Care Pholcodine Linctus

Helps relieve dry or irritating coughs

Care Pholcodine Linctus is for symptomatic relief of dry or irritating coughs. It contains Pholcodine 5mg per 5ml. Pholcodine reduces the desire to cough.

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Helps relieve dry or irritating coughs
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Suitable for 12+
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200ml liquid

More about this product

  • Essential information
  • Directions for use
  • Self Care Advice
  • FAQs
  • Stockists
  • Tips & Advice

Essential Information

Care Pholcodine Linctus. Cough suppressant for the relief of acute non-productive cough associated with upper respiratory tract infections. Contains Pholcodine monohydrate. Always read the label.

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.

See the product label for more information or view the Patient Information Leaflet.

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If in doubt, always talk to a healthcare professional.

Self Care Advice

How to treat a cough:

  • Rest
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Pharmacists can give advice or suggest treatments to help you cough less. These won’t get rid of the cough but can help relieve symptoms.


What causes coughs?

Most coughs are caused by cold and flu, but can also be caused by smoking, allergies such as hay fever, infections like bronchitis or by mucus dripping down the throat from the back of the nose.

When should I go and see a GP about a cough?

It is advised to go and see a GP if you’ve had a cough for more than 3 weeks, it is very bad or quickly gets worse or you 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


Tips & Advice

 Who can use this product:

It can be used by adults, the elderly (the elderly should use with caution, not exceeding the recommended adult dose) and children over 12 years. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding do not use this product, unless advised by your doctor. Medicines can affect the unborn baby.

Did you know?

Antibiotics are not normally prescribed for coughs.

Your GP will only prescribe them if you need them – for example, if you have a bacterial infection or you’re at risk of complications.

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