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Toff Lix Syrup

Prescription Required
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)


Toff Lix Syrup is a combination medicine used in the treatment of dry cough. It relieves allergy symptoms such as runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, watery eyes and congestion or stuffiness.

Toff Lix Syrup is taken with food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, constipation, rash, excitation, confusion, and shortness of breath. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine can also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. Keep it out of reach of children. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Uses of Toff Lix Syrup

Side effects of Toff Lix Syrup

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Toff Lix

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Rash
  • Excitement
  • Confusion
  • Breathlessness

How to use Toff Lix Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Toff Lix Syrup is to be taken with food.

How Toff Lix Syrup works

Toff Lix Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Promethazine and Pholcodine, which relieves dry cough. Promethazine is an antiallergic. It blocks the action of a chemical messenger (histamine) which is responsible to trigger cough due to allergy. Pholcodine is a cough suppressant. It suppresses cough by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain.

Safety Advice

Toff Lix Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Toff Lix Syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Information regarding the use of Toff Lix Syrup during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Toff Lix Syrup may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Toff Lix Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Toff Lix Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
However, caution is advised in patients with severe kidney disease as it may cause excessive sleepiness in them.
Toff Lix Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Toff Lix Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Patient Concerns

My daughter is having severe cough n cold. But not that much running nose. Please help because it's been 7days n she still coughs very badly She's feeling very weak also. Tried toff - DC syrup n honey ginger.
Dr. Pranav Gupta
Most throat pains, coughs and colds are viral induced illness. For such illness, the best we can offer is a symptom specific treat. Paracetamol available over the counter can be used for fever. Please use saline nasal drops to open blocked nose. I would advise you to get your kid examined by a paediatrician if symptoms persists or worsen.Your queries were being answered by paediatrician Pranav Gupta, New Delhi. To help us server you better, please submit a feedback on
What is a dry and productive cough syrup for baby
Dr. Gopal Samdani
In dry cough cough suppressants are used. In productive cough mucolytics are used.
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Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Toff Lix Syrup?

No, alcohol should be avoided while using Toff Lix Syrup. Drinking alcohol while taking Toff Lix Syrup will increase the drowsiness caused by Toff Lix Syrup.

Q. Can the use of Toff Lix Syrup cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Toff Lix Syrup can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Toff Lix Syrup?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can the use of Toff Lix Syrup cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Toff Lix Syrup may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such an episode while taking this medicine.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Toff Lix Syrup be more effective?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms, that are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Toff Lix Syrup?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Toff Lix Syrup. This medicine contains Promethazine, which can pass into the breast milk and harm the baby. Inform your doctor that you are breastfeeding if you are advised to take this medicine.

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  1. Promethazine. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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