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Always read the leaflet before you start taking Unicough. If you have any further questions, please ask your doctor or pharmacist.

  • What does Unicough contain?

    Each 5ml of syrup contains the active ingredients diphenhydramine hydrochloride 14 mg, ammonium chloride 135 mg and levomenthol 1.1 mg. Unicough syrup brings together these three key active ingredients, in a unique cocoa formulation that provides a thick syrup to soothe the throat.

  • What is Unicough for?

    Unicough oral solution is for the symptomatic relief of common coughs (such as dry and/or tickly, or troublesome cough) associated with respiratory tract congestion and aids restful sleep.
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  • Who can take Unicough?

    Unicough is for adults and children aged 12 years and over.

  • How should I take Unicough?

    One to two 5ml spoonfuls of Unicough syrup should be taken every 4 hours. To aid sleep, take two 5ml spoonfuls at bedtime followed by two 5ml spoonfuls every 6 hours if needed. Do not take more than 4 doses (one dose = two 5ml spoonfuls) in 24 hours.
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  • Where can I buy Unicough?

    Unicough is available from Boots and other good pharmacies in the UK and Northern Ireland.
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  • Does Unicough contain alcohol?

    No. Unicough is an alcohol-free syrup.

  • Does Unicough contain sugar?

    Yes, Unicough contains sugar (1.7g sucrose per 5ml spoonful). This should be taken into account in patients with diabetes mellitus.

  • What does clinically proven mean?

    Clinically proven means that the safety and effectiveness of a medicine has been demonstrated in a clinical trial in patients.

  • What's the difference between dry, tickly and chesty common coughs?

    Fresh scientific thinking shows that dry, tickly and chesty coughs from a common cold all have the same underlying cause and are all common coughs. Common coughs were traditionally labelled as dry, tickly or chesty based on the main symptom (which can change over time), but we now know that they are all common cough whether productive or non-productive and can be treated in the same way.

For more information, please view our patient information leaflet below