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Brand name: Duro-Tuss PE Dry Cough plus Nasal Decongestant TM

Active ingredients: phenylephrine + pholcodine

What it is used for

Relieves dry coughs and clears a blocked or runny nose

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 24 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear red, slightly viscous liquid with raspberry and custard flavour odour

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription.It is Schedule 2 : Pharmacy Medicine.

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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