Item #: 991
Source: Picture Post. February 19, 1955
The best thing in the world. I reckon it would help people with virus now
My Dad (a former industrial chameidt) swore by Famel.
Just googled it for my daughter who has a maddening cough but noticed it’s now banned!
I remember the taste of creosote but ... it worked.
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.
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 !
It got stopped like everything else that’s work. The corporation have interest in pharmaceuticals only. It’s there investment peoples lives don’t matter. Money does. Such a shame but that’s the way
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 she’d never heard of it. She went away and checked and told me that it isn’t produced anymore. A real shame as it actually worked. Cough syrups today just don’t work!
Anyone know where to get some today?
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?
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
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.
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
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!!!
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?
I remember Famel Syrup , the cure for all !! Looking back I think we were probably all addicted to the stuff. Gone but never forgotten.
Just another part of life gone in the nanny state rollercoaster,where the hells my Famel syryp gone
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!!!
It always worked for me and the pastels as well.They were like sweets.RIP
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!
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 ?
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!
I can remember this it didn't taste very nice but it worked,wish you counld still get it
my gran used to give me this when i was young in the late 70's and i can remember it really working
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
this the only throat mixture that ever worked, now Icannot find it anywhere. How can I get some?
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!!!
I used to love this cough syrup, where is it now!!!
My dads favourite - often think about it - very sweet - pure nectar - need to taste again.