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Prospan® Menthol

Fresh tasting chesty cough relief

Prospan® Menthol

Looking for reliable chesty cough relief? Prospan Menthol is a great fresh-tasting choice that’s proven to provide relief within 48 hours.1


When you come down with a chesty cough, you want to get things back to normal as soon as possible. For reliable relief, turn to Prospan Menthol, the cough medicine with a clinically proven naturally sourced active ingredient.


Prospan Menthol has been shown to provide 48-hour relief from chesty coughs1 and is backed by rigorous clinical evidence.2 The non-drowsy, sugar-free formula has a refreshing menthol flavour.

This medicine may not be right for you. Read the warnings before purchase. These can be found in the dosage section below. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms or coughing persist, talk to your health professional. Not to be used in children under 6.

Prospan® Menthol triple action formula 

Loosens & clears mucus

Loosens & clears mucus

Helps you cough less frequently and more effectively2

Relieves congestion

Relieves congestion

Helps to thin and break up chest mucus so that it’s easier to clear your airways during a cold2,3

Soothes airways

Soothes airways

Assists in soothing the chest by opening and calming the airways associated with a chesty cough due to a cold.3,4

Research & Evidence

Prospan Menthol: Key Ingredient

Prospan Menthol contains an exclusive extract from the leaves of Hedera helix, commonly known as ivy leaf. The specific extract used in Prospan Menthol – known as EA 575® – is carefully made using a patented extraction process and has been shown to provide chesty cough relief in numerous clinical trials and scientific studies around the world.1,2

More about Hedera helix
trials & studies
Hedera helix EA 575
EA 575 the subject of 11 clinical trials & 9 scientific studies and researched in over 65,000 patients 1-2

Food for thought

Did you know that coughs tend to last for 2 weeks? When chesty coughs get in the way, Prospan Menthol’s exclusive ivy leaf extract can provide relief by helping you to cough more productively and less frequently.

Our Source to Patient Philosophy

What do our products have in common?

The products within the Prospan range have a shared story: they are handled with exceptional precision and care and backed by rigorous science. 

Learn about Prospan's exclusive naturally derived ivy leaf extract.


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Using Prospan® Menthol

Recommended dosage & directions





5 mL

3 times per day

11-16 yrs

5 mL

3 times per day

6-11 yrs

5 mL

2 times per day

Prospan Menthol is non-drowsy and well tolerated in adults, adolescents and children 6 years of age and over.1 

If you have any questions about taking this product, ask your health professional. 

Prospan contains sorbitol and potassium sorbate. Products containing sorbitol may have a laxative effect or cause diarrhoea.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms or coughing persist, talk to your health professional. Prospan Menthol is not recommended in children under 6 years of age.



Active ingredient
Ivy Leaf (Hedera helix EA 575)

Prospan Menthol (200 mL) contains:

  • Hedera helix extract EA 575 7mg/ml equivalent to 43.75 mg/mL dry leaf



Prospan Menthol is a member of the Prospan range and contains the specific exclusive Hedera helix extract known as EA 575.


Prospan is the World’s No. 1 selling ivy leaf product* for soothing chesty coughs. The Prospan range is made from Ivy leaf, but not just any old Ivy leaf. In fact, the products contain a specific extract from the ivy plant (Hedera helix) – an extract known as EA 575. Prospan with EA 575 has been rigorously tested in clinical trials and scientific research to provide chesty cough relief.1,2


Natural medicines can vary considerably depending on the species of plant chosen, the way the plant is grown and harvested, and the extraction and production processes used. So it’s essential that you get the same medicine that’s demonstrated efficacy in clinical trials.


That’s why a patented production process is used to make Prospan. It’s the result of 65 years of research and innovation, and it helps ensure that every batch of Prospan has the same reliable EA 575 formula that’s been shown to relieve chesty coughs.


Prospan is available in different formats to suit your individual needs: the original Prospan liquid, a great-tasting formula that’s suitable for the whole family; Prospan Menthol, suitable for adults and children over 6 years, with a fresh menthol taste; Prospan soft lozenges, suitable for adults and children over 6 years, and handy when you’re on the go; Prospan for Children, a great-tasting formula that makes it easy for children of all ages* to take, and Prospan Drops, suitable for adults and children over 12 years, and easy to add to small amounts of water and other drinks. Learn more about the benefits and dosage recommendations for each by clicking on their names above.


*Not to be used not be given to children under 2 years of age without medical advice.


Prospan Menthol is suitable for children over 6 and has a great fresh-tasting menthol flavour. They may also prefer Prospan for Children, which has a natural cherry flavour suitable for children.* Learn more.


*Not to be used in children under 2 years without medical advice.


Prospan Menthol is not recommended for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding as there are no published studies to establish it's safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Your healthcare professional can discuss with you the risks and benefits involved in taking Prospan Menthol during these life stages.

Prospan Menthol is suitable for children over 6 years old.

Prospan Menthol is not recommended for children under 6 years of age. For children under 6 years, you can use Prospan for Children or Prospan. See packaging for appropriate children’s dosing. Prospan for Children and Prospan should not be given to infants under 2 years of age without medical advice.

There are no known reported interactions between Prospan Menthol and other medicines. As always it is recommended to talk to your healthcare professional if you have any questions about using Prospan Menthol.

Please contact us for further information.

Prospan Menthol does not contain any added gluten, soy, dairy, sugar or artificial colours.

Prospan Menthol does not contain alcohol.

Prospan Menthol is vegetarian friendly as it contains no animal derived ingredients.

Prospan Menthol does not cause drowsiness and is not expected to affect your ability to drive a motor vehicle or operate heavy machinery.

The Prospan range is available from pharmacies and selected health food stores. If you go to the ‘Find a Store’ button above and follow the instructions, you will be able to find a list of stores in your area that either stock Prospan or will know how to order it in.


  1. Schaefer A, et al., Pharmazie 2016;71(9):504-509. Supported by Engelhard Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG. 
  2. Lang C, et al., Planta Med 2015;81:968-974. Supported by Engelhard Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG. 
  3. Fazio S, et al., Phytomedicine 2009;16.1:17-24.
  4. Runkel F, et al., Pharmazeutische Zeitung 2005;15.04:19-25.
  5. Schlenger R. Deutsche Apotheker Zeitung 2003;143(49) [translation].
  6. IMS MIDAS data, Absatz MAT12/2018.

Prospan® is a registered trademark of and is manufactured by Engelhard Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG, Germany.


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