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Care Pholcodine 5mg/5ml Oral Solution Sugar Free

PIP Code: 296-4625

PHARMACY ONLY

Soothes dry or irritating coughs

Contains Pholcodine to reduce the desire to cough.

This sugar free solution uses Pholcodine to soothe dry, irritating coughs by reducing the desire to cough. It is suitable for children over 12 years old, adults and the elderly. Use by pregnant women should be avoided, especially in the first three months of pregnancy, unless recommended by a doctor. Not to be taken with other cough and cold medicines.

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Pholcodine Monohydrate 5.0mg/5ml
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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 and children over 12 years: 5-10ml.

The elderly: Adult dose is appropriate.

Dosage Schedule

The dosage may be repeated after 4 hours if required but not more than 4 doses in any 24 hours.

Prescribing Information

Product Authorisation Holder:Thornton & Ross Ltd., Linthwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK
Legal classification:P
Product name:Care Pholcodine 5mg/5ml Oral Solution Sugar Free
Ingredients:Pholcodine monohydrate
Indications:Cough suppressant for the relief of acute non-productive cough associated with upper respiratory tract injections.
Information about this product, including adverse reactions, precautions, contra-indications, and method of use can be found at:www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/4859

 

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.

FAQs

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

  • Reduces the desire to cough
  • Soothes dry, irritating coughs
  • Sugar free
  • Suitable for children over 12 years old, adults and 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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