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Boots Dry Cough Relief Oral Solution


Boots Dry Cough Relief Oral Solution (Glycerin, Liquid Sugar)


  • Relieves dry coughs
  • Soothes sore throat

150 ml

Read all of this carton for full instructions.

What this medicine is for

This medicine contains soothing agents. It can be used to relieve irritating dry, tickly, coughs and sore throats.

Before you take this medicine

Do not take:

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medicine
  • If you have an intolerance to some sugars, unless your doctor tells you to (this medicine contains glucose and sucrose)

You can take this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Information about some of the ingredients: This medicine contains 4.2 g of total sugars per 5 ml spoonful. This should be taken into account if you have diabetes.

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 5 years and over: take two 5 ml spoonfuls 3 or 4 times a day

Children of 1 to 4 years: take one 5 ml spoonful 3 or 4 times a day

This medicine should be swallowed.

Do not give to children under 1 year.

Do not take more than the amount recommended above.

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.

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)

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 Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. 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

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 ingredients

Each 5 ml of oral solution contains Glycerol 0.75 ml, Liquid Sugar 1.93 ml.

Also contains: liquid glucose, purified water, citric acid, sodium benzoate (E211), flavours (treacle, liquorice, aniseed).

PL 00014/0550

Text prepared 02/20

Manufactured by


for the MAH:

The Boots Company PLC

Other formats

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Product name: Boots Dry Cough Relief Oral Solution

Reference number: 00014/0550

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