You’re on a much-needed getaway. Great. But wait, what’s this? You’ve got a dry, villainous cough, and you’re sure you didn’t pack it. And now you can’t stop hacking on the plane. Worse yet, it’s a long-haul flight and the air is d-r-y.

We’ve been there, and it’s uncomfortable. Worst of all, you’re sure everyone in the cabin can hear you, even with their headphones plugged into a Marvel movie. Call us self-conscious, but it can get pretty embarrassing.

So here to help rescue you from your symptoms is DURO-TUSS Dry Cough. These cough lozenges are convenient: You get 24 lozenges in a box that’s small enough to slip into your handbag or carry-on.

Bonus: This remedy isn’t in liquid form, so you don’t have to worry about the 100ml limit on flights – no one can stop you from wanting to stop your cough.

DURO-TUSS Dry Cough lozenges have an active ingredient, pholcodine, a cough suppressant (it helps stop the urge to cough). They’re also the only DURO-TUSS product with cetylpyridinium chloride, which has an antibacterial action against germs associated with sore throats. “It can stop irritation in the throat by suppressing coughs and soothing sore throats,” explains Dr Low Chin Yong from First Care Family Clinic & Surgery.

The orange flavour is just ripe; these lozenges are a hit of sunshine on the palate. They’re free of sugar, lactose and gluten, so they accommodate multiple dietary restrictions. In short, they’re hassle-free.

Now you can kick back, focus on your movie, and recharge yourself for your adventures when you arrive.

What’s the difference: Dry cough and wet cough

Dr Low Chin Yong of First Care Family Clinic & Surgery clues us in



A dry cough doesn’t produce phlegm or mucus. It’s most likely caused by viruses, infection, pollutants in the air, and asthma. It could also be brought on by medications such as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.


A wet cough can also be caused by viruses and bacteria, smoking, lung infections and other conditions which can cause phlegm. It is also known as a productive cough. “In my practice, the remedy is to use an expectorant (a syrup or other medication), which helps to liquefy the phlegm,” says Dr Low.

DURO-TUSS Dry Cough lozenges
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist about whether this product is suitable for you or your family. For further information, please refer to the Product Information Leaflet. If symptoms persist, please consult your health-care professional.


Source: Data on file, iNova Pharmaceuticals. SG-2018-09-0001