Vicks Cough Syrup for Chesty Coughs

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About Vicks Cough Syrup for Chesty Coughs and how it works

This medicine helps relieve chesty coughs as well as sore throats. The main ingredient, guaifenesin is an expectorant and helps clear the chest by loosening and thinning secretions so that they can easily be coughed up. It also has a soothing effect on the throat.

This medicine is available in the form of a liquid that is taken by mouth.

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

Before using Vicks Cough Syrup for Chesty Coughs

This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never take it. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before taking 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 a long lasting cough caused by asthma, smoking or emphysema

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 Vicks Cough Syrup for Chesty Coughs

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:

  • gastrointestinal disorders such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea
  • hypersensitivity reactions
  • interference with the results of certain tests

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are trying to become pregnant or are pregnant, or are breast-feeding, you should seek medical advice before taking this medicine.

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.

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

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