This information is intended for use by health professionals
Covonia Dry & Tickly Cough Sugar Free 1.36g/5ml Oral solution
Excipient(s) with known effect
Each 5ml contains Propylene Glycol 31mg, Sodium Benzoate 2.5mg, Sorbitol 920mg and Maltitol Liquid 1150mg
For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1
A dark brown viscous liquid with the odours of anise, blackcurrant and menthol.
A soothing preparation for relief of the symptoms of coughs and sore throats.
Adults and Children over 12 years: two 5ml spoonfuls.
Children over 1 year: one 5ml spoonful.
Repeat dose as required, up to a maximum of 4 times a day.
This product may be taken for up to 5 days following which, if symptoms persist, medical advice should be sought.
Shake the bottle before use.
Hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients listed in section 6.1.
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
Not suitable for children under 1 year.
This medicine contains 31mg propylene glycol and 2.5mg sodium benzoate in each 5ml dose
This medicine also contains 920mg sorbitol in each 5ml dose. Patients with hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI) should not take/be given this medicinal product.
This medicine contains 1150mg maltitol liquid in each 5ml dose. Patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance should not take this medicine.
If symptoms persist for more than 5 days, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
No adverse effects are considered likely if this product is used in the above conditions, however, as with all medicines, its use should be avoided unless recommended by a doctor.
None anticipated at the recommended dosage.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions 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.
Overdose with this preparation is unlikely to occur, however, large doses of glycerin may cause thirst, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, hyperglycaemia, dehydration, dizziness and mental confusion. Cardiac arrhythmias have been reported. If ingestion is recent gastric lavage should be administered, other treatment should be symptomatic.
Glycerol acts as a demulcent to soothe the passage of the upper respiratory tract.
ATC Code: R05X
Glycerol is readily absorbed from the intestine and is metabolised to carbon dioxide and glycogen.
Citric Acid (E330)
Maltitol Liquid (contains sorbitol E420)
Blackcurrant & Menthol Flavour FLA94255 (contains E1520 propylene glycol)
Capsicum Oleoresin 500,000 WS
Anise Flavour L7802 (contains E1520 propylene glycol)
Sodium Benzoate (E211)
24 months unopened
Use within 28 days of opening
Do not store above 25 °C
150ml: glass bottle with 28mm cap with tamper evident band and EPE/Saranex liner.
180ml: glass bottle with 28mm cap with tamper evident band and EPE/Saranex liner.
300ml: glass bottle with 28mm cap with tamper evident band and EPE/Saranex liner
Thornton & Ross Ltd