What is Benylin Dry Cough 7.5mg/5ml Syrup?
This Benylin syrup is a treatment that relieves the effects of a dry, irritating cough. The active ingredient contained in this medicine syrup is dextromethorphan hydrobromide, which is a cough suppressant. It works to reduce a cough that has been caused by a cold or the flu.
What causes a dry cough?
A dry cough is caused by a number of potential different conditions. These include allergies, acid reflux and asthma. The cause of a dry cause isn’t always obvious so if a dry cough persists then it might be best to speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist for advice.
Who is this Benylin syrup suitable for?
This Benylin medicine is suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the syrup. It should also not be used by anyone with any of the following:
- Lung disease
- Taking Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
- Taking antidepressants
If you are taking any medication for another condition, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this medicine.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this Benylin syrup?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, then you should speak to a medical professional before using this syrup.
How should Benylin Dry Cough 7.5mg/5ml Syrup be used?
The recommended dosage of this syrup is 10ml (two 5ml spoonfuls) up to four times a day. If symptoms persist after using, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist.
Are there any side effects?
Like with all medicines, there is a chance of side effects, though not everyone will get them. Potential side effects include:
- Swelling of the face, lips, throat, or tongue
- A rash
- Nausea or vomiting
- Stomach pain
- Difficulty sleeping
- Shallow breathing
If you notice any side effect, then stop using and speak to a doctor as soon as possible. Also, you can record any 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 Dry Cough Syrup, 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 this 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.
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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