Care Simple Linctus Paediatric

Gently relieves children’s coughs

Care Simple Linctus Paediatric contains Citric Acid Monohydrate (E330) 31.25mg/5ml. This linctus helps relieve dry, irritating coughs by coating the throat to relieve symptoms.

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Relieves dry, irritating coughs
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Suitable for 1 - 12 years
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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 Simple Linctus Paediatric. For the relief of non-productive (dry) coughs. Contains Citric Acid Monohydrate. Always read the label.

Directions for use

Oral use.

Recommended Doses


1 to 5 years: Give one 5ml spoonful

6 to 12 years: Give two 5ml spoonfuls

Dosage Schedule

Repeat up to four times a day if necessary.

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

A child’s cough can be distressing for both children and adults. A “dry cough” means it’s tickly and doesn’t produce any phlegm (thick mucus). A “chesty cough” means phlegm is produced to help clear the airways.

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 your child has had a cough that's lasted longer than 3 weeks, see a GP. If your child's temperature is very high, or they feel hot and shivery, they may have a chest infection. You should take them to see 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 may prescribe antibiotics to clear up the infection. Antibiotics won't soothe or relieve the cough straight away.

What if my 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 them to see 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 your child is finding it hard to breathe you should go to A&E or call 999 immediately as they'll need urgent treatment in hospital.

What Care cough and cold medicines are suitable for over 1 year?



Tips & Advice

Who can use this product:

It can be used by children 1-12 years. If symptoms persist for more than 5 days, consult a doctor.

Did you know?

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.

Take them to a GP, who will be able to check if your child has asthma.

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