Famel Syrup

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Famel Syrup

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Coughs? take Famel Syrup ...soothes sore throat - eases the chest. From all chemists.

28 user comment(s) below:-

Comments by Janice Bartholomeusz on 22nd March 2020  Quben123@yahoo.co.uk 

The best thing in the world. I reckon it would help people with virus now

Comments by on 18th January 2019  anneyoleary@googlemail.com 

My Dad (a former industrial chameidt) swore by Famel.
Just googled it for my daughter who has a maddening cough but noticed itís now banned!
I remember the taste of creosote but ... it worked.

Comments by Pauline on 17th January 2019  

I hated the taste of famel syrup, but it worked, it cleared the phlegm proper. I certainly could do with it right now, as nothing else works.

Comments by Anne on 10th January 2019  

I asked about Famel Syrup in Boots the chemist today as it was great at shifting the catarrah. It tasted foul but did the trick. Anyway the chemist said it ceased being sold as it contained morphine so was banned!! What a shame !

Comments by Mark on 3rd January 2019  

It got stopped like everything else thatís work. The corporation have interest in pharmaceuticals only. Itís there investment peoples lives donít matter. Money does. Such a shame but thatís the way

Comments by Ben Walsh on 11th October 2018  

I was just talking to my sister about various childhood memories and Famels cough startup came up. It was dished out to us children at the slightest hint of a cough or cold and generally did the trick. I do have to say I loved the taste of it. About 10 years ago whilst suffering with a cough on holiday I went into a traditional chemist and asked if they sold it. The chemist looked at me in puzzlement and said sheíd never heard of it. She went away and checked and told me that it isnít produced anymore. A real shame as it actually worked. Cough syrups today just donít work!

Comments by Tim on 23rd January 2017  

Anyone know where to get some today?

Comments by Patricia on 28th March 2016  

Famel syrup never failed to do the trick. I always had a tin of the pastilles in my bag. One of those stopped anything getting a hold. They tasted great and that smell of creosote was heaven. I suppose it was the knowledge of how effective it was. Why do all the really good products have to be replaced?

Comments by Joan on 18th October 2015  

My mother suffered with her chest most of her adult life but she always said Famel was the only liquid that would lift the phlegm off her chest. I have tried to purchase it but cannot fined it on the shelves anymore.

Any ideas please

Comments by Ramona Giron on 6th April 2015  ray.mona101714@gmail.com 

I recently came across a small full bottle of this at a give away. The family's grandfather had passed snd had many antique treasures. I picked it up on the off chance it would be worth something. If anyone knows please contact me.

Comments by dusty bloo on 20th January 2015  

there was nothing better than famel syrup have a spoon full in tea or coffee till u get used to the taste then sip it from the bottle but not a lot it can make u drousy bi for now

Comments by Pearl Haycock on 30th November 2014  

I am 62 years of age and I was talking to my Mum about when she used to force me to take 'Famel' linctus. I didn't know what was in it, I just used to know how HORRIBLE it tasted!!! I can still taste it now after all these years. I don't like Jaggers and I know why!!! They taste like FAMEL!!!

Comments by Donald on 24th March 2014  

Famels Syrup was the only thing,apart from warm sunshine, that would cure my cough. It contained medicinal creosote! Didn't they used to say that the guys who tarmaced the roads never got colds?

Comments by Helen on 21st February 2014  

I remember Famel Syrup , the cure for all !! Looking back I think we were probably all addicted to the stuff. Gone but never forgotten.

Comments by Mike Mcdonnell on 18th February 2014   oggy

Just another part of life gone in the nanny state rollercoaster,where the hells my Famel syryp gone

Comments by Dazla67 on 4th February 2014  

OMG!!! Famel my childhood elixir helped me through alot of chesty problems. I wish I had a gallon of it now what's a little creasote among friends lol its probably why I love jagermeister so much! Let's keep our fingers crossed and hope we see a return from this delicious nectar but I won't hold my breath!!!

Comments by Mike on 19th December 2013  

It always worked for me and the pastels as well.They were like sweets.RIP

Comments by James Hicken on 23rd January 2013  jrhicken2@aol.com 

I remember Famel too. I worked for the Keldon Grouo of companies during the 60's namely Optrex Ltd which sold Famel to Pharmcies only, along with many other products. Famel was a cough mixture containing I believe creasote!! The stuff you put on fences!! but it seemed to do the trick when taken for the chest. Amazing! No!

Comments by Suzy Jacobs on 29th August 2012  

I was given this as a child ,and now in older age I have developed the same sort of cough,to which the doctors keep prescribing asthma pumps whcih do not work,I know if I was to have Famel Syrup again I would be cured,where can I get it from ?

Comments by Trunky on 18th December 2011  

I must have got through pints of that stuff as a boy. Apparently the indredients also included creosote, no wonder it was so effective at clearing chesty coughs!

Comments by gail stock on 8th December 2011  

I can remember this it didn't taste very nice but it worked,wish you counld still get it

Comments by emma on 22nd October 2011  

my gran used to give me this when i was young in the late 70's and i can remember it really working

Comments by E Bonner on 31st August 2011  

It has opiods in it that's why you can't get it now and why it worked. I can still have a memory of it's taste. Lovely

Comments by colin sterry on 23rd July 2010  

this the only throat mixture that ever worked, now Icannot find it anywhere. How can I get some?

Comments by David on 21st October 2009  stantondavid@hotmail.co.uk 

I am 51 yrs old & in recovery from a long history of Opiate (mainly Heroin) dependency. My Opiate addiction started with Famel Syrup (contaiins Codiene) when I was 5 yrs old - I used to raid my parents medicine cabinet and take huge swigs as I loved the taste & It stopped me crying!!! So beware!!!

Comments by June Russell on 20th February 2009  

I used to love this cough syrup, where is it now!!!

Comments by lynne on 25th January 2009  lynne_rowell@yahoo.com 

My dads favourite - often think about it - very sweet - pure nectar - need to taste again.

Comments by carole on 2nd January 2009  carole.francis@sky.com 

when i was young it was best ever at clearing your chest is product still availibe on market