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If you take too much of this liquid…
If you give your child more of the liquid than
you should, speak to your doctor or pharmacist


Possible side effects
No side effects have been reported following
the use of this product. If you feel your child is
reacting badly to this medicine in any way, then
stop using the liquid and speak to your doctor
or pharmacist.

Cough Linctus

How to store this liquid
• Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
• There are no special storage conditions.
• Do not use after the expiry date shown on
the label and the 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.

Dilute Acetic Acid 0.42ml/5ml
Please read this leaflet carefully before taking
Baby Meltus Cough Linctus.
• Keep this leaflet, you may wish to read
it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.

What this liquid contains
Each 5ml contains 0.42ml of the active
ingredient dilute acetic acid. Acetic acid is a mild
expectorant, in a blackcurrant flavoured
demulcent base.

What is this liquid used for?

Baby Meltus Cough Linctus is used to relieve
the symptoms of the irritating and distressing
coughs which often accompany colds.
Before taking this liquid
Do not take…
• If your child is allergic to any of the
ingredients in this product. See 'What this
liquid contains' for the full list of ingredients.
Important information about some of the
• This product contains sorbitol. If you have
been told by your doctor that your child has
an intolerance to some sugars, speak to your
doctor before giving this medicine.
• Sorbitol may have a mild laxative effect.
• Methyl hydroxybenzoate (E218) and propyl
hydroxybenzoate (E216) may cause allergic
reactions (possibly delayed).
How to take this liquid
Follow these instructions carefully and never
change the dose yourself.

It also contains tolu flavour solution
(sugar-free), sorbitol solution 70%
(non crystallising), carmellose sodium,
imitation blackcurrant flavour 500013E,
blackcurrant flavour C3688, sodium saccharin,
methyl hydroxybenzoate (E218),
propyl hydroxybenzoate (E216) and water.
Baby Meltus Cough Linctus is a clear, water
white liquid in bottles of 100ml.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Cupal Ltd, Venus, 1 Old Park Lane,
Trafford Park, Manchester, M41 7HA, UK.
Manufactured by:
SSL International plc,
Whitehouse Industrial Park,
Traynor Way, Peterlee, SR8 2RU UK.
Date of revision: January 2008.

To be given slowly.
3 months - 1 year:
• Half a 5ml spoonful.
Over 1 year:
• One 5ml spoonful.
Over 2½ years:
• Two 5ml spoonfuls.

Distributed by:

Trafford Park, Manchester, M41 7HA, UK.
Meltus is a trade mark of the SSL Group.
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Repeat as needed every 2 or 3 hours.


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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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