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Covonia Herbal Mucus Cough Syrup helps to relieve any symptoms of congestion caused by a chesty cough or a cold. It is non-drowsy and can be used for adults and children above 12 years.
It contains the active ingredients Liquorice, Ipecacuanha, and Squill, which work as expectorants to remove phlegm and make it easier to expel through coughing up.
Take the syrup by mouth. Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years: Take 2 x 5ml spoonfuls every 4 hours if required but not more than 4 doses (40ml) in any 24 hours. Not recommended for children under 12 years. Do not use for more than 7 days.
DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE
Do not use the medicine if you have.... An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in section 3. An allergy to colophony (pine resin) which is contained in some cosmetic products e.g. lipsticks and eyeshadow. Any type of heart or circulation complaint. Kidney problems. Do not take with other liquorice containing medicines as serious side effects may occur eg. water retention, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat. If symptoms worsen or persist for more than 1 week consult your doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner. If you are taking any of the following medicines, do not take this medicine and consult your doctor: For any heart problems or high blood pressure. Corticosteroids. Digoxin or any medicines for a heart condition. Stimulant laxatives e.g. senna. Medicines that may affect potassium or sodium levels in the body. Medicines which may interact with alcohol e.g. metronidazole. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you have high blood pressure, a liver disorder or low potassium levels (hypokalemia). If you have difficulty breathing, fever or discoloured green phlegm talk to your doctor.Pregnant or breastfeeding....
Do not use if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding. Important ingredient information Contains 2.3g of sucrose per 5ml dose. If you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine. It also contains 3.7% vol ethanol (alcohol), i.e. up to 295mg per 10ml dose, equivalent to 7.5ml beer, or 3.1ml wine per dose. Harmful for those suffering from alcoholism. To be taken into account in children, pregnant women and high risk groups such as patients with liver disease or epilepsy. If affected by alcohol, do not drive or use machines
Like all medicines Covonia Herbal Mucus Cough Syrup can have side effects, although these dont affect everyone. Possible side effects are: Feeling sick or being sick. Diarrhoea. Heart problems. Low blood potassium levels which can cause muscle weakness or twitching. 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.
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 Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
The active ingredients per 5ml of syrup are: 0.007ml liquid extract from Ipecacuanha root (Cephaelis ipecacuanha (Brot.) A. Rich.) Extract solvent: Ethanol 80% v/v, 0.125ml liquid extract from Liquorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra L.) Extract solvent: water, 0.26ml liquid extract from Indian Squill bulb (Drimia indica (Roxb.) JP Jessop (1:5) Extract solvent: Ethanol 55% v/v.
The other ingredients are: pumilio pine oil, capsicum tincture (capsicum oleoresin), arrowroot, menthol, peppermint oil, anise oil, sucrose, black treacle, honey, acetic acid glacial, sodium benzoate (E211), ethanol and purified water.
What the medicine looks like Covonia Herbal Mucus Cough Syrup is a dark brown syrupy liquid. It is supplied in 150ml and 300ml bottles
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