What is Care Simple Linctus Paediatric Sugar-Free?
Care Simple Linctus Paediatric Sugar-Free is a cough syrup that can help to ease a cough in children of all ages. It contains an active ingredient called citric acid which can help to relieve the symptoms of a cough, and its sugar-free formula makes it a winner with parents and children alike.
Why does my child have a cough?
There are lots of reasons why your child might have a cough, and usually, they’re absolutely nothing to worry about and will go away after a couple of weeks. However, many parents can find that their child’s cough can cause their little one distress or keep them awake when they need a good sleep, leaving you searching for a treatment that’s suitable for young children. Some of the most common causes of a cough include:
- A cold
- The flu
- Heartburn or acid reflux
- Allergies, such as hay fever
- Bronchitis or other respiratory tract infections
- Mucus dripping from the back of the nose and into the back of the throat (post-nasal drip)
Can adults take this cough medicine?
Simple Linctus Paediatric is usually not recommended for adults, as there are adult formulas which would normally be more suitable. However, if your doctor or pharmacist recommends that you take this product as an adult, be sure to read the patient information leaflet carefully before use and follow any additional warnings or guidelines carefully.
Can I give this cough syrup to my child if they’re taking any other medication?
If your child is taking any other medication, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before giving them Care Simple Linctus paediatric. Some medications may not be suitable to use together, but a medical professional can make sure that you’re giving your child the best possible treatment.
How to take this cough medicine
Give Simple Linctus Paediatric to your child using a spoon or a medicine syringe, depending on which is easiest for you and your child. The doses you should use are:
- Children: One or two 5ml doses, 3 – 4 times a day
- Adults: Follow the recommended dosage given to you by your doctor or pharmacist
When should this product not be used?
Do not give Care Simple Linctus Paediatric sugar-free to your child if they are allergic to citric acid or any of the other listed ingredients. Please be aware that this product contains small amounts of alcohol, with less than 100mg of ethanol per 5ml dose. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before giving this product to your child if they have an intolerance to some sugars, as this product contains maltitol liquid (E965).
Does Care Simple Linctus Paediatric have any side effects?
Like all medications, Care Simple Linctus can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These can include side effects caused by an allergic reaction, such as:
- Swelling of the face, lips, or mouth
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor right away. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
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.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
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- Citric Acid
The active substance is Citric Acid Monohydrate 31.25 mg/5 ml equivalent to 28.57 mg/5 ml Anhydrous Citric Acid.
The other ingredients are glycerol (E422), sodium carboxymethylcellulose, sodium benzoate (E211), saccharin sodium (E954), maltitol liquid (E965), ethanol, star anise oil, and purified water
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