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Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid is for the temporary relief of dry coughs. It is suitable for diabetics as it is sugar free. It is also Colour free, Lactose free, Gluten free and Alcohol free.
DIRECTIONS: Shake the bottle before use:
Over 12 Years of Age: 10-15ml Every 6 hours as required (maximum 4 times a day).
Before use, seek healthcare professional advice:
Aged 6-12 years: 5-10ml Every 6 hours as required (maximum 4 times a day).
Under 6 years: Do not use
If cough persists, see your doctor or pharmacist. Store below 30 degrees celsius.
PRECAUTIONS: Do not use this medicine:
Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid - Regular (pholcodine) is used to suppress dry, unproductive coughs in patients aged 6 and up. It works by inhibiting the cough reflex in the cough center of the brain.
Dry coughs have a number of causes, ranging from acute illness to chronic conditions. If persistent, a dry cough can disrupt work, sleep and other routine daily activities, as well as cause throat pain and chest soreness from overworked muscles. Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid - Regular offers a fast and convenient solution; the product can be used as-needed and begins working within 15 to 30 minutes of administration.
Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid - Regular is safe for use in diabetics and those with sensitivities to dairy or grain products:
This product is available over-the-counter; a prescription is not required.
Dosage & Administration
Each bottle of Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid - Regular includes a measuring cup. Standard dosage is as follows:
Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid - Regular has a pleasant orange flavor. It may be taken with or without food according to personal preference.
If used as directed side effects from Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid - Regular are typically mild and transient, including:
Very rarely more serious side effects may be experienced, in which case treatment should stop until speaking with a doctor or pharmacist:
Use of alcohol during treatment may significantly increase risk of serious side effects.
Some individuals are at greater risk of experiencing disruptive side effects from this product, particularly those who:
It is unclear if this medication is harmful during pregnancy or breastfeeding; speak with a trusted doctor about potential risks before starting treatment.
Active Ingredient: pholcodine
Inactive Ingredients: methylhydroxybenzoate, sorbitol, chondrous extract, citric acid, saccharin sodium, sunset yellow, orange juice
Choosing the Ideal Cough Treatment
Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid - Regular is intended to be used short term, for only a few consecutive days. Short term use is usually sufficient to manage dry coughs from acute illness, such as a cold, or occasional flare-ups in chronic conditions, such as asthma. The medication should not be used long term, for weeks or months, to manage chronic coughing unless instructed to do so by a doctor; long-term use increases risk of side effects.
As Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid - Regular is a cough suppressant, which inhibits coughing, it should not be used to treat productive coughs which expel phlegm. For productive coughs, consider Duro-Tuss Chesty Cough Liquid Regular or Duro-Tuss Chesty Cough Liquid Forte, both of which help loosen and expel phlegm.
A stronger version of Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid - Regular can be found in Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid - Forte. 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. This is a very important distinction when measuring doses, particularly for children; the Forte version should not be administered to patients under 12.
Finally, Duro-Tuss Expectorant Cough Liquid contains the cough suppressant pholcodine as well as bromhexine hydrochloride, which helps relieve chest congestion.
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.