GEES LINCTUS BP
Active substance(s): CAMPHORATED OPIUM TINCTURE / OPIUM TINCTURE / SQUILL OXYMEL
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Opium Tincture, Squill Oxymel
For relief of the symptoms of coughs
NEW ADVICE FOR DRIVERS - SEE REVERSE
For symptomatic relief of coughs.
Take the solution by mouth.
Adults, the elderly and children over 12
years: Take 1 x 5ml spoonful. Repeat after 4
hours if required, but not more than 4 doses
in 24 hours.
Do not give to children under 12 years old
unless your doctor tells you to.
DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE.
If symptoms persist for more than 7 days
consult a doctor.
Do not take if allergic to any of the
ingredients, have heart, liver or kidney
disease, or breathing difficulty or suffer from
alcoholism or raised pressure in the head.
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Active ingredients per 5ml:
opium tincture 0.083 ml, squill
oxymel 1.667 ml.
Also contains amongst other ingredients:
Sucrose 1.4g per 5ml, alcohol 22 vol%.
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Do not store above 25°C.
Keep out of the sight and reach of
Manufactured by the licence holder L.C.M.
Ltd., Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK for Thornton
and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK.
FRONT FACE REVERSE:
This medicine contains opium tincture, which
reduces the desire to cough, and squill oxymel to
help remove phlegm.
1. Before you use this medicine
Do not use the medicine if you have….
• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in
• Heart problems.
• Liver or kidney disease.
• Shallow breath or breathing difficulties.
• A head injury or persistent headache.
• An asthma attack.
• Taken MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors)
for depression within the last two weeks.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you
Driving and using machines….
This medicine may cause drowsiness. If you are affected
• Metoclopramide or domperidone for nausea and do not drive or operate machinery.
The medicine can affect your ability to drive as it may
• Mexiletine for irregular heartbeat • Tranquillisers, make you sleepy or dizzy.
antidepressants, sedatives or sleeping tablets
• Do not drive while taking this medicine until you know
• Spironolactone or other water tablets for fluid
how it affects you.
retention • Steroids • Amphotericin for fungal
• It is an offence to drive if this medicine affects your
infections • Rifampicin for tuberculosis • Antacids ability to drive.
• Carbenoxolone for stomach ulcers
• However, you would not be committing an offence if:
• Propantheline for stomach spasms and
° The medicine has been prescribed to treat a medical or
incontinence • Sodium polystyrene sulphonate for dental problem and
excessive levels of potassium in the blood
° You have taken it according to the instructions given by
• Phenobarbital for epilepsy.
the prescriber or in the information provided with the
Pregnant or breastfeeding….
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
° It was not affecting your ability to drive safely.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure
using this medicine if you are pregnant, might be
pregnant or are breastfeeding. Gee’s Linctus
whether it is safe for you to drive while taking this
should not be used in pregnancy unless the doctor medicine.
has told you to do so.
• An under-active thyroid • An adrenal hormone
imbalance • Bowel problems or blockage
• Prostate trouble • Muscle weakness • Shock
• Low blood pressure • General tiredness • Or you
are elderly, as elderly people can react differently to
Important ingredient information
• This product contains 1.4g of sucrose per 5ml. This
should be taken into account in people with diabetes. If
you have been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before
taking this medicine • It also contains 22 vol% ethanol
(alcohol), i.e. up to 869 mg per dose, equivalent to 22ml of
beer or 9ml of wine per dose. Harmful for those suffering
from alcoholism. To be taken into account in pregnant or
breastfeeding women, children and high-risk groups such
as people with liver disease or epilepsy.
The amount of alcohol in this medicinal product may alter
the effects of other medicines.
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.
3. Further information
If you accidentally take too much see a doctor straight
away. Take the pack with you to show which medicine you
• Do not use after the expiry date. The expiry date refers to
the last day of that month.
• Return any unused medicine to the pharmacy for
2. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Gee’s Linctus can have side effects,
The active ingredients per 5ml are: opium tincture
although these don’t affect everyone.
ml, squill oxymel 1.667 ml.
Possible side effects are:
• Nausea • Sickness • Constipation • Drowsiness • Confusion The other ingredients are: benzoic acid (E210), anise oil,
• Loss of appetite • Diarrhoea • Stomach pain • Shortage of camphor, ethanol, cinnamic acid, cinnamon oil,
ethyl cinnamate, vanillin, sucrose and purified water.
breath • Difficulty in urinating • Skin itching and flushing
• Rash • Low blood pressure • Prolonged use may lead to What the medicine looks like
Gee’s Linctus is a brown cloudy liquid.
tolerance (the medicine loses its effect) and dependence.
If you notice these or any other side effects, stop use and It is supplied in 200ml bottles.
tell your doctor or pharmacist. They will tell you what to do. This label was last revised in March 2015
Data Matrix: 21492013 VERIFIED
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