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 00014/0109.


Bronchial Cough Mixture

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

Boots Bronchial Cough Mixture

Ammonium Carbonate, Ammonium Chloride, Guaifenesin

Relieves chesty coughs and colds on the chest

Please read and keep the attached leaflet for full instructions.

Do not take:

  • If you are taking any other medicines to stop you coughing

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

How to take this medicine

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

Mix the recommended amount with twice as much water in a glass and drink the solution.

Adults and children of 12 years and over: Two 5 ml spoonfuls, diluted in water. Take this amount 3 or 4 times a day.

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.

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

Use by the date on the label edge.

Active ingredients: Each 5 ml of oral liquid contains Ammonium Carbonate 100 mg, Ammonium Chloride 150 mg, Guaifenesin 32.5 mg.

PL 00014/0109

The Boots Company PLC
Nottingham
NG2 3AA

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.

Bronchial Cough Mixture

(Ammonium Carbonate, Ammonium Chloride, Guaifenesin)

Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.

  • Keep this leaflet, you may need to read it again
  • Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice

Uses: A sugar free expectorant to help loosen phlegm and bring relief from the symptoms of chesty coughs and colds on the chest.

Before you take this medicine

This medicine can be taken by adults and children of 12 years and over. However, some people should not take this medicine or should seek the advice of their pharmacist or doctor first.

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

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.

How to take this medicine

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

Mix the recommended amount with twice as much water in a glass and drink the solution.

Adults and Children of 12 years and over: take two 5ml spoonfuls, diluted in water, 3 or 4 times a day.

Do not give to children under 12 years.

Do not take more than the amount recommended above.

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 or give too much: Talk to a 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)

These other effects are less serious. If they bother you talk to a pharmacist:

  • Feeling sick, being sick
  • Stomach pain

If any side effect becomes severe, or you notice any side effect not listed here, please tell your pharmacist or doctor.

Keep this medicine in a safe place out of the sight and reach of children, preferably in a locked cupboard.

Use by the date on the label edge.

What is in this medicine

Each 5 ml of oral liquid contains Ammonium Carbonate 100 mg, Ammonium Chloride 150 mg, Guaifenesin 32.5 mg.

Also contains: purified water, sodium saccharin, chloroform, flavour (liquorice).

Who makes this medicine

Manufactured by the Marketing Authorisation holder

The Boots Company PLC
Nottingham
NG2 3AA

Leaflet prepared February 2012

If you would like any further information about this medicine, please contact

The Boots Company PLC
Nottingham
NG2 3AA

Other formats

To request a copy of this leaflet in Braille, large print or audio please call, free of charge:

0800 198 5000 (UK only)

Please be ready to give the following information:

Product name: Boots Bronchial Cough Mixture

Reference number: PL00014/0109

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200 ml e

BASE LABEL (Refer to Brand Principles and readability guideline)

Bronchial Cough Mixture (Ammonium Carbonate, Ammonium Chloride, Guaifenesin)

Please read and keep the attached leaflet for full instructions.

Uses: To help loosen phlegm and bring relief from the symptoms of chesty coughs and colds on the chest.

Do not take:

  • If you are taking any other medicines to stop you coughing

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

How to take this medicine

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

Mix the recommended amount with twice as much water in a glass and drink the solution.

Adults and children of 12 years and over: Two 5 ml spoonfuls, diluted in water. Take this amount 3 or 4 times a day.

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.

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

Use by the date on the label edge.

Active ingredients: Each 5 ml of oral liquid contains Ammonium Carbonate 100 mg, Ammonium Chloride 150 mg, Guaifenesin 32.5 mg.

PL 00014/0109

The Boots Company PLC
Nottingham
NG2 3AA

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.

Weight dec: 200 ml e

Lot:

Use By:

Item code: 30-07-251

Component code:

PAGE 1 BRAILLE NAME (on back of pack)

Boots Bronchial Cough Mixture

PACK MOCK UP BOX

Product Name: Bronchial Cough Mixture

Product Licence No: 00014/0109

Wording Ref: Internally approved v1 dated 21/11/11 (BTC96636 v C)

Status: MHRA approved

Pack details: Amber glass bottle aluminium ROPP cap fitted with triseal (LDPE/EPE/LDPE) liner

Pack size: 200 ml

Version No: 1

Date issued: 06/06/2012

Reason for change: Guaifenesin SmPC updates and change to label-leaflet format