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Cough Nurse Night Time Syrup
Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride & Pholcodine
Please read right through this leaflet before you start using this medicine.
This medicine is available without prescription, but you still need to use Cough Nurse
Night Time Syrup carefully to get the best results from it.
- Keep this leaflet, you may need to read it again.
- If you have any further questions, ask your pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
What Cough Nurse Night Time Syrup does
Check before you take Cough Nurse Night Time Syrup
How to take Cough Nurse Night Time Syrup
Possible side effects
How to store Cough Nurse Night Time Syrup
Further information
What Cough Nurse Night Time Syrup does
Cough Nurse Night Time Syrup is used for the relief of the symptoms of dry,
tickly and unproductive coughs. The medicine contains two active ingredients.
Diphenhydramine hydrochloride is an antihistamine which dries up a runny nose and
aids restful sleep. Pholcodine is a cough suppressant that helps relieve dry or tickly
coughs. Cough Nurse Night Time Syrup also helps relieve a sore throat.
Check before you take Cough Nurse Night Time Syrup
Do not take Cough Nurse Night Time Syrup:
- if you have ever had an allergic reaction to diphenhydramine hydrochloride,
pholcodine or to any of the other ingredients (listed in Section 6)
- if you have liver or respiratory problems and inherited metabolic conditions
- if you have taken monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) prescribed for
depression in the last two weeks
- if you are under 12 years
Do not take with any other flu, cold or decongestant product.
Take special care with Cough Nurse Night Time Syrup:

Do not drive or operate machinery. This medicine may cause drowsiness.
Do not drink alcohol while using Cough Nurse Night Time Syrup.
Cough Nurse Night Time Syrup contains 5% v/v ethanol (alcohol), i.e. up to 0.8 g
per dose, equivalent to 20 ml of beer, 8 ml of wine. This could be harmful if you
suffer from alcoholism. This should also be considered if you are pregnant or



breast feeding, in children and high-risk groups such as patients with liver
disease or epilepsy
If you have high blood pressure, heart, kidney or liver problems, epilepsy,
glaucoma, bronchitis, asthma or other similar respiriatory problems,
enlarged prostate, difficulty passing urine, or have an obstruction in your
If you are on a sodium controlled diet. Each 20 ml dose contains 41 mg of
If you have diabetes mellitus. Each 20 ml dose contains 9 g of sucrose (sugar).

Ask your doctor before you take this medicine:

if you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some

If you are taking other medicines
Please talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if you are taking
any prescribed medicines; particularly water tablets (diuretics); medicines to treat
high blood pressure; medicines for anixety, depression or other mental health
conditions; medicines which may cause a dry mouth; medicines which make you
drowsy or help you sleep; or if you are addicted to drugs or have been told in the
Pregnancy and breast feeding
Do not take take Cough Nurse Night Time Syrup if you are pregnant or breast

How to take Cough Nurse Night Time Syrup

Adults (including the elderly) and children aged 12 years and over:
Fill the measuring cup to the 20 ml mark. Take one 20 ml dose (four
teaspoonfuls) just before going to bed.

Do not take for more than 5 days unless your doctor tell you to.
Do not take more than the recommended dose.

If you take too much

Contact your doctor or casualty department. Do not drive if you have taken too
much Cough Nurse Night Time Syrup.
If your symptoms persist for more than 5 days, see your doctor.

Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Cough Nurse Night Time Syrup can have side effects, but not
everyone gets them:
The following side effects may occur. Tell your doctor if you get them.
- Skin rashes and severe allergic reactions such as a tingling sensation, breathing
difficulties and swelling of the face, lips and throat.
- Nausea [feeling sick], vomiting [being sick], drowsiness, stomach pain, dryness
of the mouth, difficulty passing urine, diarrhoea or consitpation.
- Headache, blurred vision and ringing in the ears.
- Irritability, sleep disturbance, elation or depression
If you do get any side effects, even those not mentioned in this leaflet, tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
How to store Cough Nurse Night Time Syrup
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not use this medicine after the ‘EXP’ date shown on the pack.
Active ingredients Each 20ml dose contains Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride 50 mg
and Pholcodine 15 mg.
Other ingrediants Hyetellose (Natrosol 250 HX), glycerol (E 422), syrup sucrose
(contains invert sugar), citric acid monohydrate, sodium citrate, sodium benzoate
(E 211), quinoline yellow (E 104), Blue 12401 (E 131), ethanol, grenadine flavour
(contains propylene glycol), purified water.
The bottle contains 150 ml.
The marketing authorisation holder is GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (UK)
Trading Limited, Brentford, TW8 9GS, U.K. and all enquiries should be sent to this address.
The manufacturer is BCM, Nottingham, NG2 3AA.
This leaflet was was last revised in July 2016.

Cough Nurse is a registered trade mark owned by or licensed to the GSK group of companies.

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Further information

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