What is Lemsip Cough For Chesty Cough?
Lemsip Cough for Chesty Cough is an oral solution that can provide symptomatic relief from unpleasant chesty coughs. The effective formula soothes your throat and is easy to administer. It contains an active ingredient that helps to relieve chest contagion so you can cough up the mucus easier and breathe more easily. If you’re looking for an effective remedy for chesty coughs try Lemsip Cough for Chesty Cough.
What causes a chesty cough?
A cough is your body’s reflex action to clear your airways of mucus, particles and irritants such as dust or smoke. A chesty cough happens when phlegm is produced to help clear your airways. The most common causes of coughs include:
- Infections such as cold and flu
- Flare-up of conditions such as asthma or COPD
Most coughs clear up on their own within a couple of weeks and shouldn’t be a cause for concern. However, if you have a cough for more than 3 weeks or a cough that is severe, it is recommended that you seek medical advice as it may be a symptom of an underlying condition.
How can Lemsip Cough help to relieve your chesty cough?
Lemsip cough contains the active ingredient, guaifenesin which belongs to a group of medicines known as expectorants. This active ingredient works by loosening and clearing mucus from the lungs which makes it easier to cough up. This can help to relieve congestion to help you breathe easier. The oral solution is easy to administer and is suitable for adults and children over the age of 12.
How to use this product
This product is for short-term use only and you should only take the lowest dose for the shortest time necessary to relieve your symptoms. Only use this product exactly as directed in the patient information leaflet.
Adults and children aged 12 years and older: 2 - 4 5ml spoonfuls (10 - 20ml) per dose. To be taken 3 - 4 times daily.
Do NOT give this product to children under the age of 12 except on medical advice. Do NOT take this product for more than 5 days unless advised to do so by a doctor. If your symptoms do not improve or any new symptoms occur seek advice from your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist.
When NOT to use Lemsip
Do NOT take this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or if you are under the age of 12. Seek advice from your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist BEFORE taking this product if you:
- Are pregnant or breast-feeding
- Are on a sodium controlled diet
- Are diabetic or intolerant to any sugar
Take special care when taking this product if you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
Can you use this product with other medicines?
Some medicines may have an effect on the ingredients in this medicine, so seek advice from your doctor BEFORE taking Lemsip Cough if you are taking other medicines.
Can this product cause side effects?
Like all medicines, Lemsip Cough can cause side effects although not everyone will experience them. Possible side effects may include:
- Stomach discomfort
- Allergic reaction
If you experience any severe side effects whilst using this product, discontinue use and seek medical advice immediately.
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.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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Each 5ml dose contains Guaifenesin 50mg
Also contains: 4g of sugar, 3.66mg of sodium and glycerol.
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