Product Type: Tixylix baby products
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Useless cough medicine
Tixylix Baby Syrup
Member Name: cornishchic
Tixylix Baby Syrup
Disadvantages: Doesn't work, daughter wont take it
We have had quite bad winter colds and coughs in our household this winter. My daughter caught a particularly nasty cough and after using Tixylix as a child myself, I decided to get some for my daughter.
-- Information --
This Tixylix comes in a pink and water cardboard box with a cute picture of a little baby sleeping. The box states that it soothes and relieves dry, tickly coughs. Inside the box is a 100ml bottle and a measuring medicine spoon.
Babies from the age of 3 months can take this medicine, one 5ml spoonful 3 times a day, and that applies to babies until the age of 12 months, then they can take two 5ml spoonfuls 3 times a day.
Tixylix is pretty much available everywhere you would find a small medicine aisle. Supermarkets and chemists are just some of the places. It costs around £3 for a 100ml bottle.
-- Our experience --
The medicine itself is clear in colour and has quite a runny consistency for a syrup. It has a sweet blackcurrant taste, but is also sugar free so don't have to worry about how much is going to rot their teeth. Although the medicine is blackcurrant flavoured, my daughter doesn't like the taste and I had a full on battle with her to try and take some, I tried using a syringe as that's the way I administer all of her medicine, but she wouldn't have any of it, then again with the spoon, but had the same outcome.
After she had finally taken the medicine for the first time we didn't see any improvement on her cough. I tried, and fought hard, to get her to take some more when the time came for another dose, she had 3 doses in total and again, neither of these had any effect on the cough.
The good thing about Tixylix is that it doesn't contain any paracetamol or ibuprofen, so if your child has a temperature with the cough you can give pain relieving medicines at the same time. The active ingredient in Tixylix is glycerol, this provides a soothing relief of dry coughs. Although my daughter can't tell me if its working or not, by the sound of her cough I don't think it did.
-- Overall --
I've tried the medicine again since the first cough my daughter developed this winter, the same thing happened again, and I don't think it helped in the slightest. If it did work it would be great value for money, but for the fact my daughter point blankly refuses to take it, and it doesn't seem to soothe her cough, I wouldn't recommend it.
Summary: Don't bother!
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