Hexapneumine

By Medically reviewed by hellodoktor

Generic Name: Hexapneumine Brand Name(s): Hexapneumine and Hexapneumine.

Uses

What is hexapneumine used for?

Hexapneumine is commonly used for the symptomatic treatment of dry coughs, particularly when occurring at night.

How should I take hexapneumine?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

How do I store hexapneumine?

Hexapneumine is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store hexapneumine in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of hexapneumine that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush hexapneumine down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using hexapneumine?

This medicine should not be used in the following cases, such as asthma, respiratory failure, risk of angle closure glaucoma, risk of urinary retention (e.g., benign prostatic), children under 15 years (syrup adult), breastfeeding.

Coughing is a symptom that may lead to many diseases. Consult your doctor if it persists more than a few days.

Because of the presence of an antihistamine with sedative and atropine, precautions are necessary in patients with impaired hepatic or renal and the elderly, particularly in cases of chronic constipation, prostate adenoma, the trend dizziness or brownouts.

This medicine may cause acute glaucoma in susceptible individuals: red eye, hard and painful, with blurred vision. A consultation of extreme urgency with an ophthalmologist is necessary.

These syrups contain sugar (sucrose) and alcohol in significant quantity.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from hexapneumine?

Some side effects may occur when using this drug, including:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Rash
  • Confusion
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Mood changes
  • Fast or uneven heart rate
  • Seizure

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with hexapneumine?

Hexapneumine may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Especially if you are taking other sedative drugs (tranquilizers, sleeping pills, pain medications cons containing opiates, antidepressants, antipsychotics). It is important to tell the obstetrician taking any codeine or a derivative thereof, so that these risks can be prevented through monitoring and appropriate treatment possible.

Does food or alcohol interact with hexapneumine?

Hexapneumine may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with hexapneumine?

Hexapneumine may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using hexapneumine.

What is the dose of hexapneumine for an adult?

This drug is taken preferably when you cough. The catch must be spaced at least 4 hours.

What is the dose of hexapneumine for a child?

This drug is taken preferably when you cough. The catch must be spaced at least 4 hours.

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients under 15 years old. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is hexapneumine available?

Hexapneumine is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Syrup; Oral; Biclotymol 7.5 mg; Chlorpheniramine Maleate 0.5 mg; Pholcodine 5 mg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of hexapneumine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Sources

Review Date: April 1, 2017 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019

Want to live your best life?
Get the Hello Doktor Daily newsletter for health tips, wellness updates and more.
You might also like