1. IMS PharmaTrend® monthly, section MAT 03/2015.
2. IMS MIDAS data, section MAT 12/2012.
3. If you take a prescription or non-prescription medication for a health condition, always talk to your pharmacist about interactions before choosing any cough or cold product.
4. Helixia® Cough Prospan® and Helixia® Cough Prospan® for Kids Packaging Inserts. PENDOPHARM, Division of Pharmascience Inc., June 2012
5. Helixia® Sinus 200 mg and Helixia® Sinus 100 mg for Kids Packaging Inserts. PENDOPHARM, Division of Pharmascience Inc., June 2012.
6. Data on file, Engelhard Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG.
7. Data on file, MCM Klosterfrau Vertriebs GmbH.
8. Marketed as Soledum.
9. Contains sorbitol as a sugar substitute.
10. Pseudoephedrine in adults, Benylin®, and Robitussin® Drug Monographs. Canadian Pharmacists Association. Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties. Accessed July 3 and July 12, 2013.
11. May not be suitable for everyone. Always read the label and follow the directions of use.
12. May not be suitable for everyone. Always read the label and follow the directions of use. A healthcare professional should be consulted before use of Helixia® Cough Prospan® in infants under 1 year of age or if use exceeds 7 days.
13. Does not contain honey.
14. Health Canada Releases Decision on the Labelling of Cough and Cold Products for Children (archived), available at: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2008/13267a-eng.php. Accessed October 5, 2015.
15. IMS Knowledge Link, R05C (Expectorants), MAT 12, 2010 and 2012.
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