What is Numark Adult Dry Cough Linctus?
This Numark Dry Cough Linctus is a form of treatment that works to provide relief for a dry cough. It works thanks to the active ingredient in the liquid which is dextromethorphan. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that helps to reduce a dry cough.
What causes a dry cough?
A dry cough can be caused by a number of conditions, but the most common ones are:
- Acid reflux
- Lung conditions such as asthma
- Tobacco smoke
Unlike with a chesty/a mucus cough, there is no mucus that is coughed up. A dry cough is generally short-term but can last for a longer period of time. Long-term coughs are known as a chronic cough, which is a cough that has lasted for over eight weeks in adults, and four weeks in children.
Who is this dry cough medicine suitable for?
This dry cough medicine is suitable to be used by adults and children aged 7 and over. Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the medicine. You should consult your doctor before using if you have or have any of the following:
- Liver disease
- Taken central nervous system depressants
- Taken antidepressants that are known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) in the last 14 days
You should speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist if you are taking any medication for another condition.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this medicine?
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should speak to a medical professional for advice before using this medicine.
How should Numark Adult Dry Cough Linctus be used?
The medicine should be taken by putting the liquid on a spoon and taking orally. Children aged 7-12 should take 5ml up to four times a day. Children over the age of 12 and adults can double this dosage. If symptoms still persist, then stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist.
Are there any side effects?
There is a chance of side effects since it is a medicine. If you are allergic to aspirin, then the chances of side effects increase. Potential side effects include:
- Stomach upset
If you notice any side effect, then stop using this medicine and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record a side effect using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Numark Dry Cough Linctus, 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 Numark medicine is the best choice for you.
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.
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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