What are the key benefits and features of Bronchosan Pine Cough Syrup:
- For dry, tickly, irritating coughs
- Made with extracts of freshly harvested pine shoots
- Contains honey
- Pleasant tasting
It seems unusual for a cough syrup to contain Pine or Spruce shoots. Can you tell me more?
Bronchosan is unique in containing pine or spruce shoots as its active ingredient. The young leaves of Picea abies (sometimes also known as the Norway Spruce and used for Christmas trees), have a long tradition of use to help relieve coughs.
Is Pine the same as Spruce?
Yes. The plant used in Bronchosan, Picea abies, has been given a number of common names in the past, including Pine, Spruce and Norway Spruce.
Many cough syrups can cause drowsiness. Will this be the case with Bronchosan?
There is no evidence that the use of Bronchosan will lead to drowsiness as it does not contain the active ingredient present in some conventional cough syrups or cough remedies which can cause sleepiness.
Why can’t I use Bronchosan for my child under 12 years of age?
Are there any side effects
Bronchosan is a herbal medicine licensed or registered by the UK Department of Health. It is the policy of this government body that the use of cough syrups and other remedies for coughs are restricted in children under 12 years of age. If your young child needs treatment for his or her cough, you should make an appointment with your GP or see your pharmacist.
Like all medicines, Bronchosan can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Minor side effects may occur with use of Bronchosan Pine Cough Syrup. These are very rare and likely to affect less than 1 in 10,000 people, and may take the form of allergic skin reactions (itching, pruritis, skin rash).
If you are concerned about any side effect or if you notice any side effects not mentioned above, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.