Names Trade name: Capval® Non-proprietary name: Noscapine Other chemical names: Narcotin, Methoxyhydrastin (molecular formula of noscapine: C22H23NO7 Introduction Capval® belongs to the group of antitussives, also called cough suppressants. Antitussives can act on the one hand by inhibiting the cough centre in the brain stem (= central effect) and on the other hand by inhibiting … Read more

Interactions | Capval®

Interactions Capval® should not be administered together with an expectorant, as this prevents the mucus formed from being coughed up and can lead to a congestion of secretion. In addition, combination with medications that have a central attenuating effect (such as sedatives, sleeping pills, antidepressants, neuroleptics, opioids or alcohol) is not recommended. An interaction with … Read more

Prescription requirement | Capval®

Prescription requirement Capval® is only available on prescription and therefore only available on prescription. Alternatives to Capval® Sedotussin is also a remedy for chesty cough. If you want to use purely herbal remedies, you can use preparations from Prospan. All articles in this series: Capval® Interactions Prescription requirement

ACC acute®

ACC akut® is a drug for the treatment of respiratory diseases and for mucolytic (mucolytic) mucus dissolution. ACC is the abbreviation for the active ingredient N-acetylcysteine, which is responsible for the liquefaction of secretion (secretolytic) and the subsequent removal of mucus (secretomotoric). Trade names: Chemical name: ACC Acemuc Acetyst Fluimucil Myxofate NAC L-N-acetylcysteine (R-2-acetylamino-3-sulfanylpropanoic acid) … Read more

Interactions | ACC acute®

Interactions If ACC akut® and cough-relieving medication (antitussives) are taken at the same time, a threatening accumulation of secretions can occur, resulting in breathing difficulties. Taking ACC akut® in combination with some antibiotics (e.g. tetracyclines, penicillins, cephalosporins, aminoglycosides), nitroglycerine and activated carbon alters their effect. Contraindications ACC akut® should not be taken if the patient … Read more


Mucosan®, Mucoangin®, Mucosolvan®, Lindoxyl®, mucolytic, secretolytic, ambroxol hydrochloride, expectorant, local anestheticAmbroxol is an active ingredient used in medicines primarily as a cough expectorant. It has a mucolytic effect on the lungs and bronchial tubes and has a slightly anaesthetic effect on the throat area. Ambroxol is therefore often used for colds with particularly stubborn mucus … Read more