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Active substance(s): CETYLPYRIDINIUM CHLORIDE / GUAIPHENESIN

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Package leaflet: Information for the user.
Lemsip Cough for Mucus Cough & Catarrh 100mg/2.5mg/5ml Oral Solution
Patient Information Leaflet
Please read this leaflet carefully before taking Lemsip Cough for Mucus Cough &
Catarrh 100mg/2.5mg/5ml Oral Solution



Keep this leaflet, you may wish to read it again,
Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.

In this leaflet:
1. What Lemsip Cough for Mucus Cough & Catarrh 100mg/2.5mg/5ml Oral
Solution is and what it is used for.
2. Before taking Lemsip Cough for Mucus Cough & Catarrh 100mg/2.5mg/5ml
Oral Solution
3. How to take Lemsip Cough for Mucus Cough & Catarrh 100mg/2.5mg/5ml
Oral Solution
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Lemsip Cough for Mucus Cough & Catarrh 100mg/2.5mg/5ml
Oral Solution
6. What this solution contains.
1. What is Lemsip Cough for Mucus Cough & Catarrh 100mg/2.5mg/5ml Oral
Solution
For the symptomatic relief of acute coughs and catarrh associated with influenza,
colds and mild throat infections.
Each 5 ml contains 100 mg of the active ingredient guaiphenesin and 2.5 ml of the
active ingredient cetylpyridinium chloride. Guaiphenesin helps losen the mucous
(Phelgm) from the lungs to help make it easier to cough up, while the cetylpyridinium
chloride is an antiseptic which acts against the cause of throat infections.
2. Before taking Lemsip Cough for Mucus Cough & Catarrh 100mg/2.5mg/5ml
Oral Solution
Do not take…
 If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this product. See ‘What this
solution contains’ for the full list of ingredients.
 Stop use if your cough lasts for more than 5 days, comes back or is
accompanied by a fever, rash or persistent headache.
 This medicine with any other cough and cold medication.
Take special care..
 Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant or breast feeding
 Speak to your doctor if you suffer from chronic cough, if you have have
asthma or are suffering from an acute asthma attack.
Important information about some of the ingredients…
 This product contains sorbitol. If you have been told by your doctor that you
have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this
medicinal product.






This product contains 9.0% v/v ethanol i.e each 5 ml dose contains up to
0.364mg of alcohol, equivalent to 9ml of beer or 3.75 ml of wine. This can be
harmful for those suffering from alcoholism. It should also be taken into
account in pregnant or breast feeding women, children and high risk groups
such as patients with liver disease or epilepsy.
If you have taken some of this medicine and are to undergo a urine test, tell
your doctor prior to the test as guaiphenesin may interfere with the results.

3. How to take Lemsip Cough for Mucus Cough & Catarrh 100mg/2.5mg/5ml
Oral Solution
Adults and children 12 years and over:
One or two 5ml spoonfuls to be taken and swallowed slowly every three or four
hours.
Children under 12 years:
Not recommended for children under 12 years.
If you take too much of this solution..
If you take more of the solution than you should, speak to your doctor or pharmacist
immediately.

4. Possible side effects
As with all medicines this solution can have side effects in some people.
 Stomach discomfort has been reported.
 Nausea, vomiting and hypersensitivity reactions.
 If you feel you are reacting badly to this medicine in any way, or notice any
other side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects
directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this
medicine.
5. How to store Lemsip Cough for Mucus Cough & Catarrh 100mg/2.5mg/5ml
Oral Solution
 Keep out of the sight and reach of children
 Do not store above 25°C
 Do not use after the expiry date shown on the label and carton
 If you find that you still have this medicine after its expiry date, return it to
your local pharmacist who will dispose of it properly.
6. What this solution contains
It also contains purified water, glycerol, ethanol, levomenthol, liquid sorbitol noncrystallising (E420), saccharin sodium, sodium cyclamate, povidone, custard flavour,
raspberry flavour and blackberry flavour.


Lemsip Cough for Mucus Cough & Catarrh 100mg/2.5mg/5ml Oral Solution is a
clear pale straw coloured solution with characteristic odour and flavour, for oral
administration, in cartoned amber glass bottles of 100 ml.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Ultra Chemical Ltd, Venus, 1 Old Park Lane, Trafford Park, Manchester, M41 7HA,
UK.
Manufactured by:
Famar A.V.E, 49th National Road, Athens-Lamia, Avlona, 19011, Greece or
SSL International Plc, Whitehouse Inductrial Park, Traynor Way, Peterlee, SR8 2RU,
UK
Distributed by:
Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Limited, Dansom Lane, Hull, HU8 7DS, UK
Lemsip and

are trade marks

This leaflet was last revised in July 2015

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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