Care Pholcodine Linctus

PIP Code: 103-1228


Soothes dry or irritating coughs

Care Pholcodine Linctus is for symptomatic relief of dry or irritating coughs.

Pholcodine works for dry, irritating coughs by reducing the desire to cough and is suitable for children over 12 years old and adults. This linctus can be used by elderly patients but with caution not to exceed the recommended dose. If pregnant, use of Care Pholcodine Linctus, especially in the first three months of pregnancy, should be avoided unless recommended by a doctor. Not to be taken with other cough and cold medicines.

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Pholcodine 5mg
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Suitable for 12+
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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 Dose

Adults, elderly and children over 12 years: Take 1 or 2 x 5ml spoonfuls.

Dosage Schedule

Repeat after 4 hours if required, but not more than 4 doses in 24 hours. Do not take with other cough and cold medicines.

Prescribing Information

Product Authorisation Holder:L.C.M. Ltd., Linthwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK
Legal classification:P
Product name:Pholcodine Linctus
Ingredients:Pholcodine monohydrate
Indications:Cough suppressant for the relief of acute non-productive cough associated with upper respiratory tract infections.
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.

Coughing helps clear away phlegm from the chest or mucus from the back of the throat.


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

  • Relieves dry and irritating coughs be reducing the desire to cough
  • Suitable for children over 12 years old, adults and the elderly

Did you know?

Most coughs go away on their own within 3 weeks. There’s usually no need to see a GP.

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