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Vicks Cough Syrup for Chesty Coughs
Guaifenesin 1.333% w/v
Patient Information Leaflet
5. How to store Vicks Cough Syrup for
Chesty 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
for Chesty Coughs carefully to get the best results
from it.

1. What Vicks Cough Syrup for Chesty
Cough is and what is it used for
Vicks Cough Syrup for Chesty Coughs contains the
active ingredient guaifenesin. The syrup works by
soothing and coating the throat and also thinning and
loosening mucus (phlegm). This makes it easier to
cough.
2. Before you use Vicks Cough Syrup for
Chesty Coughs

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking
this medicine if you:
• have ever had liver problems

Do not take Vicks Cough Syrup for Chesty Coughs
if you:
• are allergic to guaifenesin or other ingredients
(see section 6)
Do not give Vicks Cough Syrup for Chesty Coughs
to children under 12 years of age.
Take special care with Vicks Cough Syrup for
Chesty Coughs

– 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.

this product if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
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.

• are diabetic or have difficulty digesting some sugars
• have a chronic or persistent cough, which may be
caused by asthma or emphysema.

Important information about some of the
ingredients of Vicks Cough Syrup for Chesty
Coughs
This medicine contains:

Taking other medicines
Please inform your doctor or pharmacist before
you take Vicks Cough Syrup for Chesty Coughs if
you are taking any other medicines, including
those obtained without prescription. Do not take
with a cough suppressant.
Vicks Cough Syrup for Chesty Coughs, if taken 24
hours before a urine test, will affect the results of some
urine tests.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking

• This medicinal product contains 5 vol % ethanol
(alcohol), i.e. up to 640 mg per 15ml dose, equivalent
to 15 ml beer, 6.3 ml wine per 15ml dose.
Harmful for those suffering from alcoholism.
To be taken into account in pregnant or breast-feeding
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women, children and high-risk groups such as
patients with liver disease, or epilepsy
• sugar (sucrose) - Each 15 ml adult dose contains

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In this leaflet:
1. What Vicks Cough Syrup for Chesty Coughs
is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Vicks Cough Syrup for
Chesty Coughs
3. How to take Vicks Cough Syrup for Chesty
Coughs
4. Possible side effects

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4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Vicks Cough Syrup for Chesty
Coughs can cause side effects, although not everyone
gets them.
These may include:
• Stomach upsets (nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea)
• Skin rashes or allergic reactions.
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 4 hours if required.
Do not take more than 6 doses in 24 hours.
Do not give this medicine to children under 12
years of age
Do not exceed the recommended dose. If
symptoms persist for more than 5 days, or the cough
comes back, speak to your pharmacist
or doctor.
If you take more Vicks Cough Syrup for Chesty
Coughs than you should

5. How to store Vicks Cough Syrup for
Chesty Coughs
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Store below 25ºC.
Do not take Vicks Cough Syrup for Chesty 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.

6. Further Information
What Vicks Cough Syrup for Chesty Coughs
contains
Each 15ml adult dose contains the active
ingredient: guaifenesin 200mg
Also includes: Sucrose, Propylene glycol, Ethanol,
Sodium citrate, Sodium carboxymethylcellulose, Citric
Acid, macrogol stearate 40, Flavour 9512, Black
Cherry Flavour, Sodium benzoate, Polyethylene oxide,
Sodium saccharin, Menthol, Ponceau Red 4R (E124),
Menthoxypropanediol, water. (see also section
‘Important information about some of the ingredients
in Vicks Chesty Cough Syrup with Honey’ in section 2).
This pack contains 15, 30, 100, 120, 180ml of a
pale yellow liquid in a 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 0129/0078

Seek medical advice immediately if you

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or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to
dispose of medicines no longer required. These
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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.

If you have any further questions on the use of this
product, ask your pharmacist.

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Always take Vicks Cough Syrup for Chesty Coughs
exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you;
check with them if you are not sure about anything.

If you forget to take Vicks Cough Syrup for
Chesty Coughs
If you accidentally miss a dose, do not take a double
dose; just take the next dose as normal.

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3. How to take Vicks Cough Syrup for
Chesty Coughs

accidentally take more syrup than you should or give
a child more syrup than is recommended.

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5.55 g of sucrose. This should be taken into account
in patients with diabetes mellitus. If you have been
told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to
some sugars, consult your doctor before
taking this medicinal product.
• 1.3 mmol (or 30 mg) sodium per 15ml dose. To be
taken into consideration by patients on a controlled
sodium diet

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