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Transpulmin is an expectorant and mucolytic remedy indicated to reduce the symptoms of cough with phlegm, caused by flu or colds, as it works by making the phlegm more liquid and looser, facilitating its elimination through the airways, and can also be used to help relieve nasal congestion.
This remedy can be found in pharmacies or drugstores in the form of an adult or children's syrup containing guaifenesin in its composition, or in the form of a balm or suppository, containing camphor, eucalyptol, menthol and guaiacol, and can be used by adults or children over 2 years of age.
Although it is sold without a prescription, it is important to use Transpulmin with medical advice, especially for children.
What is it for
Transpulmin syrup or suppository is indicated for the relief of cough with phlegm caused by colds or flu, due to its expectorant and mucolytic action, which helps to make the phlegm more liquid and easier to eliminate it.
Transpulmin balm is an ointment intended for the temporary relief of nasal congestion and cough associated with flu and cold.
How to use
How to use Transpulmin depends on the presentation and includes:
1. Transpulmin Adult Syrup 200 mg/15 mL
Transpulmin Adult Syrup contains 200 mg of guaifenesin for every 15 mL of mint-flavored syrup and must be taken orally using the measuring cup provided in the package to measure the correct volume of the medicine.
Recommended servings of Transpulmin Adult Syrup are age-dependent and include:
- Adults or children over 12 years old: the recommended dose is 15 mL of adult syrup, every 4 hours, which corresponds to 200 mg of guaifenesin per dose;
- Children from 6 to 12 years: the recommended dose is 7.5 mL of adult syrup (half a measuring cup), which corresponds to 100 mg of guaifenesin per dose, taken every 4 hours;
- Children from 2 to 6 years: the recommended dose is 5 mL of adult syrup, which corresponds to 66.7 mg of guaifenesin, taken every 4 hours.
The maximum recommended daily dose for adults or children over 12 years is 2400 mg per day, for children 6 to 12 years is 1200 mg per day and for children 2 to 6 years is 600 mg per day.
Transpulmin adult syrup should be used with medical advice, according to the symptoms, individually.
2. Transpulmin Children's Syrup 100 mg/ 15 mL
Transpulmin Children's Syrup contains 100 mg of guaifenesin for every 15 mL of honey-flavored syrup and must be taken orally using the measuring cup provided in the package to measure the correct volume of the medicine.
Recommended doses of Transpulmin Children's Syrup are age-dependent and include:
- Children from 6 to 12 years: the recommended dose is 15 mL of children's syrup, which corresponds to 100 mg of guaifenesin per dose, taken every 4 hours, as pediatrician advice;
- Children from 2 to 6 years: the recommended dose is 7.5 mL of children's syrup (half a measuring cup), which corresponds to 50 mg of guaifenesin, taken at every 4 hours, as directed by the pediatrician.
The maximum recommended daily dose of Transpulmin Children's Syrup for children aged 6 to 12 years is 1200 mg per day and for children aged 2 to 6 years is 600 mg per day.
Transpulmin children's syrup should always be used as indicated by the pediatrician, who should guide the dose and treatment time.
2. Transpulmin balm
Transpulmin balm is an ointment that can be used by adults or children over 2 years of age, applying about 4 cm of balm to the skin of the chest and back, massaging, about 3 to 4 times per day or as directed by the physician.
Do not exceed 4 applications per day and the balm must not be applied directly to the nostrils or face.
3. Transpulmin suppository
The Transpulmin suppository should be applied rectally or anal, in children over 2 years of age, and the recommended dose is to apply 1 suppository 1 to 2 times a day, according to the pediatrician's guidance. The maximum dose is 2 suppositories per day and must not be exceeded.
Before using the suppository, place the card in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes. Then, the suppository should be introduced rectally. Learn how to apply infant suppository.
Possible side effects
Transpulmin syrup is well tolerated, however, although rare, side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, stone formation in the urinary tract, headache, drowsiness or dizziness may occur. In addition, Transpulmin syrup can cause allergic reactions with blistering of the skin and hives, in which case it is important to stop treatment and seek medical help immediately.
Transpulmin balm may cause burning at the application site due to skin irritation, itching, blistering or swelling of the skin.
As for suppositories, although rare, diarrhea, vomiting, intestinal discomfort or drowsiness may occur.
Who should not use
Transpulmin should not be used by children under 2 years of age or by people who are allergic to any of the components present in the formula. Also, it can only be used by pregnant women if recommended by their doctor.
In the case of Transpulmin syrup, which has guaifenesin in its composition, it should not be used by people with porphyria. In addition, it should be used with caution by diabetics, because it contains sugar in its composition.
Transpulmin suppository should also not be used by people with gastrointestinal or bile duct inflammation, or by people with gallstones or liver disease.
If after 7 days of treatment, cough still persists or is accompanied by fever, rash, continuous headache or sore throat, consult a doctor.