COVID statement

Original Bronchial Balsam

Effective relief from dry coughs associated with the common cold and bronchitis.

Traditional flavour
Original Bronchial Balsam Syrup

We say...

The strong taste means you can really feel it working.

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Active Ingredients / 5ml

  • Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide BP 7.5mg
  • Menthol BP 2.5mg

What it does

Calms and helps control dry coughs during the day.

Dietary Properties

  • Suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs.
  • Free from nuts, artificial flavours and artificial colours.

All dietary properties

Where to buy

The Covonia range of products are widely available from both online stores and on the high street.

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).


  • Why can’t I see Covonia Bronchial Balsam on the shelves in my local supermarket and pharmacy?

    Covonia Bronchial Balsam 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.

  • My Covonia Bronchial Balsam sometimes tastes stronger than usual – why?

    The most likely explanation for this experience is that the bottle was not adequately shaken. Some of the ingredients may separate when the bottle is at rest and therefore the product carries the instruction to “shake the bottle” before use.

  • Can children use Covonia Bronchial Balsam?

    Covonia Bronchial Balsam can be taken by children aged 12 years and over. Always read the recommended dose on the back label of the bottle.

  • Will Covonia Bronchial Balsam make me drowsy?

    Covonia Bronchial Balsam normally works without causing drowsiness, but care should be taken initially as rare exceptions can occur.

  • How does Covonia Bronchial Balsam work?

    Covonia Bronchial Balsam contains Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide which reduces the desire to cough in people with troublesome unproductive (dry) coughs. Menthol also acts to relieve irritation and reduce congestion to help you breathe more easily.

  • Can I use Covonia Bronchial Balsam if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before use if pregnant and avoid use if breastfeeding.

  • Does Covonia Bronchial Balsam contain sugar?

    The product contains 3.07g of sucrose per 5ml dose. This should be taken into account if you have diabetes.

  • Does Covonia Bronchial Balsam contain alcohol?

    The product contains very small amounts of ethanol (alcohol) – less than 100mg per dose (0.18% vol).

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