pholcodine linctus bp
pholcodine linctus bp

Pholcodine Linctus Sugar free (200ml)

£3.99

  • Contains 5mg/5ml pholcodine, a highly effective cough suppressant
  • Works to control dry cough symptoms
  • Sugar and tartrazine free
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    WHAT IS PHOLCODINE LINCTUS?

    Pholcodine linctus helps you to stop coughing especially if it is a dry, non-productive cough. It works by stopping your automatic cough response.

    HOW TO TAKE PHOLCODINE LINCTUS?

    Adults and children aged 12 and over – Take 10mls up to 6 times in any 24 hours

    Children aged 6 to 12 years – Take 5mls up to four times a day in any 24 hours. Not to be given for more than 5 days without the advice of a doctor.

    If you feel you need to take this medicine for a long time or the effect becomes weaker, then consult your doctor.

    If your child’s condition deteriorates whilst taking this medicine, seek medical attention.

    WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CAUTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH USING PHOLCODINE LINCTUS?

    Do not take Pholcodine linctus if you have:

    • Had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients
    • Liver disease
    • Breathing problems
    • Kidney problems
    • Persistent cough or cough with excessive secretions
    • Pregnant or breastfeeding

    If unsure, please check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking.

    Not recommended for children under 6 years of age.

    Pholcodine linctus may cause drowsiness. Do not drive or operate machinery if you take this medicine.

    Pholcodine linctus may interact negatively with some medicines. Therefore, if you are taking other medications regularly, you should always consult your GP, pharmacist or the patient information leaflet to ensure this medicine is suitable for you to use.

    WHAT ARE SOME OF THE SIDE-EFFECTS OF PHOLCODINE LINCTUS?

    Like all medications, Pholcodine linctus can cause side-effects, although not all patients will experience these.

    Stop using this medicine and seek advice from your doctor if you experience:

    • Rare allergic reactions including skin rashes, swollen face, lips, tongue and difficulty breathing

    You may also experience more common side-effects such as:

    • Nausea, vomiting, constipation
    • Drowsiness or dizziness
    • Slow or shallow breathing
    • Difficulty in coughing up mucus or saliva

    Further information about side-effects of Pholcodine linctus can be found in the patient information leaflet provided with this treatment.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Store below 25°C in original container. Keep out of reach and sight of children.

    For further information, please read the patient information leaflet provided with this product and the product packaging.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Oct 11, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jan 19, 2022 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm