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Pholcodine Linctus

Pholcodine Linctus (200ml)

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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.

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.

Do not exceed the stated dose.

Active ingredient: Pholcodine 5mg

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

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