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Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid Forte is for the temporary relief of stubborn dry coughs. It is suitable for Diabetics as it is sugar free. It is also Lactose Free and Gluten Free.
DIRECTIONS: Shake the bottle before use:
Over 12 years old: 5mL - Every 6 hours as required (maximum 4 times a day).
DO NOT USE UNDER 12 YEARS OLD
If cough persists, see your doctor or pharmacist. Store below 30 degrees celsius.
PRECAUTIONS: Do not use this medicine:
INGREDIENTS: Each 5mL of Oral liquid contains: Pholcodine 15mg
ALSO CONTAINS: Methyl hydroxybenzoate, Saccharin sodium, Sorbitol
Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid - Forte (pholcodine) is used to relieve dry coughs that do not produce phlegm. This medication is similar to, but more potent than, Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid - Regular, and is not suitable for patients under 12 years of age.
The active ingredient in Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid - Forte, pholcodine, influences the cough center in the brain to inhibit the cough reflex. Coughing is significantly reduced or eliminated completely.
The medication is effective on dry coughs from nearly any cause, be it acute illness or irritation or flare-ups in chronic conditions such as asthma. It may be used as-needed for several consecutive days, but should not be used on a daily basis for weeks or months without doctor approval.
Getting the Most from Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid - Forte
Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid - Forte has a pleasant apricot flavor and may be taken with or without food according to personal preference. Each bottle of the product includes a measuring cup for precise dosing. Standard treatment is:
Effects are felt fairly quickly, within 15 to 30 minutes of taking a dose. Effects last around 6 hours, so taking the next dose on time should prevent any relapse. Do not exceed 4 doses, or 20 ml, in one day.
As Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid - Forte is a cough suppressant, use should generally be avoided in treating productive coughs that bring up phlegm. For productive coughs an expectorant that thins and loosens phlegm is much more beneficial, such as Duro-Tuss Chesty Cough Liquid Regular or Duro-Tuss Chesty Cough Liquid Forte.
For dry coughs accompanied by chest congestion, try Duro-Tuss Expectorant Cough Liquid.
The regular strength version of this product, Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid - Regular, can be used in children as young as 6 years old.
Warnings & Adverse Effects
Most side effects associated with Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid - Forte are mild and pass quickly, including:
More serious side effects are rare, but do happen. Stop taking the medication and speak to a doctor if experiencing:
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 Dry Cough Liquid - Forte 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 Dry Cough Liquid - Forte. Consumption of alcohol during treatment increases risk of serious side effects.
Active Ingredient: pholcodine
Inactive Ingredients: methylhydroxybenzoate, sorbitol, hydroxyethylcellulose, citric acid, saccharin sodium, sunset yellow, apricot flavor
Medicines have benefits and some have risks. Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist or you have side effects see your health professional.