Introducing cough lozenges

When you’re suffering with a cough, you’ll do just about anything to get it to stop! And DURO-TUSS® can help you, with a range of over-the-counter cough liquids to suit a range of coughs. But are there any alternatives to cough liquids when you’re looking for relief from your cough? Absolutely! DURO-TUSS also has cough lozenges that can help relieve your dry or chesty cough.

So what is a cough lozenge? Lozenges are kind of like a hard lolly – in that they are intended to be sucked and dissolve slowly in your mouth. But these guys are medicated, which means they contain special active ingredients that work to relieve your cough symptoms.

And the added benefit of cough lozenges? They’re portable and super convenient to take – no need to measure out a liquid dose or carry around water to swallow tablets! So let’s find out more about DURO-TUSS cough lozenges and how they can help switch off your cough and get you back to normal.

Dry Cough Lozenges

Dry, scratchy, tickly feeling in your throat? Check. Raspy, irritating cough? Check. Sounds like you’ve got yourself a dry cough. There are a bunch of reasons why you can get a dry cough, including as a response to irritants such as cigarette smoke or dust in the air or with certain medical conditions. A pretty common cause of dry coughs are viral infections of your airways such as colds and flu, which often also come with a sore throat.

So what can you do when you need relief from your dry cough? Over-the-counter cough medicines for dry coughs contain ingredients called cough suppressants (or antitussives), which work by suppressing your cough reflex and reducing how much you cough. Of course DURO-TUSS has you covered with its range of Dry Cough Liquids, but when you’re looking for convenient relief try DURO-TUSS Dry Cough Lozenges, available in Orange or Lemon flavour.

What’s inside and how does it help your dry cough?

  • Pholcodine: Pholcodine is a cough suppressant (antitussive) that relieves a dry cough by suppressing the cough reflex.
  • Cetylpyridinium chloride: Cetylpyridinium is an antibacterial agent that helps to reduce bacteria that can cause sore throats. 

What’s not inside? 

DURO-TUSS Dry Cough Lozenges are free from sugar, alcohol, lactose, and gluten.

What else do you need to know?

  • Contains a full-strength dose of cough medicine
  • Available in pleasant tasting orange or lemon flavour
  • Dosage: for adults and children 12 years and over, 2 lozenges every 3 hours as required (maximum of 12 lozenges daily); for children 6 to 11 years*, 1 lozenge every 3 hours as required (maximum of 6 lozenges daily)

So to switch off that cough and get on with your day, reach for convenient DURO-TUSS Dry Cough Lozenges to relieve dry coughs and associated sore throats.

Chesty Cough Lozenges

What about when you get a chesty cough with that congested feeling in your chest? These chesty coughs are also common with viral infections of your airways such as colds and flu. But these ones develop in response to excess mucus production in your airways, as the coughing is your body’s way of trying to get rid of the mucus from your airways.

For relief of chesty coughs, you’ll need to look for over-the-counter cough medicines that contain a mucolytic – an ingredient that helps to break down and liquefy mucus, which makes it easier to clear out when you cough. DURO-TUSS has a range of Chesty Cough Liquids to help you out but when you need convenient relief, reach for DURO-TUSS Chesty Cough Lozenges, available in Berry or Lemon flavour, to switch off your cough.

What’s inside and how does it help your chesty cough?

Bromhexine hydrochloride: Bromhexine is a mucolytic that works to break down mucus and clear mucus from the chest.

Cetylpyridinium chloride: Cetylpyridinium is an antibacterial agent that helps to reduce bacteria that can cause sore throats.

What’s not inside? 

DURO-TUSS Chesty Cough Lozenges are free from sugar, alcohol, lactose, and gluten.

What else do you need to know?

  • Contains a full-strength dose of cough medicine
  • Available in pleasant tasting lemon or berry flavours
  • Dosage: for adults and children 12 years and over, 2 lozenges every 8 hours as required (maximum of 6 lozenges daily); for children 6 to 11 years*, 1 lozenge every 8 hours as required (maximum of 3 lozenges daily)

So when your chesty cough is getting in the way of your day, DURO-TUSS Chesty Cough Lozenges can help clear chest congestion and relieve an associated sore throat.

Remember, if you have cold & flu symptoms, you should get tested and follow health advice. For the most up-to-date information, please visit https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/default.aspx

These medicines may not be right for you. Read the label before purchase. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.

*Use in children aged 6 to 11 years only on the advice of a doctor, pharmacist, or nurse practitioner. Do not use it in children under 6 years.

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 Cough Lozenge FAQs

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When you have a dry cough, try DURO-TUSS Dry Cough Lozenges with the cough suppressant Pholcodine. But for a chesty cough, reach for DURO-TUSS Chesty Cough Lozenges with the mucolytic Bromhexine to break down and clear out mucus from the chest.

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DURO-TUSS cough lozenges contains a full-strength dose of cough medicine to help relieve your cough, as well as an antibacterial to help reduce bacteria associated with sore throats.

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Whilst unmedicated cough drops may help soothe your throat, only medicated cough lozenges that contain active cough ingredients such as antitussives or mucolytics can help suppress a dry cough or break down mucus to help relieve a chesty cough.

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A tickly throat often comes with a dry cough. DURO-TUSS Dry Cough Lozenges contain a cough suppressant and an antibacterial to help relieve dry coughs and associated sore throats.