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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.
Adults and children over 12 years: 5-10ml.
The elderly: Adult dose is appropriate.
See the product label for more information
If in doubt, always talk to a healthcare professional.
How to treat a cough:
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.
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.
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.
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.