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Prospan for Children®

Herbal cough remedy for children

Prospan for Children

When your child* is suffering from a chesty cough, choose a reliable natural cough remedy that’s trusted by mums and dads across Australia – and has a natural cherry flavour that kids love.

It can cause a domino effect of disruption when your child is suffering from a chesty cough.  When you need a trusted remedy that’s reliable and great tasting, turn to Prospan for Children – the clinically proven chesty cough medicine.1*

Prospan for Children is Australia’s No.1 children’s cough medicine, and is backed by rigorous clinical evidence in over 57,000 children.1,7* The non-drowsy, sugar-free formulation is well tolerated, and has a great tasting natural cherry flavour. 

*Not to be used in children under 2 years without medical advice.

This medicine may not be right for you. Read the warnings before purchase. These can be found in the dosage section below. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms or coughing persist, talk to your health professional. Not to be used in children under 2 years without medical advice.

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Prospan’s® triple action formula helps to:

Relieve coughing

Relieve coughing

Helps you cough less frequently and more effectively1 and shown to reduce cough symptoms in 93% of cases2

Clear chest congestion

Clear chest congestion

Helps to thin and break up chest mucus so that it’s easier to clear your airways during a cold1 and shown to improve chest congestion in 93% of cases1,2

Soothe the airways

Soothe the airways

Assists in opening the airways to ease breathing symptoms associated with a chesty cough due to a cold,3,4 and shown to ease breathing symptoms in 91% of cases2

Research & Evidence

Prospan for Children: Key Ingredient

Prospan for Children contains an exclusive extract from the leaves of Hedera helix, commonly known as Ivy leaf. The specific extract used in Prospan for Children – known as EA 575®  – is carefully made using a patented extraction process and has been shown to provide chesty cough relief in numerous clinical trials and scientific studies, involving more than 57,000 children.1

More about Hedera helix
trials & studies
11 clinical trials & 9 scientific studies 1-2
Researched in over 57,000 children 1

Food for thought: Did you know on average children in Australia may get as many as 5-10 colds in a year – this could lead to a lot of chesty coughing! Encouraging kids to wash their hands regularly can help to keep chesty coughs from spreading.

Our Source to Patient philosophy

Why are the details important?

 

The finer details of our products help ensure that you can feel confident that you are taking a reliable natural medicine. What you see in clinical studies is what you get in our products.

Find out how we bring you reliable natural medicines

Using Prospan for Children

Recommended dosage & directions

Age

Dosage

Frequency

Adults

5-7.5 mL

3 times per day

6-16 yrs

5 mL

3 times per day

2-5 yrs

2.5 mL

3 times per day

0-2 yrs*

2.5 mL

2 times per day

 

* Not to be used in children under 2 years without medical advice.

 

Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms or coughing persist consult your healthcare professional.

Prospan for Children is non-drowsy and well tolerated in children based on research studies in thousands of children and decades of use worldwide.1 There are no known reported interactions between Prospan for Children and other medicines.

For further information see the FAQs section below or contact us directly. As always it is recommended to talk to your healthcare professional if you have any questions about using Prospan for Children.

Contains sorbitol. Products containing sorbitol may have a laxative effect or cause diarrhoea. Contains sorbates.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. Contains sorbates. If symptoms or coughing persist, talk to your health professional. 

Active ingredient
Ivy leaf extract (Hedera helix EA 575)

Prospan for Children (100 or 200 mL) contains:

  • Hedera helix extract EA 575 equivalent to 43.75 mg/mL dry leaf.

FAQs

Prospan for Children is Australia’s No.1 children’s cough medicine.6 It’s made from Ivy leaf, but not just any old Ivy leaf. In fact, it contains an exclusive Ivy leaf extract known as EA 575.  Prospan with EA 575 has been rigorously tested in clinical trials and scientific studies involving more than 57,000 children to provide chesty cough relief.1,5

 

Natural medicines can vary considerably depending on the species of plant chosen, the way the plant is grown and harvested, and the extraction and production processes used. So it’s essential that you get the same medicine that’s been tested in clinical research demonstrating health benefits.

 

That’s why a patented production process is used to make Prospan for Children. It’s the result of 65 years of research and innovation, and it helps ensure that every batch of Prospan for Children has the same reliable EA 575 formula that’s been proven to help relieve chesty coughs.1

Prospan is available in different formats to suit your individual needs: the original Prospan liquid, a great-tasting formula that’s suitable for the whole family; Prospan Menthol, suitable for adults and children over 6 years, with a fresh menthol taste; Prospan soft lozenges, suitable for adults and children over 6 years, and handy when you’re on the go; Prospan for Children, a great-tasting formula that makes it easy for children of all ages* to take, and Prospan Drops, suitable for adults and children over 12 years, and easy to add to small amounts of water and other drinks. Learn more about the benefits and dosage recommendations for each by clicking on their names above.

 

*Not to be used not be given to children under 2 years of age without medical advice.

 

Prospan for Children has a great tasting natural cherry flavour suitable for children - and is Australia’s No.1 children’s cough medicine, trusted by mums and dads across the country.

 

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

 

Prospan is not recommended for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding as there are no published studies to establish its safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Your healthcare professional can discuss with you the risks and benefits involved in taking Prospan during these life stages.

Prospan for Children is well tolerated by children. See packaging for appropriate children’s dosing. Prospan for Children should not be given to infants under 2 years of age without medical advice.

There are no known reported interactions between Prospan for children and other medicines based on decades of use worldwide. As always it is recommended to talk to your healthcare professional if you have any questions about using Prospan for Children.

Please contact us for further information.

As a natural remedy for chesty coughs, Prospan for Children does not contain any added gluten, soy, dairy, sugar or artificial colours.

Prospan for Children is vegetarian friendly as it contains no animal derived ingredients.

Prospan for Children does not contain alcohol.

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

References

  1. Lang C, et al. Planta Med 2015;81:968-974. Supported by Engelhard Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG. 
  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; 43(49) [translation].
  5. Schaefer A, et al. Pharmazie 2016;71(9):504-509. Supported by Engelhard Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG. 
  6. IMS MIDAS data, Absatz MAT 12/2015. 
  7. Aztec sales data, Pharmacy Australia MAT 12/2017.

Prospan® are registered trademarks of Englehard.