I bought this bottle of Co-operative dry tickly cough mixture a few months ago after having a dry cough which just wouldn't go away. I had not used this particular brand before but I was just passing a Co-op at the time and just popped in. The recommend retail price is only £2.09 which I would have been happy to pay but it was actually on offer for £1.04 for 200ml.
The bottle is a clear glass bottle with a brown tinge and you can clearly see how much is left in the bottle. The liquid is quite thick but not too thick for it to pour easily. It is a pale yellow colour and smells quite lemony. I would describe the taste as a sharp lemon flavour but also with a medicinal tinge to it which is not unpleasant. I will sometimes pour it onto a spoon to take and it is thick enough to stay on the spoon without dripping off before I can get it into my mouth. However I will usually just drink it directly from the bottle as it is only me who usually suffers from coughs in our house. The only downside to this is that you are not sure exactly how much you are having at one time, but I am happy that one swig is the equivalent to a teaspoon. The recommended dosage is 5 to 10ml for adults and children over the age of twelve years old, 5ml for children from six to twelve years and 2.5ml for under five.
You can feel the liquid coating your throat as it goes down and my dry tickly cough subsides almost straight away. This is particularly useful in the night when my cough seems to get worse so I take it as soon as I start to cough so that I don't wake my husband up coughing and clearing my throat. If I have a tickly cough I will take it up to bed with me so that I can just reach out and take some without getting out of bed. I can also feel a relief down my tubes as the liquid seems to soothe them as it goes down and they don't feel so sore.
I do rate this dry cough mixture as it is a pleasant taste and is quite gentle but definitely effective at relieving my dry tickly cough symptoms and I give it five out of five stars.
Cooperative cough syrup
I don't usually feel many, if any benefits from taking cough medicines but when Little Miss recently had a cough, I realised that the benefits of giving her cough medicine would far outweigh the disadvantages. This is because she wanted to take some medicine and I decided there would be a definite lessening on the cough if she felt it was doing her some good.
WHAT IS IT FOR?
This is an Oral solution for the symptomatic relief of tickly coughs and sore throats. It is able to sooth coughs because it apparently has a soothing and moisturising action.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The syrup comes in a glass bottle with the name of the product on the front and the information and instructions on the back.
It is a kind of pale lemon in colour and when I unscrew the lid, it does have a citrusy smell, which overrides the smell of honey similarly, when I first taste it, it does have a slight medicinal taste but is essentially a lemon flavour which is not unpleasant. The thing that does make it a bit unpleasant is the fact that as with most cough medicines, it is quite thick but I suppose this is the glycerine, and is the thing which will sooth coughs.
USING THE MEDICINE...
The medicine is for oral use only. To take the medicine, make sure the lid is on securely and give it a good shake. Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years: 5ml or 10ml, children 6 to 12 years, 5ml and children 1 to 5 years, 2.5ml. It can be taken three or four times a day, and the stated dose should not be exceeded.
If symptoms persist, or you accidentally take too much, experience any unusual side effects, are pregnant or breast-feeding, or suffer from diabetes, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Basically, all of the warnings are on the back of the bottle.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The medicine is available from the coop stores and costs £2.09 for a 200ml bottle of the stuff.
A cheap enough cough medicine which is not unpleasant to take and which didn't have Little Miss complaining that it was disgusting. It is actually very soothing and did work in that when she was given the syrup before she went to bed, it really did sooth her cough and help her to get to sleep without having to cough herself to sleep.
It caused no adverse side effects and I would recommend this gentle cough medicine to anyone suffering from an irritating cough.
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