible if you notice anyof

the following:

lack ofcoordination and

unsteadiness whenwalking

The abovelistincludes seriousside

effects that may require medical

attention. Serious side effectsare rare.

If any of thefollowing happen, tell

your doctorimmediatelyor goto

Accident and Emergencyatyour

nearest hospital:

shortness ofbreath

wheezing ordifficulty breathing

swelling of theface, lips, tongueor

other parts ofthe body

rash, itchingorhivesonthe skin

The abovelistincludesveryserious

side effects.You may need urgent

medical attention orhospitalisation.

Theseside effects areveryrare for low

dosesof thismedicine and whenused

for ashortperiodoftime.

Tell yourpharmacist ordoctorif

you noticeanythingthatismaking

you feel unwell.

Other sideeffects not listedabove may

alsooccur in somepeople.

Before and after using

Duro-Tuss DryCough

Liquid Forte

Storage

Keepyour medicine in theoriginal

pack until it is timeto take it.

Keepyour medicine in a cool dry

place wherethe temperaturestays

below 30 °C.

Do notstorethese medicinesorany

other medicine in the bathroomor

nearasink.Donotleave itona

window sill orin the car.

Heatanddampness candestroysome

medicines.

Keep it wherechildren cannot reach

it.

Alockedcupboardat leastone-and-a-

halfmetres abovetheground is agood

placeto store medicines.

Disposal

Ask your pharmacistwhat todo

with anymedicine thatisleftover,

or if theexpiry date haspassed.

Product description

What it looks like

Duro-TussDryCough LiquidForteis

anorange colouredsolution andhas an

apricot flavour.

Theycomein100 mLand200 mL

bottles.

Ingredients

Every5mLofDuro-Tuss DryCough

Liquid Fortecontains

Pholcodine 15mg

as the active ingredient.

It also contains:

methylhydroxybenzoate

sorbitol

hydroxyethylcellulose

citric acid

saccharinsodium

sunset yellow

apricot flavour

Supplier

Duro-TussDryCough LiquidForteis

made and supplied inAustraliaby:

iNovaPharmaceuticals(Australia)

Pty Limited

9-15ChilversRoad

ThornleighNSW2120

Distributed inNew Zealandby:

Douglas Pharmaceuticals Limited,

Auckland.

™=Trademark

www.inovapharma.com

This leafletwas preparedin September

2010.

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