Full List of All OTC Cough Syrups in Nigeria plus their Content and Cost

Full List of All OTC Cough Syrups in Nigeria plus their Cost. Content of cough syrups.

Cough syrups are used to relieve cough. They are of different classes listed below:

1. Antitussives

They are cough suppressants. They relieve your cough by blocking the cough reflex.

2. Expectorants/Mucus thinners

Expectorants thin mucus. This may help your cough clear the mucus from your airway easily.

3. Decongestants

Decongestants are medicines that help relieve a congested (stuffy) nose or a mucus chest. The congestion can be caused by a cold virus or by the flu, sinusitis, allergies or upper respiratory tract infections.

Content of a cough syrup

A cough syrup can contain any of the following.

1. Codeine
2. Promethazine
3. Alcohol
4. Dextromethorphan
5. Menthol
6. Eucalyptus oil
7. Pseudoephedrine
8. Phenylephrine
9. Guaifenesin
10. Paracetamol
11. Aspirin
12. Many more

Cough syrups in Nigeria
Rhanithiol and Emzolyn are common cough syrups in Nigeria

Some of these active ingredients in cough syrup are addictive. It is important you check the label before using them.

Full List of All OTC Cough Syrups in Nigeria and their Cost in Naira

1. Ventobronk – #600 per bottle

2. Mucinex cough syrup – #800 per bottle

3. Tutolin cough syrup – #700 per bottle

4. Benylin cough syrup – #900 Naira per bottle

5. Robitussin chesty cough syrup – #500 per bottle

6. Cofta cough syrup – #500 per bottle

7. Enzolyn cough syrup – #570 per bottle

8. Coflin cough syrup – #580 per bottle

9. Beehive balsam cough syrup – #600 per bottle

10. Uniplex cough syrup – #400 per bottle

11. Rhinathiol promethazine cough syrup: #1,500 per bottle

12. Methodex cough syrup – #650 per bottle

13. Cofex cough syrup – 500 per bottle

14. D-Coff cough syrup – #400 per bottle

15. Tixylix dry cough syrup – #800 per bottle

16. Parkalin cough syrup – 450 per bottle

17. Zedex cough syrup – #600 per bottle

18. Avrocof night cough syrup – #500 per bottle

19. Covonia chesty cough syrup – #750 per bottle

20. Bell’s baby cough syrup – #600 per bottle

21. Purity Pedia Kids cough syrup – #700 per bottle

22. Lemsip cough syrup – #600 per bottle

23. Ascorex cough syrup – #900 Naira per bottle

24. Exiplon cough syrup for children – #550 per bottle

25. Buttercup cough syrup – #700 per bottle

26. Promethazine with codeine cough syrup (banned) – #800 per bottle

27. Orphetal cough syrup – #650 per bottle

28. Cofmix linctus – #450 per bottle

29. Vick’s cough syrup – #1000 per bottle

30. Tuxil-D cough syrup – #650 per bottle

31. Piritin Cough syrup – #700 per bottle

32. Actifed cough syrup – #600 per bottle

33. Novalyn cough syrup – #750 per bottle

34. Coscopin cough syrup – #650 per bottle

35. Bronclear – #500 per bottle

36. Ribosan cough syrup – #700 per bottle

37. Sudafed cough syrup – #700 per bottle

38. Cosine expectorant – #800 per bottle

39. Greenlin cough linctus – #600 per bottle

40. Tuxil-N cough syrup – #600 per bottle

41. Clearcuf syrup – #500 per bottle

Banned Cough Syrups in Nigeria

After a detailed investigative documentary by the BBC on the massive abuse of codeine containing cough syrups by youths in 2018, the Federal Government via NAFDAC quickly banned all codeine containing cough syrups same year.

Please always check the label to ensure that the over counter cough syrup you are about to buy does not contain any form of codeine. Codeine is a drug of addiction and has destroyed many youths.

Can I give my infant or child cold or cough medicine?

According to MEDICINE.NET, “the short answer is probably not. The FDA says that over-the-counter cold medications should not be used in children younger than age 2. The American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend any over-the-counter cold medications for children younger than age 4.”

This is because most cough syrups contains aspirin, codeine or promethazine. Aspirin can cause Reye’s syndrome, a condition that can cause swelling of the brain and liver in children less than 16 years. Codeine and promethazine are drugs of addiction.

Safe cough syrup for pregnant women in Nigeria

Discuss with your doctor before using any cough syrup in pregnancy.

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