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Care Simple Linctus

Helps relieve the symptoms of coughs

Care Simple Linctus is for the relief of the symptoms of coughs. It contains Citric Acid Monohydrate BP 125mg per 5ml. This medicine helps reduce irritation by coating the throat to relieve the symptoms of coughs.

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Relieves the symptoms of 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 Simple Linctus BP. For the symptomatic relief of coughs. Contains Citric Acid Monohydrate. Always read the label.

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.

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 other over the counter treatments to help you cough less. These won’t get rid of the cough but can help relieve symptoms.

FAQs

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

Stockists

Tips & Advice

Who can use this product:

It can be used by adults, the elderly and children over 12 years. If you are pregnant, use of this product should be avoided unless recommended by a 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.

 

www.nhs.uk/conditions/cough/