Common questions

What is Pholcodine Linctus good for?

What is Pholcodine Linctus good for?

Pholcodine Linctus 5 mg/5 ml is a medicine which helps you to stop coughing, especially if you have a dry non-productive cough. It is related to morphine and codeine, and it acts to stop your automatic cough response.

Who Cannot take Pholcodine?

Who shouldn’t take Galenphol?

  • Children under 12 years of age.
  • People with severe breathing problems, such as people having an asthma attack, and people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or chronic bronchitis.

What is the best cough mixture for a tickly cough?

If you have a dry cough, a preparation containing an antitussive such as dextromethorphan or pholcodine is the most suitable to try. If you have a chesty cough, a preparation containing an expectorant such as guaifenesin or ipecacuanha is the most suitable to try.

How does Pholcodine suppress cough?

Pholcodine is a cough suppressant that acts primarily on the central nervous system (CNS) causing depression of the cough reflex, partly by a direct effect on the cough centre in the medulla. It also has a mild sedative effect.

How long should you use pholcodine?

Pholcodine Linctus is suitable for adults and children over the age of 16 years to soothe dry, irritating coughs. It should be taken as directed for a maximum of 5 days.

How much pholcodine is lethal?

Toxicological analysis showed a pholcodine blood level of 2500 ng ml−1 (a lethal dose is >1000 ng ml−1, extrapolated from animal studies). Pholcodine is an opioid derivate with a central antitussive effect that is indicated for unproductive cough in adults.

How much is too much pholcodine?

Symptoms of overdose include restlessness, excitement, ataxia, nausea, drowsiness, and respiratory depression may occur after large doses. A toxic dose in children is said to be about 200mg. Treatment consists of emptying the stomach by aspiration and lavage.

How often can you take pholcodine?

Pholcodine Linctus dosage Adults and children over 12 years: Take 10mls up to 6 times in 24 hours. Children 6 -12 years: Take 5mls up to 4 times in 24 hours. Do not take for more than 5 consecutive days. Elderly: Ask a doctor or pharmacist for advice regarding a reduced dose.

How do you get rid of a tickly cough fast?

How to get rid of a throat tickle at home

  1. Gargle with salt water.
  2. Suck on a throat lozenge.
  3. Take an over-the-counter (OTC) medication.
  4. Get extra rest.
  5. Drink clear liquids.
  6. Add moisture and heat to the air.
  7. Steer clear of known triggers.

How long should you use Pholcodine?

How much is too much Pholcodine?

What is pholcodine linctus BP used for?

Superdrug Pholcodine Linctus BP is taken to relieve unproductive coughs. This is a Pharmacy Medicine item. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire, which will be checked by a pharmacist to ensure it is suitable for you.

Is there a generic version of pholcodine linctus?

Pholcodine linctus is also available without a brand name, ie as the generic medicine. There are also many other cough remedies and cold and flu remedies available that contain pholcodine in combination with other active ingredients.

How does Covonia dry cough work?

Suppressing a dry, tickly, irritating, persistent cough, where you’re not coughing up phlegm. How does it work? Covonia dry cough sugar free formula contains the active ingredient pholcodine (5mg per 5ml), which is a type of medicine called a cough suppressant. It works by blocking the cough reflex.

What does pholcodine do to your body?

Pholcodine reduces the nerve signals that are sent from a part of the brain called the coughing centre to the muscles that produce coughing. This reduces the urge to cough and can be used to block the cough reflex in situations where the cough serves no purpose, ie when no plegm is being coughed up.