Cough syrups help to ease the irritation in the respiratory tract. They are sometimes required after a cold or flu, or following other infections of the respiratory tract. Conventional cough syrups may contain ingredients that may cause drowsiness – and this is the reason why some people prefer to use a cough syrup containing herbal or natural ingredients which are not associated with this concern.
Bronchosan is a herbal cough syrup obtained from freshly harvested young shoots (leaves) of organically cultivated Pine trees, also known as Spruce trees. It also contains honey.
5ml (6.95g) of the cough syrup contains 1.445g of extract (as soft extract) from fresh Picea abies (L.) Karsten (spruce) shoots (0.9-1.2:1.) Extraction solvent: water. The other ingredients used for the cough syrup are raw cane sugar, honey, concentrated pear juice and pine oil.
Bronchosan contains sugars (5.25g of carbohydrate per 5ml dose).
Adults and children over 12 years: Take 5-10ml (1-2 teaspoons) two to four times daily. A measuring cup is provided.
If your symptoms worsen or if you do not feel any benefit within 1 week, talk to your doctor.
Bronchosan should not be used by:
Children under 12 years of age
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
Those who are allergic to Spruce (Picea abies), Pine, Colophony or any of the other ingredients
Like all medicines, Bronchosan can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Minor side effects may occur with use of Bronchosan Pine Cough Syrup. These are very rare and likely to affect less than 1 in 10,000 people, and may take the form of allergic skin reactions (itching, pruritis, skin rash).
If you are concerned about any side effect or if you notice any side effects not mentioned above, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.