Sunex

Main information

  • Trade name:
  • Sunex Cough Syrup
  • Medicine domain:
  • Humans
  • Medicine type:
  • Allopathic drug

Documents

Localization

  • Available in:
  • Sunex Cough Syrup
    Malaysia
  • Language:
  • English

Other information

Status

  • Source:
  • NPRA - National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency - Bahagian Regulatori Farmasi Negara
  • Authorization number:
  • MAL19971331
  • Last update:
  • 28-05-2018

Patient Information leaflet

SUNEX COUGH SYRUP

Diphenhydramine hydrochloride/Ammonium chloride/Sodium citrate (14mg/135mg/57.5mg per 5ml)

Consumer Medication Information Leaflet (RIMUP)

What is in this leaflet

1. What Sunex Cough Syrup is used for

2. How Sunex Cough Syrup works

3. Before you use Sunex Cough Syrup

4. How to use Sunex Cough Syrup

5. While you are using it

6. Side effects

7. Storage & disposal of Sunex Cough

Syrup

8. Product description

9. Manufacturer and Product Registration

Holder

10.Date of revision

What Sunex Cough Syrup is used for

It is used as an expectorant for control of

cough due to cold or allergy.

How Sunex Cough Syrup works

The active ingredients in the medicine

are Diphenhydramine hydrochloride, Ammo-

nium chloride and Sodium citrate. Diphenhy-

dramine is an ethanolamine-derivative anti-

histamine. It shares the action and uses of

other antihistamines which work by block-

ing a certain natural substance (histamine)

that your body makes during an allergic reac-

tion. It is also used as an antitussive (to

suppress cough) for temporary relief of cough

caused by minor throat and bronchial irrita-

tion such as may occur with common colds or

inhaled irritants.

Ammonium chloride may act as an expecto-

rant which works by irritating gastric mucosa

to increase secretion of mucus making it less

viscous and easier to expel.

Sodium

citrate

used

source

bicarbonate when employed as alkalinizing

agent.

Before you use Sunex Cough Syrup

- When you must not use it

Do not use Sunex Cough Syrup if you have:

persistent

chronic

cough

such

occurs

with smoking, asthma, emphysema (dam-

ages the air sacs (alveoli) in your lungs)

cough with excessive secretions

epilepsy

glaucoma

(increased

pressure

inside

eye)

difficulty in urination due to enlargement

of prostate gland

- Before you start to use it

You should check with your doctor before

using this medicine if:

you have narrow-angle glaucoma

stenosing

peptic

ulcer

(swelling

ulcers causes narrowing in the duodenum)

pyloroduodenal obstruction (gastric outflow

obstruction)

enlargement of prostate

bladder neck obstruction

history of asthma

overactive thyroid

cardiovascular disease (disease of the heart

or blood vessel)

high blood pressure

Sunex Cough Syrup is not recommended for

children below 2 years old. Use with caution

doctor's

pharmacist's

advice

children 2 to 6 years of age.

Please tell your doctor if you are pregnant,

planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding

before using Sunex Cough Syrup.

- Taking other medicines

There are a few medicines which may

not mix with Sunex Cough Syrup. It is

important to tell your doctor or pharma-

cist about all the medicines that you are

taking,

including

those

obtained

without

doctor’s prescription. You should talk to your

doctor or pharmacist if you are on

the following:-

Monoamine

Oxidase

Inhibitors

(MAOIs)

for depression

Hypnotics, sedatives and tranquilisers

Avoid alcoholic beverages

How to use Sunex Cough Syrup

- How much to use

You should take Sunex Syrup exactly as

advised by your doctor or pharmacist. The

amount you take each day will depend on your

condition. Do not take more or less than what

your doctor prescribes.

Adults: Two teaspoonful every four hours not

to exceed twelve teaspoonful or 60ml in 24

hours.

Children: (6 to 11 years): One teaspoonful

every four hours not to exceed six teaspoonful

or 30 ml in twenty-four hours.

- When to use it

Take with food / milk to minimize gastric

irritation. Drink a glass of water after each

dose to help loosen mucus in lungs.

- How long to use it

It is important to take Sunex Cough Syrup

as long as your doctor prescribes.

Consult a physician if symptoms persist

for more than 7 days, or if high fever, skin

rash

continuing

headache

present

with cough.

- If you forget to use it

Take

missed

dose

soon

remember. If it is almost time for your

next dose, wait until then to take the medi-

cine and skip the missed dose. Do not take

a double dose to make up for the missed

dose.

- If you use too much (overdose)

Contact your doctor immediately or go to

the Emergency Department of your nearest

hospital, if you think you or anyone else

may have taken too much of this medicine.

this

even

there

signs

discomfort or poisoning. You may need

urgent medical attention.

Taking too much may cause dry mouth,

fixed dilated pupils, flushing, gastrointes-

tinal symptoms.

While you are using it

- Things you must do

Take your medicine exactly as your doc-

tor has told you.

Tell

doctors,

dentists

pharmacists treating

you that

you are

taking Sunex Cough Syrup.

Tell

your

doctor

immediately

become

pregnant

while

taking

this

medication.

- Things you must not do

give

Sunex

Cough

Syrup

anyone else, even if they have the same

symptoms or condition as you.

Do not stop taking the medicine unless

advised by your doctor.

Do not take any new medicines without

consulting your doctor.

- Things to be careful of

careful

when

engaging

activities

requiring mental alertness, such as driving

a car or operating appliances, machinery.

Consumer Medication Information Leaflet (RIMUP)

2

Anti-histamines are more likely to cause diz-

ziness, sedation and low blood pressure in

elderly people.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, Sunex Cough Syrup can

cause side effects, although not everybody

gets them. The side effects are:

General: urticaria (a raised, red itchy rash),

rash

caused

medicine,

anaphylactic

shock (severe, potentially life-threatening

allergic reaction), photosensitivity, exces-

sive

sweating,

chills,

dryness

mouth,

nose and throat.

Cardiovascular system: low blood pressure,

headache, palpitations (irregular heartbeat),

abnormally

rapid

heart

rate,

extra

systoles

premature

contraction

heart)

Hematologic

system:

hemolytic

anemia

(abnormal breakdown of red blood cells),

low blood platelet count, reduction in the

number of white blood cells.

Nervous system: sedation, sleepiness, diz-

ziness, disturbed coordination. fatigue, con-

fusion,

restlessness,

excitation,

nervous-

ness, tremor, irritability, insomnia, eupho-

ria, paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensa-

tion), blurred vision, double vision, vertigo,

ringing in the ear, acute labyrinthitis (in-

flammation of the inner ear), hysteria, in-

flammation of nerves, convulsion

Gastrointestinal system: epigastric distress,

anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, con-

stipation

Genitourinary

system:

urinary

frequency,

difficult urination, urinary retention, early

menses

Respiratory

system:

thickening

bron-

chial secretions, tightness of chest, wheez-

ing, nasal stuffiness

Other side effects not listed above may also

occur in some people. Please refer to your

doctor or pharmacist if you experience any

other symptoms while taking this medication.

You may report any side effect or adverse

drug reaction directly to the National Centre

for Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring by

calling 03-78835550, or visiting the website

portal.bpfk.gov.my (Consumers→Reporting).

Storage and disposal of Sunex Cough

Syrup

- Storage

Store at temperature 25 ° C. Protect from

light.

- Disposal

Medicines

should

not be disposed of

wastewater or household waste. Ask your

pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no

longer required. These measures will help to

protect the environment.

Product Description

- What it looks like

A clear, dark brown syrup with raspberry

flavour.

- Ingredient(s)

- Active Ingredients

Each 5ml contains:

Diphenhydramine hydrochloride (14mg)

Ammonium chloride (135mg)

Sodium citrate (57.5mg)

- Inactive Ingredients

Sodium Citrate

Sodium Carboxymethyl- Cellulose

Glycerin

Spirit Chloroform

Saccharin Sodium

Caramel

Raspberry Red

Raspberry Essence

Syrup Simplex

- MAL number

MAL19971331A

Manufacturer

Sunward

Pharmaceutical

Sdn. Bhd.

No. 9,11 & 17, Jalan Kempas 4, Taman

Perindustrian

Tampoi Indah,

81200

Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

Product Registration Holder

Sunward

Pharmaceutical

Sdn. Bhd.

No. 9,11 & 17, Jalan Kempas 4, Taman

Perindustrian

Tampoi Indah,

81200

Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

Date of revision

20/10/2015

Serial number

BPFK(R4/1)061015/00335