What is Lemsip Cough for Mucus Cough and Catarrh?
Lemsip Cough for Mucus Cough and Catarrh is a cough medicine that helps to ease that irritating mucus cough. It’s ideal for phlegmy coughs, making your cough feel more productive and helping to protect your sensitive throat from throat infections. If you have a mucus cough and catarrh that’s caused by a cold, the flu, or a minor throat infection, Lemsip Cough can help you to shift that cough at last.
What is a mucus cough?
A mucus cough is a chesty cough where you bring up mucus, also known as catarrh or phlegm. Mucus coughs can be caused by colds, the flu, throat infections, and chest infections, and although they can be really irritating for you and those around you, they will usually get better within a week to 10 days.
How will Lemsip Cough syrup help to ease my mucus cough and catarrh?
Lemsip Cough syrup contains two active ingredients which work together to ease a mucus cough and catarrh. The first ingredient is guaifenesin, which works as an expectorant, helping to loosen the catarrh so it’s easier for you to cough it up, making it easier for you to breathe. The second ingredient is cetylpyridinium chloride, an antiseptic which helps to fight against throat infections, keeping your throat from becoming more irritated.
Can I take this cough medicine if I’m pregnant?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product. Lemsip Cough medicine contains 0.364mg of alcohol in every 5ml dose. This is the same as drinking 9ml of beer or 3.75ml of wine.
Can I take this product if I’m taking other medication?
If you’re taking any other medication, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Lemsip Cough medicine. Do not take this product at the same time as any other cough or cold medication.
How to take Lemsip Cough medicine
Measure out 5 – 10ml of Lemsip Cough medicine into the measuring cup included with this product. Take one dose three or four times a day for up to 5 days. Do not take more than 40ml of this medicine a day.
When should this cough syrup not be used?
Lemsip Cough syrup is not suitable for use by children under the age of 12. Do not use this product if you are allergic to guaifenesin, cetylpyridium chloride, or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not take this product if your cough lasts longer than 5 days, comes back, or you experience a fever, rash, or persistent headache at the same time. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you:
- Suffer from a long-term cough
- Have asthma, or are suffering from an acute asthma attack
- Have alcoholism
- Have liver disease
- Have epilepsy
- Have an intolerance to some sugars
Does this product have any side effects?
Like all medications, Lemsip Cough for Mucus Cough and Catarrh can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include:
- Rash, swelling, wheezing
- Stomach pain
- Feeling or being sick
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist 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 refrigerate or freeze this product. Store in original packaging and do not use if the expiry date printed on the 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 4U 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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Each 5 ml dose contains Guaifenesin 100 mg and Cetylpyridinium chloride 2.5 mg as active ingredients.
Also contains Ethanol, liquid sorbitol (E420) and glycerol.
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