Buttercup Original Cough Syrup 150ml

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Buttercup Original Cough Syrup is a traditional herbal medicine for the soothing relief of coughs, colds and sore throats for adults and children over 12 years.
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Buttercup Original Cough Syrup

Buttercup Original Cough Syrup is a traditional herbal medicine for the soothing relief of coughs, colds and sore throats for adults and children over 12 years. It is available in 75ml, 150ml and 200ml bottles.


  • Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years: Two 5ml spoonfuls three times a day and at bedtime, if the cough is troublesome. Do not use for more than one week.
  • Children under 12 years: Not suitable.


  • Active Ingredients: Each 5ml of syrup contains: 3.1 microlitres of extract (as liquid extract) from Squill bulb (Drimia maritima (L.) Stearn.) (1:1) Extraction solvent: Ethanol 65% v/v 2.5 microlitres of tincture from Capsicum Oleoresin (Capsicum annuum L. var. minimum (Miller) Heiser) (1:10) Extraction solvent: Ethanol 96% v/v.
  • Other Ingredients: Acacia powder, caramel colour (E150), ethanol, levomenthol, clove oil, peppermint oil, sodium methyl hydroxybenzoate (E219), sodium propyl hydroxybenzoate (E217), aniseed flavour, purified water, carmoisine (E122), Sunset Yellow (E110), strong ginger tincture (ginger, ethanol, water), acetic acid, saccharin sodium, partial invert syrup (sucrose, fructose and glucose), potassium sorbate.


  • Buttercup Original Cough Syrup contains alcohol and therefore may impair ability to drive or operate machines. If affected do not drive or use machines.
  • Buttercup Original Cough Syrup contains sucrose, fructose and glucose (as partial invert syrup). If you have an intolerance to some sugars, consult your doctor before taking this product.
  • Buttercup Original Cough Syrup contains carmoisine (E122), Sunset Yellow (E110), Sodium methyl hydroxybenzoate (E219) and sodium propyl hydroxybenzoate (E217) which may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed) e.g. itching, swelling of tongue, lips, eyes and hands, and wheeziness. If this happens seek medical help immediately.
  • Buttercup Original Cough Syrup contains 2.3% ethanol (alcohol) or 182 mg per 10ml dose (equivalent to 4.6 ml beer or 1.8ml wine). This may be harmful for those suffering from alcoholism and should be considered if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have liver disease or epilepsy.
Do not take Buttercup Original Cough Syrup:
  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients or to menthol.
  • If you are under 12 years of age.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any medicines known to interact with alcohol (e.g. metronidazole).

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