Erdosteine is a drug to relieve cough with phlegm, due to recurrence of chronic bronchitis. Chronic bronchitis is inflammation that lasts chronically (long) in the respiratory tract. This condition will cause an increase in phlegm production.
Erdosteine is a mucolytic drug that works by thinning phlegm in the respiratory tract. Thus, phlegm can be more easily removed when coughing. In addition, this drug is also known to have effects as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial.
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What is Erdosteine
|Benefit||Overcoming cough with phlegm|
|Erdosteine for pregnant and lactating women||
Category N: Not yet categorized.
Erdosteine is not known to be absorbed into breast milk or not. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without consulting your doctor first.
|Drug form||Capsules and dry syrup|
Precautions Before Taking Erdostein
Erdosteine should not be taken carelessly. There are several things that you should pay attention to before consuming erdosteine, namely:
- Do not take erdosteine if you are allergic to this drug. Tell your doctor about any history of allergies you have.
- Tell your doctor if you have had or currently have stomach ulcers , kidney disorders, phenylketouria , diabetes, or liver disease .
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning a pregnancy.
- Tell your doctor if you are taking certain medications, supplements or herbal products.
- Immediately see a doctor if you experience an overdose or allergic drug reaction after taking erdosteine.
Dosage and Rules for Use Erdosteine
The doctor will prescribe erdosteine according to the patient's condition. To treat coughs with phlegm due to chronic bronchitis , the dose generally given is 300 mg, 2 times a day. Treatment can be carried out for a maximum of 10 days.
How to Use Erdosteine Properly
Always follow the doctor 's recommendations and read the information printed on the drug packaging before taking erdosteine.
Swallow the erdosteine capsule whole with the help of a glass of water. This medicine can be taken before or after meals.
For patients taking erdosteine in dry syrup form, mix the drug with water according to the recommended dosage. Use a measuring cup so that the volume of water mixed is right.
Take erdosteine at around the same time every day. If you forget to take erdosteine, do it immediately if the break with the time for the next consumption is not too close. If it's close, ignore it and don't double the dose.
Store erdosteine at room temperature, in a dry place, and avoid exposure to direct sunlight. Keep medicine out of reach of children.
Interactions of Erdosteine with Other Drugs
It is not yet known what interaction effects can occur when erdosteine is used with other drugs. Always tell your doctor if you want to use drugs, supplements, or herbal products at the same time as erdosteine. This aims to avoid unwanted drug interaction effects.
Erdosteine Side Effects and Dangers
The following are some of the side effects that can occur after consuming erdosteine:
- Have a cold
- Disorders of the sense of taste
- Stomach ache
Consult a doctor if these side effects do not go away or get worse. Immediately see a doctor if you experience a drug allergic reaction, which can be characterized by swelling of the lips or eyelids, a rash on the skin, or difficulty breathing.