Toseina 2 mg / ml oral solution
Toseina 2 mg / ml is used in the symptomatic treatment of a dry cough (not accompanied by mucus) in adults and adolescents over 12 years of age. is a cough syrup that contains codeine phosphate hemihydrate.
What is codeine ?
Codeine is an opioid drug frequently used around the world to treat pain, including cancer pain. Oral codeine, either alone or in combination with acetaminophen, provided adequate pain relief for some cancer pain patients, based on a limited amount of information.
How to take toseina 2mg/ml
Follow exactly the instructions of administration of this medicine indicated by your doctor or pharmacist. If in doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist again.
Doses should be individualized for each patient. The lowest effective dose should be used to control symptoms. The dose can be divided into up to 4 daily doses administered at intervals of not less than 6 hours.
The administration of codeine is subject to the appearance of symptoms, and the dosage can be reduced as the symptoms disappear.
The duration of treatment
Adults and adolescents over 12 years of age : 10 to 20 mg of codeine (5 to 10 ml) at intervals of at least 6 hours.
Pediatric population: Toseina 2 mg is contraindicated in children under 12 years of age.
Elderly population : The dosage will be established by the doctor, as lower doses or longer dosing intervals may be necessary.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.
Be aware that many of the effects may be symptoms of your illness and will therefore improve as you begin to feel better.
Although the frequency of adverse effects is not known, as it cannot be estimated from the available data, these are: constipation, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and drowsiness.
Seizures, mental confusion, altered mood (happy or sad) and itching have also been described. Skin rashes may appear in allergic patients.
At high doses and in the long term, it can cause respiratory depression (breathing slowly or with insufficient force).