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Ref: 1171/290715/01/F

Mucodyne® Syrup 250mg/5ml
(carbocisteine)
Patient Information Leaflet
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine
* Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
* If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
* This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It
may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
* 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.
Your medicine is called Mucodyne Syrup 250mg/5ml but will be referred to
as Mucodyne Syrup throughout the leaflet.
In this leaflet:
1 What Mucodyne Syrup is and what it is used for
2 Before you take Mucodyne Syrup

Important information about some of the ingredients of Mucodyne
Syrup
Mucodyne Syrup contains:
* Sucrose: If you have been told by the doctor that you cannot tolerate
some sugars, talk to your doctor before taking Mucodyne Syrup
* Ethanol: Mucodyne Syrup contains 1-34% ethanol (alcohol). A 15ml
dose of this medicine contains up to 200mg of ethanol; this is about
the same amount of alcohol as 4ml of beer or 1.67ml of wine per dose.
This can be harmful for those suffering from alcoholism. It should
also be taken into account in pregnant or breast-feeding women
and high risk groups such as patients with liver disease or fits (epilepsy).
* Sodium: This medicine contains 97mg of sodium in each 15ml dose.
Take this into consideration if you are on a controlled sodium diet
* Methyl parahydroxybenzoate: May cause allergic reactions (these
may not happen straight away). Signs of an allergic reaction include: a
rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of the lips, face, throat or
tongue.

3 How to take Mucodyne Syrup
4 Possible side effects
5 How to store Mucodyne Syrup
6 Further information

1

What Mucodyne Syrup is and what it is used for

Mucodyne Syrup 250 mg/5 ml (called Mucodyne Syrup in this leaflet)
contains a medicine called carbocisteine. This belongs to a group
of medicines called ‘mucolytics’. It works by making mucus (phlegm) less
sticky. This makes the mucus easier to cough up.
Mucodyne Syrup is used for problems with the breathing passages
(respiratory tract). These problems happen when too much mucus is made
or the mucus is too sticky.

2

Before you take Mucodyne Syrup

Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor if:
* You are allergic (hypersensitive) to carbocisteine or any of the other
ingredients of Mucodyne Syrup (listed in Section 6 below)
Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing
problems, swelling of the lips, face, throat or tongue
* You have an ulcer in your stomach or gut (small intestine)
Do not take this medicine if any of the above apply to you. If you are not
sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Mucodyne Syrup.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if:
* You are pregnant, might become pregnant or think you may be pregnant.
This medicine should not be taken during the first three months of your
pregnancy
* You are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine if you
are pregnant or breast-feeding.

3

How to take Mucodyne Syrup

Always take Mucodyne Syrup exactly as your doctor has told you. You
should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Taking this medicine
* Take this medicine by mouth
* Mucodyne Syrup comes with a measuring beaker
* If you feel that this medicine is too weak or too strong, do not change
the dose yourself, but ask your doctor
How much to take
Adults (including the elderly)
* Usual dose is 15ml three times each day
* If your symptoms improve, your dose may be lowered to 10ml, three
times, each day.
Children
* Mucodyne Syrup is not recommended for children.
A lower strength syrup called ‘Mucodyne Paediatric 125mg/5ml Syrup’ is
available for use in children
If you take more Mucodyne Syrup than you should
If you take more Mucodyne Syrup than you should, tell a doctor or go to
a hospital casualty department straight away. Take the medicine pack
with you. This is so the doctor knows what you have taken. If you take too
much Mucodyne Syrup, it is likely that you will get an upset stomach
(gastrointestinal disturbance).
If you forget to take Mucodyne Syrup
If you forget a dose, do not worry. Just wait until the next dose is due.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor
or pharmacist.

Ref: 1171/290715/01/B

Mucodyne® Syrup 250mg/5ml
(carbocisteine)
4

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Mucodyne Syrup can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Stop taking Mucodyne Syrup and see a doctor or go to a hospital
straight away if:
* You have an allergic reaction. The signs may include: a rash, swallowing
or breathing problems, swelling of the lips, face, throat or tongue
* You have blistering or bleeding of the skin, including around your lips,
eyes, mouth, nose and genitals. You may also have flu-like symptoms and
fever. This may be something called ‘Stevens-Johnson syndrome’.
Tell a doctor straight away if you notice any of the following
serious side effects:
* Blood in your vomit or black tarry stools
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side effects get
serious or lasts longer than a few days:
* Vomiting
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.

5

How to store Mucodyne Syrup

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use Mucodyne Syrup after the expiry date which is stated on the
label and carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that
month.
After use, wipe the neck of the bottle with a clean, damp cloth. This will
remove any medicine left on the bottle, so you can put the cap back on tight.
If you use the measuring beaker to take this medicine, make sure the beaker
is clean and dry before you use it.
Do not store above 25ºC.
When diluted Mucodyne Syrup should not be kept for more than 14 days
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required.
These measures will help to protect the environment.

6

Further Information

What Mucodyne Syrup contains
* Each 5ml of syrup contains 250mg of the active substance, carbocisteine
* The other ingredients are caramel (E150), methyl parahydroxybenzoate
(E218), cinnamon oil, sodium hydroxide, water purified, sucrose, aromatic
elixir
What Mucodyne Syrup looks like and contents of the pack
Mucodyne syrup is a clear amber syrup smelling of rum and slightly of
cinnamon.
Mucodyne Syrup is available in 250ml bottles and comes with a measuring
beaker.
Manufacturer and Licence Holder
This medicine is manufactured by A. NATTERMANN & Cie GmbH, Cologne,
Germany. and is procured from within the EU and repackaged by the
Product Licence Holder: Lexon (UK) Limited, Unit 18, Oxleasow Road, East
Moons Moat, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0RE.
If you have any questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or
pharmacist. They will have additional information about this medicine and
will be able to advise you.

POM

PL 15184/1171 Mucodyne Syrup 250mg/5ml

Mucodyne is a registered trademark of Aventis Pharma B.V.
Revision date: 29/07/15

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Is this leaflet hard to see or read?
Phone Lexon (UK) Limited, Tel: 01527 505414
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Rhinathiol® Syrup 250mg/5ml

Ref: 1171/290715/02/F

(carbocisteine)
Patient Information Leaflet
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine
* Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
* If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
* This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It
may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
* 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.
Your medicine is called Rhinathiol Syrup 250mg/5ml but will be referred to
as Rhinathiol Syrup throughout the leaflet.
In this leaflet:
1 What Rhinathiol Syrup is and what it is used for
2 Before you take Rhinathiol Syrup

Important information about some of the ingredients of Rhinathiol
Syrup
Rhinathiol Syrup contains:
* Sucrose: If you have been told by the doctor that you cannot tolerate
some sugars, talk to your doctor before taking Rhinathiol Syrup
* Ethanol: Rhinathiol Syrup contains 1-34% ethanol (alcohol). A 15ml
dose of this medicine contains up to 200mg of ethanol; this is about
the same amount of alcohol as 4ml of beer or 1.67ml of wine per dose.
This can be harmful for those suffering from alcoholism. It should
also be taken into account in pregnant or breast-feeding women
and high risk groups such as patients with liver disease or fits (epilepsy).
* Sodium: This medicine contains 97mg of sodium in each 15ml dose.
Take this into consideration if you are on a controlled sodium diet
* Methyl parahydroxybenzoate: May cause allergic reactions (these
may not happen straight away). Signs of an allergic reaction include: a
rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of the lips, face, throat or
tongue.

3 How to take Rhinathiol Syrup
4 Possible side effects
5 How to store Rhinathiol Syrup
6 Further information

1

What Rhinathiol Syrup is and what it is used for

Rhinathiol Syrup 250 mg/5 ml (called Rhinathiol Syrup in this leaflet)
contains a medicine called carbocisteine. This belongs to a group
of medicines called ‘mucolytics’. It works by making mucus (phlegm) less
sticky. This makes the mucus easier to cough up.
Rhinathiol Syrup is used for problems with the breathing passages
(respiratory tract). These problems happen when too much mucus is made
or the mucus is too sticky.
2

Before you take Rhinathiol Syrup

Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor if:
* You are allergic (hypersensitive) to carbocisteine or any of the other
ingredients of Rhinathiol Syrup (listed in Section 6 below)
Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing
problems, swelling of the lips, face, throat or tongue
* You have an ulcer in your stomach or gut (small intestine)
Do not take this medicine if any of the above apply to you. If you are not
sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Rhinathiol Syrup.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if:
* You are pregnant, might become pregnant or think you may be pregnant.
This medicine should not be taken during the first three months of your
pregnancy
* You are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine if you
are pregnant or breast-feeding.

3

How to take Rhinathiol Syrup

Always take Rhinathiol Syrup exactly as your doctor has told you. You
should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Taking this medicine
* Take this medicine by mouth
* Rhinathiol Syrup comes with a measuring beaker
* If you feel that this medicine is too weak or too strong, do not change
the dose yourself, but ask your doctor
How much to take
Adults (including the elderly)
* Usual dose is 15ml three times each day
* If your symptoms improve, your dose may be lowered to 10ml, three times,
each day.
Children
* Rhinathiol Syrup is not recommended for children.
A lower strength syrup called ‘Mucodyne Paediatric 125mg/5ml
Syrup’ is available for use in children
If you take more Rhinathiol Syrup than you should
If you take more Rhinathiol Syrup than you should, tell a doctor or go to
a hospital casualty department straight away. Take the medicine pack
with you. This is so the doctor knows what you have taken. If you take too
much Rhinathiol Syrup, it is likely that you will get an upset stomach
(gastrointestinal disturbance).
If you forget to take Rhinathiol Syrup
If you forget a dose, do not worry. Just wait until the next dose is due.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor
or pharmacist.

Rhinathiol® Syrup 250mg/5ml

Ref: 1171/290715/02/B

(carbocisteine)
Patient Information Leaflet
4

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Rhinathiol Syrup can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Stop taking Rhinathiol Syrup and see a doctor or go to a hospital
straight away if:
* You have an allergic reaction. The signs may include: a rash, swallowing
or breathing problems, swelling of the lips, face, throat or tongue
* You have blistering or bleeding of the skin, including around your lips,
eyes, mouth, nose and genitals. You may also have flu-like symptoms and
fever. This may be something called ‘Stevens-Johnson synddrome’.

6

Further Information

What Rhinathiol Syrup contains
* Each 5ml of syrup contains 250mg of the active substance, carbocisteine

*

The other ingredients are caramel (E150), methyl parahydroxybenzoate
(E218), cinnamon oil, sodium hydroxide, water purified, sucrose, aromatic
elixir

What Rhinathiol Syrup looks like and contents of the pack
Rhinathiol Syrup is a clear amber syrup smelling of rum and slightly of
cinnamon.
Rhinathiol Syrup is available in 250ml bottles and comes with a measuring
beaker.

Tell a doctor straight away if you notice any of the following
serious side effects:
* Blood in your vomit or black tarry stools

Manufacturer and Licence Holder
This medicine is manufactured by A.NATTERMANN & Cie GmbH, Cologne,
Germany. and is procured from within the EU and repackaged by the
Product Licence Holder: Lexon (UK) Limited, Unit 18, Oxleasow Road, East
Moons Moat, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0RE.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side effects get
serious or lasts longer than a few days:
* Vomiting

If you have any questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or
pharmacist. They will have additional information about this medicine and
will be able to advise you.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.

5

How to store Rhinathiol Syrup

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use Rhinathiol Syrup after the expiry date which is stated on the
label and carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that
month.
After use, wipe the neck of the bottle with a clean, damp cloth. This will
remove any medicine left on the bottle, so you can put the cap back on tight.
If you use the measuring beaker to take this medicine, make sure the beaker
is clean and dry before you use it.
Do not store above 25ºC.
When diluted Rhinathiol Syrup should not be kept for more than 14 days
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required.
These measures will help to protect the environment.

POM

PL 15184/1171 Rhinathiol Syrup 250mg/5ml

Rhinathiol is a registered trademark of Sanofi-Aventis.
Revision date: 29/07/15

Blind or partially sighted?
Is this leaflet hard to see or read?
Phone Lexon (UK) Limited, Tel: 01527 505414
for help.

Ref: 1171/290715/03/F

Carbocisteine Syrup 250mg/5ml
Patient Information Leaflet
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine
* Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
* If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
* This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It
may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
* 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.
Your medicine is called Carbocisteine Syrup 250mg/5ml but will be referred
to as Carbocisteine Syrup throughout the leaflet.
In this leaflet:
1 What Carbocisteine Syrup is and what it is used for
2 Before you take Carbocisteine Syrup

Important information about some of the ingredients of Carbocisteine
Syrup
Carbocisteine Syrup contains:
* Sucrose: If you have been told by the doctor that you cannot tolerate
some sugars, talk to your doctor before taking Carbocisteine Syrup
* Ethanol: Carbocisteine Syrup contains 1-34% ethanol (alcohol). A 15ml
dose of this medicine contains up to 200mg of ethanol; this is about
the same amount of alcohol as 4ml of beer or 1.67ml of wine per dose.
This can be harmful for those suffering from alcoholism. It should
also be taken into account in pregnant or breast-feeding women
and high risk groups such as patients with liver disease or fits (epilepsy).
* Sodium: This medicine contains 97mg of sodium in each 15ml dose.
Take this into consideration if you are on a controlled sodium diet
* Methyl parahydroxybenzoate: May cause allergic reactions (these
may not happen straight away). Signs of an allergic reaction include: a
rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of the lips, face, throat or
tongue.

3 How to take Carbocisteine Syrup
4 Possible side effects
5 How to store Carbocisteine Syrup
6 Further information

1

What Carbocisteine Syrup is and what it is used for

Carbocisteine Syrup 250 mg/5 ml (called Carbocisteine Syrup in this leaflet)
contains a medicine called carbocisteine. This belongs to a group
of medicines called ‘mucolytics’. It works by making mucus (phlegm) less
sticky. This makes the mucus easier to cough up.
Carbocisteine Syrup is used for problems with the breathing passages
(respiratory tract). These problems happen when too much mucus is made
or the mucus is too sticky.
2

Before you take Carbocisteine Syrup

Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor if:
* You are allergic (hypersensitive) to carbocisteine or any of the other
ingredients of Carbocisteine Syrup (listed in Section 6 below)
Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing
problems, swelling of the lips, face, throat or tongue
* You have an ulcer in your stomach or gut (small intestine)
Do not take this medicine if any of the above apply to you. If you are not
sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Carbocisteine Syrup.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if:
* You are pregnant, might become pregnant or think you may be pregnant.
This medicine should not be taken during the first three months of your
pregnancy
* You are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine if you
are pregnant or breast-feeding.

3

How to take Carbocisteine Syrup

Always take Carbocisteine Syrup exactly as your doctor has told you. You
should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Taking this medicine
* Take this medicine by mouth
* Carbocisteine Syrup comes with a measuring beaker
* If you feel that this medicine is too weak or too strong, do not change
the dose yourself, but ask your doctor
How much to take
Adults (including the elderly)
* Usual dose is 15ml three times each day
* If your symptoms improve, your dose may be lowered to 10ml, three times
each day.
Children
* Carbocisteine Syrup is not recommended for children.
A lower strength syrup called ‘Mucodyne Paediatric 125mg/5ml
Syrup’ is available for use in children
If you take more Carbocisteine Syrup than you should
If you take more Carbocisteine Syrup than you should, tell a doctor or go to
a hospital casualty department straight away. Take the medicine pack
with you. This is so the doctor knows what you have taken. If you take too
much Carbocisteine Syrup, it is likely that you will get an upset stomach
(gastrointestinal disturbance).
If you forget to take Carbocisteine Syrup
If you forget a dose, do not worry. Just wait until the next dose is due.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor
or pharmacist.

Ref: 1171/290715/03/B

Carbocisteine Syrup 250mg/5ml
Patient Information Leaflet
4

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Carbocisteine Syrup can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.

6

Further Information

What Carbocisteine Syrup contains
* Each 5ml of syrup contains 250mg of the active substance, carbocisteine
* The other ingredients are caramel (E150), methyl parahydroxybenzoate
(E218), cinnamon oil, sodium hydroxide, water purified, sucrose, aromatic
elixir

Stop taking Carbocisteine Syrup and see a doctor or go to a hospital
straight away if:
* You have an allergic reaction. The signs may include: a rash, swallowing
or breathing problems, swelling of the lips, face, throat or tongue
* You have blistering or bleeding of the skin, including around your lips,
eyes, mouth, nose and genitals. you may also have flu-like symptoms and
fever. This may be something called ‘Stevens-Johnson syndrome’.

What Carbocisteine Syrup looks like and contents of the pack
Carbocisteine Syrup is a clear amber syrup smelling of rum and slightly of
cinnamon.
Carbocisteine Syrup is available in 250ml bottles and comes with a
measuring beaker.

Tell a doctor straight away if you notice any of the following
serious side effects:
* Blood in your vomit or black tarry stools

Manufacturer and Licence Holder
This medicine is manufactured by A.NATTERMANN & Cie GmbH, Cologne,
Germany. and is procured from within the EU and repackaged by the
Product Licence Holder: Lexon (UK) Limited, Unit 18, Oxleasow Road, East
Moons Moat, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0RE.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side effects get
serious or lasts longer than a few days:
* Vomiting
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.

5

How to store Carbocisteine Syrup

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use Carbocisteine Syrup after the expiry date which is stated on the
label and carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that
month.
After use, wipe the neck of the bottle with a clean, damp cloth. This will
remove any medicine left on the bottle, so you can put the cap back on tight.
If you use the measuring beaker to take this medicine, make sure the beaker
is clean and dry before you use it.
Do not store above 25ºC.
When diluted Carbocisteine Syrup should not be kept for more than 14 days
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required.
These measures will help to protect the environment.

If you have any questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or
pharmacist. They will have additional information about this medicine and
will be able to advise you.

POM

PL 15184/1171 Carbocisteine Syrup 250mg/5ml

Revision date: 29/07/15

Blind or partially sighted?
Is this leaflet hard to see or read?
Phone Lexon (UK) Limited, Tel: 01527 505414
for help.

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