Frequently asked questions

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Is Prospan® by Helixia® recommended for a dry or wet cough?

The product helps to relieve coughs by helping loosen mucus and phlegm.

A person with a dry cough does not produce mucus and phlegm when coughing, while someone with a wet cough does. A dry cough is often bothersome because it leads to irritated throat and lungs, and a wet cough may be just as bothersome because of the excess mucus it produces. Because the product has a dual action of relieving coughs and loosening mucus and phlegm, it is suitable both for dry cough and to loosen and expel the mucus and phlegm associated with a wet cough.

When stored at room temperature, Prospan® by Helixia® can be used for up to 6 months after opening.

Well, it doesn’t contain a lot of hard-to-pronounce drugs like dextromethorphan (a semisynthetic narcotic cough suppressant) or guaifenesin (a cough expectorant). And for all your wheat allergy sufferers out there, rest assured: Prospan® by Helixia® is gluten-free.

The product is approved in Canada for children of all ages and is even suitable for children under 6 years of age. In children under 1 year old, consult a healthcare professional before use or if use exceeds 7 days.

The recommended dosing for the product takes into consideration a child’s body weight, which can affect how medicines work. Since not all children of the same age are the same size, using body weight to determine the proper dosage is more effective and accurate than dosing based on age alone.


Years Kg Lbs mL Times per day
>1 3.4 7.5 2.5 mL 2
1-5 12 26.5 2.5 mL 3
6-11 25 55 5 mL 3

* Use the enclosed measuring cup

Prospan® by Helixia® should not be used in children under 1 year of age unless a healthcare professional has been consulted. Intake at this age should always be closely monitored. Like all medicines, the product has the potential to cause adverse reactions. Adverse reactions are not common with the product, but if they were to occur, these reactions would require particular attention in children under 1 year old.

Though Prospan® by Helixia® is a naturally sourced product, it’s best for pregnant or nursing moms to consult a healthcare professional before taking it. (When you’re pregnant—or breastfeeding—there’s no such thing as taking too many precautions!)

In a nutshell, yes! There is no maximum age for use of Prospan® by Helixia®. All patients should read and follow the label regardless of age.

Prospan® by Helixia® is sucrose-free (sorbitol is added as a sugar substitute) and is suitable for use in children, adolescents and adults with diabetes.

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