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Sinecod Forte: Review, Side Effects and Dosage

Sinecod Forte is a popular medicine for the treatment of cough, and other related problems. It is manufactured and marketed by leading pharmaceutical company, Novartis Healthcare. It is widely prescribed throughout the world.

Active Ingredients:

Sinecod Forte contains only one ingredient, which is Butamirate Citrate.


SinecodFote is available in both tablet and syrup form. The dosage is given for both forms:

Tablet: 2 to 3 tablets in one day (adult) and 1 – 2 tablets in one day for children below 6 years of age.

Syrup: 2 tablespoon three times a day for adult and 1 tablespoon three times a day for children below 6 years of age.

Please remember, this medicine is not intended to be given to children below 3 years.

You are required to know about certain precaution before taking this medicine. First of all is about the duration for which you can take it. Please note that this medicine is widely used as an over the counter product. However, if the cough persists for more than 3 – 4 days then you are required to consult a doctor.

Further, you should know that Sinecod Forte inhibits cough reflex. Because of this nature, you are strongly advised to not take any cough expectorants simultaneously. Doing that may lead to airways infections, along with many possible problems in the respiratory tract.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

As I have mentioned above, Sinecod Forte contains Butamirate Citrate. This is strictly prohibited during the first trimester of pregnancy and caution should be applied during the entire remaining phases of pregnancy and then during breastfeeding stages.

Because of this fact, I would advise pregnant and lactating women to just avoid Sinecod Forte. There are many cough medicine available in the market which are safe during these two vital stages of your life and hence there isn’t any need to take risk.

Side Effects of Sinecod Forte

Following are possible side effects of Sinecod Forte:
-         Nausea
-         Vomiting Tendency
-         Diarrhea
-         Somnolence