Oplex treatment of dry and wet cough and including allergies and irritants

Oplex Syrup

Company Name :

Amriya for Pharmaceuticals Industries

Generic Name :

Sodium benzoate

Composition :

Each 100 ml contains:
Active ingredients:
Oxomemazine                      0.033 gm
Guaifenesin                          0.666 gm
Sodium benzoate                 0.666 gm
Paracetamol                          0.666 gm
Inactive ingredients:
Glycerol, Citric acid monohydrate, Sodium curate dihydrate,
Caramel flavour, Caramel colour, Sucrose and Purified water.

Pharmaceutical Form :


Pharmacological Action :

This medicine is a combination of substances which contains an antihistamine, antitussive and sedative (Oxomemazine), two expectorants (Guaifenesin and Sodium benzoate) and antipyretics (paracetamol).

Pharmacokinetics :

Guaifenesin is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. It is metabolised and then excreted in the urine. Paracetamol is readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract with peak plasma concentrations occurring about 10 to 60 minutes after oral doses and is distributed into most body tissues. It crosses the placenta and is present in breast milk. Paracetamol is metabolised predominantly in the liver and excreted in the urine mainly as the glucuronide and
sulfate conjugates. Less than 5% is excreted as unchanged
paracetamol. Sodium benzoate is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and conjugated with glycine in the liver to form hippuric acid,
which is rapidly excreted in the urine.

Indications :

It is used in the treatment of dry and wet cough, including
allergies and irritants.

Dosage and Administration :

Treatment should not exceed a few days.
The use of this medication must be distributed during the day.
1 or 2 teaspoons of syrup, 2 or 3 times a day .. ln the elderly, starting with the lowest dose.
To 30 months: 1 to 3 teaspoons of syrup per day, in 2 or 3 divided doses .
Above 30 months: 3 to 5 teaspoons of syrup per day, in 2 or 3 divided doses.

Contra indications :

This medicine should not be used in cases of respiratory or hepatic insufficiencies.

Adverse Effects :

Sleepiness, digestive disorders, thickening of the bronchial secretions, dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, urine retention, mental confusion in the elderly and more rarely agitation in children.

Drug Interactions :

This medication may interact with other sedatives or atropine.
Report your doctor or pharmacist for any other treatment course.

Pregnancy and Lactation :

The effect of this medicine during pregnancy or lactation is poorly understood. The evaluation of possible risks associated with its use is individual. Ask your pharmacist or doctor.

Precautions and Warnings :

Don’t use this medicine in children under 6 years without medical advice.
Don’t use this medicine in children under 2 years.
Cough is a symptom that can reveal many diseases: Consult your physician if it persists more than a few days. This syrup contains sugar (sucrose) in significant quantity, so not to be used in patients with diabetes mellitus. This medicine contains paracetamol; you must consider when taken together with other medication containing it. Avoid alcoholic beverages: increased risk of drowsiness.
Driver: This medication may be responsible for drowsiness or impaired alertness.

Presentation :

A carton box containing a bottle of 125 ml syrup + inner leaflet.

Storage :

Store away from light, at a temperature not exceeding 30°C.

Produced by :

Amriya for pharmaceutical industries