NHS England also proposes cuts to items like laxatives and cough mixtures
in a bid to tackle a funding shortfall.
From February 2018 new national regulations will ensure people will need to see a doctor to be prescribed codeine based analgesics including some cough mixtures
with codeine additives.
Earlier this year NHS England announced a crackdown on pre-scriptions for medicines available in supermarkets and chemists such as cough mixtures
, cold remedies, gluten-free foods and travel vaccines.
I RECENTLY developed flu-like symptoms and, as it was a weekend, I started out by taking paracetamol and cough mixtures
A bewildering array of other cold and flu remedies, cough mixtures
, and decongestants are available that promise to ward off cold and flu symptoms, although few are actually proven to help that much, and in fact, advice is now coming out that you shouldn't ever use these on children under five.
A study done in Hong Kong showed that 400,000 litres of cough mixtures
were dispensed by 48 government outpatient clinics in 2001 and the extent of cough mixtures
use in private practice is likely to be even greater.
are very beneficial in children with respiratory tract pathologies.
OVER-THE-COUNTER cough mixtures
are benign enough, you might think.
There's cough mixtures
, pills and potions with medicines designed for flus.
Antimicrobial activity of extracts of local cough mixtures
on upper respiratory tract bacterial pathogens.
My pharmacist has recommended over-the-counter cough mixtures
but I'm two months pregnant and not keen to take them.
, expectorants, and suppressants are ineffective and should not be used.