Buttercup Original Cough Syrup - 75ml

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What is Buttercup Original Cough Syrup?

Buttercup Original Cough Syrup is a traditional herbal remedy for symptoms of colds, sore throats and a variety of cough symptoms. The calming formula is non-drowsy and easy to administer for a quick and simple solution to common cold symptoms. Whether you’re struggling with an annoying tickly cough or lost for words due to a hoarse throat, buttercup cough syrup can help provide relief and soothe the irritating symptoms associated with a cold, so you can get on with your day. 


What causes a cold?

The common cold is a virus that can cause a variety of symptoms including:

  • A blocked or runny nose

  • A sore throat

  • Headaches

  • Muscle aches

  • Coughs 

  • Sneezing 

  • A raised temperature

  • Pressure in your ears and face

  • Loss of taste and smell


A cold is usually never a cause for concern and can be easily treated with cough and cold medicines, as well as getting plenty of rest, keeping warm and drinking plenty of water to avoid dehydration. The cold virus is very infectious and can be easily spread to others through coughs and sneezes which disperse the germs. A cold can start spreading from before the infected person starts to experience symptoms and the person remains infectious until the symptoms have finished. The best methods to avoid catching a cold are to maintain good hand hygiene, not sharing towels or household items with someone who is suffering with a cold and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. 


How can Buttercup Syrup help to relieve a cough?

The active ingredients in Buttercup Syrup are Squill liquid extract and capsicum tincture which work together to ease symptoms of the common cold and provide relief from tickly or chesty coughs. Squill is a plant which helps to loosen mucus which makes it easier to cough up and capsicum tincture provides a warming sensation which can help to soothe an irritated throat. The syrup formula helps to coat the throat, to provide relief from coughing and prevent tickly sensations that can induce coughing. 


How to use Buttercup Cough Syrup

This product is for oral use only. Shake the bottle well before use.



For adults, the elderly and children over the age of 12 years: 2 x 5ml spoonfuls 3 times a day and at bedtime if the cough is troublesome. 



  • Do NOT exceed the stated dose. 

  • Do NOT use this product for longer than 7 days.

  • Seek medical advice from a doctor if symptoms persist.


When NOT to use this product

Do NOT take Buttercup Cough Syrup if you are allergic to any of the ingredients (see ingredients tab for full list) or if you:

  • Are under the age of 12

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Are taking any medicines that are known to interact with alcohol

This product contains alcohol so may impair ability to drive or operate machinery - do NOT drive or use machinery if affected by this medicine.


This medicine contains sugars and alcohol. Seek advice from your doctor if you have an intolerance to some sugars, are/have suffered from alcoholism, epilepsy or liver disease. 


Important Information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.


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Buttercup Original Cough Syrup - 75ml Reviews

By steak,
December 27, 2023
My wife's favourite cough syrup. And great price too.
By Mr Zafar Khan,
August 02, 2022
Have not used yet but hear good things about it.

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