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Simple Linctus Paediatric Sugar Free
Citric Acid Monohydrate 31.25 mg/5 ml equivalent to 28.57 mg/5 ml Anhydrous Citric Acid.
Clear Sugar Free Syrup
For the management of a mild non-specific cough.
Children: One or two 5 ml spoonfuls orally 3-4 times daily.
Adults: Not appropriate
This medicine contains maltitol liquid. Patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance should not take this medicine
This medicinal product contains small amounts of ethanol (alcohol), less than 100mg per 5ml dose.
Immune system disorders:
Not Known: Hypersensitivity reactions including facial oedema (mainly swollen lips and/or mouth) and rash have been reported.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions 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.
Sufficient prolonged overdose of citric acid may cause erosion of the teeth and have a local irritant action.
Absorption: Citric Acid Monohydrate is absorbed after oral administration.
Distribution: Citric Acid is found naturally in the body and is widely distributed, about 70% of the citric acid in the body is in hard bone and this accounts for 1.5% of bone content.
Metabolic Reactions: It is an important intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism and its major role is in the tricarboxylic acid cycle (Krebs citric acid cycle); it is metabolised to carbon dioxide and water.
Excretion: Citric acid is normally excreted in the urine in amounts ranging from 0.4 to 1.5g daily and this amount is not increased unless very large doses are administered. The urinary excretion of citric acid is increased in alkaline urine
Sodium Benzoate (E211)
Saccharin Sodium (E954)
Maltitol liquid (E965)
Star Anise Oil
Store below 25°C
Amber glass bottles with pilfer screw closure
High density Polyethylene with screw on closure
Pack sizes of 100 ml, 125 ml, 200 ml for Amber Glass Bottles
Pack size of 2000 ml for High Density Polyethylene dispensary pack.
As with all medicines.
Pinewood Laboratories Limited
28 August 1991
12 September 2019