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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:
Pneumoconiosis
Chronic bronchitis
Tracheo-bronchitis
Emphysema

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.

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