Vicks Cough Syrup with Honey for Dry Coughs

Active ingredients: Demorphan

Product name and form

Vicks Cough Syrup with Honey for Dry Coughs.

Pharmaceutical Form

Syrup for oral administration.

Qualitative and quantitative composition


Dextromethorphan hydrobromide0.133Ph. Eur.
Active Ingredient

Dextromethorphan is a non-opioid antitussive drug. The major metabolite of dextromethorphan, dextrorphan, binds with high affinity to σ-receptors to produce its antitussive activity without exhibiting the classic opiate effects that occur from binding into μ- and δ-receptors. In larger than therapeutic doses, dextrorphan is also an antagonist of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors.

List of Excipients

Sodium saccharin
Propylene glycol
Ethanol 96%
Sodium citrate, hydrous
Citric acid, anhydrous
Carboxymethylcellulose sodium
Polyethylene oxide
Black cherry flavour RF 1195
Menthoxypropanediol (TK10)
Polyoxyl 40 stearate
Sodium benzoate
CI 16255 Acid red 18 (E124 Ponceau 4R)
Purified water

Pack sizes and marketing

Amber cylindrical glass bottle (pharmaceutical type III) with a high density polyethylene screw thread closure. Bottles containing 15ml, 30m1, 100ml, 120m1, 180m1 and 250ml of product are available.

Marketing authorization holder

Procter & Gamble (Health & Beauty Care) Ltd.
The Heights
KT13 0XP

Marketing authorization dates and numbers

PL 00129/0079

31 June 1984 / 13 February 1995