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Codeine Linctus Sugar Free is a cough syrup that helps to ease your dry, tickly coughs. Its sugar-free formulation makes it ideal for those who need to control their sugar intake and are looking for an effective way to relieve their irritating cough.
A dry or a tickly cough is the kind of a cough that doesn’t produce any mucous and usually clears up within 3 weeks. If you have a dry cough, you’ll notice an itchy or tickly feeling in the back of your throat that makes you want to cough. This is caused by irritation in your airways, with some of the most common causes of a cough including:
Codeine Linctus Sugar Free syrup helps to ease dry coughs by changing how your body responds to itching and irritation in the throat. It contains the active ingredient codeine phosphate, which is a painkiller that can also be used to ease dry coughs. When the way your body responds to the itching and tickling sensation in your throat it reduces the urge to cough, which in turn gives your irritated throat time to heal, getting rid of that stubborn cough for good.
Take 1 x 5ml spoonful of Codeine Linctus Sugar Free syrup for each dose. Take up to 4 times a day, leaving at least 4 hours between each dose and making sure that you do not take more than 4 doses in any 24-hour period.
You do not need a prescription for Codeine Linctus Sugar Free, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist-4-U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that this product is the best choice for you.
This medicine is made to the British Pharmacopoeia standards.
A maximum of one bottle will be supplied with each purchase, multiple purchases made within a short space of time will be rejected. This is because Codeine Linctus should only be used for a short period of time, as taking codeine over a prolonged period of time can be habit-forming. If you find that you need to use Codeine Linctus for a prolonged period, speak to your doctor for advice.
Codeine Linctus Sugar Free is not suitable for use by children under the age of 18. Do not use this product if you are allergic to codeine, morphine, or any of the other listed ingredients. This medicine can cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not attempt to drive or use tools or machinery until you are sure that you are not affected by this medicine in this way. Do not use Codeine Linctus if you:
Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacies before using this product if you:
Codeine Linctus Sugar Free should not be taken at the same time as some other medicines, as they may interact. For a list of which medicines you should not use with this product, please read the patient information leaflet carefully.
Like all medicines, Codeine Linctus Sugar Free can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These side effects include:
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away.
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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Having a cough is never a good thing. A cough can often lead to other problems, such as a sore throat. Dealing with a cough can be difficult when there are different types of a cough and knowing which one you are suffering from can make all the difference when it comes to treating it.
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