Solvex
(Syrup and Capsules)
  • Composition:
    Solvex syrup:
    Each teaspoonful (5ml) contains:
    Carboxymethyl cysteine ……………….. 250 mg

    Solvex capsules:
    Each capsule contains:
    Carboxymethyl cysteine ……………….. 375 mg
Properties:
Carboxymethyl cysteine is a systemically active mucolytic agent that achieves a high blood level concentration after oral administration.
It acts by:
  • Attaching the disulfide bonds of the thick mucous fibers to cause the complete fragmentation.
  • Reducing the viscosity of the mucin secreted by the respiratory mucosa. It also protects the mucous membrane against irritation of inhaled gases.
Indications:
All cases associated with excessive viscous sputum, such as:

Contraindications:
Peptic ulcer.
N.B.:
Patients should be expecting an increase of excretion flow.
Safety has not been determined during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Over dose:
Gastric lavage may be beneficial, followed by observation.
Treatment symptoms: GIT disturbance.

Dosage & route of administration & duration:
  • Adults including the elderly
    750 mg, 3 times daily and reduced to one capsule daily when a response is obtained.
  • Children:
    2-5 years: 62.5-125 mg, 4 times daily.
    6-12 years:250 mg, 3 times daily.

Incompatibility:
Mixture of pholcodeine linctus may cause precipitation of carbocysteine from the solution.

Side effects:
Gastro-intestinal symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea or GIT (Gastro-intestinal tract disturbance) bleeding and skin rash may occur.

Storage:
Protect from light and the temperature not exceeding 30°C.
Keep medicine out of reach of children.

Presentation:
Syrup: bottle of 60 and 120 ml.
Capsules: box of 20 capsules.