What is a Patient Information Leaflet and why is it useful?
The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged.
Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet. The original leaflet can be viewed using the link above.
The text only version may be available in large print, Braille or audio CD. For further information call emc accessibility on 0800 198 5000. The product code(s) for this leaflet is: PL 00014/0500.
Boots Cough Syrup 3 Months Plus
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Boots Cough Syrup 3 MONTHS PLUS
Read all of this carton for full instructions.
What this medicine is for
This medicine contains Glycerol, which has soothing properties. It can be used to soothe and relieve the irritation caused by dry, tickly coughs.
Before you give this medicine
Do not give:
- If your child is under 3 months
- If your child is allergic to any of the ingredients in the medicine
- If your child has an intolerance to some sugars, unless your doctor tells you to (this medicine contains maltitol liquid which may have a mild laxative effect)
Information for people with diabetes: This medicine contains 1.9 g maltitol liquid per 5 ml spoonful. This provides 4 kcal per 5 ml spoonful.
Information for adults intending to take this medicine
All of the information on this carton will apply to you as well.
You can take this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How to give this medicine
Check the seal is not broken before first use. If it is, do not give the medicine.
Use the measuring spoon provided (the small end measures 2.5 ml and the big end measures 5 ml).
Children of 3 to 11 months: Give 5 ml, three to four times a day.
Children of 1 to 5 years: Give 10 ml, three to four times a day.
Give this medicine to your child to swallow.
Do not give to children under 3 months.
Do not give more than the amount recommended above.
If symptoms do not go away within 3 days talk to your doctor.
If you give too much: Talk to a pharmacist or doctor.
Possible side effects
Most people will not have problems.
If your child gets any of these serious side effects, stop giving the medicine. See a doctor at once:
- Difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, neck, tongue or throat (severe allergic reactions)
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 on this carton. 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 information on the safety of this medicine.
How to store this medicine
Keep tightly closed.
Do not store above 25°C.
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
Use by the date on the end flap of the carton.
Each 5 ml of syrup contains Glycerol 0.75 ml.
Also contains: purified water, maltitol liquid (E965), citric acid, hyetellose, sodium citrate, sodium benzoate (E211), apple flavour.
Text prepared 05/15
Manufactured by the Marketing Authorisation holder
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Product name: Boots Cough Syrup 3 Months Plus
Reference number: 00014/0500
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