Melcare’s Family Dry Cough Syrup helps relieve dry cough and throat irritations. Take orally 30 minutes before bedtime or as needed. Do not exceed 6 doses in a 24 hour period. Children 2-5 years: 5ml (1 teaspoon) Adults & Children 6 years and over: 10ml (1 dessertspoon)
Melcare™ sources its manuka honey for medical use from Australian and New Zealand beekeepers. Honey from Eucalypt trees and Manuka (Leptospermum sp) shrubs is prepared to a pharmaceutical standard and combined with glucose and glycerine into a soothing syrup.
Natural orange oil along with clove and cinnamon oil compliment the honey and make for a pleasant tasting syrup without using artificial flavours or colours. The honey used in each batch of Family Dry Cough Syrup can be traced back to the individual beekeeping families who cared for the bee hives that produced the honey.
Honey has a long history of use for the relief of irritated throats and dry cough and its use is supported by recent clinical studies.
Shadkam et al (2010) compared the use of honey against a leading cough suppressant drug, Dextromethorphan (DXM). The study investigated cough frequency, cough severity and quality of sleep for children and parents.
Honey was found to be as effective as the drug DXM. Cohen et al (2012) compared the use of honey against a placebo. A significant reduction in cough frequency, cough severity and improvement in child and parent sleep quality was found in the honey group compared to no medication.
Honey (Eucalypt sp and Leptospermum sp), glucose, glycerol, gum (Acacia senegal), citric acid, sodium benzoate, orange oil, clove leaf oil, cinnamon leaf oil.
INDICATIONS FOR USE:
Symptomatic relief of cough associated with upper respiratory tract irritation.
- Do not use if seal around cap is broken;
- Not suitable for infants under the age of 12 months;
- Not suitable for persons sensitive to bee products or other ingredients;
- Contains sugars;
- Consult your doctor if cough or other symptoms persist for more than 1 week, tend to reoccur or are accompanied by a fever, rash or persistent headache. These could be signs of a serious condition.
Cohen, H., Rozen, J., Laks, Y., Berkovitch, M., Koze, Y., Pomeranz, A., et al. (2012). Effect of Honey on Nocturnal Cough and Sleep Quality A double-blind, Randomised, Placebo Controlled Study. PEDIATRICS.
Oduwole, O., Meremikwu, m., Oyo-Ita, A., & Udoh, E. (2012). Honey for acute cough in children (Review). The Cochrane Collaboration.
Paul, D., Betler, J., McMonagle, A., Shaffer, M., Duda, L., & Berltn, C. (2007). Effect of Honey, Dextromethorphan, and No Treatment on Nocturnal Cough and Sleep Quality for Coughing Children and Their Parents. ARCH PEDIATR ADOLESC MED.
Shadkam, M., Mozaffari-Khosravi, H., & Mozayan, M. (2010). Effect of Honey, Dextromethorphan, and No Treatment on Nocturnal Cough and Sleep Quality for Coughing Children and Their Parents. THE JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE.