Care Codeine Linctus

PIP Code: 103-0949


For symptomatic relief of dry or irritating coughs.

Codeine phosphate reduces the desire to cough.

Codeine Phosphate reduces the urge to cough and so helps to soothe dry or irritating coughs. This linctus is suitable for adults over the age of 18 and the elderly. Pregnant women are advised to only use this product if their doctor thinks it’s necessary.

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Codeine Phosphate 15mg (per 5ml dose)
Suitable for 18+
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200ml Liquid

More about this product

  • Directions for use
  • Prescribing Information
  • Self Care Advice
  • FAQs

Directions for use

Oral use

Recommended Doses

One 5ml spoonful.

Use with caution, a reduced dose can be recommended by a doctor.

Paediatric population
Codeine should not be used for the treatment of children under the age of 18 years.

Dosage schedule
The dose may be repeated after four hours if required, but not more than 4 doses in any 24 hours.

Prescribing Information

Product Authorisation Holder:L.C.M. Ltd., Linthwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK
Legal classification:P
Product name:Codeine Linctus BP
Ingredients:Codeine Phosphate
Indications:Symptomatic relief of dry or irritating coughs.
Information about this product, including adverse reactions, precautions, contra-indications, and method of use can be found


Self Care Advice

How to treat a cough:

  • Rest
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Pharmacists can give advice or suggest treatments to help patients cough less, like cough syrups and lozenges. These won’t get rid of the cough.


What causes coughs?

Most coughs are caused by cold and flu.

When to be redirected to a GP for a cough

Patients are advised to see a GP if they've had a cough for more than 3 weeks, it is very bad or quickly gets worse or they have chest pain.

What are other causes of coughs?

Other causes of coughs include:

  • Smoking
  • Heartburn (acid reflux)
  • Allergies – for example, hay fever
  • Infections like bronchitis
  • Mucus dripping down the throat from the back of the nose
  • Consumer benefits
    Consumer Benefits

Consumer Benefits

  • Sugar Free
  • Reduces the urge to cough
  • Helps soothe dry or irritating coughs

Did you know?

A cough is very rarely a sign of something serious.

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