Noscapine

Description

Noscapine is used for the treatment of dry cough. Consumption of alcohol is not advised while receiving this medicine due to an increase in the risk of drowsiness.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Noscapine

  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Dizziness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Loss of appetite

Uses of Noscapine

What is it prescribed for?

  • Dry Cough
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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?
    This medicine may become habit-forming if not taken as directed by the doctor.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless 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 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 Noscapine or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless 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 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 significant side effects. Hence, it is advised that you report all your current medicines to the doctor, including any herbs and supplements, before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Smoking

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a cough related to smoking, COPD, and asthma conditions.

Other uses

Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for indications other than those stated above in certain specific circumstances. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor in such cases.

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

Aceclofenac

Amitriptyline

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

Warfarin

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

May cause sleepiness

How it works
It blocks the signals from the brain that trigger cough reflex and thus it helps in suppressing the cough.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antitussives, Alkaloids and derivatives

Schedule

Schedule H

Noscapine [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 28 December 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/noscapine

Noscapine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 28 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB06174

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Information on this page was last updated on 21 Aug 2019

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