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BENYLIN® Children’s Chesty Coughs

Benylin Children’s Chesty Coughs Syrup is a medicine which is used to help relieve chesty coughs in children. It contains guaifenesin (an expectorant) to help loosen mucus (phlegm) from the lungs and make it easier to cough up. The medicine is for use in children aged 6-12 years. Always read the label.


Product Description


■ Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
■ For oral use only.
■ Do not give more than the stated dose shown below.
■ There is a double-ended spoon in this pack. Children under six years old This medicine is not recommended for children under 6 years old. Children 6 – 12 years Age Dose Children 6 – 12 years Give two 5ml spoonfuls every 6 to 8 hours. Do not give more than eight 5ml spoonfuls in one day.
■ Use only when simple measures have failed to provide adequate relief.
■ Do not give to a child under 12 years of age for more than 5 days without consulting your doctor

Safety Warning

This medicine is suitable for most children but a few children should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Do not use Benylin Children’s Chesty Coughs Syrup…
■ If your child has ever had a bad reaction to this product or any of the ingredients. See section 6 for full list of ingredients.
■ If your child is taking any other cough and cold medicine.
■ If your child is aged under 6 years. Warnings and Precautions Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Benylin Children’s Chesty Coughs Syrup…
■ If your child suffers from liver or kidney problems.
■ If your child has had a cough for a few weeks that may be caused by asthma, or a cough which brings up a lot of mucus (phlegm).
■ If your child has a cough that tends to recur or is accompanied by a fever, rash or persistent headache. If any of these apply now or in the past, talk to a doctor or pharmacist. Pregnancy and breast-feeding The following advice is included in case an older child or adult is taking the medicine.
■ If you are pregnant or breast-feeding or not taking contraceptive measures, only use this medicine on the advice of your doctor.

Age Indication

6 years +


The active substance is Guaifenesin. The other ingredients are: Glycerol, sorbitol liquid (non-crystallising) (E420), carmellose sodium, sodium citrate, sodium saccharin, sodium benzoate (E211), citric acid monohydrate, strawberry flavour (containing benzyl alcohol, ethanol and propylene glycol (E1520)) and water.

Please Note:
You must be over 18 to purchase non-prescription medications online.

For verification purposes, please supply a valid contact phone number.

One of our registered pharmacists may need to contact you to confirm your purchase. They will ensure that you are aware of the appropriate use for the medicine, and that it is being sought for that purpose and, in so far as the registered pharmacist is aware, the product is not intended for abuse and/or misuse.

Please note that a record of every transaction is retained for a period of 2 years.

Rathnew Pharmacy have been authorised by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) to sell non-prescription medication online. For further information please contact the PSI at –

PSI House,
Fenian Street,
Dublin 2.

Ph: 01 218 4000

Email: internetsupply@psi.ie

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