What is Covonia Original Bronchial Balsam?
Covonia Original Bronchial Balsam is a medical treatment that is designed to treat the symptoms of a dry cough caused by a cold or bronchitis. This treatment contains two active ingredients that help to provide relief for dry cough:
Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that relieves the effect of a cough and menthol is a soothing agent that provides a cooling effect by blocking the calcium current in the nerves that is responsible for detecting the body’s temperature.
What causes a cold?
A cold is caused by the spread of germs, either in the air or on surfaces that have been touched regularly. A cold is characterised by several different symptoms besides a cough. These are:
- A headache
- A blocked, stuffy nose, or a runny nose
- Aches in the muscles
- A Fever
A cold is one of the main causes of a cough, but there are others. Bronchitis, which is the inflammation of the bronchial tubes that carry air to and from the lungs, this leads to a thickened mucus that is often coughed up. Bronchitis can be an acute or chronic condition.
Who is this medicine suitable for?
This syrup is suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. It should not be used by anyone who is allergic to any of the ingredients that it contains, or if you have or had any of these conditions:
- Taken Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) for depression
- Shortage of breath
- Liver problems
- An asthma attack
- A persistent cough that produces phlegm
If you have a history of asthma or are taking medication for any other condition, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using.
Can this Covonia medicine be used by someone pregnant or breastfeeding?
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should speak to a medical professional before using this Covonia syrup.
How should Covonia Original Bronchial Balsam be used?
Take 10ml (two 5ml spoonfuls) every four hours if required. If symptoms persist, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist for advice.
Are there any side effects?
Because it is a medicine, there is the possibility of side effects. Potential side effects include:
- Upset Stomach
If you notice any of these side effects or any other side effects, then stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect that you discover using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Covonia Original Bronchial Balsam, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that Covonia is the best choice for you.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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If you are concerned about addiction to 'over the counter' medication, we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:
- Dextromethorphan, Menthol
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