What is Benylin Children's 6+ Chesty Coughs?
Benylin Children’s 6+ Chesty Coughs is a medicine that will treat a chesty or a mucus cough. It works thanks to the active ingredient guaifenesin. Guaifenesin is what is known as an expectorant, this is a drug that will reduce the amount of mucus or phlegm that is blocking the airways, making it easier to breathe and also cough up the remaining mucus or phlegm.
What is a chesty cough?
A chesty cough is a type of a cough that is caused when the mucus becomes blocked in the chest and throat. This results in a cough that is intended to clear the mucus. However, because it is stuck where it is, it cannot be coughed up. Therefore, treatment is needed to clear it. A mucus cough is often a symptom of a cold or flu. It can also be caused by an allergic reaction; such as hay fever.
Who is this cough medicine suitable for?
This cough medicine is suitable to be used by children between the ages of 6-12. For children older, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist for advice on what treatment you should use. Do not use this medicine if another cough treatment is already being used.
How should Benylin Children's 6+ Chesty Coughs be used?
Take two 5ml spoonfuls up to four times a day. Do not exceed this. Also, do not exceed four 10ml doses in a 24-hour timeframe. Do not give to a child under the age of 12 for more than five days, without the advice of a doctor beforehand.
Are there any side effects?
A side effect will most likely be caused by an allergic reaction. Potential side effects include:
- Skin Rashes
- Stomach pain or aches
If you notice a side effect, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record a side effect using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Benylin Children's Chesty Coughs, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that Benylin is the best choice for you.
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 https://www.nhs.uk
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.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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