Drug Study: Meptin

Generic name: procaterol hydrochloride
5mcg/mL Syrup

Category: Bronchodilator

Composition:
Formulation – each mL of Procaterol hydrochloride (Meptin syrup) contains 5 mcg of procaterol hydrochloride
Product description – procaterol hydrochloride (Meptin syrup) is a slightly viscous, clear, colorless liquid. It has an orange odor and sweet taste. pH: 3.5-4.5

Indications:
Relief of dyspnea and other symptoms caused by respiratory obstructive disturbance in the following diseasese: bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, and pulmonary emphysema.

Dosage and Administration:
The usual adult dosage is 10mL of Procaterol hydrochloride (Meptin syrup) (50mcg of procaterol hydrochloride) once before bed or twice (in the morning and before bed) a day by the oral route.

The dosage in children 6 years of age or older is 5mL of Procaterol hydrochloride (Meptin syrup) (25 mcg of procaterol hydrochloride) once before bed or twice (in the morning and before bed) a day by the oral route.

The dosage in children less than 6 years of age is 0.25mL of procaterol hydrochloride (Meptin syrup (1.25 mcg of procaterol hydrochloride) per kg body weight twice (in the morning and before bed) or three times (in the morning, in the early afternoon, and before bed) a day by the oral route.

The dosage may be adjusted according to the patient’s age and severity of symptoms.

Reference: Conversion table for a single dose of procaterol hydrochloride (Meptin syrup) for children younger than 6 years old.

BW and Dose
4kg = 1.0mL
6kg = 1.5mL
8kg = 2.0mL
10kg= 2.5mL
12kg = 3.0mL
14kg= 3.5mL
16kg= 4.0mL
18kg= 4.5mL
20kg= 5.0mL

*B.W. – Body Weight

Contraindications:
Procaterol hydrochloride (Meptin syrup) is contraindicated to patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any ingredient of this drug.


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