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.

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Boots Chesty Cough Relief 100mg/5ml Oral Solution

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

Boots Chesty Cough Relief 100 mg/5 ml Oral Solution

Guaifenesin

Non – Drowsy

Soothes and relieves chesty coughs

150 ml, 240 ml

Read all of this carton for full instructions.

What this medicine is for

This medicine contains Guaifenesin, which belongs to a group of medicines called expectorants, which act to loosen and relieve phlegm on the chest.

It can be used to relieve chesty coughs without causing drowsiness.

Before you take this medicine

Do not take:

If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medicine

If you are taking any other medicines to stop you coughing

If you have an intolerance to some sugars, unless your doctor tells you to (this medicine contains sucrose)

Talk to your doctor:

  • If you have a long-term cough or asthma (do not take this medicine if you are wheezing or if you are having an asthma attack)

Talk to your pharmacist or doctor:

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Other important information: This medicine may interfere with the results of some urine tests. If you are having any urine tests, tell the doctor or hospital staff that you are taking this medicine.

Information about some of the ingredients: This medicine contains 1.8 g of sucrose per 5 ml spoonful. This should be taken into account if you have diabetes.

Glycerol may cause headache, stomach upset and diarrhoea.

How to take this medicine

Check the seal is not broken before first use. If it is, do not take the medicine.

Adults and children of 12 years and over: Two 5 ml spoonfuls every four hours, up to 4 times a day.

This medicine should be swallowed.

Do not give to children under 12 years.

Do not exceed the stated dose.

If a cough lasts for more than 5 days, or comes back, stop taking this medicine and talk to a pharmacist or doctor.

If symptoms do not go away talk to your doctor.

If you take too much: Talk to a pharmacist or doctor.

Possible side effects

Most people will not have problems, but some may get some.

If you get any of these serious side effects, stop taking the medicine. See a doctor at once:

Difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, neck, tongue or throat (severe allergic reactions)

If you get any of the following side effects see your pharmacist or doctor:

Other allergic reactions (e.g. skin rash, red itchy skin)

Feeling sick, being sick, stomach discomfort

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 more information on the safety of this medicine.

How to store this medicine

Do not store above 25°C.

Do not refrigerate or freeze.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

Use by the date on the end flap of the carton or on the label edge.

Active ingredient

Each 5 ml of oral solution contains Guaifenesin 100 mg.

Also contains: purified water, liquid sugar (sucrose), glycerol (E422), citric acid, sodium citrate, hyetellose, potassium sorbate (E202), acesulfame potassium, flavours (cream, blackcurrant, menthol).

PL 00014/0554

Text prepared 4/15

Marketing Authorisation holder

The Boots Company PLC
Nottingham
NG2 3AA

Manufactured by the

BCM ltd
Nottingham
NG2 3AA

Other formats

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Product name: Boots Chesty Cough Relief 100 mg/5 ml Oral Solution

Reference number: 00014/0554

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