- Each tablet contains powdered lagundi leaves 600 mg (Vitex negundo L. Verbenaceae).
- Each 5 mL of syrup contains the extract from lagundi 300 mg (Vitex negundo L. Verbenaceae) dried leaves.
Mechanism of Action
For Cough: Lagundi is the only extensively studied cough remedy herbal preparation today. The National Integrated Research Program on Medicinal Plants (NIRPROMP) has validated scientifically the ancient popular knowledge and practices of the traditional healers. They have established in both animal and human studies, the wide margin of safety and efficacy of lagundi as a cough remedy.
Indications / Uses
For the relief of mild to moderate cough due to common colds and flu; cough of bacterial origin; mild to moderate reversible bronchospasm in adults and children.
Dosage / Direction for Use
- Adults:1 tablet 3-4 times a day.
Children 7-12 years: ½ tablet 3-4 times a day.
- Adults:10 mL (2 tsp) 3-4 times daily. Dose may be increased as needed.
Children: 15 mg/kg/dose (or 0.25 mL/kg/dose) administered 3 times daily; >40 kg body weight: 2 tsp 3 times daily; 6-12 years (20-40 kg): 1½-2 tsp 3 times daily; 4-6 years (15.5-20kg): 1 tsp 3 times daily; 2-4 years (10-15.5 kg): ½-1 tsp 3 times daily.
Shake well before using.
There are no known contraindications.
- Patients with allergy to lagundi plants.
- Use in pregnancy & lactation:Safety among pregnant and lactating women has not been studied.
- Tablet:Only mild side effects on few patients eg, itchiness, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea without a predominating complaint.
- Syrup:None reported in clinical trials.
Store at temperatures not exceeding 30°C.
MIM Philippines (accessed http://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/lagundex/ April 2, 2017)