Pholcodine Linctus is for the symptomatic relief of unproductive coughs. Codeine Linctus helps to relieve dry and tickly coughs through its main ingredient of pholcodine, which is a cough suppressant. Codeine Linctus comes in the form of easy to use liquid medication that must be taken orally. However, Codeine Linctus may not be suitable for children. Do not administer this to children without seeking medical advice.
Pholcodine Linctus - Dry coughs are best treated with a medicine that stops the urge to cough. The cough has no purpose and the irritation on the chest is more nuisance than benefit. There are several medicines available which have just this action. The medical term for a cough suppressant is an antitussive. Pholcodine is now the recommended replacement for codeine linctus, it is just as effective but manages to avoid the problems that are encountered with the use of codeine. Again it is usually available in liquid form, but can be taken as tablets and capsules along with other active ingredients. For example, cold and flu remedies often have pholcodine as an ingredient.
How to take Care Pholcodine Linctus:
- Dose may be repeated every 4 hours if required.
- Over 12 years: 5 or 10ml.
- Elderly: Use with caution, not exceeding the recommended dose.
- 6-12 years: 5ml. Maximum 4 doses in 24 hours.
- Under 6 years: not recommended.
Cough suppressants may depress respiration and cause sputum retention, which may be harmful in patients with chronic bronchitis and bronchiectasis. Do not exceed the stated dose. You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use.
You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use
When you order this item it is subject to review and approval by one of our pharmacists. Our pharmacists may remove an item from your order if they feel it isn't suitable for you, or in order to comply with UK legislation.
This product works and costs much less than any branded mixture.