Prospan is a Natural Medicine for Chesty Coughs

Prospan is a natural remedy for chesty coughs caused by colds or mild bronchitis. 

Prospan can help provide relief from chesty coughs and help get you back on your feet sooner. It works to improve coughing, clear mucus and chest congestion, and soothe bronchial airways.

Prospan can help relieve symptoms by:

  • Acting as an expectorant, helping to thin, break up, and loosen mucus in the chest which makes it easier to clear your airways1,2
  • Assisting in soothing airways and dilating bronchi to increase airflow to the lungs3,4
  • Helping you cough less frequently and more effectively2

Prospan for Children and Adults

Prospan can provide natural relief for chesty coughs in mums and dads, and Prospan for Children is the same remedy for children over 2 years of age*.

Prospan (for adults) comes in two great tasting flavours

  • Original natural cherry flavour
  • New fresh menthol flavour^

Prospan for Children comes in a great tasting natural cherry flavour.

All Prospan products are non-drowsy and do not contain any alcohol, sugar or colourings.  

If coughing persists, consult your healthcare professional. *Not to be used in children under 2 without medical advice.
^Prospan Menthol is not to be used in children under 6 years of age without medical advice.

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What Makes Prospan Different?

Prospan contains an exclusive ivy leaf extract called EA575 (Hedera helix), which is the specific extract that has been shown in clinical trials to provide chesty cough relief.1-6

EA 575 is extracted using a patented process, which helps to ensure product consistency and quality. It is also the specific ivy extract used in 10 clinical trials and 8 scientific studies across 65,000 patients.Prospan is well tolerated, tastes great, has no known drug interactions, and is the number one selling herbal cough medicine worldwide.#

Learn more about Hedera helix >





Propsan Product Details


Prospan, Prospan for Children, and Prospan Menthol contain Hedera helix extract equivalent to 43.75 mg/mL dry leaf. 

Prospan contains a specific extract of Hedera helix (EA 575®), commonly known as ivy leaf, with  a long history of use. 

Learn more about ivy leaf.

Available sizes
Prospan® - 100ml , 200ml
Prospan for Children - 100ml, 200ml
Prospan Menthol – 200ml



Directions for use

Recommended dosage and directions

Prospan and Prospan for Children:

Adults5-7.5 mL3 times per day
6-16 yrs5 mL3 times per day
2-5 yrs2.5 mL3 times per day
0-2 yrs2.5 mL2 times per day

Prospan Menthol:

6-11 yrs5 mL2 times per day
11-16 yrs5 mL3 times per day
Adults5 mL3 times per day


Prospan is well tolerated, even in children and the elderly.1

Prospan and Prospan for Children are not to be used in children under 2 years without medical advice.

Prospan Menthol is not suitable for children under 6 years.

For further specific information see FAQ section below.


Frequently asked questions

Does Prospan have any side effects?

It is important to speak with your healthcare professional if you are concerned about possible side effects. In very rare cases, allergic reactions such as shortness of breath or skin reactions may occur after taking medicines containing ivy. In sensitive patients, gastrointestinal complaints such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea may occur. 

All Prospan products contain sorbitol. Products containing sorbitol may have a laxative effect or cause diarrhoea.

Is Prospan likely to interact with any other medicine?

Prospan is well tolerated and there are no known interactions between the Prospan range and other medicines.

My children refuse to take cough mixture because of the taste, will this be the same?

Prospan for Children has a natural cherry flavour.

Can I give Prospan to children?

Prospan and Prospan for Children are well tolerated by children. See packaging for appropriate children’s dosing. Prospan and Prospan for Children should not be given to infants under two years of age without medical advice. Prospan Menthol is suitable for children over 6 years old.

Does it contain gluten, dairy, colourants or sugar?

No Prospan products contain any added gluten, soy, dairy, sugar or artificial colours.

Does Prospan contain alcohol?

No products in the Prospan range contain alcohol.

Can Prospan be used during pregnancy?

Prospan is not recommended to be used during pregnancy or lactation. Please see your healthcare professional for further advice.

Although there are no known adverse effects of Prospan in women who are pregnant or are breastfeeding, there are no studies performed on pregnant women and those who breastfeed with use of Prospan. 

Will Prospan affect the ability to drive and operate machinery?

Prospan does not cause drowsiness and is not expected to affect your ability to drive a motor vehicle or operating heavy machinery.

Where can I find Prospan?

The Prospan range is available from selected pharmacies and health food stores. If you go to the Where to buy button above and follow the instructions, you will be able to find a list of stores in your area who either stock Prospan or will know how to order it in. 

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Quality & Consistency

Flordis applies pharmaceutical grade processes to the development of natural medicines. This commitment to rigorous processes and to sourcing the highest quality ingredients results in a portfolio of premium natural medicines.

Clinical Research

The medicine you find in Flordis products is the specific medicine that has been used in clinical trials, which is one of the reasons you can feel confident about its effectiveness.


Driven by evidence and applying a quality-first approach to the development of our medicines, Australians enjoy the health benefits that millions have experienced worldwide.


Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms or coughing persist consult your healthcare professional. ^Prospan Menthol is not to be used in children under 6 years of age without medical advice. *Seek medical advice before using Prospan and Prospan for Children for those under 2 years of age.

#IMS MIDAS data, Absatz MAT12/2012. +Data available on request 1. Lang C, et al. Planta Med 2015; 81:968-974. 2. Fazio S, et al. Phytomedicine 2009 ; 16.1:17- 24  3.Runkel F, et al. Pharmazeutische Zeitung 2005; 15.04:19-25 4. Schlenger, R. Deutsche Apotheker Zeitung 2003; 143(49) [translation]. 5. Kraft K. Zeitschrift für Phytotherapie 2004; 25:179-81. [translation]. 6. Mansfeld HJ, et al. Münch Med Wschr 1998 ; 140.32:26-30 [reprint translation]. 7. Monograph – Hederae helicis folium – Ivy Leaf 24 November 2015 EMA/HMPC/586888/2014 Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC). 8. Maidannik V, et al. Pediatr Tocol Gyn 2003; 4:1-7 [translation]. 9. Bolbot E, et al. Drugs of the Ukraine 2004 ;11:1-4 [translation]. 10. Meyer Wegener J, et al Z. Allg. Med. 1993; 69:61-66 [reprint translation].