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AMMONIA AND IPECACUANHA MIXTURE BP 1999

Active substance(s): AMMONIUM HYDROGEN CARBONATE / IPECACUANHA TINCTURE

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AMMONIA & IPECACUANHA MIXTURE 200ml PEELABLE LABEL
PL 00240/6458R
Care
Ammonia & Ipecacuanha Mixture
Ammonium Hydrogen Carbonate, Ipecacuanha Tincture
Relieves the symptoms of productive coughs
IMPORTANT: Peel this label at corner and read BEFORE use. Do not tear off, re-fix for future use.

For symptomatic relief of productive (chesty) coughs.
Take the solution by mouth.
SHAKE THE BOTTLE
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years: Take 2 to 4 x 5ml spoonfuls. Repeat after 4 hours if
required, but not more than 4 doses in 24 hours.
DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE.
Do not take with other cough medicines. If symptoms persist consult your doctor.
Peel where shown for further precautions.
Active ingredients per 5ml:
ammonium hydrogen carbonate 100mg, ipecacuanha tincture BP 1999 0.15ml.
Also contains amongst other ingredients: ethanol. Alcohol 2.7 vol%.
Peel where shown for full list of ingredients.
Do not store above 25°C.
Once opened use within 2 months.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Manufactured by the licence holder Thornton and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK.
PL 00240/6458R
200ml e
This medicine contains ammonium hydrogen carbonate and ipecacuanha tincture, which are expectorants.
They help loosen phlegm and relieve chesty coughs.
1. Before you use this medicine
Do not use the medicine if you have….
• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in section 3.
• Liver problems.
• Kidney problems.
• A heart condition.
• Shock.
• Or are at risk from seizures.
Pregnant or breastfeeding….
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine if you are pregnant, might be pregnant
or are breastfeeding. Ammonia & Ipecacuanha Mixture should not be used in pregnancy and breastfeeding
unless the doctor has told you to do so.
Important ingredient information
• This product contains 2.6 vol% ethanol (alcohol), i.e. up to 427mg per 20ml dose, equivalent to 10ml of
beer or 4ml of wine per dose. Harmful for those suffering from alcoholism.
To be taken into account in pregnant and breastfeeding women, children, and high risk groups such as
patients with liver disease or epilepsy.
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TEXT FOR NON-MARKETED PACKS
AMMONIA & IPECACUANHA MIXTURE 200ml PEELABLE LABEL
PL 00240/6458R
2. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Ammonia & Ipecacuanha Mixture can have side effects, although these don’t affect
everyone.
Possible side effects are:
• Feeling sick.
• Being sick.
If you notice these or any other side effects, stop use and tell your doctor or pharmacist. They will tell you
what to do.
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.
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.
Long term abuse of ipecacuanha may cause serious damage to the heart.
• 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: ammonium hydrogen carbonate 100mg, ipecacuanha tincture BP 1999
0.15 ml.
The other ingredients are: liquorice liquid extract, concentrated camphor and anise waters (camphor, anise
oil, ethanol), chloroform and purified water.
What the medicine looks like
Ammonia & Ipecacuanha Mixture is a brown liquid which smells of camphor and aniseed.
It is supplied in 200ml bottles.
This label was last revised in November 2014.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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