IPECACUANHA AND MORPHINE MIXTURE BP 1980

Active substance: MORPHINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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IMPORTANT: Peel this label
at corner and read BEFORE
use. Do not tear off, re-fix for
future use.

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Active ingredients per 5ml:
morphine hydrochloride 0.458mg,
ipecacuanha tincture 0.1ml, liquorice
liquid extract 0.525ml.
Also contains amongst other ingredients:
ethanol, sucrose.
sucrose 0.06g per 5ml, alcohol 3.1 vol%.

ipecacuanha and
morphine mixture
Ipecacuanha
bp åaihj
& Morphine
Mixture BP 1980

Morphine Hydrochloride,
Ipecacuanha Tincture,
Liquorice Liquid Extract
Relieves the symptoms of coughs

Peel where shown for further
precautions.

Relieves the FOR DRIVERS -coughs
NEW ADVICE symptoms of SEE REVERSE

200ml

5 011309 269819

For symptomatic relief of coughs.
Take the solution by mouth.
SHAKE THE BOTTLE.
Adults and children over 12 years:
Take 2 x 5ml spoonfuls. Repeat after 4 hours
Peel where shown for full list of
if required, but not more than 4 doses in
ingredients.
24 hours.
Do not store above 25°C. Once opened use
The elderly or weak: Ask your doctor for advice; within 2 months.
a lower dose might be more suitable.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not give to children under 12 years old.
Manufactured by the licence holder Thornton
WARNING: DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED
and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK.
DOSE.
PL 00240/6491R
If symptoms persist consult your doctor.
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This medicine relieves coughs. It contains ipecacuanha • Problems with the bile system • Epilepsy or fits.
should not be used in pregnancy and breastfeeding
which helps loosen phlegm and morphine hydrochloride • Intolerance to some sugars • Or you are elderly or
unless the doctor has told you to do so.
which reduces the desire to cough.
weakened, as these people can react differently to the
Driving and using machines….
medicine and may need a lower dose.
This medicine may cause drowsiness or other side
1. Before you use this medicine
Do not use the medicine if you have….
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are effects which could affect your ability to drive or use
machinery (see section 2 for full list of side effects).
• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in section 3.
taking….
• Heart problems.
• Alcohol • Metoclopramide or domperidone for nausea If you are affected do not drive or operate machinery.
• Shallow breath or breathing difficulties.
and vomiting • Tranquillisers/sedatives/sleeping drugs The medicine can affect your ability to drive as it may
• An asthma attack.
(e.g. diazepam, barbiturates) • Antidepressants (e.g.
make you sleepy or dizzy.
• A head injury or persistent headache or are in a coma. MAOIs, tricyclics, moclobemide, selegiline).
• Do not drive while taking this medicine until you know
• Taken MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) for
• Medicine for mental illness (e.g. antipsychotic drugs). how it affects you.
depression within the last two weeks.
• Medicine to treat epilepsy (e.g. gabapentin).
• It is an offence to drive if this medicine affects your
• A blocked intestine or bowel problems.
• Medicine for a heart problem (e.g. mexiletine).
ability to drive.
• An addiction to alcohol.
• Medicine for high blood pressure (e.g. esmolol).
• However, you would not be committing an offence if:
• Phaeochromocytoma (a rare tumour of the adrenal
• Cimetidine for a stomach ulcer • Cisapride for gastric o This medicine has been prescribed to treat a medical
glands).
reflux • Antibiotics (e.g. rifampicin, ciprofloxacin).
or dental problem and
• Stomach problems.
• Antivirals (e.g. ritonavir) • Antihistamines with
o You have taken it according to the instructions given
• Or your child is under 12 years old.
sedative effects • Sodium oxybate for chronic daytime by the prescriber or in the information provided with
the medicine and
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have…. sleepiness • Baclofen a muscle relaxant.
o It was not affecting your ability to drive safely.
• Kidney or liver problems • A history of asthma or lung • General anaesthetics.
disease • A history of drug abuse • Low blood pressure.
Pregnant or breastfeeding….
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure
• Shock • Myasthenia gravis • An enlarged prostate.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using whether it is safe for you to drive while taking this
• An underactive thyroid gland • Adrenal gland problems. this medicine if you are pregnant, might be pregnant or medicine.
• Irregular heartbeat • Inflammation of the pancreas.
are breastfeeding. Ipecacuanha & Morphine Mixture
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Important ingredient information

• Changes in eyesight (e.g. blurred vision, pinpoint
pupils, unusual eye movement) • Faster or slower
heart beat, palpitations (feeling your heart beat).
• Lower or higher blood pressure • Hot flushes,
sweating • Feeling unusually cold • Signs of swelling
or fluid retention • Difficulty in breathing, wheezing.
• Stomach ache, indigestion • Dry mouth, changes in
taste • Loss of appetite • Severe abdominal or back
pain, e.g. caused by bile duct problems • Rash, hives,
itching • Difficulty in passing urine or passing less
urine than normal • Loss of sex drive • No menstrual
periods.
If you notice these or any other side effects, stop use
2. Possible side effects
and tell your doctor or pharmacist. They will tell you
Like all medicines, Ipecacuanha & Morphine Mixture
what to do.
can have side effects, although these don’t affect
everyone.
Reporting of side effects
Possible side effects are:
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
• Feeling sick or being sick • Constipation • Confusion. pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side
• Drowsiness • Headache, dizziness or fainting.
effects not listed in this label. You can also report side
• Difficulty sleeping • Mood changes, feeling restless or effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
agitated, dependence • Hallucinations, tingling or
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
numbness, seizures • Muscle twitching, spasms or
Be reporting side effects you can help provide more
muscle rigidity • Feeling generally unwell.
information on the safety of this medicine.
• This product contains sucrose. If you have been told
by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some
sugars, contact your doctor before taking this
medicine.
• It contains 3.1 vol% ethanol (alcohol) i.e. up to
245mg per 10ml dose, equivalent to 6 ml beer or
3 ml wine per dose.
Harmful for those suffering from alcoholism.
To be taken into account in pregnant or breastfeeding
women, children and high risk groups such as patients
with liver disease or epilepsy.

3. Further information

If you accidentally take too much see a doctor
straight away. Take the pack with you to show which
medicine you have swallowed.
• Do not use after the expiry date. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
• Return any unused medicine to the pharmacy for
disposal.
The active ingredients per 5ml are: morphine
hydrochloride 0.458mg, ipecacuanha tincture 0.1ml,
liquorice liquid extract 0.525ml.
The other ingredients are: black treacle, peppermint oil,
ethanol, diethyl ether, chloroform, sucrose and purified
water.
What the medicine looks like
Ipecacuanha & Morphine Mixture is a cloudy brown
liquid with a smell of peppermint and ether.
It is supplied in 200ml bottles.
Text revised: March 2014

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