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|Description & Indication(s)||
Butamirate Citrate is a non-opioid central cough suppressant. It acts on the cough center in the medulla oblongata. It is neither chemically nor pharmacologically related to opium alkaloids and is safer than codeine.
Butamirate citrate is used to treat:
Children <12 yrs: 50 mg SR tablet 1-2 times daily. >12 yrs. & Adult: 50 mg SR tablet 2-3 times daily.
|Administration||Should be taken with food.
|Special Precautions||Pregnancy and lactation, diabetes.|
|Adverse Drug Reaction(s)||
There are possible side-effects associated with this medicine that can affect individuals in different ways.
Overdose may cause drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and hypotension. The usual emergency assistance should be taken: activated charcoal, saline laxative and
Butamirate citrate belongs to the antitussive of central action. It is also reported to exert moderate bronchodilating and anti inflammatory action, increases the spirometery indexes and blood oxygenation.
Excretion: Half-life: 12 hr. Eliminated renally.
|ATC Classification||R05DB13 - butamirate; Belongs to the class of other cough suppressants. Used in the treatment of dry cough.|
|Brand Name||Manufacturer/Marketer||Composition||Dosage Form||Pack Size & Price|
|BUCOD 50 SR||Sharif Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Butamirate citrate 50mg||Tablet (sustained release)||30's: 150.00 MRP|
|BUKOF SR||Beacon Pharmaceuticals Limited||Butamirate citrate 50mg||Tablet (sustained release)||30's: 300.00 MRP|
|COFNIX SR||ACI Ltd.||Butamirate citrate 50mg||Tablet (sustained release)||30's: 300.00 MRP|
|DECONIL||Orion Pharma Ltd.||Butamirate citrate 50mg||Tablet||30's: 301.20 MRP|
|MIRAKOF SR-TAB||Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Butamirate Citrate 50mg||Tablet||3x10's: 302.10 MRP|
|MIRAKOF SYP||Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Butamirate Citrate 7.5mg/5 ml||Syrup||100 ml: 80.24 MRP|
|SINAKOF||IBN SINA Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd.||Butamirate citrate 50mg||Tablet||30's: 300.00 MRP|
|SINECOD||Sandoz/Novartis||Butamirate Citrate BP 50mg||Tablet (sustained release)||5 x 10's, MRP 600|