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Pedex (Ammonium Chloride) Lactate Lotion, 12% is indicated for the treatment of dry, scaly skin (xerosis) and ichthyosis vulgaris, and for the temporary relief of itching associated with these conditions.
Pedex (Ammonium Chloride) Lactate Lotion, 12% is contraindicated in those patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of the label ingredients.
Sun exposure (natural or artificial sunlight) to areas of the skin treated with Pedex (Ammonium Chloride) Lactate Lotion, 12% should be minimized or avoided (see PRECAUTIONS). The use of Pedex (Ammonium Chloride) Lactate Lotion, 12% should be discontinued if any hypersensitivity is observed.
For external use only. Stinging or burning may occur when applied to skin with fissures, erosions, or that is otherwise abraded. Caution is advised when used on the face because of the potential for irritation. The potential for post-inflammatory hypo- or hyperpigmentation has not been studied.
Patients using Pedex (Ammonium Chloride) Lactate Lotion, 12% should receive the following information and instructions:
The topical treatment of CD-1 mice with 12%, 21% or 30% Pedex lactate formulations for two-years did not produce a significant increase in dermal or systemic tumors in the absence of increased exposure to ultraviolet radiation. The maximum systemic exposure of the mice in this study was 0.7 times the maximum possible systemic exposure in humans. However, a long-term photocarcinogenicity study in hairless albino mice suggested that topically applied 12% Pedex (Ammonium Chloride) lactate formulations enhanced the rate of ultraviolet light-induced skin tumor formation.
The mutagenic potential of Pedex (Ammonium Chloride) lactate formulations was evaluated in the Ames assay and in the mouse in vivo micronucleus assay, both of which were negative.
In dermal Segment I and III studies with Pedex (Ammonium Chloride) lactate formulations there were no effects observed in fertility or pre- or postnatal development parameters in rats at dose levels of 300 mg/kg/day (1800 mg/m2/day), approximately 0.4 times the human topical dose.
Animal reproduction studies have been performed in rats and rabbits at doses up to 0.7 and 1.5 times the human dose, respectively and have revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the fetus due to Pedex (Ammonium Chloride) lactate formulations. There are, however, no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, Pedex (Ammonium Chloride) Lactate Lotion, 12% should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
Although lactic acid is a normal constituent of blood and tissues, it is not known to what extent this drug affects normal lactic acid levels in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Pedex (Ammonium Chloride) lactate is administered to a nursing woman.
Safety and effectiveness of Pedex lactate have been demonstrated in infants and children. No unusual toxic effects were reported.
Clinical studies of Pedex (Ammonium Chloride) lactate lotion, 12% did not include sufficient numbers of subjects aged 65 and over to determine whether they respond differently from younger subjects. Other reported clinical experience has not identified differences in responses between elderly and younger patients. In general, dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious.
The most frequent adverse experiences in patients with xerosis are transient stinging (1 in 30 patients), burning (1 in 30 patients), erythema (1 in 50 patients) and peeling (1 in 60 patients). Other adverse reactions which occur less frequently are irritation, eczema, petechiae, dryness, and hyperpigmentation. Due to the more severe initial skin conditions associated with ichthyosis, there was a higher incidence of transient stinging, burning and erythema (each occurring in 1 in 10 patients).
The oral administration of Pedex (Ammonium Chloride) lactate to rats and mice showed this drug to be practically non-toxic (LD50>15 mL/kg).
Shake well. Apply to the affected areas and rub in thoroughly. Use twice daily or as directed by a physician.
Pedex Lactate Lotion, 12% is available as follows:
225 g bottle (NDC 45802-419-54)
400 g bottle (NDC 45802-419-26)
Store at 20-25°C (68-77°F).
Manufactured By Perrigo, Bronx, NY 10457
Distributed By Perrigo, Allegan, MI 49010
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Pedex is an antitussive medication. Inhibiting the excitability of the cough center this medicine suppresses the cough of any origin. Pedex (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) has not addiction effects and it has no analgesic and hypnotic action. Pedex (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) starts to act after 10-30 minutes after oral administration, the duration of therapeutic action: 5-6 hours for adults and 6-9 hours for children. Pedex (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) is an optical isomer of levomethorphan which is similar to morphine. Due to optical isomerism this drug has no opioid effects. Pedex (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) used mainly for replacement of codeine as a cough suppressant. In addition to the cough suppressant this medication is used in medicine for diagnostic purposes and may be useful in various cases - from seizures to heroin addiction treatment, some chronic neurodegenerative diseases. These include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (Charcot's disease), disease of "mad cow and other prion diseases. Pedex (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) has also been used for the treatment of mental retardation, Parkinson's disease, in the treatment of lung and other cancers and to prevent tissue rejection in transplantation because of the (poorly known) effects of sigma ligands on tumor cells and immune system.
After oral administration Pedex (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) is completely absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Cmax of Pedex (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) in plasma is reached after 2 h. This medication biotransformes in the liver. Up to 45% of this drug is excreted by kidneys and there was considerable individual variation in rates of excretion of individual metabolites.
Dry cough of different etiology.
For adults and children over 12 years Pedex prescribed on 15 mg 4 times / day, children aged 6 years - 7.5 mg 4 times / day.
Drowsiness, nausea, dizziness.
Bronchial asthma, bronchitis, simultaneous reception of mucolytic.
During pregnancy and lactation (breastfeeding) Pedex (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) prescribed with caution, only in cases where the expected therapeutic effect for the mother outweighs the potential risk to the fetus or child.
With carefully administered Pedex (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) with impaired liver function.
MAO inhibitors (including furazolidone, procarbazine, selegiline) when administered simultaneous with Pedex (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) may cause adrenergic crisis, collapse, coma, dizziness, agitation, increased blood pressure, hyperpyrexia, intracranial hemorrhage, lethargy, nausea, cramps, tremor. In combination with tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline, etc.) Pedex (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) may appeal serotonin syndrome and possible subsequent death. Amiodarone, fluoxetine, quinidine, inhibiting system cytochrome P450, may increase the drug concentration in the blood. Tobacco smoke can lead to increased secretion of glands in the background of inhibition of cough reflex. Some inhibitors of CYP450 (such as quinidine) increase and extended effects of this medicine.
Symptoms: excitement, dizziness, respiratory depression, impaired consciousness, decreased blood pressure, tachycardia, muscle hypertonicity, ataxia.
Treatment: mechanical ventilation, symptomatic agents.
Indication: Used to treat occasional minor irritation, pain, sore mouth, and sore throat as well as cough associated with a cold or inhaled irritants.
Pedex (Menthol) is a covalent organic compound made synthetically or obtained from peppermint or other mint oils. Menthol's ability to chemically trigger cold-sensitive receptors in the skin is responsible for the well known cooling sensation that it provokes when inhalated, eaten, or applied to the skin. It should be noted that Pedex (Menthol) does not cause an actual drop in temperature.
Active ingredients (in each caplet)...Purpose
Guaifenesin 400 mg...Expectorant
Pedex (Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride) hydrochloride 60 mg...Nasal decongestant
For temporarily relief of nasal congestion due to a cold, hay fever, or other upper respiratory allergies (allergic rhinitis), and to help loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to rid the bronchial passageways of bothersome mucus and make coughs more productive.
Do not exceed recommended dosage.
Do not use if you are taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for two weeks after stopping the MAOI. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.
Do not take this product for persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema, or where cough is accompanied by excessive phlegm (mucus) unless directed by a doctor.
A persistent cough may be a sign of a serious condition. If cough persists for more than 1 week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache, consult a doctor.
Ask a doctor before use if you have
Stop use and ask a doctor if
If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.
Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a poison control center immediately.
croscarmellose sodium, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, sodium starch glycolate, and starch
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Depending on the reaction of the Pedex after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Pedex not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.Is Pedex addictive or habit forming?
Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.
Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.
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The information was verified by Dr. Rachana Salvi, MD Pharmacology