• Simple Linctus Sugar-Free 200ml

Simple Linctus Sugar-Free 200ml

From £1.79

Medication features

  • Contains Citric Acid MonohydrateHelps to soothe your throat and relieve a coughSugar Free

NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you.


You can buy Simple Linctus online from our UK registered online pharmacy. Before using Simple Linctus, you should read the medicine information leaflet, and be aware of the cautions when using this item. After completing your order, our pharmacy will then review the order, and if approved, dispatch the medication to your door. If for any reason your order is not approved, a full refund is issued.

About Simple Linctus

Simple Linctus is a cough mixture used to help relieve a sore throat, and make it easier to cough up phlegm. Simple Linctus can be used by adults and children over the age of 12.

Simple Linctus contains the active ingredient citric acid. This helps provide a coating on your throat, which reduces pain associated with coughing. making it less painful to cough, also help you cough up anything sitting on your chest. Simple Linctus can be used for both dry or chesty coughs.

Dry Cough vs Chesty Cough

Dry coughs: no phlegm is produced. Dry coughs are also referred to as unproductive coughs. Cough suppressants that contain pholcodine, codeine or dextromethorphan can be used to treat dry/unproductive coughs.

Chesty coughs: phlegm is produced and cough reflexes will expel the phlegm.  Chesty coughs are also referred to as productive coughs. Cough expectorants that contain guaifenesin can be used to treat chesty/productive coughs.

Practical Tips

  • Be sure to drink plenty of fluids.
  • Home remedies such as honey and lemon can be very useful.
  • If you smoke, smoking cessation will help reduce your cough symptoms and complications of upper respiratory tract infections or exacerbations of COPD.


Simple Linctus is a widely used and effective cough relief treatment however every patient can respond differently to medication. If you find simple linctus is not effective for you, you may want to try an alternative treatment.


Dry cough products are available at Rightdose. These include:

  • Codeine Linctus
  • Robitussin Dry Cough

Chesty cough products are also available at Rightdose. These include:

  • Robitussin Chesty Cough
  • Benylin Chesty Cough Original

Cold and Flu Products are also available at Rightdose. These include:

  • Day & Night Nurse Capsules
  • Benylin Cold and Flu Day & Night Tablets
  • Lemsip Max Flu Lemon Sachets

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What is Simple Linctus?

Simple Linctus is a cough mixture that helps to relieve your cough and soothe your sore throat. Simple Linctus can be used by anyone over the age of 12 years old.

How does Simple Linctus ease my cough?

Simple Linctus has the active ingredient Citric Acid Monohydrate, which acts by providing a coating of the throat, this helps to ease the irritation and pain that a cough can bring and also helps prevent a cough at its source.

How do I take Simple Linctus?

Patients aged 12 years and older should take ONE 5ml spoonful up to a maximum of 4 times in a 24 hour period. Do not take more the advised recommendation.

Can I take Simple Linctus if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

It is advised not to use Simple Linctus if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is recommended that you speak to your own Doctor or Healthcare professional regarding treatment.

Side Effects

Side Effects of Simple Linctus

Before taking any medication, you should be aware of any side effects that it could cause (these are all listed in the patient information leaflet). Simple Linctus, like all medication, can cause potential side effects, however, there are currently no known side effects associated with this medicine if used according to the recommendations. If you have any side effects, you should seek advice from your doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare professional.

Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.


Directions of use for Simple Linctus

For individuals aged 12 years and older:

Take ONE 5ml spoonful

This can be repeated up to a maximum of 4 times in a 24 hour period.

Do not take more than the advised recommendation.


Warnings for Simple Linctus

  • Do not use if you are sensitive to any ingredient.
  • Contains 4g of Sucrose per 5ml.

(This should be taken into account in patients with diabetes mellitus. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.)

Contains 6 vol% ethanol (alcohol) i.e. up to 237 mg per dose, equivalent to 6 ml of beer or 2.5ml of wine per dose.

(This is harmful to those suffering from alcoholism. To be taken into account in pregnant or breastfeeding women, children and high-risk groups such as patients with liver disease or epilepsy.)

If you accidentally take too much see a doctor straight away.
Do not use after the expiry date.


Ingredients in Simple Linctus

Active Ingredient: citric acid monohydrate bp

Other Ingredients: aniseed flavour (contains propylene glycol), sodium benzoate (e211), glycerol (e422), purified water, syrup

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