Benylin Chesty Cough is used to help relieve coughing and a blocked nose.
This is a Pharmacy Medicine item. We will ask you to complete a questionnaire to ensure this is appropriate for you which our pharmacist will check.
Benylin Chesty Coughs Original is a clear red syrup. • What it does: BENYLIN® Chesty Coughs Original provides deep penetrating relief and a soothing effect that allows you to get on with your day. • How it works: Active ingredient diphenhydramine hydrochloride is an antihistamine and works by relieving a cough. Diphenhydramine also helps dry nasal secretions by preventing the natural body chemical histamine from binding to its receptors and producing a runny nose. Levomenthol works to relieve stuffiness in the nose to help make breathing easier. • What is a chesty cough? Chesty coughs are caused by a build-up of phlegm in the lungs and on the chest. The cough mechanism kicks in to try and get rid of this excess mucus.
The liquid contains diphenhydramine which is an antihistamine that helps relieve coughing and dry secretions in the nose and chest and levomenthol which helps you breathe more easily by relieving congestion.
Warnings or Restrictions
Do not use if:
•You have had a cough for a few weeks that may be caused by asthma
•You have a cough which brings up a lot of mucus (phlegm)
•You are taking, or have taken in the last two weeks, drugs for depression known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
•You suffer from liver or kidney problems
•You have prostate problems (difficulty with passing water or needing to pass water often)
•You have narrow-angle glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
•This medicine may cause sleepiness, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery.
•Avoid alcoholic drink.
•Please consult your pharmacist or doctor before using this medicine if you are currently pregnant, likely to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
•Please consult your pharmacist or doctor if you are currently taking any other medicines as this may cause an interaction.
•If you think you may be allergic to any of the ingredients contained in this medicine, please seek medical advice before taking.
•If you have any questions after you have bought this medication, please speak to your pharmacist.
Active Ingredients: 14 mg Diphenhydramine hydrochloride and 2 mg Levomenthol.
Other ingredients: Liquid glucose, sucrose, ethanol, glycerol, sodium citrate, saccharin sodium, citric acid monohydrate, sodium benzoate (E211), ammonium chloride, caramel T12 (E150), raspberry flavour, carbomer, Ponceau 4R (E124) and water.
Size (150) Unit (ML) Height (12.6) Width (5.5) Depth (5.5)
Product code: 457191
Benylin Chesty Coughs Originial is not recommended for children under 12 years old.
Tips & Advice
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 pharmacist or doctor.
Do not take more than the stated dose shown below.
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, fits or numbness (parasthesia).
If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and talk to your doctor: increased awareness of heart beat (palpitations), shakiness (tremor), difficulty passing water.