What is Lemsip Cough Syrup For Dry Cough?
Lemsip Cough Syrup For Dry Cough is a solution that is designed to treat a dry cough, as well as a sore throat. It works thanks to the active ingredients that are contained in the syrup. These are:
- Citric acid monohydrate
- Lemon oil terpeneless
Citric acid coats the throat which reduces the effect of a dry cough. This lining also helps to soothe a sore throat. Glycerol helps to reinforce the lubrication effect of the syrup and helps to thicken the liquid. Honey is seen as one of the best natural forms of treatment for a cough and helps to relieve the effects. Lemon oil, like citric acid, is an acidic ingredient that helps with reducing the effects of a cough. The sucrose, like glycerol, helps to lubricate and soothe the throat.
What causes a dry cough?
A dry cough is most likely to be caused by an allergy, or acid reflux, as well as asthma or a cold. Unlike a mucus cough, a dry cough does not cough up mucus or phlegm. In most cases, the cough can be worse at night and can negatively affect your day-to-day routine.
Who is this Lemsip syrup suitable for?
This Lemsip syrup is suitable to be used 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. You should also not use this syrup if you are diabetic, or intolerant to some sugars. If you are using any medication for any other condition, then you should speak to a medical professional before using.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this Lemsip Cough Syrup?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, then you should speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this cough syrup.
How should Lemsip Cough Syrup For Dry Cough be used?
For children aged 1-12, the recommended dosage for this syrup is 5ml taken orally 3-4 times a day. Use the provided measuring cup to ensure that the correct amount is used. For adults and children aged 12 and over, double the dose to 10ml, taken 3-4 times a day.
Are there any side effects?
Like with many medicines, there is a chance of side of side effects. Potential side effects will occur as a result of an allergic reaction or exceeding the recommended dosage. If you notice any side effect, stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect you discover 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.
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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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Can you advise whether this product contains sugar?
Each 5 ml Dose contains Honey 0.50g, Syrup 3.75ml, Glycerol 0.25ml, Citric Acid 0.025g, Lemon Terpeneless 0.0005ml as Active Ingredients Also contains Ethanol, E214, E218, E216 and Water.
Syrup will be sugar containing, although the manufacturer hasn't stated the make up of the syrup.
Glycerol is a sweet, syrupy liquid that is about 75% as sweet as sucrose. It is chemically categorized as a polyol with 4.32 kcal/g
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