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 00014/0307.

Boots Glycerin and Blackcurrant Linctus


Boots Glycerin & Blackcurrant Linctus

Glycerol, Sucrose

Soothes and relieves dry coughs and sore throat

200 ml

Read all of this label for full instructions.

Uses: A linctus to relieve irritating tickly, dry coughs and sore throats.

Before you take

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)

People with diabetes should take into account the carbohydrate content of this medicine (6.9 g per 10 ml).

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 the medicine.

Adults and children of 5 years and over: Two 5 ml spoonfuls. Swallow this amount 3 or 4 times a day.

Children of 1 to 4 years: One 5 ml spoonful. Give this amount to your child to swallow 3 or 4 times a day.

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: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. 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.

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 04/15

Manufactured by the Marketing Authorisation holder

The Boots Company PLC

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.