Oresol

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Generic Name: Oresol Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is oresol used for?

Oresol is an expectorant. It helps loosen congestion in your chest and throat, making it easier to cough out through your mouth.

Oresol is used to reduce chest congestion caused by the common cold, infections, or allergies. It is used for temporary relief of cough associated with respiratory tract infections and related conditions such as sinusitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, and asthma when these conditions are complicated by tenacious mucus or mucus plugs and congestion; effective for productive as well as nonproductive cough, particularly dry, nonproductive cough that tends to injure mucous membranes of the air passages; helps loosen phlegm and thin bronchial secretions in patients with stable chronic bronchitis.

Oresol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

How should I take oresol?

Take oresol by mouth with or without food. Use a measuring device marked for medicine dosing.

Ask your pharmacist for help if you are unsure of how to measure this dose. Drinking extra fluids while you are taking oresol is recommended.

Check with your doctor for instructions.

How do I store oresol?

Oresol is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store oresol in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of oresol 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 oresol 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 oresol?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of oresol or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

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

Side effects

What side effects can occur from oresol?

Side effects may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Hives
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Stomach pain

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 oresol?

Oresol 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.

Does food or alcohol interact with oresol?

Oresol 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 oresol?

Oresol 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 oresol.

What is the dose of oresol for an adult?

Usual Adult Dose for Cough:

Immediate release formulation: 200 to 400 mg orally every 4 hours as needed, not to exceed 2.4 g/day.

Sustained release formulation: 600 to 1200 mg orally every 12 hours, not to exceed 2.4 g/day.

What is the dose of oresol for a child?

Usual Pediatric Dose for Cough:

Immediate release formulation:

less than 2 years: 12 mg/kg/day orally in 6 divided doses.

2 to 5 years: 50 to 100 mg orally every 4 hours as needed, not to exceed 600 mg/day

6 to 11 years: 100 to 200 mg orally every 4 hours as needed, not to exceed 1.2 g/day

12 years or older: 200 to 400 mg orally every 4 hours as needed, not to exceed 2.4 g/day

Sustained release formulation:

2 to 5 years: 300 mg orally every 12 hours, not to exceed 600 mg/day

6 to 11 years: 600 mg orally every 12 hours, not to exceed 1.2 g/day

12 years or older: 600 to 1200 mg orally every 12 hours, not to exceed 2.4 g/day

How is oresol available?

Oresol is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Power 4,1 g

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 oresol, 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.

Review Date: August 11, 2017 | Last Modified: September 2, 2017

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