Cinfatos jarabe 200 ml
Antitussive syrup indicated in adults and children over 6 years for the treatment of dry cough (irritative or nervous)
What is cinfatós and what is it used for?
Dextromethorphan, the active substance in this medicine, is an antitussive that inhibits the cough reflex.
It is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of cough that is not accompanied by expectoration (irritative cough, nervous cough) for adults and children from 6 years.
You should see a doctor if it worsens or does not improve after 7 days of treatment.
How to take cinfatós
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. If in doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The recommended dose is:
Adults and adolescents from 12 years: Take 5 ml every 4 hours if necessary. If due to the intensity of the symptoms it was not enough, you could take 10 ml every 4 hours, if necessary. Do not exceed 6 doses of 60 ml in 24 hours.
You can also take 15ml every 6 or 8 hours, as needed.
The maximum amount that they can take in 24 hours is 60 ml divided into several doses. Always use the lowest dose that is effective.
Use in children
Children between 6-11 years: Take 2.5 or 5 ml, depending on the intensity of the cough, every 4 hours if necessary. Do not exceed 6 doses 30 ml in 24 hours. You can also take 7.5ml every 6 or 8 hours as needed.
The maximum amount that can be taken in 24 hours is 30 ml divided into several doses.
Serious side effects can occur in children in case of overdose, including neurological disturbances. Caregivers should not exceed the recommended dose.
Children between 2-6 years: cannot take this medicine due to the dose of dextromethorphan. There are other presentations more suitable for this age group.
Children under 2 years: it is contraindicated.
How to drink:
This medicine is taken orally. Measure with the measuring cup included in the box, the quantity of medicine to take.
It can be taken directly.
Wash the measuring cup after using it.
It is recommended to drink a glass of water after each dose and plenty of liquid throughout the day.
It can be taken with or without food.
Do not take with grapefruit or bitter orange juice or with alcoholic beverages (See section: Taking cinfatós with food, drinks and alcohol).
If it worsens, if the cough persists after 7 days of treatment, or if accompanied by a high fever, skin rash, or persistent headache, consult your doctor.
If you take more cinfatos than you should
If you take more cinfatos than recommended you will notice: confusion, excitability, restlessness, nervousness and irritability.
Taking very high amounts of this medicine can produce a state of drowsiness, hallucinations, nervousness, nausea, vomiting or abnormal walking.
There have been cases of abuse with medicines containing dextromethorphan, and serious adverse effects may appear, such as anxiety, panic, memory loss, tachycardia (acceleration of the heartbeat), lethargy, hypertension or hypotension (high or low blood pressure), mydriasis (dilation of the pupil of the eye), agitation, vertigo, gastrointestinal complaints, gurgling speech, nystagmus (uncontrolled and involuntary movement of the eyes), fever, tachypnea (shallow and rapid breathing), brain damage, ataxia (uncoordinated movements), seizures , respiratory depression, loss of consciousness, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat) and death.
If you take more Cinphytos than directed, you may experience the following symptoms: nausea and vomiting, involuntary muscle contractions, agitation, confusion, drowsiness, disorders of consciousness, involuntary and rapid eye movements, cardiac disorders (acceleration of heart rhythm), disorders of coordination, psychosis with visual hallucinations and hyperexcitability.
Other symptoms in case of massive overdose can be: coma, severe respiratory problems and seizures.
Contact your doctor or hospital immediately if you experience any of the above symptoms.
In case of overdose or accidental ingestion, immediately consult your doctor or pharmacist or call the Toxicology Information Service, Telephone 915 620 420, indicating the medicine and the amount ingested.