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Prospan Drops®

Convenient chesty cough medicine

Prospan Drops

Relief from a chesty cough can be simple when you’re on the go – just add Prospan Drops.


A chesty cough can be irritating and inconvenient. When you need reliability and convenience, turn to Prospan Drops, the clinically proven natural chesty cough medicine.1


Prospan Drops provide handy, on-the-go relief for chesty coughs, and are backed by rigorous clinical evidence.1,2 Take the drops with water or other drinks – it’s up to you. The non-drowsy, sugar-free formulation has been used for decades worldwide. 


This product 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 persist,  talk to your health professional.

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Prospan® Drops triple action helps to:

Relieve coughing

Relieve coughing

Helps you cough less frequently and more effectively,1 and shown to reduce cough symptoms in 93% of cases3

Clear chest congestion

Clear chest 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 cases3

Soothe the airways

Soothe the airways

Assists in opening the airways to ease breathing symptoms associated with a chesty cough due to a cold,4,5 and shown to ease breathing symptoms in 91% of cases3

Research & Evidence

Prospan Drops: Key Ingredient

Prospan Drops are made from the leaves of Hedera helix, also known as Ivy leaf. The specific extract used in Prospan Drops is called EA 575, and has been shown to provide chesty cough relief in many different clinical trials and scientific studies around the globe, involving thousands of patients.1,2

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

Food for thought: Did you know that on average, Aussies can catch 2-4 colds every year? When a cold leads to a chesty cough, you can find relief with Prospan drops which contains the specific Ivy leaf extract known as EA 575.

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Why are the details important?


The finer details of our medicines help ensure that you can feel confident that you are taking a reliable healthcare product. What you see in clinical studies is what you get in our products.

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Using Prospan Drops

Recommended dosage & directions





24 drops

3 times per day

12 yrs+

24 drops

3 times per day


Prospan Drops is not recommended in children under 12 years of age. Do not use if pregnant, likely to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Shake the bottle well each time before use as there may be cloudiness and/or dark suspended particles due to the natural origin of the herbal extract. Use the enclosed dropper and mix with a small amount of water or cold liquid according to taste.

The tolerability of Prospan’s exclusive EA 575 Ivy leaf extract is based on research in thousands of patients and decades of use worldwide.  There are no known reported interactions between Prospan Drops and other medicines. It is recommended to talk to your healthcare professional if you have any questions about using Prospan Drops.


Contains ethanol. Contains saccharin sodium. 


Always read the label. Follow the directions for useIf symptoms or coughing persist, talk to your health professional. 

Active ingredient
Ivy leaf extract (Hedera helix EA 575)

Contains Hedera helix extract (EA 575) equiv. 125mg/mL dry leaf


Prospan is the world’s number 1 natural chesty cough medicine.6 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.1

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.


Do not use Prospan Drops during pregnancy, or if likely to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Please see your healthcare professional for further advice.


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

Please contact us for further information.


Prospan Drops are suitable for adolescents aged 12 years and over.

Prospan Drops are not recommended for children under 12 years of age. For children under 12 years, you can use Prospan for Children or Prospan. See packaging for appropriate children’s dosing. Prospan for Children and Prospan and should not be given to children under 2 years of age without medical advice.


As a natural remedy for chesty coughs, Prospan Drops do not contain any added gluten, soy, dairy, sugar or artificial colours.

Prospan Drops are vegetarian friendly as they contain no animal derived ingredients.

Prospan Drops contain 47% alcohol (ethanol). The total daily dose of Prospan Drops (72 drops) contains approximately 0.18mL of alcohol.

As a natural cough medicine, Prospan Drops do not cause drowsiness and are not expected to affect your ability to drive a motor vehicle or operate heavy machinery.

Due to the natural origin of the herbal extract in Prospan Drops, cloudiness and/or dark suspended particles may occasionally form in the liquid and the taste of the preparation may also vary slightly. However, none of these instances affect the quality of the product.

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 Drops or will know how to order them 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;143(49) [translation].
  6. IMS MIDAS data, Absatz MAT12/2017.


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