Patient Leaflet Updated 09-Oct-2014 | Omega Pharma Ltd
Buttercup Bronchostop Cough Syrup
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Thyme herb extract, Marshmallow root extract
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you. Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner has told you.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Buttercup Bronchostop Cough Syrup is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take Buttercup Bronchostop Cough Syrup
3. How to take Buttercup Bronchostop Cough Syrup
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Buttercup Bronchostop Cough Syrup
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT BUTTERCUP BRONCHOSTOP COUGH SYRUP IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Buttercup Bronchostop Cough Syrup is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the relief of coughs, such as chesty coughs and dry, tickly, irritating coughs and catarrh based on traditional use only.
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TAKE BUTTERCUP BRONCHOSTOP COUGH SYRUP
Do not take Buttercup Bronchostop Cough Syrup
Warnings and precautions
Do not give this medicine to children under 12 years.
Other medicines and Buttercup Bronchostop Cough Syrup
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
No studies on the effects on the ability to drive and to use machines have been performed. Buttercup Bronchostop Cough Syrup contains no ingredients that are known to cause drowsiness.
Buttercup Bronchostop Cough Syrup contains the preservatives
Methyl parahydroxybenzoate and Propyl parahydroxybenzoate.
These may cause hypersensitivity (allergic) reactions, including delayed reactions, in certain people.
3. HOW TO TAKE BUTTERCUP BRONCHOSTOP COUGH SYRUP
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner has told you. Check with your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner if you are not sure.
Always use the enclosed measuring cup.
Buttercup Bronchostop Cough Syrup can be taken undiluted or can be diluted in water or warm tea.
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years:
Using the measuring cup provided, 15 ml of syrup to be taken every 4 hours, 4 times per day.
If required, up to a maximum of 6 doses (90ml) can be taken per day.
Do not give to children under 12 years.
DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE.
You must talk to a doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 7 days.
If you are short of breath, have a high temperature (fever), your phlegm is yellow-green or brown in colour (purulent sputum), you must consult your doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner.
If you take more Buttercup Bronchostop Cough Syrup than you should
Talk to a doctor straight away, or contact your nearest hospital casualty department.
Take the carton and this leaflet with you.
If you forget to take Buttercup Bronchostop Cough Syrup
Take the next dose when it is due. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Allergic reactions including Quincke's oedema and anaphylactic shock have been reported.
Stop taking the syrup and tell your doctor immediately if:
The above symptoms may mean you are having a very rare, serious allergic reaction to this medicine.
Other possible side effects:
If any of the following side effects get serious or concerns you, or you notice any other side effect, stop taking the syrup.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE BUTTERCUP BRONCHOSTOP COUGH SYRUP
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original package in order to protect the contents from light.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Close tightly after use. After opening, use within 4 weeks.
Do not throw away medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures help protect the environment.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Buttercup Bronchostop Cough Syrup contains
15 ml of oral syrup (16.7 g) contains the active substances:
120 mg of extract (as dry extract) from Thyme herb (Thymus vulgaris L. and Thymus zygis L.,herb) (DER 7-13:1) Extraction solvent: water.
830 mg of extract (as liquid extract) from Marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis L.) (DER 12-14:1) Extraction solvent: water.
The other ingredients are:
Maltodextrin, Acacia (E414), Xylitol (E967), Methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), Raspberry juice concentrate, Xanthan gum, Citric acid monohydrate, Propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216), Raspberry aroma flavouring (synthetic and natural flavourings, propylene glycol (E1520)), Purified water.
What Buttercup Bronchostop Cough Syrup looks like and contents of the package
Buttercup Bronchostop Cough Syrup is a brown-red, viscous liquid. The syrup is contained in brown glass bottles with a sealed screw cap, in 120 ml, 200 ml and 240ml sizes. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
The package includes a measuring cup with a scale from 2.5 ml to 20 ml which allows precise measuring of the recommended dose.
THR Holder and Manufacturer:
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This leaflet was revised in January 2014.
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