Noscapine / licorice extract Syrup


What is Noscough®?
Noscough® cough syrup _manufactured by faran shimi pharmaceutical company_ contain the active ingredient Noscapine and Liquorice extract, a medicine that has an antitussive (cough-suppressing) effect. Noscough® is supplied in 100ml bottle and each 5 mL contains 7 mg noscapine and 5 mg licorice extract for oral administration, a bottle is packed in a box with a leaflet.


What is Noscough® syrup used for?
Noscough® is used to treat dry (non-productive) coughs. A dry cough, also known as a non-productive or tickly cough, is a cough in which no phlegm is coughed up. The cough reflex is triggered by irritants in the lungs, upper airways or throat. Noscough® suppresses the cough reflex, which in turn reduces coughing.

Important Information

How to use Noscough®?
• Administer with or without food.
• Be sure to leave at least four hours between doses.
• Noscough® comes with a dosage beaker for measuring the correct amount.
What other drugs could affect Noscough®?
• Warfarin: Noscapine may increase the serum concentration of warfarin.
• CNS Depressants: Noscapine may enhance the CNS depressant effect of Opioid Agonists, Benzodiazepines or other CNS depressants.
• Hypoglycemia-Associated Agents: Liquorice extract may enhance the hypoglycemic effect.
Is Noscough® safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
• Noscough® should not be used by pregnant women.
• Noscough® is not recommended in breastfeeding mothers.
What to do if you miss a dose?
• Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
• If it’s close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
• Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
What to do if you overdose?
If you think there has been an overdose, call your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider right away.

Contraindications & Cautions

Who should not use Noscough®?
• Patients who are hypersensitive to Noscapine, morphine or any component of the formulation.
• Patients with Diarrhea associated with infection.
• Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
• Patients with Seizure disorder.
Who should use with caution?
• Noscapine may cause CNS depression, Hypotension and shares the toxic potentials of opioid agonists. Furthermore, it should be used with caution in patients with pre-existing respiratory failure or other obstructive pulmonary disease.
• Liquorice extract may cause hypoglycemia. Thus it should be used with caution in diabetic patient.

Side Effects

What are some side effects of Noscough®?
The most common adverse effects are including: Nausea, Headache, Dizziness, Sedation and Constipation


How to store Noscough®?
• Store at 20° to 25°C (room temperature) and protect from sunlight.
• Keep out of the reach and sight of children.