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COVONIA THROAT SPRAY.

Active substance(s): CHLORHEXIDINE DIGLUCONATE SOLUTION / LIDOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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Covonia Throat Spray
(chlorhexidine gluconate, lidocaine
hydrochloride)
Important information about Covonia Throat
Spray
• T his medicine relieves the symptoms of painful,
irritated sore throats in adults, the elderly and
children over 12 years.
• It is a sugar-free medicine which can be used by
diabetics.
Do not use….
•O
 n children under 12 years.
Talk to your doctor….
• If your sore throat has lasted for more than
2 days.
• If you also have high temperature.
You may need another medicine in these cases.
Now read the rest of the leaflet before you
use this medicine. It includes other
information which might be especially
important for you.
• K eep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• A sk your pharmacist if you need any more
information or advice.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

1. What the medicine is for

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Product
Title

Covonia Throat Spray

Component

Leaflet

Pack Size

30ml

IG Code

23659206

Dimensions

297 x 148mm

Proof No.

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Covonia
ThroatUsed
Spray contains chlorhexidine,
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submission Yes
required

2. Before you use this
medicine
D
 o not take/use Covonia Throat
Spray….

• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to
chlorhexidine gluconate or any of the other
ingredients of Covonia Throat Spray (see section 6).
• If you have an allergy to any other local
anaesthetics.
• If you have difficulty in swallowing.
• Under 12 years old.

Special warnings and precautions

Covonia Throat Spray may in rare cases cause
severe allergic reactions, leading to a drop in
blood pressure and even to unconsciousness. Early
symptoms of a severe allergic reaction may be
skin rash or asthma. If you notice these symptoms,
stop using Covonia Throat Spray and contact your
doctor as soon as possible
(see under section 4: “possible side effects”).

Pregnant or breastfeeding….

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
using this medicine if you are pregnant, might
be pregnant or are breastfeeding. Covonia
Throat Spray should not be used in pregnancy
unless the doctor has told you to do so.
Lidocaine, one of the active ingredients, can be
absorbed through the skin and pass into breast
milk in small amounts.
Important information about the ingredients:
This medicinal product contains 42.5 vol%
ethanol (alcohol), i.e. up to 168mg per application
(5 sprays), equivalent to 0.85ml beer, 0.35ml
wine per dose. Harmful to those suffering from
alcoholism. To be taken into account in pregnant
or breastfeeding women, children and high risk
groups such as patients with liver disease or
epilepsy.

Talk to your doctor if you have….
• A history of allergies.
• A severe sore throat.
• A sore throat which has lasted for more than
2 days or is accompanied by high
temperature, headache, nausea or sickness.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if
you are taking…..

• Beta blockers or other medicines for heart
problems (e.g. propranolol, mexiletine).
• Medicine for a stomach ulcer (e.g. cimetidine).
• Diuretics, which help remove fluids from the body.
• Medicine for epilepsy (e.g. phenytoin or other
barbiturates).

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3. How to use this medicine

If you take too much

• Avoid contact with the eyes.
• Turn the tube as shown in diagram 1.
• Point the spray nozzle towards the back of
your throat and press the spray button. See
diagram 2.
• After each use turn the tube back down to
close the spray.

1

If you accidentally swallow some liquid straight
from the bottle, see a doctor straight away. Take
the pack with you to show which medicine you
have swallowed.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Covonia Throat Spray can
have side effects, although these don’t affect
everyone.
If you experience any of the following reactions
stop using Covonia Throat Spray and get
immediate medical help: swelling of the face, lips,
tongue or throat; a red itchy skin rash; wheezing
or difficulty breathing; feeling faint and dizzy;
a strange metallic taste in the mouth; collapse.
You may be having an allergic reaction.

2

• If after a number of applications the spray
nozzle gets blocked the pump will
malfunction. To correct this problem, remove
the spray tube from the pump and clean it in a
cup of hot water for a few minutes. Allow it to
dry before fixing the tube back onto the
pump.

Dosage
Adults, the elderly and children
over 12 years
• Spray 3 to 5 times for one application.
• Apply 6 to 10 times a day.
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Product
Children under
12 years
Covonia
Throat Spray

Do notTitle
give to children under 12 unless your
doctor tells you to.
Component

Leaflet

Pack Size

30ml

IG Code

23659206

Dimensions

297 x 148mm

Proof No.

11

Other side effects:
• Skin sensitivity.
• Temporary discolouration of the teeth and
tongue.
• Burning sensation on the tongue.
• Taste disturbances.
• Swelling of salivary glands.

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Reason for
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Change to dimensions to
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MHRA/IMB
submission Yes
required

The active ingredients are: chlorhexidine
gluconate 0.2% w/v, lidocaine hydrochloride
0.05% w/v.
The other ingredients are: citric acid (E330),
glycerol (E422), saccharin sodium (E954),
menthol, eucalyptol, ethanol and purified water.

What the medicine looks like

Covonia Throat Spray is a colourless liquid
which smells of menthol and alcohol.
It is supplied in 30ml bottles.

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What is in this medicine

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 Yellow Card
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6. Further information

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• Keep it out of the sight and reach of children.
• Do not store above 25°C.
•D
 o not use after the expiry date shown on the
carton. The expiry date refers to the last day
of that month.
• Medicine should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of any unused
medicine. These measures will help to protect
the environment.

If you notice these or any other side effect not
included above, stop use and tell your doctor or
pharmacist. They will tell you what to do.

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5. Storing this medicine

Thornton and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield,
HD7 5QH, UK.
Laboratoria Qualiphar N.V./S.A., Rijksweg 9,
B 2880 Bornem, Belgium.
This leaflet was revised in September 2014
Covonia is a trade mark of Thornton & Ross Ltd.
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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