What is Benylin Mucus Cough With Decongestant Syrup?
Benylin Mucus Cough With Decongestant Syrup is a treatment that helps to relieve mucus coughs and also work as a decongestant to clear a blocked stuffy nose. This liquid contains two active ingredients that help to reduce the effects of a chesty cough. These are:
Guaifenesin is an expectorant that loosens the mucus that is caught in the chest, making it easier to be removed. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that helps to improve breathing by unblocking the nose and sinuses.
What is a mucus cough?
A mucus cough, also known as a chesty cough, is a type of cough that is caused when mucus or phlegm is caught in the chest or throat and this leads to a cough. It can also lead to a sore throat as well. A mucus cough usually isn’t present long-term but the right treatment can reduce its effects. The most common cause of a mucus cough is a cold or the flu. Both of these will come with other symptoms besides a cough.
Who is this Benylin syrup 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. This medicine should also not be used by anyone who has or has had in the past:
- Very high blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Antidepressants called Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
- If you have had a cough for a few weeks
- If you suffer from alcoholism
- Are taking any other medication for a cough or cold
If you are taking any medication for another condition, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this medicine?
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should speak to a medical professional for advice before using this medicine.
How should Benylin Mucus Cough With Decongestant Syrup be used?
Shake the bottle well before use. Use the included spoon to measure out 5ml doses. Take two 5ml doses at a time, and use every 4-6 hours, up to four times a day. Do not exceed the recommended dosage. If symptoms continue after using, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist.
Are there any side effects?
Like with many types of medication, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects include:
- Skin Rashes
- Difficulty sleeping
If you notice any side effect, not just the ones listed above, then stop using this medicine and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also 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 Mucus Cough With Decongestant 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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