Care Simple Linctus Paediatric Sugar Free

PIP Code: 369-5822


Gently relieves coughs in children 1-12 years.

Care Simple Linctus Paediatric Sugar Free is for the relief of dry, irritating coughs in children.

It contains Citric Acid Monohydrate (E330) 31.25mg/5ml. This medicine is a demulcent. It coats the throat and relieves dry, irritating coughs.

This sugar free linctus instantly forms a soothing film over an inflamed throat to relieve dry, irritating coughs. Following recommendations* for children’s cough and cold medicines, it can be used by children from 1-12 years.

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Citric Acid Monohydrate
Suitable for 1 - 12 years
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200ml Liquid

More about this product

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

Directions for use

Oral use

Childrens Dosage

1 to 5 years: Give one 5ml spoonful.

6 to 12 years: Give two 5ml spoonfuls.

Repeat up to four times a day if necessary.

Prescribing Information

Product Authorisation Holder:Thornton & Ross Ltd., Linthwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK
Legal classification:GSL
Product name:Simple Linctus Paediatric Sugar Free
Ingredients:Citric Acid Monohydrate
Indications:Relief of non-productive (dry) coughs.
Information about this product, including adverse reactions, precautions, contra-indications, and method of use can be found


Self Care Advice

A child’s cough can be distressing for both children and adults but coughing helps clear away phlegm from the chest or mucus from the back of the throat.

If the child is over the age of 1, they can try drinking a warm drink of lemon and honey.

To make hot lemon with honey at home, you need to:

  • Squeeze half a lemon into a mug of boiled water
  • Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of honey
  • Drink while still warm (do not give hot drinks to small children)


When should children with a cough see a GP?

If a child has had a cough that's lasted longer than 3 weeks, see a GP.

If a child's temperature is very high, or they feel hot and shivery, they may have a chest infection. You should advise parents to take them to a GP or call 111.

Will antibiotics be prescribed to a child with a cough?

If this is caused by bacteria rather than a virus, a GP will prescribe antibiotics to clear up the infection.

Antibiotics won't soothe or stop the cough straight away.

What if a child's cough doesn’t go away?

If a cough continues for a long time, especially if it's worse at night or is brought on by your child running about, it could be a sign of asthma.

It is advised to take a child to a GP, who will be able to check if they have asthma.

What to do if a child struggles to breathe with a cough?

If a child is finding it hard to breathe they should go to A&E or call 999 immediately as they'll need urgent treatment in hospital.

  • Pharmacy benefits
    Pharmacy Benefits
  • Consumer benefits
    Consumer Benefits

Pharmacy Benefits

  • Alternative sugar free option for parents

Consumer Benefits

  • Forms a soothing film over an inflamed throat
  • Soothes and relieves dry, irritating coughs
  • Effective relief from a sore throat
  • Suitable for children from 1-12 years old
  • Sugar free

Did you know?

It’s normal for a child to have 8 or more colds a year. This is because there are hundreds of different cold viruses and young children have no immunity to any of them as they have never had them before. They gradually build up immunity and get fewer colds.

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