Care Pholcodine 5mg/5ml Oral Solution Sugar Free

Soothes dry or irritating coughs

Care Pholcodine 5mg/5ml Oral Solution Sugar Free is for symptomatic relief of dry or irritating coughs. The sugar free formula contains Pholcodine 5mg per 5ml. Pholcodine reduces the desire to cough.

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Soothes 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 5mg/5ml Oral Solution Sugar Free. 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 Doses

Adults and children over 12 years: 5-10ml.

The elderly: Adult dose is appropriate.

Dosage Schedule

See the product label for more information


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 over the counter 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 and children over 12 years. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use this product unless advised to do so by your doctor. Use should be avoided during the first trimester. 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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