Erdosteine

Description

Erdosteine is used to treat chronic obstructive bronchitis, a condition that blocks the air flow to the lungs and causes breathing difficulties.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Erdosteine

  • Headache
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Taste alterations
  • Skin Rash
  • Itching
  • Diarrhea

Uses of Erdosteine

What is it prescribed for?

  • Chronic obstructive bronchitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Erdosteine or any other inactive ingredients present along with this medicine.

Hepatic cirrhosis

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from liver cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Severe renal impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from severe renal impairment due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Stomach Ulcers

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with stomach ulcers due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Amoxycillin

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as advised by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by dissolving the thick mucus which improves the air flow to the lungs and makes breathing easier.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Miscellaneous respiratory agents, Mucolytics

Schedule

Schedule H

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Erdosteine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 13 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB05057

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Information on this page was last updated on 5 Feb 2019

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