Flagship brands such as Norlevo®, Sterimar and Hedelix®


"Eases coughing, relieves bronchial spasms, thins mucus, suitable for the

whole family even babies and children"

What is Hedelix® COUGH SYRUP and what is it indicated for


Hedelix® Cough Syrup helps to relieve bronchial spasms, thins bronchial mucus and enables expectoration (coughing up and expelling mucus), thus relieving an irritated cough and helping you to breathe more easily.


Hedelix® COUGH SYRUP works in three ways:


  Provides relief from a cough

Thins and loosens phlegm (mucus) in the airways

  Alleviates the symptoms of the common cold affecting the respiratory tract and those associated with chronic

 inflammatory bronchial diseases


What does Hedelix® COUGH SYRUP contain?


Hedelix® contains a plant extract which is extracted from the leaves of the English ivy. Hedera, commonly known as ivy, is a well-known climbing plant that has been widely used in medicinal products since ancient times.1


Key benefits of Hedelix® Cough Syrup:


  Sugar free - may be used in diabetics

  Alcohol-free - non-sedating and suitable for use in athletes and people who need to avoid alcohol

  Free from preservatives and artificial colourants

  Suitable for babies from birth, 2,5 ml per day



How does Hedelix® Cough Syrup compare to other products that contain ivy leaf extract?


In a study comparing the efficacy and tolerability of two different ivy leaf extracts in patients with acute bronchitis, Hedelix® Cough Syrup with its ‘soft’ extract of ivy leaf was proven to have the same efficacy and tolerability as other products containing dry extract of ivy leaf.2





1.  Product information as supplied by the manufacturer.


2.  Cwientzek U, Ottilinger B, Arenberger P. Acute Bronchitis Therapy with Ivy Leaves Extracts in a Two-Arm Study.

A Double-Blind Randomised Study vs. Another Ivy Leaves Extract. Pytomedicine 2011; 18:1105-1109.





Hedelix® Cough Syrup


Infants 0 - 1 year: 2,5 ml (½ measuring spoon or 2,5 ml in a syringe) once daily

Children 1 - 4 years: 2,5 ml (½ measuring spoon or 2,5 ml in a syringe) three times daily

Children 4 - 10 years: 2,5 ml (½ measuring spoon or 2,5 ml in a syringe) four times daily

Adults and Children above 10 years:  5 ml (1 measuring spoon or 5 ml in a syringe) three times daily


Hedelix® Cough Syrup is suitable for the entire family.

  Each 100 ml syrup contains 0,8 g extract of ivy leaves (Hedera helix L.,folium)


  Hedelix® Cough Syrup includes a practical dosing syringe in its packaging. This syringe and the specially designed spout in

the bottle's neck prevent any spillage and allow for more accurate dosing in children and infants


  Hedelix® Cough Syrup can be used for six months once opened and will preserve for 36 months from manufacturing date

when unopened



Hedelix® Cough Syrup - Patient Information Leaflet



Hedelix® Cough Syrup. Complementary Medicine. D 33.6 Western Herbal Medicine.

Each ml contains: Soft extract of ivy leaves: 8 mg.


These unregistered medicines have not been evaluated by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority for their quality, safety or intended use.