What is Benylin Dry Cough Night Syrup?
Benylin Dry Cough Night Syrup is a treatment that works to reduce the effects of a dry cough and help with sleep loss that occurs as a result of a cough. The medicine contains three active ingredients that help to achieve this:
Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that works to reduce coughing and clear mucus in the throat and chest. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that will reduce the severity of cough and levomenthol is a decongestant that will help by making it easier to breathe.
How can a cough cause sleep deprivation?
Sleep loss can be caused when having a cough because it is easier for irritants that cause the cause to make their way up the throat. This will make a cough worse, making getting some much-needed sleep more difficult. A remedy for this is to incline your head by using some extra pillows. This will allow for fewer irritants in the throat. Though it won’t stop a cough completely.
Who is this cough syrup suitable for?
This Benylin syrup can be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. Anyone who is allergic to any of the ingredients in the medicine should not use it. This medicine should not be used either if any of the following applies:
- If you suffer from lung disease
- Have prostate problems
- Narrow-angle glaucoma
- Are taking antidepressants called Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
- Suffer from alcoholism as this syrup contains alcohol
If you are taking medication for any other condition, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this medicine?
Speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this medicine for advice.
How should Benylin Dry Cough Night Syrup be used?
Take 10ml (two 5ml spoonfuls) before going to bed and repeat the dosage every 6 hours up to four times a day.
Are there any side effects?
Because it is a medicine, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects include:
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth, nose, and throat
- Upset stomach
- Problems passing water
If you notice any side effect, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect you discover 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 Night 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 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.
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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