Care Simple Linctus

PIP Code: 103-1343


Relieves the symptoms of coughs

Care Simple Linctus is for symptomatic relief of coughs

It contains citric acid monohydrate (E330) 125mg/5ml. This medicine is a demulcent. It coats the throat and relieves the symptoms of coughs.

Care Simple Linctus instantly forms a soothing film over an inflamed throat to relieve the symptoms of coughs. It can be used by children over 12 years old, adults and the elderly. As with all medicines, pregnant women should not use this linctus unless recommended by a doctor.

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Citric Acid Monohydrate
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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 Doses

Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years: One 5ml spoonful, repeated up to four times per day.

Children under 12 years: Not recommended.


Prescribing Information

Product Authorisation Holder:L.C.M. Ltd., Linthwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK
Legal classification:GSL
Product name:Simple Linctus BP
Ingredients:Citric Acid Monohydrate
Indications:Symptomatic relief of 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

  • Gives a soothing film over an inflamed throat; Relieves the symptoms of coughs; 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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