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Schwabe News Volume 4 | Issue 8 | August 2013

Tussistin - Cough syrup


Cough is a reflex to keep the throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean underlying disease or disorder. Cough can be either acute or chronic. Acute cough begins suddenly and usually last no more than 2 to 3 weeks. Acute cough is most often associated with cold or flu. Cough may be dry, loose and spasmodic.  Dry cough is due to affections of the throat, laryngitis and bronchitis.  Some times it could be of nervous origin.  Loose cough is seen in the expectoration stage of bronchitis.  Spasmodic cough can be due to allergic disorders or seen in whooping cough. Tussistin Cough Syrup is formulated to cover different types of coughs. The homoeopathic remedies included in the product are proven for its effectiveness in the treatment of cough and pain due to cough. These help liquefaction of tenacious bronchial secretions, promoting expectoration and lowering of fever.

Clinical observation of Tussistin

Tussistin is successful for many years for cough where the acute narcotic effect of an antitussive-agent is not desired. Corresponding experiments exist in favour of Tussistin. It combines all the other qualities which are required for an antitussive and expectorant with free of side effect. Particularly, this product has proved itself in the bronchitis associated with influenza and cold. It is especially suited in the infants and children.

Indications: Spasmodic cough, pain due to cough, acute and chronic bronchitis, fever and as an expectorant


Each 100ml contains:

Antimonium sulphuratum aureum 5x              0.5ml

Bryonia alba 2x                                                     0.5ml

Drosera rotundifolia 2x                                       0.5ml

Eucalyptus globulus 2x                                        0.5ml

Ipecacuanha 3x                                                    0.5ml

Excipients  Q.S. to make 100ml

Alcohol content                                                    3%v/v

Proven indications of the individual ingredients in the sphere of claimed action:

Antimonium sulphuratum aureum:  It is useful for dry hard cough, winter cough, accumulation of tough mucus in bronchi and larynx, increased mucus sputum, mixed with blood and of sweetish taste, and congestion of upper lobe of the lung.

Bryonia alba:  It acts on pharyngolaryngitis and dry bronchitis.  It covers cough mostly dry, excited by a tickling in the throat, must sit up; stitches in chest and expectoration of rust – coloured sputa sometimes with vomiting; worse after eating or drinking. It also covers difficult, quick respiration, worse every movement, must support chest.

Drosera rotundifolia:  It covers dry but spasmodic irritative cough, tickling in larynx on lying, sensation as if there is a soft body, such as feather in the larynx with dryness or roughness and scraping in the bottom of the gullet, with inclination to cough; hoarseness; cough worse at night and in evening, immediately after lying down and whooping cough worse after midnight.  Indicated for bronchitis, bronchial asthma and whooping cough.

Eucalyptus globulus: It is used in cases of bronchitis in old and feeble persons with anaemia.  Indicated for bronchorrhoea, irritative cough with thick, white, frothy, offensive mucus; whooping cough in rachitic children and bronchitis and emphysema.

Ipecacuanha: It is indicated in bronchitis, spasmodic cough, dry, shaking with fits of suffocation, stiffness of the body and bluish face.  It is excited by a contractive tickling sensation extending from upper part of larynx to lowest part of bronchial tubes. The symptoms aggravate on walking in cold air, on retiring, in morning and at night and on taking a deep breath, cough with retching and vomiting without nausea &  rattling noise in the bronchial tubes when drawing breath.

Dosage:  Unless otherwise prescribed, 1-2 teaspoon 2-3 times daily.  ½ teaspoon every 1-3 hours during heavy cough. Children should be given half of the adult dose.

Side effects:  No side effects of Tussistin Cough Syrup are known. 

Contraindications:  No contra-indications for the use of Tussistin Cough Syrup are known.

Interactions:  No interactions between Tussistin Cough Syrup and other products are known.

Presentation:  Bottle of 100ml