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Night Nurse offers fast, effective relief from cold and flu symptoms such as runny nose, cough, headache, sore throat and chills. Formulated for night-time use, it eases symptoms and encourages a good night’s sleep. Night Nurse is available in liquid and capsule form.
If cold symptoms or the flu are keeping you awake, Night Nurse can relieve symptoms and help you rest. It contains paracetamol which relieves mild to moderate aches and pains and reduces fevers. It also contains Dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant. Finally promethazine, a sedating antihistamine, dries nasal secretions and promotes restful sleep.
If you've got a cold or are coming down with the flu, unfortunately, you might be struggling with your sleep, too. Night Nurse is a cold and flu remedy formulated to alleviate symptoms like congestion, sneezing, a heavy head, coughing and aches and pains to help you get a peaceful night of sleep.
Night Nurse tablets contain active ingredients specifically designed to counteract common cold and flu symptoms and to help you get a restful, tranquil night in the land of nod. The active ingredients are as follows:
To help prevent the further spread of flu and the common cold, take care to wash your hands regularly, particularly after having touched your nose, blown your nose, going to the toilet or before or after preparing food, particularly poultry. This should also help to prevent re-infection whilst you're recovering.
Side effects of Night Nurse may include:
Drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, difficulty concentrating, unsteadiness, clumsiness, headache, dry mouth.
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in a different way, stop taking Night Nurse and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not take Night Nurse if:
Do not take any medications containing paracetamol while taking Night Nurse.
Do not take with other cough or cold medications, or any other products containing antihistamines, including those for the skin.
Do not drink alcohol while using Night Nurse Liquid. It contains 18% v/v ethanol (alcohol) i.e. up to 2.9g per dose, equivalent to 72ml of beer or 30ml of wine. This could be harmful if you suffer from alcoholism, are pregnant or breast-feeding, are a child under 12, have epilepsy, or liver disease.
If your symptoms are accompanied by a high fever, skin rash or persistent headache, contact your doctor.
This medicine can impair your ability to drive as it may cause drowsiness, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, movement difficulties or blurred vision. Do not drive or operate machinery while taking this medication until you know how it affects you. Driving while taking this medication may be an offence. Be sure to take it according to the included directions.
Talk to your doctor before taking this medication if:
Before taking this medication, please talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any prescribed medications such as metoclopramide or domperidone (for nausea or vomiting), colestyramine (to lower blood cholesterol), medications which blur vision, cause a dry mouth or drowsiness, medications for anxiety or depression (e.g. selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) or tricyclic antidepressant)to help you sleep, or blood thinning drugs (anticoagulants e.g. warfarin) quinidine or amiodarone (to control heart rhythm).
Do not take Night Nurse if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medications. Inform your doctor of all medications that you currently take or intend to take.
Night Nurse Liquid
Paracetamol, Promethazine hydrochloride, Dextromethorphan hydrobromide.
Liquid glucose, ethanol (alcohol), macrogol 300, sodium cyclamate, acesulfame K, sodium citrate, ascorbic acid, disodium edentate, medicated flavor liquid, colours quinolone yellow (E104) and patent blue V (E131) and water.
Night Nurse Capsules
The active ingredients contained in this medicine is/are:
Paracetemol 500mg, Promethazine hydrochloride 10mg, Dextromethorphan hydrobromide 7.5mg.
The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Lactose, dimeticone, colloidal anhydrous silica, gelatin, and colours erythrosine (E127), patent blue V (E131), quinoline yellow (E104) and titanium dioxide (E171).
Relief from cold and flu symptoms at night, including tickly, unproductive coughs, runny nose, sinus pain, fever, headache, aches and pains and sore throats.
Night Nurse Liquid may cause drowsiness and should not be taken during the day. If this medication makes you drowsy, do not drive or operate machinery.
Avoid drinking alcohol with Night Nurse Liquid.
You should not take Night Nurse Liquid if you have already taken four doses of a paracetamol-containing medication during the day, as you can easily exceed the maximum recommended daily dose. Since many over-the-counter painkillers and cold and flu remedies contain paracetamol, it is important to check the ingredients of any medications before taking them with Night Nurse Liquid, or ask your pharmacist.
An overdose of paracetamol is dangerous and can cause serious liver and kidney damage. Never exceed the recommended dose of Night Nurse Liquid. In the event of an overdose, seek immediate medical advice, even if you feel well, since delayed liver damage is a risk.
Alcohol increases the risk of liver damage in the event of a paracetamol overdose. Heavy drinkers and people with alcoholic liver disease are at a higher risk for hazards from paracetamol overdose.
children under 12 years of age
people with severe liver or kidney disease
people with chronic bronchitis
people with bronchiectasis
people at risk for severe breathing problems (respiratory failure)
people who have taken the anti-Parkinson's medications selegiline and rasagiline in the last 14 days or the antidepressants phenelzine, tranylcypromine, isocarboxazid or moclobemide
people allergic to any of Night Nurse Liquid’s ingredients
If you have any of the following symptoms, do not take Night Nurse Liquid and consult your doctor: phlegm that is green, rusty brown, yellow, blood-stained or foul smelling; short breath, wheezing or breathing difficulties; chest pain; sudden weight loss; recurrent night-time cough; pain and swelling in the calf; or a long-term, persistent cough.
people with liver or kidney problems
people with heart disease
people who have difficulty completely emptying their bladder, for example men with an enlarged prostate gland
people with epilepsy
people with glaucoma
people who suffer from asthma
people with diabetes; Night Nurse Liquid contains 12.8mg glucose in every 20ml dose
people on sodium-controlled diets; Night Nurse Liquid contains 37mg sodium in every 20ml dose
people suffering from alcoholism; Night Nurse Liquid contains alcohol
Night Nurse Liquid is not usually recommended for women who are pregnant. Although paracetamol is generally considered safe during pregnancy, the safety of dextromethorphan and promethazine has not been established. Seek further advice from your doctor, pharmacist or midwife.
Mothers who are breastfeeding should avoid taking Night Nurse Liquid. Although paracetamol is generally considered safe during breastfeeding, it is not known if dextromethorphan passes into breast milk. Promethazine does enter breast milk and it may cause sedation, irritability or excitement in a new-born. Ask your doctor, pharmacist or midwife for further advice.
Medications and their possible side effects affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the known side effects associated with Night Nurse Liquid. Just because a side effect is listed here, does not mean that you will experience it or any effect:
Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you’d like additional information about Night Nurse Liquid’s possible side effects. If you think you have experienced a side effect, you can report it using the yellow card website.
If you already take other medications, including herbal and over-the-counter, you should check with your pharmacist before taking Night Nurse Liquid, to ensure that the combination is safe.
Do not take Night Nurse Liquid if you have already taken four doses of a paracetamol-containing medication during the day, as you may easily exceed the maximum recommended daily dosage. Many over-the-counter cold and flu remedies contain paracetamol, so be sure to check their ingredients before taking them with Night Nurse Liquid. Ask your pharmacist for further advice.
Night Nurse Liquid may cause drowsiness that can worsen if you take it with any of the following:
Side effects such as dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation or difficulty passing urine may occur if you take Night Nurse Liquid with any of the following medications:
Cholestyramine reduces the absorption of paracetamol in the gut. It should not be taken within an hour of Night Nurse Liquid, otherwise the paracetamol will be less effective.
Night Nurse Liquid 160ml has been formulated to provide complete night-time relief from the major symptoms of cold and flu, helping you get a restful night’s sleep so that your body can regain its strength and heal naturally.
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