Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Brand name: Cough, Cold and Flu Day/Night (Chemists' Own) TM

Active ingredients: paracetamol + pseudoephedrine + dextromethorphan, paracetamol + pseudoephedrine + chlorphenamine

What it is used for

Provides fast and effective relief from the symptoms of cold and flu. The non-drowsy Day tablet temporarily relieves: blocked noses, runny noses, nagging cough, headaches, body aches and pains, and fever. The Night tablet contains an antihistamine and temporarily relieves: blocked noses, headaches, body aches and pains, and fever.

How to take it

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Tablet, film coated

Pale blue film coated round plain tablet with a break bar

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

Part 2: Tablet, film coated

Pale yellow film coated round plain tablet with a break bar

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Storage instructions

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Store in a Dry Place
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription. It is Schedule 3 : Pharmacist Only Medicine.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

Back to top back to top

Need more information?

These trusted information partners have more on this topic.

Top results

Colds and flu in babies and children

Here is information on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments of coughs, colds and flu in children and babies and when to seek medical advice.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Cough: dry cough - MyDr.com.au

A dry cough is a cough where no phlegm or mucus is produced. Dry coughs may be caused by viral illnesses such as colds and flu, allergies or throat irritants.

Read more on myDr website

Colds - MyDr.com.au

A cold is an infection caused by a virus. It usually lasts two to three days and does not cause serious illness in healthy people. Find out what products are available for colds.

Read more on myDr website

Chickenpox - MyDr.com.au

Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by a viral infection. Most children with chickenpox develop an itchy rash that lasts for about 10 days.

Read more on myDr website

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Victorian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo