Covonia Original Bronchial Balsam Syrup gives a fast-acting syrup for suppressing coughs, relieving irritation in the chest or sore throat. It can be very useful for relieving a cough that’s part of a cold.
How Does Covonia Original Bronchial Balsam Syrup Work?
Covonia Original Bronchial Balsam Syrup contains the active ingredient Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide Levomenthol that relieves irritation, reduces congestion, and helps you breathe easy.
How Dextromethorphan works are by suppressing your cough reflex by reducing the nerve signals causing the coughing from being sent to your brain. The Dextromethorphan in Covonia Original Bronchial Balsam Syrup acts as a suppressant and reduces the urge to cough.
Menthol is also present in this throat syrup, which has a mild cooling effect and acts as a decongestant. This is how Covonia Original Bronchial Balsam Syrup soothes your cough and ease any congestion in your nasal passages and lungs.
Uses / Instructions
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years:
Take 2 x 5ml spoonfuls every four hours if required.
Do not give to children under 12 years old unless your doctor tells you to.
Hazards and Cautions Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
- Do not give to children under 12 years old unless your doctor tells you to.
- Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using if you are pregnant, might be pregnant or are breastfeeding.
- Driving and using machines. This medicine normally works without causing drowsiness, but care should be taken initially as in rare cases drowsiness may occur. If you are affected do not drive or operate machinery.
- 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.
- Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure whether it is safe for you to drive while taking this medicine.
Do not use the medicine if you have
• An allergy to any of the ingredients
• Taken MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) for depression within the last two weeks • Shortage of breath
• Liver problems
• An asthma attack
• A persistent cough or one which produces phlegm
• Or are under 12 years
Talk to your doctor if you have
• A history of asthma
• Ever been or are addicted to opioids, alcohol, prescription medicines, or illegal drugs
• Previously suffered from withdrawal symptoms such as agitation, anxiety, shaking or sweating, when you have stopped taking alcohol or drugs.
Taking this medicine regularly, particularly for a long time, can lead to addiction.
Only use this medicine as described in the leaflet.
Addiction can cause withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking this medicine.
Withdrawal symptoms can include restlessness, difficulty sleeping, irritability, agitation, anxiety, feeling your heartbeat (palpitations), increased blood pressure, feeling or being sick, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, shaking, shivering or sweating.
Speak to your doctor if you experience withdrawal symptoms.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking
• Cimetidine for stomach ulcers
• antidepressants or antipsychotics – taking these medicines together may cause mental status changes (e.g. agitation, hallucinations, coma), and other effects such as raised body temperature, increase in heart rate, unstable blood pressure, exaggeration of reflexes, muscular rigidity, lack of coordination and/or gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea).
Possible side effects Like all medicines, this medicine can have side effects, although these don’t affect everyone.
Possible side effects (frequency unknown):
- sickness or feeling sick
- stomach discomfort.
- Dependence and addiction (see section ‘How do I know if I am addicted?
Drug Withdrawal When you stop taking this medicine, you may experience drug withdrawal symptoms, which include:
restlessness, difficulty sleeping, irritability, agitation, anxiety, feeling your heartbeat (palpitations), increased blood pressure, feeling or being sick, diarrhoea, shaking, shivering or sweating.
How do I know if I am addicted? If you notice any of the following signs whilst taking this medicine, it could be a sign that you have become addicted.
– You need to take the medicine for longer than advised
– You feel you need to use more than the recommended dose
– You are using the medicine for reasons other than those indicated
– When you stop taking the medicine you feel unwell, and you feel better once taking the medicine again.
If you notice any of these signs, it is important you talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
5ml: Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide BP 7.5mg and Menthol BP 2.5mg
Ethanol, Glycerol (E422), Sucrose. Alcohol 0.11 vol%. Sucrose 4.4g per 5ml