This medicine contains the active ingredient Ivy Leaves Dry Extract which is a traditional herbal medicine. Ivy Leaves act as an antispasmodic by enabling muscle relaxation, reducing cough frequency and making breathing easier. Beside their anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects, they also make expectoration easier. This medicine is used to improve symptoms of chronic inflammatory bronchial diseases; acute inflammation of the respiratory tract accompanied by coughing.
Is Prospan suitable for me?
Prospan is not suitable for everyone. Do not use it
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Ivy Leaves, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
- if the child is younger than 12 years.
In particular, you must tell the doctor if you:
- are pregnant or breast-feeding
Prospan interacts with other medicines. It is most important that you tell the doctor all the medications and herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
See the package leaflet for a complete list of possible contraindications and warnings.
How should I take Prospan?
This medicine is available in form of suppository, effervescent tablet and syrup.
You should take Prospan exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. The dose will be prescribed according to your condition and needs. The usual dose is as follows:
Infants and children up to 5 years are given 1 suppository twice daily (equivalent to 160 mg of dried ivy leaves per day) and children older than 5 years and adults 1 suppository three times daily (equivalent to 240 mg of dried ivy leaves daily).
Infants and children up to 5 years should be given suppositories in the morning and evening and children over 5 years and adults in the morning, at midday and in the evening.
Adults and children over 12 years: 1 tablet in the morning (65 mg of Prospan) and ½ tablet in the evening (32.5 mg of Prospan).
Children from 6 to 12 years: and ½ tablet in the morning (32.5 mg of Prospan) and ½ tablet in the evening (32.5 mg of Prospan).
Adults and children over 12 years: 5 ml taken in the morning, at noon and in the evening. Children from 6 to 12 years: 5 ml taken in the morning and in the evening. Children below 6 years: 2, 5 ml taken in the morning and in the evening.
Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, or do not use it for a longer time than your doctor instructed. Do not take two doses together if you miss a dose.
Read the information leaflet provided with your medication for additional information. Talk to your doctor if you have any additional questions.
What are Prospan side effects?
Like all medicines Prospan can cause side effects, including:
- nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
- abdominal pain
- Inflammatory skin reactions
- allergic reactions
- shortness of breath,
- swelling, skin redness or itching
Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe. See the package leaflet for a complete list of side effects.