If you are unfamiliar with the various treatment options then visit the NHS website page on coughs. Remember to always discuss over-the-counter treatment with your local pharmacist so they can check if it is suitable for your condition and safe for you to take.
Although some people find cough medicines helpful, medicines that claim to suppress your cough or stop you bringing up phlegm are not usually recommended. This is because there is little evidence to suggest they’re any more effective than simple home remedies such as honey and lemon with hot water.
The following cough treatments are available over the counter from your pharmacist
|Pholcodine Linctus||Pavacol-D, Galenphol
Care Pholcodine Linctus
|Simple Linctus||Care Simple Linctus|
|Other common cough syrups|
|Adult Meltus Chesty Coughs
Allens Pine & Honey Balsam
Benylin Chesty Cough
Benylin Mucus Cough
Care Glycerin Lemon & Honey & Glucose and Ipecacuanha
Covonia Chesty Cough
Lemsip Cough Chesty
Multi-Action Actifed Chesty Coughs
Family Meltus Chesty Coughs
Potter's Chest Mixture
Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine
Sudafed Chesty Coughs with decongestant liquid
Vicks Cough Lozenges with Honey
Veno's Cough Syrup
Veno's Honey & Lemon
Over-the-counter treatments listed on this page are available at your local pharmacy. Find your closest pharmacy below.