Codeine Linctus is no longer sold OTC (Over The Counter) in any pharmacies that I know of, as it is addictive and open to abuse. The medicine is very effective however, and will deal with even the most persistent and nasty cough.
I was pleased to find that it is still being sold, for even my GP refused to prescribe it for me, despite the fact that I'm 49 years old!
The price though, is simply absurd, and the mark-up must be enormous, for this medicine is basically codeine, a LOT of sugar, or sweeteners, and water. It is bright yellow, for no reason I can think of, and therefore has a bunch ofunnecessary E numbers too.
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