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Boots Glycerin and Blackcurrant Linctus

Active Ingredient:
glycerol, sucrose
THE BOOTS COMPANY PLC See contact details
About Medicine
The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine.
Last updated on emc: 22 Sep 2023

Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet (ePIL).

The text only version may be available in large print, Braille or audio CD. For further information call emc accessibility on {phone} 0800 198 5000. The product code(s) for this leaflet is: PL 00014/0307.

Boots Glycerin and Blackcurrant Linctus


Boots Glycerin & Blackcurrant Linctus Glycerol, Sucrose

Soothes and relieves dry coughs and sore throats

200 ml

Read all of this label for full instructions.

Uses: Relieves irritating tickly, dry coughs and sore throats.

Before you take

Do not take:

  • If you are allergic or have an intolerance to any of the ingredients in this medicine.

Warning and precautions

Contains 3.4 g sucrose and 1.6 g glucose per 10 ml dose. This should be taken into account if you have diabetes. This medicine may be harmful to the teeth. This medicine contains 20 mg of sodium benzoate in each 10 ml dose. Sodium benzoate may increase jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes) in newborn babies (up to 4 weeks old).

This medicine contains less than 1mmol sodium (23 mg) per dose, that is to say essentially ‘sodium-free’.

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

How to take this medicine

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

Adults, the elderly and children over 5 years: Swallow two 5 ml spoonfuls 3 or 4 times a day if needed.

Children of 1 to 5 years: Give one 5 ml spoonful 3 or 4 times a day if needed.

Do not give to children under 1 year.

If symptoms do not go away talk to your pharmacist or doctor.

If you take or give 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 in this label. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: 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.

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

Store below 25°C

Use by the date on the label edge.

Active ingredients

Each 10 ml of liquid contains Glycerol 1.5 ml, Sucrose 3.4 g.

Also contains: glucose (1.6 g), purified water, citric acid, sodium benzoate, anthocyanin, flavour (blackcurrant flavour and blackcurrant juice).

PL 00014/0307

Text prepared: 05/2023



for the MAH:

The Boots Company PLC

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.

Artwork reference WBA-2217-R12

Component code: XPHE3

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