What is Pholcodine Linctus and what is it used for?
Pholcodine Linctus 200ml 5 mg/5 ml is a medicine which helps you to stop coughing, especially if you have a dry non-productive cough.
Before you Take Pholcodine Linctus
Do not take Pholcodine Linctus if you have an allergy to pholcodine or liver disease or breathing problems, chronic bronchitis, COPD or an obstruction in your lungs.
How do I treat a cough myself?
Firstly you should try to rest. Secondly drink plenty of fluids. Finally, use Phocodine.
How do I take Pholcodine
Always take the product exactly as advised and only by mouth.Do not exceed the stated dose.
The usual dose is:
Adults: 10 ml up to 6 times daily.
Children aged 6 – 12 years: 5 ml up to 4 times daily. Not to be given for more than 5 days without
the advice of a doctor.
Elderly or weak patients: Give a reduced dose; your doctor or pharmacist can advise you
Children under 6 years should not be given this medicine.
See our other cough and cold treatments.
Read about cough symptoms on the NHS web site?