What is Benylin Mucus Cough?
Benylin Mucus Cough is a syrup that works to relieve the effects of a mucus cough. By thinning the mucus that is trapped in the airways, it makes it easier to remove it and reduce a cough. There are two active ingredients in these tablets that works to provide relief. These are:
Guaifenesin is an expectorant that reduces the thickness of the mucus, making it easier to remove. Levomenthol is a decongestant that helps you to breathe easier by reducing the thickness of the blood vessels.
What is a mucus cough?
A mucus cough is a type of a cough that is caused by mucus getting into the throat and chest and causing a blockage. This then results in coughing, as a cough is a reaction from the body to try and remove the mucus. A mucus cough is likely to be a symptom of an infection, such as a cold or the flu.
Who is this medicine suitable for?
This 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 should not use it and seek alternative medication. Speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using if you have or have had any of the following:
- Liver or kidney problems
- Are intolerant to some sugars
- Had a cough for over a few weeks, or a severe cough that produces a lot of phlegm
- Are taking alcohol
Seek advice from a medical professional as well if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding.
How should Benylin Mucus Cough be used?
The recommended dosage is 10ml (two 5ml spoonfuls) up to four times a day. Do not exceed this in a 24-hour period. If you use this medicine and symptoms still persist, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible.
Are there any side effects?
Like with many medicines, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects include:
- Skin Rashes
- Stomach pain
If you notice any of these side effects or any other side effect, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist. You can also record any side effect that you discover using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
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.
Helpful Advice on Medication Restrictions & Addiction
For further information on our medication restrictions policy, please click here.
If you are concerned about addiction to 'over the counter' medication, we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:
- Guaifenesin, Levomenthol
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