Saturday, September 14, 2013

Flustop

Flustop
Flustop TM Tablets 40AM04101/02 
COMPOSITION 
Tablets 
Each tablet contains 
Paracetamol 400 mg 
Pseudoephedrine HCL 60 mg 
Chlorpheniramine maleate 3 mg 
Caffeine anhydrous 32 mg 
PROPERTIES 
Flustop is a well—balanced combination of: 
Paracetamol : Antipyretic and analgesic. 
Pseudoephedrine Hcl: A potent vasoconstrictor equal to ephedrine with 
minimal side effects 
Chlorpheniramine maleate: Antihistaminic of short duration of action with mild sedative effect. 
Caffeine anhydrous: CNS and Respiratory stimulant. 
INDICATIONS 
Flustop is an effective analgesic decongestant, antihistaminic and 
anticatarrhal agent. When used early Flustop can give relief or even 
abort conditions associated with nasal congestion and hypersecretion 
such as: 
• Influenza 
• Cold attacks 
• Spring catarrh and nasal sensitivity 
• Other nasal congestive inflammatory conditions 
CONTRAINDICATIONS 
Though the dose of pseudoephedrine is comparatively small, Flustopis contraindicated in patients with narrow-angle glaucoma or urinary retention, and in patients receiving monoamine oxidase (MN)) inhibitor therapy or within fourteen (14) days of stopping such treatment. 
It is also contraindicated in patients with severe hypertension, or severe coronary artery disease, and in those who have shown hypersensitivity or idiosyncrasy to its components, to adrenergic agents, or to other drugs of similar chemical structures. 
Manifestations of patient idiosyncrasy to adrenergic agents include: 
insomnia, dizziness, weakness, tremors, or arrhythmias. 
PRECAUTIONS AND WRNINGS 
Sympathomimetic amines should be used judiciously and sparinly in patients with hypertension, diabetes mellitus, ischaemic heart disease, increased intraocular pressure, hyperthyroidism, renal impairment, or prostatic hypertrophy. 
Overdoses of sympathomimetic amines may produce central nervous system stimulation with convulsions or cardiovascular collapse with accompanying hypotension. 
Maximum recommended dosage should not be exceeded. 
DOSAGE 
Above 12 years: 3-4 tablets daily 
SIDE EFFECES 
Side effects mimicking the results of stimulating the sympathetic 
nervous system may occur. 
Difficulty in micturition has been reported with this type of therapy.