FOR THE RELIEF OF CHILDREN’S PAIN & FEVER TROUBLES, COUGHS, ALLERGIES & NAPPY RASH
Breaks down mucus & loosens up chest congestion.
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Take 2.5ml 3 times daily
Ages 6 months – 1 year
Take 2.5ml 3 times daily
Ages 1-2 years
Take 2.5ml 3 or 4 times daily
Ages 3-7 years
Take 5ml 3 or 4 times daily
Ages 8-12 years
Take 10ml 3 or 4 times daily
HOW TO USE THE SYRINGE
Shake the bottle for about 5 seconds and then remove the childproof cap by pushing the cap down and twisting anti-clockwise at the same time.
You will notice a reducer plug in the neck of the bottle.
Gently insert the end of the syringe into the hole and ensure it is secure.
Hold the syringe in place and turn the bottle upside down. Using your other hand, gently pull-down the syringe plunger to the required dosage (either 2.5 ml or 5 ml).
Turn the bottle the right way up, then remove the syringe by holding onto the bottle and twisting out gently.
Place the syringe inside the child's mouth against the cheek and press the plunger slowly to release the medicine.
After use, the reducer plug should remain in the neck of the bottle. Wipe the top clean and rinse the cap before replacing. Wash the syringe by drawing the plunger in and out in soapy water several times. Then rinse the syringe in clean water in the same way.
COUGH RELIEF FAQS
What is PICCAN Cough Relief and what it is used for?
The active substance is carbocisteine. The pharmaceutical form of this medicine is syrup and you will take it orally.
1 ml of syrup contains 50 mg of carbocisteine (each 5 ml of syrup contains 0.250 g of carbocisteine).
PICCAN Cough Relief is for sale in pharmacies in packages containing 100 ml of syrup.
PICCAN Cough Relief is included in the group of expectorants. Carbocisteine, with mucolytic action, is fixed selectively on the bronco-pulmonary tissue and its specific activity on the mucus-secretory cells allows establishing a production of mucus qualitatively and quantitatively normal.
PICCAN Cough Relief is indicated as mucolytic adjuvant in the antibacterial treatment of respiratory infections with bronchial hypersecretion.
How do I take PICCAN Cough Relief?
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist have told you. Check with your doctor pharmacist if you are not sure.
Using the measuring device, measure the quantity that you will need whether you are an adult or a child, according to the general posology:
Up to 5 years old: 2.5 ml 2 to 4 times daily.
From 6 to 12 years old: 5 ml 2 to 4 times daily in properly spaced intervals.
Adults: 15 ml 2 to 4 times daily.
After using the syrup, tightly close the bottle.
Average treatment duration
Being a sulphur therapy of impregnation type, the treatment duration should not be less than 10 days, and it can be longer than this period, if advised by the doctor.
If you take more PICCAN Cough Relief than you should
If epigastralgia, nausea and vomiting occur, suspend the administration of PICCAN Cough Relief and see the doctor.
If you forget to take PICCAN Cough Relief
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
What are the possible side effects from taking PICCAN Cough relief?
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Digestive disorders: nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Hypersensitivity reactions, such as hives and bronchospasm. Special attention in the patients with asthma due to the risk of bronchoconstriction. In these cases, you should stop the treatment.
Headache, myalgia, dizziness, urinary incontinence, palpitations and dyspnoea.
There have been very rare reports of digestive haemorrhage and skin rash.
Please use the form provided to get in touch with us. Someone from the PICCAN team will come back to you as soon as possible