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GALENPHOL STRONG LINCTUS

Active substance: PHOLCODINE

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Galenphol Strong Linctus
(Pholcodine)

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Important information about Galenphol Strong
Linctus
•  his medicine relieves the symptoms of dry
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coughs in adults, the elderly and children over
12 years.
Do not take….
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bronchitis. See section 2.
•  r give to children under 12 years.
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•  void drinking alcohol while taking this
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medicine.
•  ith other cough and cold medicines.
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Now read the rest of the leaflet before you
use this medicine. It includes other
information which might be especially
important for you.
•  eep this leaflet. You may need to read it
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again.
•  sk your pharmacist if you need any more
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information or advice.
• f you notice any side effects not listed in this
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leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

1. What the medicine is for
Galenphol Strong Linctus contains pholcodine
which reduces the desire to cough.
It is used to relieve dry coughs which are
without phlegm.

2.  efore you use this
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medicine


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 o not use the medicine if you
have….

•  n allergy to any of the ingredients listed in
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section 6.
• Liver disease.
•  hallow breath or breathing difficulties.
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•  n asthma attack.
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•  aken MAOIs (monoamine oxidase
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inhibitors) for depression within the last two
weeks.
•  r you are under 12 years old.
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•  idney or liver problems.
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•  history of asthma or other breathing
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problems including bronchitis.
•  cough for a long time or a cough which
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produces lots of phlegm.

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you are taking....

•  edicine for high blood pressure, e.g. ACE
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inhibitors, beta blockers.
•  iuretics, which help remove fluid from the
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body, e.g. furosemide hydrochlorothiazide.
•  edicines used to treat sleeplessness, anxiety
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and schizophrenia.
•  lcohol or tranquillisers.
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•  ain killers, e.g. morphine.
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•  r are having surgery, as muscle relaxants
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used may react with this medicine.


Pregnant or breastfeeding….
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
using this medicine if you are pregnant, might
be pregnant or are breastfeeding. Galenphol
Strong Linctus should not be used in
pregnancy unless the doctor has told you to
do so.
If you use it when breastfeeding, pholcodine in
this medicine will be present in small amounts
in your milk.

 riving and using machines….
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This medicine may cause drowsiness. If you are
affected do not drive or operate machinery.

mportant information about some
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of the ingredients
•  his medicine contains small amounts of
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ethanol (alcohol), less than 100mg per 5ml
dose.
• t also contains sodium hydroxybenzoates,
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amaranth dye and sunset yellow dye which
may cause allergic reactions (possibly
delayed).

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• Keep it out of the sight and reach of children.
• Protect from light.
•  o not use after the expiry date shown on the
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pharmacist’s label.
•  edicine should not be disposed of via
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wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of any unused
medicine. These measures will help to protect
the environment.

Data Matrix: 22883208 VERIFIED

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Thornton and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield,
HD7 5QH, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in October 2014
Galenphol Strong is a trade mark of Thornton &
Ross Ltd.
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Galenphol Strong Linctus is a thick orange-red
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liquid which smells of menthol and aniseed.
It is dispensed for you by the pharmacist.
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2 Litre

What the medicine looks like

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If you accidentally take too much, see a doctor
straight away. Take the pack with you to show
which medicine you have swallowed.

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If you take too much

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If your symptoms persist you should ask your
doctor for advice.

The active ingredient per 5ml is:
pholcodine 10mg.
The other ingredients are:
citric acid monohydrate(E330), sodium methyl
parahydroxybenzoate (E219), sodium ethyl
parahydroxybenzoate (E215) and sodium propyl
parahydroxybenzoate, glycerol (E422), ethanol,
sunset yellow dye (E110), amaranth dye
(E123), saccharin sodium, carmellose sodium,
menthol, condensed milk flavour, aniseed
flavour and purified water.

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Do not give to children under 12 unless your
doctor tells you to.

What is in this medicine

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Children under 12 years

6. Further information

Galenphol Strong Linctus

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•  ake one 5ml spoonful every four to six
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hours.

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 dults, the elderly and children
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over 12 years

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The normal dose is given below but your doctor
may prescribe a different amount for you.
Always follow the instructions given by the
doctor or pharmacist.

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Like all medicines Galenphol Strong Linctus can
have side effects, although these don’t affect
everyone.
Important side effects:
If you think you have any of the following side
effects or symptoms, stop using this medicine
immediately and see a doctor as soon as
possible.
•  llergic reactions which cause difficulty in
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breathing, fever, swelling of the mouth, lips or
skin, severe rashes and itching.
Other possible side effects are:
• Feeling sick.
• Constipation.
• Dizziness.
• Drowsiness.
• Getting excited.
• Confusion.
• Being sick.
• Rash.
• Failure to cough up phlegm.
If you notice these or any other side effect not
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included above,Box use and tell your doctor or
pharmacist. They will tell you what to do.
Galenphol Strong Linctus
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Reporting of side effects
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If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
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side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can
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Scheme at: 22883208
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By reporting side effects you can help provide
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Take this medicine by mouth.

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5. Storing this medicine

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4. Possible side effects

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3. How to use this medicine

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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