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ADULT MELTUS CHESTY COUGHS SUGAR & COLOUR FREE

Active substance(s): CETYLPYRIDINIUM CHLORIDE / GUAIPHENESIN

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Adult Meltus Chesty Coughs Sugar & Colour Free
Guaiphenesin 100mg and Cetylpyridinium chloride 2.5mg.
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Please read this leaflet carefully before taking Adult Meltus Chesty Coughs sugar & Colour
Free.


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 Adult Meltus Chesty Coughs Sugar & Colour Free is and what it is used for
2. Before taking Adult Meltus Chesty Coughs Sugar & Colour Free
3. How to take Adult Meltus Chesty Coughs Sugar & Colour Free
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Adult Meltus Chesty Coughs Sugar & Colour Free
6. What this liquid contains
1. What Adult Meltus Chesty Coughs Sugar & Colour Free is and what it is used for
For the symptomatic relief of acute coughs and catarrh associated with influenza, colds and
mild throat infections.
Each 5ml contains 100mg of the active ingredient guaiphenesin and 2.5mg of the active
ingredient Cetylpyridinium chloride.
Guaiphenesin helps loosen the mucous (phlegm) 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 Adult Meltus Chesty Coughs Sugar & Colour Free
Do not take…


If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this product. See ‘What this liquid
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 a chronic cough, if you 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 doctors before taking this medicinal product.



This product contains 9.0% v/v of ethanol, i.e. each 5ml dose can contain up to 0.364mg
of alcohol, equivalent to 9ml of beer, or 3.75ml 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 blood test, tell your doctor
prior to the test as it may interfere with the results.

3. How to take Adult Meltus Chesty Coughs Sugar & Colour Free
Adults and children 12 years and over:


One or two 5ml spoonfuls.



To be taken every 3 or 4 hours.

Children under 12 years:


Not recommended for children under 12 years.

If you take too much of this liquid…
If you take more of the liquid than you should, speak to your doctor or pharmacist
immediately.
4. Possible side effects
As with all medicines this liquid 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 anyway, 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 Adult Meltus Chesty Coughs Sugar & Colour Free


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 promptly.

6. What this liquid contains
It also contains purified water, glycerol, ethanol, levomenthol, liquid sorbitol (E420),
saccharin sodium, sodium cyclamate, povidone, custard flavour, raspberry flavour and
blackberry flavour.
Adult Meltus Chesty Coughs Sugar & Colour Free is a clear pale straw coloured liquid with
characteristic odour and flavour, for oral administration, in cartooned amber glass bottle of
100ml.
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 Attiki, 19011,
Greece
Or
SSL International plc, Whitehouse Industrial Park, Traynor way, Peterlee, SR8 2RU, UK.
Date of Revision: April 2014
Distributed by:
Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Limited, Dansom Lane, Hull, HU8 7DS, UK.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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