Buttercup syrup

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Information specific to: Buttercup syrup.

About Buttercup Syrup and how it works

This medicine is a traditional remedy which helps relieve sore throats and coughs associated with flu and colds. It is an expectorant with an aromatic warming effect and contains two main ingredients: squill and capsicum. It works by thinning secretions in the chest so that they can easily be coughed up. It also has a soothing effect on a sore throat which helps to reduce the irritation and tickle which leads to coughing.

This medicine is available as a liquid which is taken by mouth.

Do not take this medicine for more than one week.

Consult your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after one week or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.

Before using Buttercup Syrup

This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never have it. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before having it.

Always get advice from a healthcare professional before taking this medicine if:

  • you are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
  • this medicine is for a child under 12 years of age
  • you have fructose intolerance
  • you have glucose-galactose malabsorption
  • you have sucrase-isomaltase deficiency
  • you have a fever, breathing difficulties, or your sputum is coloured

Medicines interactions

If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. This medicine is unlikely to have any important interactions. But speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you get any unusual symptoms while having this medicine with other medicines.

Possible side effects of Buttercup Syrup

Most medicines can cause some side-effects but not everyone having the same medicine will get the same side-effects.

The following side-effects have been associated with people taking this medicine:

  • allergic reactions - some of these reactions may be delayed

If you experience other side effects or have any other worrying symptoms while you are taking this medicine, seek medical advice.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

Do not take this medicine if you are trying to become pregnant, are pregnant or are breast-feeding.

Other important information

Make sure that you read the leaflet that comes with your medicine to check what dose you should take and if there is anything that you need to do if you take more than the recommended dose. If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

This medicine contains alcohol and is not suitable for certain groups of people such as pregnant or breast-feeding women, children, epileptics, or in people with liver problems or alcoholism.

Do not take this medicine with other medicines that interact with alcohol such as metronidazole.

Alcohol may also affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine affects you.

You must dispose of the bottle and any remaining contents 28 days after opening it. It is a good idea to make a note of the date when you first opened it.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

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