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Advice About Active Ingredients

The CODRAL range of product provides effective temporary relief from a range of Cold & flu symptoms. Many CODRAL products are Pharmacy Only medicines and contain two or more of four key ingredient types to help relieve different symptoms.

Headache - Paracetamol & Codeine Phosphate - Pain Relievers

Pain Relievers

Paracetamol is an analgesic that is thought to inhibit a pain-transmitting enzyme produced in the brain.

Paracetamol works to relieve headaches and other body aches and pains. Paracetamol also helps reduce fever.

Dry cough - Cough Suppressant & Cough Expectorant

Cough Suppressant

is used for the relief of a dry cough. It works by suppressing the cough reflex.

Cough Expectorant

Guaiphenesin is used for the relief of a mucus cough. It works by thinning the mucus to loosen chest congestion which helps to cough it up and get it off your chest.

Sneezing and watery eyes -Chlorpheniramine Maleate - Antihistamine

Antihistamine

Chlorpheniramine Maleate is a sedating antihistamine. It is used for the relief of a runny nose and watery eyes. As it is a sedating antihistamine, it also aids rest.

Blocked nose - Pseudoephedrine & Phenylephrine - Decongestants

Decongestants

Phenylephrine helps to relieve blocked and runny noses. Medicines containing Phenylephrine can be found in front of the counter and may be self selected by the consumer.