Frequently Asked Questions

What is Benylin?

Benylin  is the number one selling cough medicine brand in the UK. For over 50 years, families have trusted Benylin cough medicines to relieve the discomfort of coughs. We’ve also developed an effective range of products to relieve the symptoms of cold and flu and a range of cough medicines especially for children.

Is there a Benylin product to treat a chesty cough?

Yes, take a look at Benylin Chesty Coughs (Non-Drowsy) and Benylin Chesty Coughs (Original).

Is there a Benylin product to treat a tickly cough?

Yes, take a look at Benylin Tickly Coughs Non-Drowsy.

Is there a Benylin product to treat a dry cough?

Yes, take a look at Benylin Dry Coughs (Non-Drowsy) (contains dextromethorphan), Benylin Dry Coughs (Original) and Benylin Dry Coughs Blackcurrant.

Is there a Benylin product to treat a mucus cough?

Yes, take a look at Benylin Mucus Cough and Benylin Mucus Cough Night.

What is the difference between Benylin Chesty Coughs (Non-Drowsy) and Benylin Mucus Cough?

Benylin Chesty Coughs (Non-Drowsy) and Benylin Mucus Cough work in the same way as they both contain Guaifenesin to work deep down to help clear bronchial congestion and make a cough more productive.

Can I give my child Benylin?

Yes, we have a special range of products to provide relief from cough in children. Benylin Children’s Tickly Coughs (contains Glycerol) is suitable for children aged 3 months and over. Benylin Children’s Chesty Coughs (contains Guaifenesin), Benylin Children’s Dry Coughs (Contains Pholcodine) and Benylin Children’s Night Coughs are all suitable for children aged 6 years and over.

Why are some Benylin Children’s Coughs products not suitable for children under six years old?

Official advice on how to treat coughs and colds in children has changed and as a result some products are no longer suitable for use in children under six years of age. Take a look at the children’s product range for more information.

What is the difference between cold and flu?

Cold and flu are often confused. The main symptoms of a cold include a cough, sore throat, blocked/runny nose and headache. In addition flu symptoms include fever, body aches and pains. Luckily, we have a range of Benylin products to help relieve the main symptoms of cold and flu to help you feel better. Take a look at the Benylin Cold & Flu and Benylin 4Flu products.

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