Generic drug of the therapeutic class: Pneumology
active ingredients: Ethylmorphine, Sodium Benzoate (E211), Grindelia
laboratory: Cilfa Developpement
Case of 30
Symptomatic treatment of uncompromising coughs.
Dosage EPHYDION Coated Tablet Case of 30
Reserved for adults .
Swallow the tablets with a little water.
Usual dosage: 2 tablets per dose, to be renewed after 6 hours if necessary, without exceeding 8 tablets per day.
In the absence of other medicinal products providing ethylmorphine hydrochloride or any other central antitussive, the daily dose of ethylmorphine hydrochloride should not exceed 120 mg in adults .
In the elderly or in case of hepatic insufficiency, the initial dosage will be halved compared to the recommended dosage in the adult and may be increased according to the tolerance and needs.
Symptomatic treatment should be short (a few days) and limited to the time of coughing.
- Allergy to one of the constituents.
- Respiratory failure.
- Cough of the asthmatic.
- Breast-feeding: Ethylmorphine passes into breast milk; with codeine, a few cases of hypotonia and respiratory pauses have been reported in infants after mothers have taken supine-therapeutic doses of codeine. If breastfeeding, and by extrapolation with codeine, taking this drug is contraindicated.
NOT RECOMMENDED :
Taking alcoholic beverages and other drugs containing alcohol (see interactions) during treatment is not recommended.
Adverse effects Ephydion
- At therapeutic doses: the adverse effects of ethylmorphine hydrochloride are comparable to those of other opiates, but they are rarer and more moderate.
. Possibility of constipation, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting.
. Rarely bronchospasm, allergic skin reactions, respiratory depression (see contraindications)
- At supratherapeutic doses: there is a risk of dependence and abrupt cessation syndrome, which can be observed in the user and in the newborn of a drug addict mother.