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Pholcodine Linctus (200ml)

Order before 4pm for delivery from Fri. 20 Jul.

Description for Pholcodine Linctus

If you have a dry, tickly, irritating cough then try using Pholcodine Linctus. It will provide symptomatic, soothing relief from this unproductive cough.

Product Information

  • Age: 12 years+

    Maximum per order: N/A

  • Pregnancy: N/A

    Breastfeeding: N/A

Pholcodine Linctus works well on an irritating, dry and tickly cough, by providing soothing relief. As a cough suppressant, it stops the urge to cough and also relieves chest irritation.

This medication works by clearing mucus, dust particles and bacteria from both throat and lungs, the presence of which irritate the airways and make breathing more difficult. However, there are times when there is no mucus present, and no phlegm released, resulting in a purposeless cough, accompanied by pain and frustration. In these cases, pholcodine works by reducing the nerve signals which tell the coughing centre in the brain to try to clear what is not actually there.

Pholcodine should not be used at the same time as taking any other medicines for coughs or colds, as they could contain the same active ingredients and lead to you exceeding the daily recommendation. Also, cough expectorants can produce an opposite reaction and so advice should always be taken from your doctor or a pharmacist.

Other medicines containing the same active ingredient include:

  • Benylin for children's dry coughs
  • Covonia, a dry cough sugar free formula
  • Boots own dry cough syrup, for children of 6 years and older
  • Pavacol-D
  • Pholcodine paediatric linctus.
  • Pholcodine strong linctus.

Pholcodine should not be taken by people who are already taking monoamine oxidase inhibitor antidepressants e.g. phenelzine, isocarboxazid or tranylcypromine, or anyone who has taken any of these in the last 14 days.

Pholcodine can cause drowsiness and this can be exacerbated if taken alongside:

  • Alcohol
  • Sleeping pills e.g. zopiclone
  • Sedating antihistamines e.g. chlorphenamine, promethazine, diphenhydramine, triprolidine (these can be found in non-prescription cough, cold and hay fever remedies)
  • Benzodiazepines, e.g. temazepam, diazepam
  • Strong opioid painkillers e.g. dihydrocodeine, codeine, morphine
  • Tricyclic antidepressants e.g. amitriptyline.
*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years: Take ONE - TWO 5ml spoonfuls. Repeat after 4 hours if required. No more than 4 doses in 24 hours.

Active ingredient: Pholcodine 5mg

Also contains amongst other ingredients: Ethanol, Glycerol, Colours (E110 E123), Sucrose 4g per 5ml, alcohol 6.6% vol.

Do not exceed the stated dose.


We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders can be fully tracked in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.



We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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