COVONIA NIGHT TIME FORMULA
Active substance(s): DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE / DIPHENHYDRAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE
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Covonia Night Time Formula
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If symptoms persist consult your doctor.
This medicine can make you feel sleepy.
Do not drive while taking this medicine
until you know how it makes you feel. See
the leaflet inside for more information.
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Active ingredients per 5ml:
dextromethorphan hydrobromide 6.65mg,
diphenhydramine hydrochloride 10mg.
Also contains: ethanol, glycerol (E422),
sorbitol (E420), sodium benzoate, maltitol
liquid, propylene glycol. Alcohol 7.3 vol%.
See reverse for full list.
Talk to your doctor if you have….
• Glaucoma • Difficulty passing urine • Prostate trouble • A blocked intestine • Epilepsy
• Heart problems • A cough which lasts a long time • Or you are prone to allergies
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking….
• Alcohol • Cimetidine for stomach ulcers • Medicines for depression or Parkinson’s
disease (e.g. rasagiline, moclobenide, venlafaxine) • Medicines for mental illness
(e.g. haloperidol, thioridazine) • Medicines for anxiety or to help you sleep
(e.g. diazepam) • Memantine for Alzheimer’s disease • Medicines for irregular heartbeat
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for vertigo or histamine for some types of cancer • Strong pain killers (e.g. codeine)
• Medicine for a runny nose or to control the bladder, or atropine used to treat eye
Driving and using machines….
This medicine causes drowsiness and you should not drive or operate machinery until
the effects have worn off.
The medicine can affect your ability to drive as it may make you sleepy or dizzy.
• Do not drive while taking this medicine until you know how it affects you.
• It is an offence to drive if this medicine affects your ability to drive.
• However, you would not be committing an offence if:
° The medicine has been prescribed to treat a medical or dental problem and
° You have taken it according to the instructions given by the prescriber
or in the information provided with this medicine and
° It was not affecting your ability to drive safely.
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Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure whether
it is safe for you to drive while taking this medicine.
Pregnant or breastfeeding….
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using if you are
pregnant, might be pregnant or are breastfeeding. This medicine
should not be used unless the doctor has told you to do so.
Important ingredient information
• Contains maltitol liquid and sorbitol. If you have been told by your
doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your
doctor before taking this medicine • It contains 7.3 vol% of ethanol
(alcohol), i.e. up to 870mg per dose, equivalent to 22ml of beer or
9ml of wine per dose. Harmful for those suffering from alcoholism.
To be taken into account in children and high risk groups such as
patients with liver disease or epilepsy.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can
also report side effects directly via the following national reporting systems:
Yellow Card Scheme – www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.
3. Further information
If you accidentally take too much see a doctor straight away.
Take the pack with you to show which medicine you have swallowed.
• Do not use after the expiry date. The expiry date refers to the last day
of that month. • Return any unused medicine to the pharmacy for disposal.
2. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Covonia Night Time Formula can have side effects, The active ingredients per 5ml are: dextromethorphan
although these don’t affect everyone.
hydrobromide 6.65mg, diphenhydramine hydrochloride 10mg.
Important side effects. If you get any of these side effects stop
The other ingredients are: ethanol, glycerol (E422), sorbitol (E420),
use immediately and see a doctor as soon as possible:
sodium benzoate, maltitol liquid, hydroxyethylcellulose, povidone
• Swelling of the lips, mouth, eyes or tongue • Difficulty breathing
(E1202), saccharin sodium, capsicum tincture (capsicum oleoresin),
menthol, peppermint oil, anise oil, citric acid (E330), macrogol
Other possible side effects: Drowsiness and lack of
cetostearyl ether, caramel (E150), blackcurrant flavour (containing
concentration • Dizziness • Feeling excited or confused • Feeling
propylene glycol) and purified water.
depressed • Sleeping problems • Headache • Muscle twitching
What the medicine looks like
• Trembling • Blurred vision • Stomach upsets (e.g. feeling sick, being Covonia Night Time Formula is a brown syrupy liquid.
sick, diarrhoea) • Rash • Skin blisters • Pins and needles • Dry mouth It is supplied in 150ml bottles.
• Thick saliva • Low blood pressure, palpitations or irregular heartbeat
This label was last revised in March 2015
• Difficulty passing urine • Blood or liver problems • Eye problems
(glaucoma) • Sweating • Muscle pain • Ringing in the ears • Hair loss.
If you notice these or any other side effects not listed, stop use and
tell your doctor or pharmacist.
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Do not use the medicine if you have….
• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in section 3 • Taken MAOIs (monoamine
oxidase inhibitors) for depression within the last two weeks or are taking SSRIs for
• Shortage of breath • Liver problems • Porphyria • Asthma or a cough which produces
1. Before you use this medicine
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Covonia Night Time Formula contains dextromethorphan which reduces the desire to P1
cough and diphenhydramine (an antihistamine) which dries up your runny nose and
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Covonia Night Time Formula is for night
time relief of the symptoms of dry coughs
and congestion from colds.
SHAKE THE BOTTLE. Take the solution
Adults, the elderly and children over
12 years: Take 3 x 5ml spoonfuls at
bedtime. Repeat after 6 hours if required.
Do not give to children under 12 years old.
DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE.
Do not take with any other cough and
cold medicine. Avoid alcoholic drink.
Covonia Night Time Formula
Do not store above 25°C.
Protect from light.
MA holder and manufacturer
Thornton and Ross Ltd.,
Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK
PL 00240/0042 22576013
COVONIA is a registered Trade Mark.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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