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VIII. RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Dry cough
 

Product: Codeine
For Children: Should be avoided below 1 year
For Pregnant Women: Caution - May adversely affect the baby's breathing if taken during labour
For Breastfeeding Mothers: Caution
Contra-indications*: Chronic renal and hepatic dysfunction
Caution: May be habit forming

Anti-asthmatic
 

Product: Salbutamol and Terbutalin Sulfate
For Children: Caution in children below 12 years. Caution with the syrup in less than 2 years
For Pregnant Women: Caution - Adverse effects unlikely with the aerosols
For Breastfeeding Mothers: Caution - use only if clearly indicated
Contra-indications*: Chronic renal and hepatic dysfunction
Caution: ---------

Anti-histamines
 

Product: Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Diphenhydramine
For Children: ---------
For Pregnant Women: Caution
For Breastfeeding Mothers: ---------
Contra-indications*: ---------
Caution: Causes drowsiness

Anti-malarials
 

Product: Chloroquine, Quinine
For Children: Reduced dose necessary
For Pregnant Women: High doses may affect the baby.
For Breastfeeding Mothers: Caution
Contra-indications*: Renal and hepatic impairment, epilepsy
Caution: ---------

Anti-helmenitics
 

Product: Mebendazole
For Children: Contra-indicated in age below 2 years
For Pregnant Women: Contra-indicated
For Breastfeeding Mothers: Use with caution only if clearly indicated
Contra-indications*: Impaired renal function
Caution: Blood count to be monitored

Anti-fungal
 

Product: Clotrimazole
For Children: No specific problems
For Pregnant Women: No evidence of risk to the developing baby
For Breastfeeding Mothers: No evidence of risk
Contra-indications*: Hypersensitivity
Caution: Should not be used during menstrual cycle

Anti-amoebics
 

Product: Metronidazole
For Children: Reduced dose necessary
For Pregnant Women: Contra-indicated - safety not established
For Breastfeeding Mothers: Caution
Contra-indications*: Chronic hepatic and renal disorder
Caution: ------------

*Not to be used in the conditions stated, because it could cause complications
 

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