Codeine linctus is a cough medicine which can help to ease dry or tickly coughs.
It works as a cough suppressant, reducing the urge to cough by easing the irritation or tickling sensation in your throat.
By keeping you from coughing, codeine linctus gives your throat the chance to heal, helping to ease your cough in the long run as well as short term.
Codeine linctus contains 15mg of the active ingredient codeine phosphate in every 5ml and is available in regular and sugar-free formulas.
Codeine linctus is a pharmaceutical product and as such, you will need to answer a medical questionnaire with your order. Please review our medicine restriction policy.
This product can cause addiction. Please review the patient information leaflet for advice or use the link to the NHS site below. Three days use only.
Dry coughs, which are also known as tickly coughs, are non-productive, meaning that they’re the type of cough that doesn’t produce any mucous.
When you have a dry cough, you’ll usually experience a tickly, uncomfortable feeling in the back of your throat which causes your cough.
This feeling is where the tickly cough gets its name, and it happens because the back of your throat is irritated.
This irritation can have lots of different causes, including a cold, the flu, a sore throat, or other upper respiratory tract infections.
Codeine linctus is an ideal remedy for dry coughs, as it keeps you from feeling that tickly feeling in your throat that causes a cough.
However, if you have a productive cough (a cough that produces mucous or phlegm) you’ll usually find that a different type of cough syrup will be better for you.
A maximum of one bottle will be supplied with each purchase, multiple purchases made within a short space of time will be rejected. This is because codeine linctus should only be used for a short period of time, as taking codeine over a prolonged period of time can cause addiction. If you find that you need to use Codeine Linctus for a prolonged period, speak to your doctor for advice.
Follow the link for NHS advice about dealing with codeine addiction.
A cough is a reflex action when your airway is blocked by mucus or irritants.
Coughing to clear the throat of mucus or irritants is an uncommon action, though conditions can make it a more common occurrence.
Coughs typically improve after around 2 weeks, though they can last much longer.
Codeine absolutely can have side effects, as most medications do, and these are on top of the potential addiction and withdrawal symptoms.
Lots of people won’t experience any side effects at all when taking codeine, and others may just see minor side effects, but others can experience symptoms that are more serious.
Some of the most common side effects of codeine include: