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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 and 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?

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 and 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 one 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, allowing you to get a good night’s sleep and the airways to heal. Noscapect takes an hour to work and provides around four hours of relief.

How to use Noscapect

Noscapect tablets have a special coating and should not be chewed, but instead swallowed whole with some water, either with or without food. Noscapect cough syrup comes with a dosage beaker for measuring the correct amount. Consult a doctor if Noscapect does not relieve your cough or if your symptoms have not improved after two weeks.

Dosage

The general recommended dose for Noscapect tablets is:

  • Adults and children aged 15 and over: 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 over: 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.

Make sure you leave at least four hours between doses. Read the package leaflet before use.

Side effects

Noscapect is generally well tolerated, but may cause dizziness, drowsiness or hypersensitivity reactions, and in rare cases nausea. 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.

Pregnancy / driving ability / alcohol

Noscapect should not be used by pregnant women without first consulting a doctor. This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding mothers.

Noscapect may cause dizziness or drowsiness, so do not drive if you are less alert.

This medicine does not interact with alcohol.

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