Coughing is a normal reflex made by the body to ensure the airways remain clean and protected from any foreign material that accumulates in the airways. This may include irritants like smoke or dust, or excess secretions such as mucus, sputum and phlegm. Coughing can affect children and adults of all ages. Duration and severity will depend on the type and cause of the cough. Coughing can be a part of a wide range of unrelated diseases, from the common cold to hayfever. Depending on the symptoms, coughs can be divided into different types and this will determine which treatment is most suitable. The main types of cough are: Dry cough, also known as an unproductive cough Chesty cough, which is a productive cough In-between cough, sometimes called a congested unproductive cough ROBITUSSIN Chesty Cough Forte 200ml Is formulated for heavy chest congestion. It contains both the expectorant Guaiphenesin and the mucolytic, Bromhexine. Guaiphenesin increases the flow of natural secretions along the respiratory tract. Bromhexine liquefies and breaks down the secretions. This combination helps break up a cough by loosening congestion so you can cough it up and get it off your chest. Sugar Free Non-Drowsy Child Resistant Cap Free Measuring Cup Fruit Flavour Only available in pharmacies Robitussin recognises that not all coughs are the same. So we have formulated specific products for different types of chesty coughs: Each 10mL of oral liquid contains: Guaiphenesin 200mg Bromhexine Hydrochloride 8mg Also contains Sodium Benzoate and saccharin sodium. This product contains Sorbitol (10.5g/30mL) which may have a laxative effect or cause diarrhoea. Who How much Time between each dose Maximum No. of Doses Children 6 – under 12 years 5mL Every 8 hours orally when necessary 3 doses in 24 hours Adults and Children 12 years and over 10mL Every 8 hours orally when necessary 3 doses in 24 hours Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Do not use in children under 6 years of age Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional. For additional information on precautions, contraindications and warnings, contact your healthcare professional or refer to product packaging. Do not use in children under 6 years of age. Use in children 6-11 years of age only on the advice of a doctor, pharmacist and nurse practitioner.