VICKS COUGH SYRUP WITH HONEY FOR DRY COUGHS

Active substance: DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE

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Vicks Cough Syrup with Honey for Dry Coughs
Dextromethorphan hydrobromide 1.33% w/v
Patient information leaflet
In this leaflet:
1. What Vicks Cough Syrup with Honey for
Dry Coughs is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Vicks Cough Syrup with
Honey for Dry Coughs
3. How to take Vicks Cough Syrup with
Honey for Dry Coughs
4. Possible side effects

1. What Vicks Cough Syrup with Honey for
Dry Coughs is and what it is used for.
Vicks Cough Syrup with Honey for Dry Coughs
contains the active ingredient Dextromethorphan
hydrobromide which suppresses a cough by
acting on the cough centre of the brain. The
syrup works by calming a dry cough and soothing
and coating your throat.
2. Before you take Vicks Cough Syrup with
Honey for Dry Coughs







Do not take Vicks Cough Syrup with Honey
for Dry Coughs if you:
are allergic to dextromethorphan or other
ingredients (see section 6)
have severe liver disease
have a productive cough - (coughing produces
mucus/phlegm).
are taking medicines called monoamine oxidase
inhibitors (MAOIs – a type of antidepressant) or
have taken them in the last 14 days.
or are taking selective serotonin reuptake
)
inhibitors (
(SSRIs)

3. How to take Vicks Cough Syrup with
Honey for Dry Coughs
Always take Vicks Cough Syrup with Honey for
Dry Coughs exactly as your doctor or pharmacist
has told you; check with them if you are not
sure about anything.
Dosage:
This syrup is to be taken by mouth.
Shake well before use.
Adults and children over 12 years:
3 x 5ml teaspoons of syrup.
Children 6-12 years: 1 x 5ml teaspoons of syrup.
Children of 6-12 years of age: not to be used
for more than 5 days without the advice of a
doctor, seek medical attention if the child’s
condition deteriorates during treatment.

5. How to store Vicks Cough Syrup with
Honey for Dry Coughs
6. Further Information
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it
contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription.
However, you still need to take Vicks Cough
Syrup with Honey for Dry Coughs carefully to
get the best results from it.
Do not give Vicks Cough Syrup with Honey for
Dry Coughs to children under 6 years of age.
Take special care with Vicks Cough Syrup
with Honey for Dry Coughs
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking
this medicine if you:
• have asthma
• you have ever had liver problems
• are diabetic or have difficulty digesting some sugars

If you forget to take Vicks Cough Syrup
with Honey for Dry Coughs
If you accidentally miss a dose, do not take a
double dose; just take the next dose as normal.
If you have any further questions on the use of
this product, ask your pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Vicks Cough Syrup with
Honey for Dry Coughs can cause side effects,
although not everyone gets them.
These may include:
• Dizziness, drowsiness
• Stomach upsets (nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea)
• Skin rashes

Do not take more than 4 doses in 24 hours.
Do not give this medicine to children
under 6 years of age

Taking this product with alcohol may
increase the likelihood of side effects.

Do not exceed the recommended dose.
If symptoms persist, speak to your pharmacist
or doctor.
Keep out of reach and sight of children
If you take more Vicks Cough Syrup with
Honey for Dry Coughs than you should
Seek medical advice immediately if you
accidentally take more syrup than you should or
give a child more syrup than is recommended.

Driving and using machines
There is no evidence that the active ingredient
will affect your ability to drive or operate
machinery. It should be noted that this product
contains a small amount of alcohol.

Important information about some of the
ingredients of Vicks Cough Syrup with
Honey for Dry Coughs
This medicine contains:
• 5.2% vol. alcohol (ethanol). Each 15 ml adult
Taking other medicines
dose contains approximately 0.63g of alcohol.
Do not take Vicks Cough Syrup with Honey for Dry
This is roughly the same as 6.5 ml of wine
Coughs if you are taking medicine for depression
(standard measure = 125 ml). This may be
or Parkinson’s disease called monoamine
harmful to those suffering from alcoholism. To be
oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) or have done so in
taken into consideration by pregnant or breast
the last 14 days.
feeding women, children and high risk groups
such as patients with liver disease or epilepsy.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
• sugar (sucrose) - Each 15 ml adult dose
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
contains 5.55 g of sucrose. If you have been told
taking this product if you are pregnant or breast
by your doctor that you have an intolerance to
feeding.
some sugars, consult your doctor before
taking this medicinal product.

If any side effects you experience become
serious, or if you notice any side effects
not listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.

Repeat the dose every 6 hours if required.

– Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
– Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
– You must contact a doctor if your symptoms
worsen or do not improve.
– If any of the side effects become serious, or if
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

5. How to store Vicks Cough Syrup with
Honey for Dry Coughs
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Store below 25ºC.
Do not take Vicks Cough Syrup with Honey for
Dry Coughs after the expiry date which is
printed on the bottle or carton. The expiry date
refers to the last day of the month stated.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required.
These measures will help to protect the
environment.

6. Further information
What Vicks Cough Syrup with Honey for
Dry Coughs contains
Each 15ml adult dose contains the active
ingredient: dextromethorphan hydrobromide
20 mg
The other ingredients are: water, sucrose,
propylene glycol, honey, ethanol, sodium citrate,
citric acid, sodium carboxymethylcellulose,
polyethylene oxide, polyoxyl-40-stearate,
sodium benzoate, sodium saccharin, flavouring
(honey flavour, menthoxypropanediol, verviene
flavour), caramel (see also section ‘Important
information about some of the ingredients in
Vicks Cough Syrup with Honey for Dry Coughs’
in section 2).
This pack contains 15, 30, 100, 120, 180 or
250 ml of syrup in a brown glass bottle. (Not all
pack sizes are marketed).
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Procter & Gamble (Health & Beauty Care)
Limited, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0XP, UK (send
all enquiries to this address).
Manufacturer: Procter & Gamble
Manufacturing GmbH, Procter & Gamble
Strasse 1, 64521, Gross Gerau, Germany.
PL 0129/0079

Text Revised: 12/2010

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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