Butamirate

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[edit] MECHANISM OF ACTION

Butamirate is a non-opioid central cough suppressant. It acts on the cough center in the medulla oblongata contributing to the suppression of the cough reflex that causes dry cough. It is neither chemically nor pharmacologically related to opium alkaloids causing no respiratory suppression, therefore it should be safer than codeine in cough treatment.

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Dry cough of any aetiology

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[edit] SIDE EFFECTS

Rarely skin rash, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness.

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Antitussives / Cough
Cough suppressants Benzonatate   Butamirate   Codeine   Dextromethorphan   Dihydrocodeine   Dropropizine   Levocloperastine   Levodropropizine   Nepinalone   Oxolamine
Mucolytics Acetylcysteine   Ambroxol (Oral)   Bromhexine   Carbocisteine   Erdosteine   Guaifenesin   Neltenexine