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Night Nurse Capsules

Night Nurse Capsules (10 capsules )

Order before 4pm for delivery from Sat. 23 Mar.

Description for Night Nurse Capsules

Night Nurse Capsules: If you are suffering from the effects of colds, flu or influenza, you are likely to have difficulty sleeping and this is where Night Nurse comes in handy. These tablets are specifically designed to relieve symptoms such as coughing and congestion to ensure you enjoy a restful night?s sleep.

Product Information

  • Age: 12 years+

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

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:

  • Paracetamol, an analgesic painkiller to ease aches and pains. It can also help to reduce any feverish symptoms you may be experiencing, particularly if you're feeling hot and sweaty/shivery
  • Promethazine, an antihistamine to prevent runny noses that can also help to relieve coughs. It does this by helping to dry up those secretions that come from the back of your nose and run down your throat, which can cause a tickly cough
  • Dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant, which suppresses an unproductive cough, An unproductive cough is one that is particularly dry, or tickly, and is characterised by one which that doesn't produce any phlegm. This cough suppressant quite literally suppresses the cough centre within the brain, and reduces the nerve signals sent from there to the muscular structure around the chest wall that produce coughs. This can help to prevent coughs that keep you up at night.
  • Promethazine has a mild sedating effect, which together with the paracetamol and dextromethorphan for further relief of symptoms means that Night Nurse can help to provide you with a peaceful night's sleep.

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.

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

If taking Night Nurse capsules, correct dosage for adults, plus children ages 12 and over is simply two tablets before you go to bed. Do not take Night Nurse if you have taken any medicine that contains paracetamol in the four hours preceeding, such as Day Nurse.

  • Do not use Night Nurse for three or more nights unless you have sought the advice of your pharmacist or doctor.
  • Night Nurse should be taken with water only, and can be taken with food or without food.

Side effects are rare when taking Night Nurse, but if you do, they may include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Unsteadiness or unsteady movements
  • Dizziness
  • Clumsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Difficulty concentrating

If you experience any side effects, or any other side effects not mentioned here, cease use and speak to your pharmacist or doctor.

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).

Read the warnings below carefully to ensure that Night Nurse is the appropriate product for you.

Do not take Night Nurse if:

  • If you currently have asthma, respiratory problems or a chest infection
  • If you have ever experienced a hypersensitivity or allergic reaction to promethazine, dextromethorphan, paracetamol or any of the inactive ingredients in Night Nurse
  • If you're taking or have taken MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors), prescribed for depression, within the previous two weeks
  • If you need to take a pregnancy test, that is taken on your urine, as this medicine could throw up inconclusive results

Further Warnings

Be careful when taking other paracetamol-containing products while taking Night Nurse. Four doses of paracetamol is the daily maximum and this includes a Night Nurse dose. You should wait four hours between each dose and this includes your Night Nurse dose.

Be careful when taking any other cough or cold medicines while taking Night Nurse, especially those containing antihistamines, as they have a sedating effect. Night Nurse also has a sedating effect and combining the two can increase drowsiness. Seek the advice of a doctor or pharmacist when using antihistamine products on your skin whilst taking Night Nurse.

It is not advised to drink alcohol whilst taking Night Nurse.

If your cold and flu symptoms are also accompanied by rashes on the skin, a persistent migraine or headache or a high temperature, seek the immediate advice of your doctor.

Night Nurse has a sedating effect and can cause dizziness, drowsiness, problems with movements, difficulty with concentration and blurry vision. If you experience any of those problems, do not drive or operate machinery. Do not drive until you know how Night Nurse affects you.

It could be an offence to drive whilst taking Night Nurse if taken for recreational purposes. It is not an offence to take this medicine if taken to treat a dental or medical problem, provided that it has been taken in accordance with the guidelines given by your doctor and on the leaflet, and provided that the medicine was not in any way directly hindering your ability to operate your vehicle safely.

Ask your doctor before you take Night Nurse if:

  • You have been informed by your primary health physician that you are intolerant to some sugars
  • You are diabetic
  • You have a persistent or chronic cough, excessive phlegm, or recurrent respiratory problems
  • You have liver, heart or kidney problems
  • You have prostate problems or difficulty when passing urine
  • You have epilepsy or glaucoma
  • You are elderly or caring for an elderly patient that may be suffering with confusion or disorientation

Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Night Nurse if you are currently taking any of the following prescribe medicines:

  • Domperidone or metoclopramide (prescribed for vomiting or nausea)
  • Colestyramine (prescribed to lower cholesterol)
  • Any medicines which may have the side effects of drowsiness, dry mouth, or blurred vision
  • Warfarin (an anticoagulant blood thinning drug)
  • Amiodarone or quinidine (prescribed to help maintain a regular heart rhythm)
  • SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants) and tricyclic antidepressants
  • Any medicines to help you sleep

Read any product information before taking Night Nurse and speak to your doctor before taking any new medications.

Delivery & Shipping Information


UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 working day - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. We aim to dispatch all DPD orders placed before 3pm on the same working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email and in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.



DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.


International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Our UK based support team can help, email us at support@theindependentpharmacy.co.uk.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should I know before taking Night Nurse?

    Night Nurse can be mildly sedating and should only be taken at night. If you still feel drowsy in the morning, you should not drive nor should you operate machinery. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how Night Nurse affects you.

    You should avoid drinking alcohol when taking Night Nurse. It contains paracetamol, and when an overdose of paracetamol occurs, when you drink alcohol, it massively raises the risk of damage to the liver. These risks increase if you are already a heavy drinker, or if you are suffering from liver disease.

    Night Nurse is a paracetamol-containing medicine and should not be taken if the maximum of four doses of paracetamol has be taken throughout the day. Taking Night Nurse in addition to four doses of paracetamol or other cold and flu medecines, which often also contain paracetamol, could easily result in overdose. Speak to your pharmacist or doctor before taking any cold or flu medicines, including Night Nurse, alongside your existing medications to ensure that you do not accidentally take too much paracetamol. In addition, check the ingredients of any cold and flu medicines particularly if you are taking paracetamol or ibuprofen in addition to these medicines.

    Paracetamol overdose can be fatal. Do not take more that the suggested dosage of Night Nurse and seek prompt medical advice should an overdose occur. It is important to seek medical advice if an overdose occurs even if the individual who has taken an overdose feels fit and well, because severe liver damage could be delayed.

  • Can I take Night Nurse while pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Night Nurse should not be used by pregnant women. Paracetamol is considered a safe medicine for use during pregnancy, although it has not yet been established how safe promethazine and dextromethorphan are. If you are concerned, speak to your pharmacist, midwife or doctor for further advice.

    Similarly, Night Nurse is generally best avoided by breastfeeding mothers. Paracetamol is considered to be a safe medicine for use during breastfeeding, the safety of dextromethorphan is still unknown, and it is unknown whether or not it can be passed to baby through breastmilk. It is known that promethazine can pass to breastmilk, and there is evidence to suggest that it can cause symptoms such as irritability, excitement and sedation in newborns. If you are concerned or have further questions, speak to your pharmacist, midwife or doctor for further information.

  • Can I take Night Nurse with other medicines?

    If you're taking any medications, including herbal medicines and supplements, as well as those that you may have bought without a prescription, speak to your pharmacist or doctor before taking Night Nurse to ensure that there are no contraindications.

    Night Nurse has a sedating effect and when taken with the following medicines, feelings of drowsiness or tiredness may increase:

    • Medicines in the benzodiazepine family, such as diazepam, temazepam
    • Alcohol
    • Antihistamine medicines with a sedating effect, which may be present in other over the counter or non-prescription cold and flu remedies, or tablets taken for the relief of hayfever, such as diphenhydramine, triprolidine and chlorphenamine
    • Medicines in the opioid family such as dihydrocodeine, morphine and codeine
    • Sleeping tablets, such as zopiclone
    • Tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline.

    Side effects such as blurred vision, difficulty when passing urine and a dry mouth may occur or be increased when taking Night Nurse with any of the medications listed below:

    • Anticholinergic medicines taken when having problems with urinary incontinence, such as flavoxate, oxybutynin, tolterodine, trospium and propiverin
    • Antipsychotic medicines, such as clozapine and chlorpromazine
    • Antispasmodic medicines, such as hyoscine and atropine
    • Anticholinergic medicines taken for the relief of symptoms from Parkinson's disease, such as procyclidine, trihexyphenidyl and orphenadrine
    • Muscle relaxing medicines, such as baclofen
    • Some anti-sickness medicines, such as cyclizine, meclozine and prochlorperazine
    • Certain antidepressants, particularly in the tricyclic family, such as maprotiline and amitriptyline

    The medicine cholestyramine in particular has the effect of reducing the absorption of certain medicines, including paracetamol, and therefore Night Nurse. As such, you should not take it within at least an hour of taking your Night Nurse, because the paracetamol effects within the medicine will be reduced.

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