Benylin Chesty Coughs Original soothes a chesty cough, working deeply to clear congestion and mucus. With an eased cough, you can get on with your day. Suitable for Adults and children over 12 years of age.
Approved by Claire Makey - Pharmacist on the 29/04/2021. For more information, view our medical team
¦ For oral use only. ¦ Do not take more than the stated dose shown.
Children under 12 years Benylin Chesty Coughs Original is not recommended for children under 12 years old.
Adults and children aged 12 years and over Take two 5 ml spoonfuls four times a day.
Do not take more than 4 doses in 24 hours. ¦ If symptoms persist, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine is suitable for most people but a few people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use this medicine… ¦ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients. ¦ If you are taking, or have taken in the last two weeks, drugs for depression known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs). ¦ For children under 12 years old. ¦ To make a child sleepy. If any of these apply to you or your child, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist without using Benylin Chesty Coughs Original.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist… ¦ If you suffer from liver or kidney problems ¦ If you have a persistent cough such as occurs with bronchitis or emphysema; have asthma; are suffering from an asthma attack; or have a cough that produces a lot of mucus (phlegm). ¦ If you have difficulty with passing water or prostate problems (which may mean you need to pass water more often). ¦ If you may have glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye). ¦ If you are taking alcohol . ¦ If you have an intolerance to some sugars . ¦ If you are taking any other medicines containing diphenhydramine including any creams, ointments or gels. ¦ If you are taking any other medicines, including: ¦ opioid analgesics (drugs used to relieve pain e.g. codeine, tramadol, morphine) ¦ anticholinergic drugs e.g. ¦ antidepressants (drugs to treat mood disorders). ¦ atropine (used to treat some eye conditions and occasionally bowel conditions). ¦ minor tranquillisers (drugs used to relax muscles or decrease anxiety). ¦ sleeping tablets including barbiturates . ¦ antipsychotics (drugs used to treat delusions, hallucinations or confused thoughts)
If you are not sure about any of the medicines you are taking, show the bottle or pack to your pharmacist. If any of these bullet points apply to you now or in the past, talk to a doctor or pharmacist. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding ¦ If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Special warnings about this medicine ¦ This medicine may cause drowsiness. If affected, do not drive or operate machinery. Avoid alcoholic drink. Some of the ingredients can cause problems ¦ This medicine contains sucrose and liquid glucose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product. ¦ This medicine contains 0.26 mg of alcohol (ethanol) in each 5 ml. The amount in 5 ml of this medicine is equivalent to less than 1 ml beer or 1 ml wine. The small amount of alcohol in this medicine will not have any noticeable effects. ¦ Ponceau 4R (E124) may cause allergic reactions. ¦ This medicine contains 16.62 mg sodium (main component of cooking/table salt) in each 5 ml. This is equivalent to 0.83% of the recommended maximum daily dietary intake of sodium for an adult. ¦ This medicine contains 0.22 mg benzyl alcohol in each 5ml. Benzyl alcohol may cause allergic reactions. ¦ This medicine contains 10 mg benzoic acid in each 5 ml. ¦
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. This is because large amounts of benzyl alcohol can build-up in your body and may cause side effects (called “metabolic acidosis”). ¦ Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice if you have a liver or kidney disease. This is because large amounts of benzyl alcohol can build-up in your body and may cause side effects (called “metabolic acidosis”).
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side-effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and seek immediate help: ¦ Swelling of the face, lips and/or tongue. ¦ Allergic reactions including skin rashes (which may be severe and include blistering or peeling of the skin) and itching. If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and talk to your doctor: ¦ Difficulty passing water. ¦ Fits or seizures.
Other effects which may occur include:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people) ¦ Drowsiness. Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people) ¦ Dizziness, headache, excitability, slowness in movement or speech, blurred vision, unusual weakness. ¦ Thick phlegm, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people) ¦ Irritability, hallucinations, nervousness, agitation, pins and needles (paraesthesia), sedation. ¦ Ringing in the ears (tinnitus). ¦ A fast heartbeat, chest discomfort, low blood pressure. ¦ Dry nose. Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people) ¦ Blood disorders. ¦ Confusion, depression, involuntary movements, difficulty sleeping, shakiness (tremor). ¦ Irregular heartbeat, increased awareness of heartbeat (palpitations). ¦ Liver problems.
If you experience any side-effects not included in this leaflet or are not sure about anything, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Reporting of side-effects If you experience any side-effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible sideeffects not listed in this leaflet.
The active ingredients in 5 ml of Benylin Chesty Coughs Original are: 14 mg Diphenhydramine hydrochloride and 2 mg Levomenthol.
Other ingredients are: Liquid glucose, sucrose, eth- anol, glycerol, sodium citrate, saccharin sodium, citric acid monohydrate, sodium benzoate (E211), ammo- nium chloride, caramel T12 (E150), raspberry flavour (benzyl alcohol, E1520 propylene glycol, ethanol), carbomer, Ponceau 4R (E124) and water
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Works better than the non drowsy, as long as you don't need to drive or operate machinery after taking it.
Is helping to clear my chest