Prospan is a Natural Medicine for Chesty Coughs
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Prospan is the World’s No.1 natural chesty cough medicine* for adults and children

Coughs can spread amongst family members, disrupting your lives for days, even weeks. When you want to take action, turn to Prospan for a clinically proven herbal cough remedy, that’s reliable for the whole family, yet gentle enough for children.

Prospan is a trusted, clinically proven chesty cough medicine

Prospan is one of the world’s most researched natural cough medicines. Backed by rigorous clinical evidence in over 65,000 patients, Prospan helps to:

Relieve coughing

Helps you cough less frequently and more effectively1

improvement of coughs2

Clear chest congestion

Helps to thin and break up chest mucus so that it’s easier to clear your airways1,2

improvement of the ability to clear chest congestion2

Open the airways

Assists in opening the airways to help ease breathing during a cough3,4

improvement of breathing symptoms2

Choose Prospan for the whole family

Prospan for Adults is available in a fresh-tasting menthol liquid as well as Prospan drops and NEW Prospan soft lozenges for on-the-go chesty cough relief.

Prospan for Children and Prospan for Family comes in a great tasting natural cherry flavoured liquid for children over 2 years of age.

Prospan products are well tolerated, non-drowsy, sugar-free and have no known drug interactions.

Please refer to the directions for use table below or product packaging for specific age suitability and dosing information.

Where to buy

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What Makes Prospan Different?

Prospan is the world’s no.1 natural chesty cough medicine. It is made with ivy leaf but not just any old ivy leaf. In fact it contains a specific extract from the leaves of the ivy plant (Hedera helix) known as EA 575. Prospan with EA 575 has been shown to provide chesty cough relief in numerous clinical trials and scientific studies around the world, involving more than 65,000 adults and children.1-6

Natural medicines can vary considerably depending on the species of plant chosen, the way it is grown and harvested, the extraction and the production processes. So it’s essential to ensure the product you’re getting is the same as the one proven in clinical trials to relieve chesty coughs.

Learn more about Hedera helix EA 575 >





Propsan Product Details


Prospan contains a specific extract of Hedera helix (EA 575), commonly known as ivy leaf. Prospan is made in Germany using quality manufacturing processes.  Learn more 

Prospan, Prospan for Children, and Prospan Menthol contain Hedera helix extract equivalent to 43.75 mg/mL dry leaf. 
Prospan Drops contain Hedera helix extract equivalent to 125 mg/mL dry leaf.
Prospan Soft Lozenges contain Hedera helix extract equivalent to 163 mg/mL dry leaf.

Available sizes
Prospan - 100ml , 200ml
Prospan for Children - 100ml, 200ml
Prospan Menthol - 200ml
Prospan Lozenges - 20 soft lozenges
Prospan Drops - 20ml


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 yrs*2.5 mL2 times per day

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

Prospan Menthol:

6-11 yrs5 mL2 times per day
11-16 yrs5 mL3 times per day
Adults 5 mL3 times per day

Prospan Drops:

12 yrs+24 Drops3 times per day 
Adults24 Drops3 times per day


Prospan Lozenges:

6-11 yrs1 Lozenge2 times per day
12 yrs+1 Lozenge4 times per day
Adults1 Lozenge4 times per day

Suitability and Tolerability

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

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

Prospan Menthol and Prospan Lozenge are not recommended for children under 6 years.

Prospan Drops is not recommended for children under 12 yrs.

If coughing persists, consult your healthcare professional. 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 a herbal medicine such as ivy leaf. In some rare cases, gastrointestinal complaints such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea may occur. 

Prospan, Prospan for Children, Prospan Menthol and Prospan Lozenges contain sorbitol. Products containing sorbitol may have a laxative effect or cause diarrhoea in some individuals.

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 great tasting natural cherry flavour suitable for children.

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 and Lozenges are suitable for children over 6 years old.

Prospan Drops are suitable for children aged 12 years and over.

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?

Prospan, Prospan for Children, Prospan Lozenges, and Prospan Menthol do not contain alcohol.

Prospan Drops contains 47% alcohol (ethanol). The total daily dose of Prospan Drops (72 drops) contains aproximately 0.18mL of 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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Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms or coughing persist consult your healthcare professional. Prospan Menthol and Prospan Lozenges are 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. Prospan drops are not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

#IMS MIDAS data, Engelhard MAT 12/2015. +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].