Adult Meltus for Chesty Coughs and Catarrh


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Adult Meltus for Chesty Coughs and Catarrh


1. Name Of The Medicinal Product

Adult Meltus for Chesty Coughs and Catarrh.

2. Qualitative And Quantitative Composition

Guaifenesin 100mg / 5ml

Cetylpyridinium Chloride 2.5mg / 5ml

Sucrose 1.75g / 5ml

Purified Honey 0.5g / 5ml

3. Pharmaceutical Form

Oral liquid

4. Clinical Particulars 4.1 Therapeutic Indications

For the symptomatic relief of coughs and catarrh associated with influenza, colds and mild throat infections.

4.2 Posology And Method Of Administration


Adults and children over 12 years:

One or two 5ml spoonfuls to be taken and swallowed slowly every three or four hours. Not recommended for children under 12 years.

4.3 Contraindications

No known contraindications.

4.4 Special Warnings And Precautions For Use

Not suitable for children under 12 years.

4.5 Interaction With Other Medicinal Products And Other Forms Of Interaction

Can cause transient abnormality in platelet aggregation patterns determined one hour after ingestion.

4.6 Pregnancy And Lactation

No known contraindications.

4.7 Effects On Ability To Drive And Use Machines

None known.

4.8 Undesirable Effects

Some gastrointestinal discomfort. Very large doses may cause nausea and vomiting.

4.9 Overdose

Very large doses may cause nausea and vomiting, it is however rapidly metabolised and excreted in the urine. The patient should be kept under observation and treated symptomatically.

5. Pharmacological Properties 5.1 Pharmacodynamic Properties

A cough linctus containing an expectorant and an oral antiseptic in a honey and syrup demulcent base. The expectorant, guaifenesin, is employed to produce a thinning of mucous secretions and thus gives relief in bronchial catarrh. The antiseptic, cetylpyridinium chloride, is used for the treatment of superficial mouth and throat infections.

5.2 Pharmacokinetic Properties

None stated.

5.3 Preclinical Safety Data

None stated.

6. Pharmaceutical Particulars 6.1 List Of Excipients


Alcohol (96%)

Aniseed oil

Menthol crystals


Caramel (E150)

Glucose Liquid

Purified Water

6.2 Incompatibilities

None known.

6.3 Shelf Life

Five years.

6.4 Special Precautions For Storage

Store below 25oC.

6.5 Nature And Contents Of Container

Glass amber sirop bottle with tamper evident cap with fitted ploycone liner in an individual carton containing 100ml or 200 ml of product, including a 5ml CE marked polystyrene measuring spoon.

6.6 Special Precautions For Disposal And Other Handling

No special requirements

7. Marketing Authorisation Holder

Cupal Limited, Venus, 1 Old Park Lane, Trafford Park, Manchester, M41 7HA

8. Marketing Authorisation Number(S)

PL 0338/5026R

9. Date Of First Authorisation/Renewal Of The Authorisation

14/09/90 / 07/09/99

10. Date Of Revision Of The Text

July 2006

Adult Meltus for Chesty Coughs and Catarrh

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