Covonia Dry Cough Sugar-Free Formula contains pholcodine monohydrate, which reduces the desire to cough and relieves dry or irritating coughs that do not have phlegm.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children
Store below 25°C
Do not use after the expiry date. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month
Read all of this section carefully before you start using Covonia Dry Cough Sugar-Free Formula. It includes other information which might be especially important for you. Always use this medicine exactly as described or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
- Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years: Take 1 or 2 5ml spoonfuls, 3 or 4 times a day. Do not give more than 4 doses in 24 hours
Warning: Do not take more medicine than the label tells you to. Do not give to children under 12 unless your doctor tells you to. Do not take with other cough and cold medicines. If symptoms persist consult your doctor
Do not use the medicine if you or your child have…
- An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in the ingredients section
- Liver disease
- Shallow breath or breathing difficulties
- Chest problems or chest infections for a long time
- An asthma attack
- Taken MAOI’s (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) for depression within the last two weeks.
- Ever developed a severe skin rash or skin that peels, blisters and/or sores in the mouth after taking this medicine or other related medicines
- Or your child is under 12 years old
Talk to your doctor if you or your child have…
- Kidney problems
- Liver problems
- A history of asthma or other breathing problems including bronchitis
- A cough for a long time or a cough which produces lots of phlegm
- A history of drug abuse; pholcodine is an opioid and addiction is observed with opioids as a class. Serious skin reactions, including acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP), have been reported with the use of this medicine. AGEP is a generalised, red, scaly rash with bumps under the skin and vesicles associated with fever. Most common location: mainly located on the folds of the skin, the trunk and the upper limbs. The highest risk of serious skin reactions occurrence is especially during the first week of treatment. If you develop a severe rash or any of these skin symptoms, stop taking this medicine and contact or see a doctor immediately
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you or your child are taking:
- Medicine for high blood pressure, e.g. ACE inhibitors, beta blockers
- Diuretics, which help remove water from the body, e.g. furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide
- Medicines used to treat sleeplessness, anxiety and schizophrenia
- Alcohol or tranquillisers
- Pain killers, e.g. morphine
- Or are having surgery, as muscle relaxants used may react with this medicine. Concomitant use of this product and sedative medicines such as benzodiazepines or related drugs increases the risk of drowsiness, difficulties in breathing (respiratory depression), coma and may be life-threatening. Because of this, concomitant use should only be considered when other treatment options are not possible. However, if your doctor does prescribe this product together with sedative medicines the dose and duration of concomitant treatment should be limited by your doctor. Please tell your doctor about all sedative medicines you are taking, and follow your doctor’s dose recommendation closely. It could be helpful to inform friends or relatives to be aware of the signs and symptoms stated above. Contact your doctor when experiencing such symptoms
Pregnant or breastfeeding:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine 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. If you use it when breastfeeding, pholcodine monohydrate in this medicine will be present in small amounts in your milk.
Driving and using machines:
This medicine may cause drowsiness. If you are affected do not drive or operate machinery.
- 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
Possible side effects:
Like all medicines, Covonia Dry Cough Sugar-Free Formula can have side effects, although these don’t affect everyone.
Important side effects:
If you get any of these side effects stop use immediately and see a doctor as soon as possible.
- Allergic reactions which cause difficulty in breathing
- Swelling of the mouth, lips or skin
- Severe rashes and itching
- Generalised rash, red and scaly with bumps under the skin and vesicles associated with fever at the beginning of treatment (generalised acute exanthematous pustulosis)
Other possible side effects are:
- Feeling or being sick
- Feeling excited or confused
- Failure to cough up phlegm
If you notice these or any other side effects not listed stop use and tell your doctor or pharmacist.
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. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for 'MHRA Yellow Card' in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
The active ingredient per 5ml is: pholcodine monohydrate 5mg
The other ingredients are: citric acid monohydrate (E330), sodium methyl, ethyl, propyl parahydroxybenzoates (E215, E217, E219), glycerol (E422), saccharin sodium, xanthan gum (E415), caramel (E150c), cough mixture flavour (contains propylene glycol (E1520)) and purified water
This medicine contains:
• Sodium parahydroxybenzoates which may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed)
• 52.3mg propylene glycol in each 5ml dose
• Less than 1mmol sodium (23mg) per 5ml dose, that is to say essentially ‘sodium-free’
- Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs
- Free from nuts, sugar and alcohol
WHERE CAN YOU BUY COVONIA DRY COUGH SUGAR-FREE FORMULA?
Looking for relief from an irritating dry cough? Find Covonia Dry Cough Sugar-Free Formula online or behind the pharmacy counter at the following stores.
Can't find Covonia?
If your local chemist does not stock Covonia, please quote the appropriate PIP code so they can order it for you (it will usually arrive within a working day).
150ml Covonia Dry Cough Sugar-Free Formula (PIP CODE: 377-2340)
Got a burning question? We answer your most-asked queries about Covonia Dry Cough Sugar-Free Formula.
Why can’t you see Covonia Dry Cough Sugar-Free Formula on the shelves in your local supermarket and pharmacy?
Covonia Dry Cough Sugar-Free Formula is a pharmacy-only medicine and as such, it can only be purchased over the counter at your local pharmacy or the in-store pharmacy counter of your supermarket.
Can children use Covonia Dry Cough Sugar-Free Formula?
Covonia Dry Cough Sugar-Free Formula can be taken by children aged 12 years and over. Always read the recommended dose on the back label of the bottle.
Will Covonia Dry Cough Sugar-Free Formula make you drowsy?
Covonia Dry Cough Sugar-Free Formula normally works without causing drowsiness, but care should be taken initially as rare exceptions can occur. Using the dose recommended, it is not considered a hazard, however, the use of pholcodine may cause sedation, dizziness and nausea. If affected, driving or operation of machinery would not be advised.
How does Covonia Dry Cough Sugar-Free Formula work?
Covonia Dry Cough Sugar-Free-Formula contains pholcodine which reduces coughing in people with troublesome unproductive (dry) coughs.
Can you use Covonia Dry Cough Sugar-Free Formula if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding?
Do not use if pregnant unless your doctor has told you to do so. Always consult with a doctor or pharmacist before taking medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you use it when breastfeeding, pholcodine will be present in small amounts in your milk.
Does Covonia Dry Cough Sugar-Free Formula contain sugar?
No. The product is sugar-free and is therefore suitable to be used by those on a calorie/carbohydrate-controlled diet. Calories per 5ml dose: negligible.
Does Covonia Dry Cough Sugar-Free Formula contain alcohol?
No. There is no alcohol in Dry Cough Sugar-Free Formula.
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