Benylin Chesty Coughs Non-Drowsy - 150ml

RRP £7.39
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RRP £7.39
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What is Benylin Chesty Coughs Non-Drowsy?

Benylin Chesty Coughs Non-Drowsy is a medicine that will help treat a chesty cough. It works by breaking down the mucus or phlegm that is causing a blockage which causes a cough. The active ingredients in this syrup medicine are guaifenesin and levomenthol. Guaifenesin is an expectorant which promotes the release of sputum (a mixture of saliva and mucus) to help break down the blockage. Levomenthol eases congestion in the nose, which helps you to breathe more easily.


What causes a chesty cough?

A chesty cough is caused by a virus or infection, such as a cold or flu. It can also be caused by an allergy; such as hay fever. A cough caused by a cold, flu, or allergy is generally short-term but a persistent cough can occur. A persistent cough is caused by conditions such as bronchitis or asthma.


What is the difference between Benylin Chesty Coughs Non-Drowsy and Original?

There are differences between the two Benylin medicines, both of which are intended to treat a chesty cough. There is a different active ingredient, as Original has diphenhydramine instead of guaifenesin but both medicines contain levomenthol. Another difference is that Original is a Pharmacy product, and requires approval from a pharmacist before buying, whereas this Non-Drowsy solution does not.


Who is this medicine suitable for?

This medicine is suitable for adults and children aged 12 and over. Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the syrup should not use it. If you have an intolerance to some sugars, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using. Also, you should speak to a doctor if you have kidney problems before using.


Can this medicine be used when pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, then speak to a pharmacist before using.


How should Benylin Chesty Coughs Non-Drowsy be used?

The recommended dosage for this medicine is two 5ml spoonfuls four times a day. If symptoms do not improve after using, speak to a doctor.


Are there any side effects?

Potential side effects include an allergic reaction. Potential side effects include:

  • Skin Rashes
  • Itching

Other potential side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea

If you experience any side effects, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. Also, you can record any side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.


More Information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.


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Active Ingredients

  • Guaifenesin
  • Levomenthol
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