“ Brand: Asda / Type: Cough Syrup / Dosage Form: Syrup „
I get run down very often and last week once again got struck down with one heck of cold. I had all the usual symptoms but the one that annoyed me the most was a really tickly cough! I'd wake up coughing as I was as actually sleeping and it was giving me a right headache. My flatmate was out shopping and got me a bottle of this...I'm sure just to stop me coughing all over her and moaning and she got it cos she thought it was a good price compared to leading brands on the market.
The bottle comes in a white and range box and three sides of that box appear the same. I am told that it is Asda Strong Dry Tickly Cough Syrup 'Dextethphan' and that you can only purchase this over the counter in the store, that it is orange flavour 'Oral solution for soothing effective relief from dry tickly coughs. Other information on the box includes dosage instructions, warnings and storage advice, ingredients and the size is stated (which is 200ml in this case) and contact details for Asda are given.
The Medicine Itself:
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years should take two 5ml spoonfuls up to 4 times daily, children 7-12 years should be given one 5ml spoonful up to 4 times a day and this is not recommended for children under 7 years old at all.
No measurer is given so all I do is take this using a teaspoon and being in the adult category of life I simply use a teaspoon twice. The liquid is a deep berry red in colour and transparent, runny and with no real smell to it just a bit of a sweet one really. It doesn't taste vile but it doesn't taste of oranges either as promised on the box! It simply tastes rather sweet with a sour taste left in the mouth once consumed. It isn't awful but I wouldn't describe is a orange flavoured either and I'm on the whole not really keen on this weird flavour!
So taking it is simple but sadly it didn't work for me. Yes it helped with immediate relief but that relief only lasted me a few minutes which I found a bit of a waste of time really! I didn't find this to cure anything in the long term and I simply gave up taking it in the end and got my flatmate to go get me some day nurse!
The taste of this isn't nice at all, it is only for a cough and even then it didn't work for me very much by offering me much relief. At £2.00 a bottle it's a cheap enough option, but in my opinion it simply doesn't work so save your pennies!
Only available in Asda stores, from over the counter.