What is Noscapect?
Noscapect cough tablets and cough syrup by Roter contain the active ingredient noscapine, a medicine that has an antitussive (cough-suppressing) effect. This cough medicine should only be used to treat dry (tickly) coughs. It does not work for relieving productive (chesty) coughs. Noscapect is suitable for use in adults and children from the age of three years.
What is Noscapect used for?
A tickly cough, also known as a non-productive or dry cough, is a cough in which no phlegm is coughed up. The cough reflex is triggered by irritants in the lungs, upper airways or throat. Noscapect suppresses the cough reflex, which in turn reduces coughing. This allows you to get a good night's sleep and the airways to heal. Noscapect takes an hour to take effect and provides about four hours of relief.
How to use Noscapect
Noscapect tablets have a special coating and should not be chewed, but swallowed whole with some water. They can be taken with or without food. Noscapect cough syrup comes with a dosage beaker for measuring the correct amount. Consult a doctor Noscapect does not relieve your cough or if your symptoms have not improved after two weeks.
The general recommended dose for Noscapect tablets is:
- Adults and children aged 15 and above: one to two tablets, three to four times a day.
- Children aged 6 to 15: one tablet three to four times a day.
The general recommended dose for Noscapect cough syrup is:
- Adults and children aged 12 and above: 15 - 30 ml three to four times a day.
- Children aged 6 to 12: 15 ml, two to four times a day.
- Children aged 3 to 6: 7.5 ml, two to four times a day.
Be sure to leave at least four hours between doses. Read the package leaflet before use.
Noscapect is generally well tolerated, but may cause dizziness, drowsiness or hypersensitivity reactions. In rare cases nausea may occur. Taking your medicine with food can help prevent this. For more information on possible side effects, see the package leaflet.
When not to use Noscapect
Do not use Noscapect if you are allergic to the active ingredient noscapine or any other ingredient in this medicine. For a list of all the ingredients in the tablets and cough syrup, please consult the package leaflet. The active ingredient noscapine can interact with blood-diluting medication (anticoagulants). Consult a doctor on the use of Noscapect if you are currently taking anticoagulants.
Noscapect should not be used by pregnant women without consulting a doctor first. This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding mothers. Noscapect may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Stay out of traffic if you are less alert. This medicine does not interact with alcohol.