At eighth month of my pregnancy, I was unmedicated with my cough for two weeks. It was so difficult to cough when you have a big tummy. I tend to wake up in the middle of the night with itchy throat and bouts of coughing. Fortunately, during my next appointment with my OB, she prescribed me with Sinecod Forte.
Taking Sinecod Forte has been such a relief. The itchiness of my throat and the urge to cough have lessened to about 70% (in my estimate). Even though it indicated that it is a cough suppressant I was still able to cough out phlegm.
The instruction that comes with the medicine advised patients not to take Sinecod Forte simultaneosly as this might inhibit the mucus to come out. This means that if you’re about to take 4 times daily, you need to take it at 6-hour interval. If 3 times daily then at 8-hour interval.
I also let my 8 year old daughter take Sinecod Forte as it is safe with children.
Sinecod Forte is in the form of syrup and tablet. Here is the dosage required for children:
- 3-6 years of age: One teaspoonful (5ml) 3 times daily.
- 6-12 years of age: Two teasponfuls (10ml) 3 times daily.
- Adolescents over 12 years of age: One tablespoonful (15ml) 3 times daily.
- Adults: (15ml) 4 times daily.
And here is for the tablet:
- Adolescents over 12 years of age: 1-2 tablets only.
- Adults: 2 or 3 tablets daily at 8 or 12 hour intervals. To be swallowes whole.
Special Warnings and precautions for use
Due to inhibition of the cough reflex by butamirate, the simultaneous administration of expectorant has to be avoided, because ot may lead to the stagnation of mucus in the respiratory tract, which increases the risk of bronchospasm and airways infection.
A doctor or pharmacist needs to be consulted if the cough persist for more than 7 days.
If you’re pregnant, it’s still best to seek your OB’s advice.