Xtex 250 mg/5 ml Oral Solution 200ml

Free delivery on orders over €50


Free delivery on orders over €50 - *there may be additional charge for larger items. Visit our delivery information page to find out more.


Xtex 250 mg/5 ml Oral Solution contains a medicine called carbocisteine. This belongs to a group of medicines called ‘mucolytics’. It works by making mucus (phlegm) less sticky. This makes the mucus easier to cough up. Xtex is used for problems with the breathing passages (respiratory tract). These problems happen when too much mucus is made or the mucus is too sticky.

Directions for use:

Always take Xtex exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist or nurse has told you.

  • Adults (including the elderly) and children 12 years and older: The recommended dose is 15ml three times each day (every eight hours) • If your symptoms improve, your dose may be lowered to 10ml, three times, each day.
  • Children 6-12 years: Usual dose is one 5ml teaspoon (250mg) two to three times daily
  • Children 2-6 years: Usual dose is half a 5ml teaspoon (125mg) two to three times daily.

Xtex should not be given to children under two years of age.


Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor if:

• You are allergic to carbocisteine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed below) Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of the lips, face, throat or tongue

• You have an ulcer in your stomach or gut (small intestine). Do not take this medicine if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Xtex.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist or nurse before taking Xtex if:

  • You have a history of stomach ulcers (peptic ulceration)
  • Your doctor has told you that you cannot tolerate some sugars.


The active substance in Xtex is carbocisteine. Each 5 ml contains 250 mg of carbocisteine. The other ingredients are: liquid maltitol (E-965), sodium hydroxide (E-524), sodium citrate (E-331), propylene glycol (E-1520), hydroxyethylcellulose, citric acid monohydrate, sodium methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E-219), sodium saccharine, orange flavour, sodium propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E-217), sunset yellow FCF (E-110), purified water.

 Keep all medicines out the sight and reach of children.

Always consult the Patient Information Leaflet before using this medicine.

Delivery & Returns

Delivery Cost

A delivery charge of €6.50 is applied to orders under €50. We offer free delivery on orders over €50* (*Large and bulky mobility items may incur an additional fee – this will be communicated to you prior to order confirmation)

Delivery Range

At present, we deliver to anywhere within the Republic of Ireland. We do not ship internationally.

Delivery Schedule

We will ship goods within 5 working days of receipt of payment from our Webstore at our Kinsale Road Roundabout, Cork location. We deliver in partnership with An Post and Fastway Couriers. We do not ship on weekends or Bank Holidays. If any goods are out of stock, we will advise you of an expected availability date. Please ensure you include a contact telephone number when ordering with us online.

Once your order has shipped, it will usually be delivered within 3-5 working days (*This is an estimate, based on our current observed delivery times. Deliveries may take longer during busy periods or due to external factors beyond our control)

Delivery Tracking

You can track your order online with An Post Tracking / Fastway Couriers by entering the tracking number you will have received in your shipping confirmation email.

If you have not received a tracking number or cannot locate it, please contact us and we will provide the tracking details for you.


Damaged Items

All items are carefully inspected by our team prior to dispatch. If an item becomes damaged in transit, you must notify customerservice@phelans.ie no more than 24 hours after receiving your item, as items damaged in transit must be reported within 24 hours of delivery.

Returning Unwanted Items

If your purchase does not fit your needs or requirements, you may notify and return your item within 14 days of receiving your order for a full refund on the price of the product. Returns made up to a maximum of 30 days post-purchase will be issued a credit note for the value of the returned product.

Return Criteria

All items must be returned in "as new" condition, including all original packaging, in order to receive a refund. Please ensure any wheelchairs or rollator is suitable before use, as once the tyres demonstrate signs of use, they cannot be refunded. Where products require assembly, products must be carefully dis-assembled and repackaged before being returned to us.

See our full returns policy here: https://phelans.ie/returns-policy