What is Calcough Children’s Soothing Syrup Blackcurrant?
Calcough Children’s Soothing Syrup is a treatment that is designed to treat a child’s cough. It does this thanks to the two active ingredients contained in the syrup:
- Liquid Sugar
Glycerin works as a lubricant to soothe a sore throat and reduce the effects of a cough. Liquid sugar works in the same way, helping to reduce a dry, tickly cough. This syrup has a blackcurrant flavour and is non-drowsy.
What causes a dry, tickly cough?
A dry tickly cough is caused by an infection, such as a cold or the flu. This infection will irritate the throat and chest and cause a cough. A cough is often just one of several symptoms that are caused when contracting a cold or the flu.
Who can this cough syrup be used by?
This cough syrup is suitable to be used by adults and children aged 1 and over. Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the syrup should not use it. If medication is used for another condition, then it is recommended that a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist is consulted before using.
Can adults use this Calcough syrup?
There is nothing to say that an adult cannot use this medicine if they are suffering from a dry, tickly cough. Though it might be better if medical advice is asked for before using.
How should Calcough Children’s Soothing Syrup Blackcurrant be used?
For children between 1-5, give them one 5ml spoonful 3-4 times a day. For anyone over the age of 5, increase this to two 5ml spoonfuls per dose. Use the included spoon for measuring doses. If symptoms continue after using, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist.
Are there any side effects?
There is unlikely to be any side effects unless it is an allergic reaction. In that case, if you notice a side effect then stop using the medicine and go to a doctor. You can also record any side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
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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