This brand name is authorized in Ecuador

Active ingredients

The drug ACROTUSSIN contains a combination of these active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs):

1 Chlorphenamine

Chlorphenamine is a potent antihistamine (H1-antagonist). Antihistamines diminish or abolish the actions of histamine in the body by competitive reversible blockade of histamine H1-receptor sites on tissues. Chlorphenamine also has anticholinergic activity.

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2 Demorphan

Dextromethorphan is a non-opioid antitussive drug. The major metabolite of dextromethorphan, dextrorphan, binds with high affinity to σ-receptors to produce its antitussive activity without exhibiting the classic opiate effects that occur from binding into μ- and δ-receptors. In larger than therapeutic doses, dextrorphan is also an antagonist of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors.

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Medicine classification

This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
R06AB54 Chlorphenamine, combinations R Respiratory system → R06 Antihistamines for systemic use → R06A Antihistamines for systemic use → R06AB Substituted alkylamines
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Authorization and marketing

This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed:

Country Identification scheme Identifier(s)
Country: EC Agencia Nacional de Regulación, Control y Vigilancia Sanitaria Identifier(s): 5.508-3-06-03

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