Benylin Mucus Cough plus Decongestant is used in those ages 12 years and over to relieve chesty coughs and help clear the stuffy, blocked up feeling in your nose and sinuses and reduce catarrh.
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 Mucus Cough plus Decongestant Syrup is a clear orange-red cherry flavoured liquid available in 100ml glass bottle. "• What it does: BENYLIN® Mucus Cough Decongestant Syrup not only thins and loosens chest mucus so you can cough it away more easily, it also helps relieve nasal congestion. • How it works: Guaifenesin thins and loosens mucus, making it easier for you to cough up and lighten the weighty feeling on your chest. Pseudoephedrine causes the blood vessels in the nasal and sinus passages to contract and narrow, which reduces congestion. • What is a mucus cough? When mucus builds up in the chest, it can be hard to get rid of by coughing, so it’s helpful to have something to take to loosen the mucus and relieve the feeling of heaviness.
The syrup contains pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, which is a decongestant that relieves nasal and sinus congestion and guaifenesin, which is an expectorant that helps to loosen the mucus in your throat and chest.
Warnings or Restrictions
Do not use if:
•You have very high blood pressure or severe heart disease
•You are taking, or have taken in the last two weeks, drugs for depression known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
•You have had a cough for a few weeks, or a cough which brings up any blood or a lot of mucus that may be caused by asthma or emphysema
•You have alcohol dependence
•You are taking any other cough and cold medicine.
•Talk to your doctor or pharmacist: if you have liver or kidney problems, if you have high blood pressure or heart disease, if you have diabetes or have been diagnosed with an intolerance to some sugars, if you have an overactive thyroid gland, if you have glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye), if you have prostate problems (difficulty with passing water or needing to pass water often)
•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: 5ml contains 100 mg Guaifenesin and 30 mg Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride
Other ingredients: Sucrose, glycerol, methyl hydroxybenzoate (E218), propyl hydroxybenzoate (E216), ethanol (alcohol), Ponceau 4R (E124), flavouring (wild cherry and menthol), Sunset Yellow (E110) and purified water.
Size (100) Unit (ML) Height (13.3) Width (5.5) Depth (5.5)
Product code: 223410
Always shake the bottle thoroughly before use.
Tips & Advice
There is a double-ended spoon in the pack to help measure out the correct dose.
Adults and children aged 12 years and over:
Two large 5 ml spoonful's every 4 - 6 hours, up to 4 times a day
Leave at least 4 hours between doses.
Do not give more than 4 doses in 24 hours.
If anyone has too much, contact a doctor or your nearest Accident & Emergency Department (Casualty) taking this pack with you.
If you forget to take a dose, take the next dose when needed provided that the last dose was taken at least 4 hours ago. Do not take a double dose.