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Clinically researched chesty cough syrup for adults and children1

Prospan is the World’s No. 1 selling ivy leaf product* for soothing chesty coughs, and is backed by rigorous clinical evidence in over 65,000 patients.1

When a chesty cough has become a family affair, consider Prospan – a reliable cough remedy with a naturally sourced active ingredient that is suitable for both adults and children. When you want to take action, turn to Prospan for a clinically proven herbal cough medicine that can be given to the whole family.1 

The non-drowsy, sugar-free formulation is reliable and very well tolerated, making it suitable for people of all ages.

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 2 years without medical advice.

Prospan’s five    action formula:

Loosens & clears mucus

Loosens & clears mucus

Helps you cough less frequently and more effectively1 and shown to reduce cough symptoms in 93% of cases.3

Relieves congestion

Relieves congestion

Helps to thin and break up chest mucus so that it’s easier to clear your airways during a cold,1,3 and shown to improve chest congestion in 93% of cases.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 and shown to ease breathing symptoms in 91% of cases2

Research & Evidence

Prospan: Key Ingredient

Prospan contains an exclusive extract from the leaves of Hedera helix, commonly known as ivy leaf. The specific extract used in Prospan – 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, involving more than 65,000 adults and children.1,2

More about Hedera helix
trials & studies
11 clinical trials & 9 scientific studies 1-2
Studied in over 65,000 patients 1

Food for thought

When looking for relief, it is important to understand what kind of cough you have. Dry coughs are non-productive and can mean having an irritated tickly throat while chesty coughs are associated with excess mucus which triggers our cough reflex to help remove the extra phlegm. When you are looking to ease a chesty cough, Prospan’s specific Ivy leaf extract EA 575 can help to thin and break up chest mucus.

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®

Recommended dosage & directions





5-7.5 mL

3 times per day

6-16 yrs

5 mL

3 times per day

2-5 yrs

2.5 mL

3 times per day



Prospan is non-drowsy and well tolerated in children, adults and the elderly.1 The tolerability of Prospan is based on research studies in thousands of patients and decades of use worldwide.  


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.

Active ingredient
Ivy Leaf (Hedera helix EA 575)

Prospan (100 or 200 mL) contains:

  • Hedera helix (EA 575) extract 7mg/mL, equivalent to 43.75mg/mL dry leaf


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 proven to help relieve chesty coughs.1

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 has a great tasting natural cherry flavour suitable for children – and is the World’s No. 1 selling ivy leaf product* for soothing chesty coughs, used by millions of families worldwide.


Prospan is not to be used in children under 2 years without medical advice.


Prospan 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 during these life stages.

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

Please contact us for further information.

Prospan is well tolerated by children. See packaging for appropriate children’s dosing. Prospan should not be given to infants under 2 years of age without medical advice.

With its naturally sourced active ingredients, Prospan does not contain any added gluten, soy, dairy, sugar or artificial colours.

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

Prospan does not contain alcohol.

Prospan 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. Lang C, et al., Planta Med 2015;81:968-974. Supported by Engelhard Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG. 
  2. Schaefer A, et al., Pharmazie 2016;71(9):504-509. 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; 43(49) [translation].

*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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