The syrup is taken by mouth.
Adults and children over the age of 12: take one or two 5ml spoonfuls up to 4 times a day. Do not exceed 4 doses in any 24 hour period.
Do not take with any other cough and cold medicines.
Pholcodine is indicated for the relief of unproductive dry coughs. An unproductive cough is a cough that does not bring up any phlegm or mucus. Pholcodine, the active ingredient in this linctus, affects the central nervous system and suppresses the urge to cough.
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to pholcodine or any of the ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.
Pholcodine is not suitable if you have: a liver disease, have breathing difficulties, have chest problems or chest infections, have an asthma attack, take medicine for depression (MAOI’s) or have taken medicine for depression within the last two weeks.
No, you don’t need a prescription to order pholcodine linctus.
However, pholcodine is a pharmacy only medicine and can only be bought from a registered pharmacy such as Chemist-4-U.
No, pholcodine linctus may not be suitable if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should only use this medicine if your GP has specifically advised you to.
It is recommended that you avoid alcoholic drinks while taking this medicine.
Do not give to children under the age of 12.
This medicine contains alcohol and may be harmful for those suffering from alcoholism.
Always read the information leaflet before use.
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