Dry cough syrups for children: only the best and most effective

Which brand of cough syrup for children is better to choose?

Of all the drugs considered, the most effective, safe, versatile and affordable are syrups from the following manufacturers:

  • Boiron is a large pharmaceutical company known in many countries around the world. All of the company's drugs are manufactured in France according to high European standards. They are extremely safe and effective, so they can be bought without a prescription. Our top list includes cough syrup. Stodal is widely known on the Russian market. Stodal is intended for the treatment of cough at the initial stage of the disease. Mainly prescribed to children, but also suitable for treating adults.
  • Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is an Indian drug manufacturer included in this list as the creator of Ascoril Expectoranta. Its advantages are a high content of highly active substances and the addition of additional components in moderate quantities. Many of them are of plant origin, which results in a low likelihood of causing harm to health.
  • Engelhard Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG is a German brand under which Prospan cough syrup is produced. It focuses on the versatility and safety of its products, which are effective for bronchitis, laryngitis, tracheitis and other otolaryngological diseases. The brand's products have adequate taste and smell, good consistency, are quickly absorbed and help in a short time.
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG is another manufacturer on this list from Germany that specializes in creating liquid forms of medicines. He also has syrups for treating coughs for bronchitis, tracheitis and other ENT diseases. Their peculiarity lies in the absence of adverse reactions from the body and the almost complete absorption of nutrients in a composition that is 20-50% natural. He owns the Lazolvan syrup from this rating.
  • Pharmstandard-Leksredstva OJSC is a Russian drug production plant; it has both tablet and liquid forms. Syrups from this manufacturer have proven themselves to be universal, safe and effective in combating dry and wet coughs due to their high concentration of active substances. They do not need to be washed down with water and taken for a long time; on average, they help in 5-10 days. Children react to them normally due to the tolerable taste and smell. In this rating, this company is represented by Codelac Neo.
  • Unique Pharmaceutical Laboratories - this plant owns the product “Joset”, which is included in this TOP as one of the best cough syrups for children. It has become popular due to the elimination of dangerous chemical dyes in its formulations; natural ingredients of plant origin are used as the main components. Thanks to this, the company is able to reduce the likelihood of adverse reactions in patients to almost zero.
  • Johnson & Johnson is a manufacturer of children's products and products for the treatment of various diseases, including those leading to cough. His drugs very rarely cause allergies and other adverse reactions, are well tolerated by the child's body and show quick results. Most often they are sold without prescriptions and have a short course of administration. This review is about their Doctor Mom syrup.
  • Sopharma is a Bulgarian enterprise for the development and production of broad-spectrum drugs. Its products are environmentally friendly, but due to the frequent addition of ethyl alcohol and sugar, they are prescribed with caution to patients with diabetes, obesity and severe heart disease. They are distinguished by a small daily dose (about 20 ml), good digestibility and a low likelihood of side effects. This TOP describes Clenbuterol from this company.
  • CJSC EKOlab is a Russian company that produces eco-products for the treatment of various diseases. It also offers liquid forms in the form of syrups to eliminate dry and wet coughs. They are available in translucent bottles with a volume of 100 ml or more, which are usually enough for one course of therapy. They are used for both chronic and acute diseases. Pertussin-eco, reviewed here, is quite popular in the company’s catalog.
  • Vifitech is a pharmaceutical company offering a wide selection of medicines in the form of solutions, oils, juices, tablets, syrups. Among the latter, expectorants for cough treatment deserve special attention. They soften the mucous membrane, relieve irritation, thin and remove mucus, and improve breathing. They are made from plant components that are safe for health. This TOP considers Althea from this company.

The best cough drops

Rating of the best cough syrups for children

When searching for such products, we paid attention to customer reviews and their views on the effectiveness, safety, ease of use and affordability of the products included here.

Each product, when included in the rating of the best cough syrups for children, was also compared with each other according to the following criteria:

  • Type of cough to be eliminated – wet and/or dry;
  • Purpose – to eliminate discomfort in the respiratory tract, soften the mucous membrane of the throat, increase mucus discharge, and combat irritation of the walls;
  • Produced volume and type of packaging;
  • The naturalness of the composition and the percentage of active and additional substances in it;
  • Indications for use - for what diseases it can be used;
  • Smell, color and taste properties;
  • Recommended dosage frequency;
  • Daily norm and optimal single dosage;
  • Side effects;
  • Cases of overdose and the consequences of this for the body;
  • Speed ​​of absorption and action.

When compiling this rating, we also took into account the price-quality ratio of syrups.

The best expectorants

The best wet cough syrups for children

This phenomenon usually occurs in the lower respiratory tract, so most often it accompanies bronchitis and tracheitis. At this time, a sick child may complain of mucus in the mouth, a sensation of a foreign body in the neck and general malaise. To eliminate such problems, you can use 3 best child-friendly products.

Askoril expectorant

This is a universal drug that can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic diseases. The syrup has an expectorant effect, so it is effective during a strong wet cough. It removes mucus well and reduces its viscosity. The product has antispasmodic, soothing and antiseptic properties.

With the help of Ascoril expectorant, irritation of the mucous membrane of the oral cavity and respiratory tract is relieved due to the menthol content. The composition also includes other highly active components - salbutamol sulfate, bromhexine hydrochloride and guaifenesin. It can be given to both adults and children, but the younger the child, the lower the dosage should be. The maximum possible daily dose is 30 ml, divided into 3 doses.


  • Does not require dilution with water;
  • Tolerable taste;
  • Adverse reactions are rare;
  • No cases of overdose have been recorded;
  • The bottle contains 200 ml of syrup;
  • Fast action.


  • It should be given with caution to patients with diabetes mellitus;
  • It is undesirable to use for stomach and duodenal ulcers.


This wet cough syrup for children is not cheap, but this disadvantage is compensated by its bright effect. First of all, the naturalness of the composition, which contains more than 50% plant components: mint oil, fennel oil, etc., is striking. The rest is ethanol, so your child should take it with caution. You also need to be especially careful if you are intolerant to fructose.

The solution can withstand storage well in a dark, dry place, but over time it may slightly change its taste and become cloudy. This does not affect the effectiveness of the syrup itself, but requires shaking before use. The product was recognized as safe due to the natural composition and no cases of overdose were identified. The only contraindication for its use is hypersensitivity to the components.


  • Interacts normally with other drugs;
  • The first results appear approximately a week after the start of treatment;
  • Cumulative effect;
  • Allergic reactions are rare;
  • You can take several courses with short breaks;
  • Suitable for coughs of any origin, including viral;
  • Effective for various lung diseases;
  • It doesn’t just eliminate symptoms, but fights the cause of their appearance.


  • Not a low price;
  • Monitoring by a doctor is recommended during treatment.

The daily requirement for this syrup is small - 9 tsp. for adults and 6 tsp. – for children over 6 years old and teenagers. It can also be given to infants over 1 year old, but not more than 1 tsp. at a time.

Lazolvan with wild berry flavor

Unlike previous remedies, this drug is designed specifically for the treatment of children with acute and chronic cough of various etiologies. It is prescribed to patients with bronchitis, tonsillitis, pneumonia, and asthma. It is available in 100 ml bottles, which are enough for one course of therapy. Such savings were made possible due to a small daily dose - 7.5-30 ml, depending on the age of the child. This norm is divided into 3 times, and it can be taken at any time of the day.

Thanks to the highly active composition based on the active ingredient ambroxol hydrochloride, it is possible to get rid of both weak and strong coughs, including “barking” coughs in children. Safe ingredients are used as auxiliary components - glycerol, sorbitol, natural flavoring.


  • No prescription required to purchase;
  • Adequate taste and smell;
  • Good consistency;
  • Does not cause discomfort in the mouth;
  • Improves sputum discharge.


  • Nausea sometimes occurs as a result of taking it;
  • Taste sensations may deteriorate.

Unfortunately, Lazolvan cough syrup for children is best taken only by those who have already reached 6 years of age, and it is recommended to do this under the supervision of a doctor.

Why might a child be bothered by a cough and runny nose?

Allergic reaction.

Upon contact with a substance to which the child’s immune system is hypersensitive, an allergic reaction develops. In this case, inflammation of the mucous membranes, increased mucus production, skin rashes and itching are observed. In this case, a runny nose and cough occur only after contact with an allergen substance and are not accompanied by an increase in body temperature. To get rid of unpleasant symptoms, children from 6 years of age can use TIZIN® Alergy.


The list of infectious diseases that are accompanied by cough is very extensive. It includes bronchitis, laryngitis, tracheitis and many others. In addition to cough and runny nose, other symptoms may be observed: increased body temperature, aches, etc.


This is a group of diseases that can rightfully be considered the most common cause of cough and runny nose in children. Such diseases are caused by adenoviruses, parainfluenza, reoviruses and other pathogens. The onset of the disease is usually acute, with a sudden increase in body temperature, sneezing, nasal congestion and copious discharge, sore throat, and cough. Depending on the diagnosis, symptoms of intoxication may be expressed: lethargy, headache and muscle pain, body aches.


The causes of a child’s cough may be food toxins that enter the body with food, unwashed fresh vegetables and fruits, or dirty hands. Some foodborne viral infections, such as rotavirus, can be transmitted by airborne droplets. In this case, in addition to coughing, the child experiences symptoms of gastrointestinal dysfunction: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.

Foreign body in the upper respiratory tract.

Inhalation or ingestion of a foreign body (bead, coin, small part of a toy, etc.) can disrupt the functioning of the respiratory system or become an obstacle to inhalation and exhalation of air. In this case, mechanical irritation of the mucous membrane by a foreign body stimulates the cough reflex, which is aimed at removing the foreign body from the body.

The best dry cough syrups for children

Unlike a wet cough, a dry cough is more superficial, loud, “barking,” whistling. It exhausts the child due to disruption of normal breathing. This phenomenon begins to bother the upper respiratory tract, that is, in the throat. That is why in most cases the child is diagnosed with acute respiratory infections, tonsillitis, tracheitis and other otolaryngological diseases. Let's take a look at the two best drugs in this category.

Codelac Neo

...Testing has shown that to eliminate a not very strong cough in a child, one course of this remedy lasting 6-9 days is enough, depending on the doctor’s recommendations...

Expert opinion

The fast-acting syrup "Codelac Neo" has proven itself in the fight against dry coughs of various origins. It is prescribed by ENT specialists for whooping cough, colds, bronchitis, before and after operations. It is especially relevant for children who are planning to undergo bronchoscopy. This option is suitable for children over 3 years old. This is a unique remedy that has several effects at once - bronchodilator, anti-inflammatory, expectorant and antitussive.

The value of Codelac Neo lies in its rapid and complete absorption in the body, which increases the effectiveness of treatment and speeds up the fight against cough. The main feature of this syrup is the absence of strict dosages, which are set by the attending physician in each individual case. Although in any situation one cannot do without its control in order to avoid side effects. The product is available in 200 ml bottles and is used sparingly.


  • High concentration of the active ingredient butamirate citrate – 1.5 mg;
  • Keeps well at room temperature;
  • It has a pleasant taste due to the vanillin content;
  • Improves spirometry indicators;
  • Acts directly on the cough center.


  • It is not recommended to combine with other expectorants;
  • Due to the glycerin content, it is not suitable for vegans.


The drug "Joset" is sold in a translucent 200 ml bottle; the set includes a measuring cap for ease of use. The product is intended for use from the very birth of the baby. Despite the safe composition, which includes salbutamol sulfate as an active substance, it has a fairly wide list of contraindications - myocarditis, tachycardia and some others.

This dry cough syrup is suitable for children from one year old and quickly eliminates the symptoms of ARVI, bronchitis and other diseases that cause severe cough. It has a gentle effect on the walls of the mucous membrane, relieves irritation, helps soften and soothe. To obtain such results, you will need to take a course lasting at least 5-7 days. The daily dose of the drug depends on the age of the child, up to 6 years old - 1 tsp, and for a child from 6 to 12 years old it can be doubled.


  • It is not necessary to consume at the same time of day;
  • The optimal frequency of administration is 3 times a day;
  • Good consistency;
  • Allergic reactions occur very rarely;
  • Does not leave an unpleasant aftertaste.


  • Should be used with caution in diabetes mellitus;
  • May turn urine pink;
  • Do not drink alkaline drinks.

The effectiveness of Joset may be reduced when combined with other antitussive drugs.

The best all-purpose cough syrups for children

These remedies are called universal because of their complex effect on the body - they are suitable both for eliminating dry cough and for treating its wet type. According to customer reviews, the 3 syrups described in this TOP category cope well with these tasks.


Popular cough syrup for children and adults from the famous French manufacturer Boiron. Prescribed at the first signs of cough development. It contains natural ingredients that provide complex anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antitussive effects. Therefore, Stodal reduces the treatment time for cough during ARVI from 3 to 1 week.

Yellow-brown syrup, in a 200 ml brown glass bottle. The taste and smell are mild and very pleasant, which is especially important for children. Stodal is suitable for treating the whole family. Prescribe 5 ml for children, 15 ml for adults – 3-5 times a day. The recommended duration of taking the syrup is 7 days.


  • Combined with other medications;
  • Does not contain artificial colors;
  • Approved for use at any age;
  • Side effects are extremely rare;
  • Registered in 27 countries.


  • In rare cases, allergic reactions are possible;
  • If you have diabetes, you should take it with caution.

Doctor Mom

The versatility of this syrup is due to its effective effect on both dry and wet coughs. Thanks to its regular use, 3 times a day, 2.5-10 ml, it is possible to get rid of discomfort in the throat, remove irritation of the oral mucosa and respiratory tract. All this is achieved in about 2-3 weeks of treatment, if necessary, repeat, it is recommended to take a break and consult a doctor.

Doctor Mom is designed for use in symptomatic therapy in cases of chronic and acute respiratory diseases, accompanied by difficult sputum discharge and sore throat - pharyngitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, tracheitis. It is effective at various stages of the disease, including advanced cases.


  • Effective for both acute and chronic cough;
  • It is of plant origin;
  • Has pronounced expectorant properties;
  • Contains a large number of highly active substances;
  • Available without a prescription.


  • The composition includes dye;
  • Prescribed with caution for diabetes mellitus.

To avoid reducing the effectiveness of the drug, it is not allowed to combine it with other antitussives.


This is an inexpensive cough syrup for children from a Bulgarian manufacturer, developed using the active ingredient clenbuterol. Its high efficiency allows you to fight even advanced forms of cough in bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This does not require large dosages - the maximum daily dose is 40 mcg, and for prevention, 10 mcg is quite sufficient.

Clenbuterol is approved for use by children over 6 years of age. It is recommended to use it twice a day; on average, the course of treatment lasts 7 days. If necessary, therapy can be continued under the supervision of a physician. The syrup contains many different additional substances in the form of sodium benzoate, purified water, ethanol, but all this is not dangerous to health. Therefore, adverse reactions from the body are extremely rare.


  • There is a measuring cup;
  • Translucent bottle;
  • Normal taste;
  • Acceptable smell;
  • Quickly absorbed.


  • A considerable list of contraindications;
  • High ethanol content.

The reviews note that in the first days of treatment, patients sometimes experience slight tremors and anxiety, which usually go away on their own. If the problem does not resolve for a long time, you need to consult a doctor and change the drug.

Which syrup is suitable for dry cough

Before choosing a syrup for an unproductive cough, the doctor assesses the child’s well-being. Taking into account the age and period of cough onset, the pediatrician prescribes two types of medications:

  • Antitussives. If the disease has just begun, medications are used that suppress the cough reflex or reduce the sensitivity of the nerves in the pharynx. Antitussive cough syrup for infants is selected only by a pediatrician. Some medications contain narcotic additives that affect the functioning of the respiratory center. An overdose is dangerous due to depression of respiratory function and disruption of the heart.
  • Mucolytic. 2-3 days after inflammation of the ENT organs, goblet cells begin to produce sputum. To reduce its viscosity, mucolytic syrups are used. They increase cough productivity, which leads to clearing of mucus from the lungs.

A separate group includes combination drugs that have several properties at once - antitussive, bronchodilator, mucolytic. It is advisable to use multi-component syrups with herbal additives for children aged 5 years and older.


Mucolytic syrup with marshmallow root extracts affects mucus - reduces its elasticity and thickness. Used for symptomatic treatment of children over 2 years of age. The herbal drug has a bronchodilator effect.

Tips for taking Mucaltin for a nonproductive cough:

  • shake the bottle before use;
  • a single dose should not exceed 15 ml;
  • take syrup 4 to 6 times a day;
  • therapy takes from 7 to 14 days.

With regular use of Mucaltin, the motor function of the bronchial epithelium is restored, so mucus does not stagnate in the lungs.


An effective remedy with butamirate affects the functioning of the cough center in the brain. Sinekod relieves bronchospasms and inflammation, normalizes breathing.

Antitussive drugs are not combined with mucolytics, as this is dangerous due to stagnation of mucus in the lungs, respiratory failure, and pneumonia.

The syrup is used in pediatrics due to its safety:

  • does not depress respiratory function;
  • quickly relieves cough;
  • rarely causes unwanted reactions;
  • does not provoke drowsiness or addiction.

Sinekod is intended for the relief of coughing attacks in children over 3 years of age. Take 5, 10 or 15 ml up to 3 times a day. The maximum course of therapy is 7 days.

Codelac Neo

Syrup for severe coughs with butamirate relieves inflammation, inhibits the functions of the cough center, increases the width of the bronchi, and restores respiratory function. It does not contain narcotic substances, so it is suitable for children over 3 years old. Prescribed by a pediatrician for dry cough caused by laryngitis, pharyngitis, whooping cough, nasopharyngitis.

Recommendations for use:

  • 3-6 years – 5 ml;
  • 6-12 years – 10 ml;
  • teenagers – 15 ml;
  • frequency of admission – 3 rubles. per day.

Codelac Neo is not used if the child is prone to allergies or cannot tolerate fructose. During treatment, undesirable effects are possible - nausea, stool upset, dizziness, skin rash.


A centrally acting medicine quickly relieves barking cough in children over 3 years old. The butamirate it contains reduces air resistance in the respiratory tract. Therefore, shortness of breath disappears, and the blood is quickly saturated with oxygen.

The antitussive is taken before meals. A single dose depends on age and body weight and ranges from 2 to 3 scoops 3-4 times a day. The therapeutic course is 5-7 days. If there is no improvement, consult your doctor.

The syrup contains the sweeteners saccharin and sorbitol, so it should not be given to a child with carbohydrate metabolism disorders or diabetes.


The combination medicine contains antibodies to:

  • histamine;
  • morphine;
  • bradykinin.

Rengalin has various therapeutic properties:

  • painkillers;
  • antitussives;
  • antispasmodic;
  • calming;
  • decongestants;
  • antiallergic.

The drug is prescribed to a child over 3 years of age for acute and indolent ENT pathologies, which are accompanied by a nonproductive cough and bronchospasms.
Taking into account age, a single dose is 5 or 10 ml. You should drink Rengalin three times a day. On the advice of the pediatrician, the frequency of administration is increased to 6 times.

The best inexpensive syrups for children

Inexpensive products include syrups costing about 30-60 rubles. Basically, we are talking about products of plant origin - herbs, juices, tinctures and extracts. We analyzed the options available on the market and, based on their safety and effectiveness, included the two best in this subsection of the rating.


This is the most inexpensive product in the rating, but despite this, its effectiveness is beyond doubt. It is associated with a high content of highly active substances in the form of thyme or thyme herb extract, as well as potassium bromide. This is a powerful expectorant, which is often prescribed for bronchitis, whooping cough, tracheitis, and acute respiratory infections.

Pertussin-eco has a gentle effect on the body, is quickly and completely absorbed, which improves treatment results. For this purpose, the child is given from 1/2 tsp. syrup three times a day until recovery, which usually takes 5 to 10 days. During such a short course, the risk of adverse reactions – allergies, itchy skin, nausea, etc. – is extremely low. True, all this time you may periodically suffer from heartburn.


  • Delicate impact;
  • Does not cause discomfort;
  • It is of plant origin;
  • Helps quickly;
  • Reduces the excitability of the central nervous system.


  • Contains sugar and is not suitable for diabetics.

The only contraindications to taking this inexpensive cough syrup for children are heart failure, hypersensitivity, lactation and pregnancy, which are not relevant in the case of children.


This is another cheap but good remedy for treating cough in children. The drug is used for both dry and wet types. The purpose of Althea is to eliminate discomfort in the respiratory tract and throat through a gentle effect. This effect is due to the high concentration of the active substance in the form of marshmallow root extract. Unlike the alternative syrups in the rating, this one contains nothing else except sugar syrup.

Marshmallow is packaged in 125 ml bottles, which is enough for one course of treatment. According to the instructions, it is prescribed for coughs caused by respiratory diseases - tracheitis, bronchitis, laryngitis, bronchial asthma. The effect of the product is to envelop and soften the mucous membrane of the throat, accelerate the removal of excess mucus, and reduce the source of inflammation. It is produced in Russia.


  • Is a herbal medicine;
  • Has a pronounced expectorant effect;
  • Protects the mucous membrane of the throat from irritation;
  • Promotes regeneration of the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract;
  • Allergies during treatment are extremely rare.


  • Not suitable for people with diabetes;
  • Should be taken with caution by children suffering from obesity.

Judging by the reviews, Althea syrup helps in one course, but if the problem is not completely resolved, then it can be repeated after a short break.

How to choose a drug by age

What syrup should I give to a baby with a dry cough, and which one is suitable for older children? Antitussive medications have age restrictions. This should be taken into account when choosing a medicine.

The following is a list of dry cough syrups for children in tabular form by age category.

Dry cough syrups for children / age categoryDrug name
Up to 1 yearLazolvan, licorice root syrup, Bronchicum, Prospan, Herbion ivy, syrups with ambroxol. From 3 months - Bronchipret, from six months - Linkas
From 1 yearAlteika, Gelisal
From 2 yearsErispolom, ACC, Herbion
From 3 years.Rengalin, Pertussin, Omnitus, Doctor MOM

List of effective syrups for dry cough for children, available in domestic pharmacy chains:

NameCompoundTherapeutic effectApplicationPrice
BRONCHOLITINGlaucine hydrobromide, ephedrine hydrochlorideAntitussive, bronchodilator1 teaspoon 3 rubles per day (from 3 years) From 100 rub.
DOCTOR MOMElecampane, aloe, ginger, nightshade, cubeba pepper, wasaka, licoriceBronchodilator, mucolytic, anti-inflammatory, mucokinetic½ tsp 3 r.
per day (from 3 years). The therapeutic course lasts 14 days
From 175 rub.
KODELAK NEOButamirate citrateExpectorant, eliminates unproductive paroxysmal cough, anti-inflammatory1 teaspoon 3 rubles per day (from 36 months) From 139 rub.
GERBION primrose syrupPlant herbsExpectorant½ tsp 3 r. per day for 2-3 weeks (from 24 months) From 230 rub.
SINECODEButamirate citrateBronchodilator, makes breathing easier3 r. per day for 7 days (from 3 years old) From 260 rub.
GEDELIXivy leavesFacilitating expectoration of sputum, anti-inflammatory, wound healing, antioxidant, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, mucolytic½ tsp 3 r. per day (up to 12 months). From a year - 1 teaspoon 4 rubles. in a day From 350 rub. Good dry cough syrup for children
PROSPANivy leavesMucolytic, expectorant, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, antitussive1 teaspoon 3 rubles per day (from 1 year). After consumption, side effects may occur in the form of skin rashes, since many children develop an allergy to ivy From 400 rub.
EUCABALUSThyme and plantain, ethanolExpectorant, mucolytic, anti-inflammatory1 tsp 2 r. per day (up to 1 year) From 200 rub.
TUSSAMAGThymol and carvacrolExpectorant, antiseptic1 teaspoon 2-3 r. per day (from a year) From 239 rub.
TRAVISILFennel, pepper, licorice, ginger, emblica, turmeric, terminaliaLocal irritant, distracting, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory1 measuring spoon 3 rubles. per day (from 12 months) From 96 rub.
LINCASExtracts of hyssop, marshmallow, violetEmollient, bactericidal, antibacterial, expectorant, mucolytic½ tsp 3 r.
per day (from 6 months). Course of therapy – from 7 to 10 days
From 135 rub.
BRONCHICUMThyme, alcoholExpectorant, anti-inflammatory1 teaspoon 3 rubles per day (from 2 years). Duration of treatment is 2 weeks From 199 rub.
PERTUSSINThymeExpectorant, mucolytic3 r. 1 measuring spoon per day, which comes with the kit (from 3 years old) From 30 rub. This is the most inexpensive cough syrup for children
DOCTOR THEISSMint, plantain, beetrootImproves the removal of mucus from the lungs and upper respiratory tract½ tsp 4 rubles per day, washing down the solution with water (from 1 year) From 270 rub.
LAZOLVANAmbroxolMucolytic, expectorant2-3 r. in a day From 190 rub.
Licorice root syrupHerbal IngredientsExpectorant, enveloping, antimicrobial, restorativeNo more than 2-3 drops three times a day (from 1 year). From 2 years – from 2 to 10 drops three times a day. Before use, dilute the medicine in tbsp. l. boiled water at room temperature From 50 rub.
ASKORIL EXPERTORGuaifenesinBronchodilator, mucolytic, expectorant1 teaspoon 3 rubles per day (up to 6 years) From 228 rub.
AMBROBENEAmbroxolMucolytic, expectorant½ teaspoon 2-3 r. per day 7 days (from 1 year). From 104 rub.

Which cough syrup is best for children to buy?

If a child has obesity or diabetes, it is necessary to avoid formulations with added sugar and its analogues. If your baby has heart problems, you should be more careful when giving them alcohol-based medications. The safest of them are natural syrups prepared from plant ingredients - juices, infusions, extracts, etc.

When deciding which cough syrup is best to choose for a child, it is worth considering the specific situation:

  • If a lot of sputum has accumulated due to bronchitis, then Ascoril expectorant will be just right.
  • For a deep, wet cough coming from the lower respiratory tract, you should choose Prospan.
  • Patients with pneumonia and bronchial asthma with mucus stagnation will benefit from taking a course of Lazolvan.
  • Stodal syrup is optimal for any disease when a cough in a child or adult is just beginning.
  • For severe sore throat caused by laryngitis or pharyngitis, it is recommended to buy Codelac Neo.
  • If the cough is dry and provoked by an ordinary ARVI, it is enough to limit yourself to taking Joset.
  • In the case of acute bronchitis, in which a wet cough often alternates with a dry one, Doctor Mom syrup will be useful.
  • For children with chronic pharyngitis, leading to frequent coughing attacks, Clenbuterol is an ideal option.
  • If you need to solve the problem quickly and without high costs, Pertussin-eco or Altey can help.

Only by choosing the best cough syrup can you be sure that it will help. Therefore, you should not buy it at random - it is recommended to consult a doctor and read reviews from parents of successfully treated children.

For children from 3 years of age

Syrup Doctor Mom

For older children, Doctor Mom is a good herbal preparation. This cough remedy contains more than 10 active ingredients, most of which are plant extracts.

The uniqueness of the medicine lies in the fact that all its ingredients enhance each other, therefore a pronounced effect of the treatment is manifested. Licorice root, aloe and ginger help get rid of thick mucus and hard-to-clear phlegm that is characteristic of a dry cough. The drug effectively eliminates attacks of obsessive cough by softening the mucous membrane and dilating the bronchi.

Turmeric, ginger, basil and cubeba pepper help increase the body's defenses and have an antimicrobial effect. The remedy not only helps relieve symptoms and alleviate the condition of the baby, but also acts on the cause of the disease - the causative agent of the disease.

Another advantage of the drug is the presence of not alcoholic, but aqueous extracts of medicinal herbs. Parents do not have to worry about the effects of ethanol on the baby’s body.

Side effects are rare and are manifested by allergy symptoms. Typically, adverse reactions are caused by non-compliance with treatment periods or drug overdose.


Combined drugs with antitussive action include Bronholitin syrup. The medication is indicated for attacks of dry cough that debilitate and torment the child. This syrup can be prescribed as part of therapy for whooping cough and bronchial asthma.

The effectiveness of this cough remedy is due to the glaucine contained in it, which quickly relieves a cough attack by affecting the cough reflex. Glaucine does not cause breathing problems or drug dependence, so the medicine is successfully used in pediatrics.

In addition to blocking cough, the drug has a bronchodilator effect. This effect is provided by the ephedrine included in the composition. Ephedrine also eliminates swelling of the bronchial mucosa and stimulates breathing. Of the plant components, the syrup contains basil oil, which has a mild sedative, antimicrobial and antiseptic effect.

The complex composition of the drug provides quick relief from dry cough, and the bronchodilating and emollient agents included in the composition make the drug safer.

Bronholitin is produced in the form of syrup with a specific sweetish taste and basil aroma. Children easily and happily drink the required dose of medicine. The medication should be stored out of the reach of children.

It is very important to follow the dosage regimen of this drug, since the active ingredients of the medication can have a stimulating effect. You should immediately stop taking the medication if your baby develops anxiety, tremor, or insomnia. Bronholitin should be used with caution in children with heart disease.

The medicine is easy to dose; in addition to the bottle, a measuring spoon or cup is included. If necessary, the syrup can be diluted in water before use. But using the medicine for more than a week is not recommended.


Sinekod is an effective remedy that helps to quickly and permanently relieve a coughing attack.
The main role in the treatment with Sinekod is played by butamirate citrate, which has a pronounced ability to block the cough center. Therefore, the medicine has a long-lasting effect, and the cough does not recur under the influence of irritating factors. In addition to a pronounced antitussive effect, the medicine dilates the bronchi and improves the functioning of the respiratory system. This increases blood oxygen saturation and improves the overall condition of the baby.

The medicine relieves the symptom of the disease, but cannot cure it itself. For adequate treatment of the baby, medications are prescribed that act on the cause of the cough. Sinecode is used in the treatment of pleurisy, tracheitis, bronchopneumonia, bronchial asthma, and whooping cough.

The drug is available in the form of drops, syrup and tablets, but liquid forms of the drug are preferred for children. Before use, the syrup must be shaken well; it is allowed to dilute the liquid medicine in water before use.

The drug is well tolerated, but can sometimes lead to bowel problems, drowsiness or allergies. At the first manifestation of undesirable reactions, you should stop taking the medication and consult a doctor.

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