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Nyal Chesty Cough Medicine

Nyal Chesty Cough Medicine

2.7 from 25 reviews

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  • Symptom Relief
    • Significant Improvement (1)
    • Moderate Improvement (1)
    • Felt Worse (1)
  • Preventative MeasureYes (0) · No (3)
  • Used for ChildrenYes (0) · No (3)
  • Incentivised Review Yes (0%) · No (100%)
  • Value for Money
    3.7 (3)
  • Side Effects
    • None (3)
  • Symptoms Relieved
    • Congestion (2)
    • None Relieved (1)
    • Itchiness (1)
    • Headaches (1)


ShannonGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 17 reviews

good if you want to taste the worst thing ever


bought this just to try and fix my chesty cough and as soon as i put it in my mouth i nearly threw up this would have to be the worst flavour ever and to think that its for kids as well good job nyal imagine being that child's parents trying to give that to your kid good luck you would end up killing them avoid if you can

Purchased in September 2019 at Coles for $9.00.

Value for Money
Side Effects
  • None
Symptom ReliefFelt Worse
Preventative MeasureNo
Used for ChildrenNo
Symptoms RelievedNone Relieved
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Good if you want to stay awake for a week


Tastes absolutely horrific and has taken away my ability to sleep at all. I regret taking it because I just want to get some sleep! No warning on the box about the flavour which makes anything you eat taste exactly like it.


KellsTasmania, 7171

  • 9 reviews

Tastes like poison but it's good stuff


So disgusting in taste you knows it's a good cough syrup thick and feel it going down the throat burning the horrible germs and taking threat tickle straight away lol it reminded me of stuff we had as kids gross but definitely works takes a couple days to start really clearing up it is an exceplent so brings up the nasty stuff of your a smoker be warned

Purchased in July 2019 at Coles Supermarkets for $5.00.

Value for Money
Side Effects
  • None
Symptom ReliefModerate Improvement
Preventative MeasureNo
Used for ChildrenNo
Symptoms RelievedCongestion and Itchiness
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RebeccaGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 2 reviews

I can't live without it


Fixes me when I feel toxic and like im losing the battle with whatever flu or cold is going around. Every time, no matter what, a small shot of this puts me back on my feet.

Purchased in January 2019.

Value for Money
Side Effects
  • None
Symptom ReliefSignificant Improvement
Preventative MeasureNo
Used for ChildrenNo
Symptoms RelievedCongestion and Headaches
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  • 12 reviews

Great product


Not sure what others are complaining about it tastes fine it is thick (so what if it’s thick and it doesn’t taste like battery acid it tastes sweet) but soothes the throat and stops coughing as I had been awake for 2 hours coughing and tried it and it stopped my cough and I got a full 8 hours sleep I have COPD asthma and chronic bronchitis so I cough all the time and have been on other cough syrups but they helped a bit but not like this one. Give it a try don’t let others experience worry you were all different maybe it will help maybe it won’t you won’t know till you try it



Worst experience with this syrup


I should literally mention that this syrup can make your throat infection the worst because I got ulcers in my whole throat I can't swallow my food even drinking water also hurting my throats after using this it was the same issue with husband.



  • 2 reviews

Made my throat and cough even worse


I don't usually write reviews but i had to write this one.
My mum brought this for herself she gave me some because I've been coughing for almost a week now and we were determined to get better for my 2 months old baby.
I was actually starting to get better when my mum gave it to me (but just took it because she told me so lol) but when I took it 30 mins after my throat was more worse than before! Can't even bloody swallow properly! Wish I never took this! NEVER AGAIN.

Ryan B

Ryan BPerth

Good stuff, as long as you don’t mind the taste of liquorice.


It’s cheap, much more pleasant tasting than other cough medicines i’ve tried, and it actually works!

I’ve seen a review or two on here from people saying that it made their cough worse... the only way in which it would have done that is by loosening the rubbish in your lungs and allowing you to cough it up. Which is a good thing. So don’t be put off by these people’s misunderstanding.

Laura J

Laura JMelbourne

  • 3 reviews
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Tastes like licorice, which is not advertised on the packaging!!!


I needed something for my deep cough, and saw this medicine on special at Coles. I searched the packaging for a flavour, as many other cough medicines disclose this information, however I could not find one. I thought, "Well it can't be too bad," so went for it. What a bad decision.

I got home and immediately went to use it. Upon opening, I realised my terrible mistake. It smelt terrible, like black licorice. I took it anyway as I was too unwell to go back out to pick up something else. It tasted just as bad as it smelt and made me gag.

On the plus side, it seemed to work somewhat, but it was barely worth it. Why on earth would a company flavour its medicine with something that a large portion of the population cannot stand?

Made my cough worse


Product info says gives relief from coughs but don't take it right before bed, I coughed hard for at least an hour after taking it. So sick and just want to sleep.......can't stop coughing...



So angry with this product right now.

Left bottle in my pantry for an hour after purchase. I come back and it's covered in ants that were seeking the sweet glucose within. They found their way in, thus ruining the bottle.

I then grabbed the perfectly intact box it came in to put the bottle in, ready for the rubbish bin when lo and behold, the bottom of the box falls out. Made a huge mess of my kitchen tiles and took an hour to clean up.

Never again will I purchase from Nyal.



Just wish we could get this in the UK.


Brilliant stuff. Bought when we were on holiday at Christmas for 5 year old. Soon cleared it up. In the UK, we cant get any child's cough medicine for under 6 years.


AnneWide Bay-Burnett, QLD

  • 19 reviews

Summer Sniffles


Started with chesty cough so decided to try this product as an expectorant only, with no other 'mixtures'
Tastes okay, now I've the runny nose, hopefully breaking up now and cough not so bad.



  • 3 reviews



I went to my doctor a week after I got a bad cough & runny nose due to the flu I guess. Was put on antibiotics which haven't done much so a few days later I decided to go to the supermarket & bought this cough mixture which worked instantly. Great taste & I've hardly coughed or blown my nose. Can't believe it's been so good.

January 6th 2018 Update: Nyal chesty cough medicine.

Once again after a week of non stop coughing I went & bought Nyal chesty cough medicine & the first dose I took stopped my cough. Don't know why I put up with it for so long. I know what works for one doesn't always work for someone else but it works for me every time I've needed it

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Useless medicine


It was late night and no more chemist open, so I decided to grab a cough medicine in grocery store nearby and this Nyal is the only available medicine, so I did try immediately for a temporary relief and this is the worst cough medicine I've had in my life that gave sleepless night instead of a relief. Strongly not recommended to anyone.

Taste horrible


Been coughing for 7 weeks
Been to the doctor and they give me antibiotic
But it did not work. A friend recomend me this medicine..and for my surprise this syrup medicine taste worse than ever
Worst medicine i had in my life.

The best one I had so far!


Had heavy cough for years..and nothing I tried worked..they will but for a week or 2 then back to normal..After my trip back from my holidays last year I couldn't find a chemist opened when I landed..So went to priceline just to to see if they had something and that was the only one available..in one week my cough was completely gone!! Been a nearly a year now and been through Australia's cold winter and been drinking lots of cold drinks..and no cough at all!!! VERY HAPPY ABOUT THAT!!

i'd prefer Battery Acid, yes i have accidentally tasted battery acid and it tastes better than this



MrKennyCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC

  • 17 reviews

It really helped settle my cough


I had bronchitis combined with pleurisy last year,which left me hospitalized for two days.
I coughed so hard that I tore up my stomach muscles and I needed x-rays and ultra sounds for suspected broken ribs from coughing so hard,so I'm no stranger to a bad cough.
Recently I've had the flu.which progressed Into a severe cough.I found that the Nyal cough medicine helped clear my chest and helped eliminate that horrible tickle that compelled me to cough.
I don't agree that this medicine tastes awful and anyway,the worst coughs usually accompany a cold or flu. during which your taste buds are virtually non existent,so I don't feel that the taste of this medicine Is a factor,If used while combating a cold or flu.



Looks like car oil. And the taste is probably worse.


It may work. But it is the most vile tasting cough medicine ever tasted. That alone would ensure I would not buy this product again.
Yuk, Phewy, Help, Vomit, Spew,Quick get me some water, I'll live with this terrible cough. Give me brussel sprouts any day over this stuff.

Taste is a form of torture.

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