Day & Night Nurse Capsules provide 24 hour relief from colds and flu and the associated symptoms such as a tickly, irritating cough, aches and pains, shivering, blocked or runny nose, sore throats and headache.
With three active ingredients in the night capsules: paracetamol, promethazine and dextromethorphan, and three in the day capsules: paracetamol, pseudoephedrine and pholcodine, this product will help you sleep AND help you get through the day.
Day & night nurse is a combination pack containing two types of capsules. The orange and yellow day nurse capsules contain three active ingredients, paracetamol, pseudoephedrine and pholcodine. The green and white night nurse capsules also contain three active ingredients, paracetamol, promethazine and dextromethorphan.
The paracetamol in both capsules is a painkiller that can relieve mild to moderate aches and pains associated with colds and flu. Paracetamol also works to bring down a fever and this stops you feeling hot or shivery.
The pseudoephedrine in the day nurse capsules is a type of medicine called a decongestant. It relieves a blocked nose by causing the blood vessels in the linings of the nasal passages and sinuses to contract and narrow. This reduces the feeling of congestion and the production of mucus.
The pholcodine in the day nurse capsules and the dextromethorphan in the night nurse capsules are both cough suppressant medicines, used to stop a dry, tickly, unproductive cough (where you don't cough up phlegm). They work by reducing the nerve signals sent from a part of the brain called the coughing centre, to the muscles that produce coughing. This helps stop an annoying or painful cough.
The promethazine in the night nurse capsules is a sedating antihistamine that dries nasal secretions through its antihistamine action. This can help reduce a runny nose and relieve coughs caused by mucus tickling the back of the throat. Night nurse also has its mild sedative effect thanks to the promethazine.
Remember to maintain regular body temperature and rest to recover properly. Olbas Oil, Vicks Inhaler or Vicks Vapour Rub can be used for a restful night sleep if extra congestion relief is needed.
Each packet of Day & Night Nurse Capsules contains a combination of two different types of capsules, those for use during the day which are non-drowsy and those for use during the night that will help you get some rest and wake up feeling refreshed.
The Day Nurse capsules help to relieve aches, pains and fever and are formulated to help you get through the day, while the Night Nurse capsules help to relieve aches, pains and fever associated with colds and flu, they have a mild sedative effect and this, together with the relief from cold and flu symptoms, can help you to get a restful nights sleep.
All in one treatment for colds and flu that contains paracetamol. Do not take any other paracetamol-containing product at the same time at this medication. If extra pain relief is needed, ibuprofen or aspirin based products are recommended.