SIMPLE LINCTUS B.P.
NAME OF THE MEDICINAL PRODUCT
Simple Linctus B.P.
Moss Pharmacy Simple Linctus B.P.
VM Morrison Supermarkets PLC Simple Linctus B.P. Cough Liquid
QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION
Citric Acid Monohydrate B.P. 125mg/5 ml dose
For excipents, see 6.1
For the relief of the symptoms of cough.
Posology and method of administration
For oral use.
Adults and the elderly
5 ml 3 to 4 times a day.
Children under 12 years
A paediatric version of this product us available and is recommended for
children under 12 yeas.
No significant contraindications have been reported; however it should be note
that the sucrose content is 76% and the product may be unsuitable for the
Special warnings and precautions for use
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
No significant interactions have been reported.
Fertility, pregnancy and lactation
No significant problems have been reported either with pregnant women or
with nursing mothers who are breast feeding; however, as with many other
medicines, its use, especially in the first 3 months of pregnancy, is
recommended only when the benefits outweigh any risks.
Effects on ability to drive and use machines
No significant other undesirable effects have been reported.
Overdosage is unlikely to present a significant risk but if it does occur then the
treatment consists of general supportive therapy and may include gastric
Citric acid monohydrate imparts a sharp taste to the product which acts as a
demulcent; though it may be a placebo effect some patients believe that
preparations, such as Simple Linctus B.P., relieve a dry tickling cough.
Citric acid monohydrate is metabolised to carbon dioxide and water in the
Preclinical safety data
No relevant data.
List of excipients
Though the product is acidic in nature and may exhibit incompatibilities with
alkaline products and constituents no significant major incompatibilities have
Special precautions for storage
Do not store above 250C.
Nature and contents of container
2000 ml Dispensing packs
Plastic bottle with plastic screw cap with an aluminium faced EPE liner.
500 ml dispensing pack
Plastic bottle with a wadless plastic screw cap.
100 ml and 200 ml patients and OTC packs
Amber glass bottle with a plastic “Jay cap” closure.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Special precautions for disposal
MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
Wise Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Hani Wells Business Park,
Unit 7, Hardicker Street,
MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER(S)
DATE OF FIRST AUTHORISATION/RENEWAL OF THE
9th March 2005
DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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