Name of drug
Simple linctus, simple linctus paediatric
Why is it important for my child to take this medicine?
Simple linctus is a cough preparation that gently soothes and relieves your child’s cough.
What is simple linctus available as?
Liquid medicine (oral suspension): Simple linctus and simple linctus paediatric.
These are both available as sugar-free versions.
If you have any concerns or questions, speak with your child’s doctor or pharmacist.
When should I give simple linctus?
Simple linctus should only be used when your child has a cough. It may be given up to three to four times daily. Ideally, wait at least 3 hours between doses of simplelinctus.
How much should I give?
Your doctor will work out the amount of simplelinctus (the dose) that is right for your child. The dose will be shown on the medicine label if you have been given a prescription.
If you have bought your medicine over the counter, then please follow the instructions on the bottle carefully. If you are not sure how much to give, then contact your pharmacist or doctor.
How should I give simple linctus?
Liquid medicine with oral syringeLiquid medicine (oral suspension): Measure out the right amount using an oral syringe or medicine spoon. You can get these from your pharmacist. Do not use a kitchen teaspoon as it will not give the right amount.
When should the medicine start working?
Simplelinctus starts to work straight away.
What if my child is sick (vomits)?
If your child is sick less than 30 minutes after having a dose of simplelinctus, give them the same dose again.
If your child is sick more than 30 minutes after having a dose of simplelinctus, you do not need to give them another dose. Wait until the next normal dose.
If your child is sick again, seek advice from your GP, pharmacist or hospital.