Molecule Info

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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:

  • Dry cough of any aetiology (including in pertussis)
  • Cough caused by bronchoscopy
  • Pre/post surgical cough prophylaxis

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. 

  • Allergic reaction: skin rash or skin irritation
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
 Overdose

Overdose may cause drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and hypotension. The usual emergency assistance should be taken: activated charcoal, saline laxative and
symptomatic treatment as required.

Pharmacology

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/Product Info


Total Products : 8        
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