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Tixylix Baby Syrup - cure your babys cough
Member Name: butterflies
Advantages: Lovely tasting, fact acting, use from 3 months
Disadvantages: I have no moans
My 11 month old daughter developed a cough about 3 weeks ago, and as this was her first ever cough we didn't have any medicine at home. I had heard the name Tixylix before so I had this in mind when visiting the chemist.
I couldn't find what I was looking for so asked the assistant about Tixylix. I found out there are 2 different types of Tixylix.
- Tixylix Baby Syrup. This is suitable from 3 months - 5 years. It is sugar & colour free. It is designed to provide relief for dry coughs. It comes in blackcurrant flavour.
- Tixylix Chesty cough. This is suitable for 1 - 10 year olds. This is also sugar & colour free. Designed to relieve chesty coughs and catarrh. Also blackcurrant flavour.
As my daughter is under 1 year old, the pharmacist recommended the Baby Syrup, which I bought approx £3.05 (sorry I can't recall exact price) for 100ml.
~ PACKAGING ~
Tixylix Baby Syrup comes in a white rectangle box, which is tinged red at the top and bottom. Tixylix Baby Syrup is printed in red at the top, and there is a picture of a sleeping baby with her teddy at the bottom. All the relevant dosage information is printed on the back, which is:
3 months - under 1 year: one 5ml spoonful.
1 year - 5 years: two 5ml spoonfuls.
Inside the box there is a brown glass medicine bottle with a Tixylix label, and a white, plastic measuring spoon. One end of the spoon measures 5ml, and the other end 2.5ml. There is also an information leaflet giving various details e.g. What is in the pack? What is the medicine used for? Before giving the medicine. How to give the medicine. After taking the medicine and how to store the medicine.
~ WAS IT EFFECTIVE? ~
Well as I said my child had never had a cough before this, so I have no other cough medicines to compare Tixylix to. However, she'd had her cough for 2 days before I decided enough was enough and went to purchase Tixylix, as her coughing was waking her up a couple of times during the night.
It was mid morning when I gave her the 1st dose of one 5ml spoonfuls. I smelt the syrup as soon as I removed the safety lid, it was a lovely mild blackcurrant smell. My daughter sucked the syrup off the spoon, and even wanted more! She hasn't got a particularly sweet tooth, so I wasn't sure if she'd be impressed, but she took it fine. Thankfully.
Obviously her cough didn't clear immediately, so approx 3 hours later I gave her another 5ml dose, and again at bedtime.
That night she didn't wake AT ALL coughing! I was amazed. I expected the syrup to take effect over a day or two, but not within the same day of starting it. What a relief. That dose I gave her before bed, was the last dose, I didn't need to give any the following day, or since.
~ CONCLUSION ~
A yummy tasting, baby syrup which really works...and fast!
You can give the medicine 3 - 4 times daily, but make sure you allow 3 - 4 hours between doses.
This is particularly good as babies as young as 3 months can have this, I don't think there are many cough medicines on the market which can be used this young...although I could be wrong.
Novartis Consumer Health
Horsham, RH12 5AB.
Summary: Fast acting, yummy tasting, baby & child cough medicine
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