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Duro-Tuss Expectorant Cough Liquid -  -  - 200mL Duro-Tuss Expectorant Cough Liquid Brand New Zealand 200mL OTC $14.19 Add

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Duro-Tuss Expectorant Cough Liquid is a Double Action cough liquid which clears chest congestion and relieves coughs. It is suitable for Diabetics as it is sugar free. It is Lactose free and Gluten free.

DIRECTIONS: Shake the bottle before use:

Over 12 years of age: 10-15mL - Every 6 hours as required (maximum 4 times per day).

Before use, seek healthcare professional advice:

6-12 years of age: 5-10 mL - Every 6 hours as required (maximum 4 times per day).


If cough persists, see your doctor or pharmacist. Store below 30 degrees celsius.

PRECAUTIONS: Do not use this medicine:

  • In children under 6 years
  • If seal is broken
  • With any other medicine (including complementary medicines) used to treat common cough and cold symptoms
  • If the use by date has expired
  • Products containing sorbitol may have a laxative effect or cause diarrhoea
  • This medicine may cause drowsiness, if affected do not drive a vehicle or operate machinery
  • Avoid Alcohol
INGREDIENTS: Each 15mL of Oral Liquid contains:

Pholcodine 15mg, Bromhexine Hydrochloride 12mg
ALSO CONTAINS: Methyl hydroxybenzoate, Propyl hydroxybenzoate, Saccharin sodium, Sorbitol

Duro-Tuss Expectorant Cough Liquid (pholcodine, bromhexine hydrochloride) is a double-action cough syrup which both alleviates excessive coughing and relieves chest congestion by thinning and loosening phlegm in the airways.

The medication can be safely used in patients aged 6 and up. Free of sugar, lactose and gluten, it is also safe for use in diabetics or individuals with sensitivities to dairy or grain products.

The medication works on two fronts. Pholcodine works on the part of the brain responsible for the cough reflex, reducing the frequency of coughs, particularly dry, unproductive coughs. Bromhexine hydrochloride thins and loosens the thick, sticky phlegm that causes chest congestion so it is easier to expel, freeing the airways.

Duro-Tuss Expectorant Cough Liquid is ideal for respiratory infections such as the common cold which tend to produce symptoms of congestion and unproductive coughs. It may also provide temporary relief during flare-ups of some chronic conditions, such as asthma, though as with any medication that affects the lungs a doctor should be consulted before use if there is a severe chronic breathing condition present.

Directions for Use

Duro-Tuss Expectorant Cough Liquid is used as needed, as long as there are 6 hours between doses. Standard dosing is:

  • 13 years old and up take 10 to 15 ml.
  • 6 to 12 years take 5 to 10 ml.
  • Do not administer to children under 6 years.

Effects are typically noticed around 15 to 30 minutes after administration; coughing should become less frequent, less violent, and more productive. Breathing may also improve and feelings of pressure or congestion in the chest may recede as phlegm is thinned and expelled.

Warnings & Adverse Effects

Most side effects associated with Duro-Tuss Expectorant Cough Liquid are mild and pass quickly, including:

  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Sweating

More serious side effects are rare, but do happen. Stop taking the medication and speak to a doctor if experiencing:

  • Loss of coordination
  • Difficulty walking
  • Unusual mood swings
  • Confusion or disorientation

Individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding, who have a severe respiratory condition, or who are taking sedatives or anti-anxiety medications should not buy Duro-Tuss Expectorant Cough Liquid without first speaking to a doctor about potential complications.

Use of similar products, such as medications that treat cold or flu symptoms, should be avoided while using Duro-Tuss Expectorant Cough Liquid. Consumption of alcohol during treatment increases risk of serious side effects.


Active Ingredients: pholcodine, bromhexine hydrochloride

Inactive Ingredients: methyl hydroxybenzoate, propyl hydroxybenzoate, sorbitol, hydroxyethylcellulose, citric acid, saccharin sodium, patent blue, quinoline yellow, grenadine flavor, glycerol

Meet the Duro-Tuss Family

Duro-Tuss Expectorant Cough Liquid might not be the best choice for every cough. Fortunately Duro-Tuss produces a range of cough treatments to fit any need, whether a dry, unproductive cough, a deep, chesty cough or anything in between.

All Duro-Tuss products are free of sugar, gluten and lactose. They are also all very reasonably priced and available now at Kiwi Drug!

  • Duro-Tuss Chesty Cough Liquid Regular is a forest fruit-flavored syrup containing bromhexine hydrochloride, which thins the mucus in airways and relieves chest congestion.
  • Duro-Tuss Chesty Cough Liquid Forte is a strawberry-flavored syrup which contains both guaiphenesin and bromhexine hydrochloride to relieve chest congestion as well as help loosen and expel phlegm.
  • Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid - Regular is an orange-flavored syrup containing pholcodine, a medication which soothes the cough center in the brain to alleviate dry, unproductive coughs.
  • Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid - Forte is an apricot flavored syrup similar to, but more powerful than, Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid - Regular. The Forte version contains 15 mg pholcodine per 5 ml of syrup, while the Regular version contains 5 mg pholcodine per 5 ml of syrup.

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