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Benylin® Dry Non-Drowsy

Benylin Non-Drowsy Dry Coughs Syrup is a medicine which is used to help relieve dry, irritating coughs. The liquid contains dextromethorphan hydrobromide which is an antitussive to help stop persistent coughing. The medicine is for use in adults and children aged 12 years and over. Always read the label. Ask your pharmacist for advice.


Product Description


Check the table that follows to see how much medicine to take. For oral use only. Do not take more medicine than the label tells you to. Children under 12 years Do not give to children under 12 years old. Adults and children aged 12 years and over Age Dose Adults and children aged 12 years and over Take two 5 ml spoonfuls four times a day. Do not take more than 4 doses in 24 hours. If symptoms persist or worsen, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Safety Warning

This medicine is suitable for most people but a few people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This medicine can lead to dependence. Therefore the treatment should be of short duration. Do not use Benylin Non-Drowsy Dry Coughs Syrup… If you have ever had a bad reaction to dextromethorphan or any of the other ingredients. If you suffer from lung disease . If you are taking, or have taken in the last two weeks, drugs for depression known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs). If you are taking selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (used to treat depression and anxiety such as fluoxetine, paroxetine and sertraline). For children under 12 years old. If any of these apply to you, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist without using Benylin Non-Drowsy Dry Coughs Syrup. Warnings and Precautions Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Benylin Non-Drowsy Dry Coughs Syrup If you suffer from liver problems. If you have bronchitis, emphysema or asthma or have had a cough for a few weeks or a cough with a lot of mucus (phlegm) . If you have alcohol dependence . If you have a history of drug abuse . If you have been told by your doctor that you are a slow metabolizer of CYP2D6 . If you are taking medicines such as certain antidepressants or antipsychotics. Benylin Non-Drowsy Dry Syrup may interact with these medicines and you may experience mental status changes (e.g. agitation, hallucinations, coma), and other effects such as body temperature above 38°C, increase in heart rate, unstable blood pressure, and exaggeration of reflexes, muscular rigidity, lack of coordination and/or gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g. nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea). If you are taking any other cough and cold medicines . If your child is prone to developing certain allergic reactions (e.g. atopic reactions). Avoid alcoholic drink when taking this medicine

Age Indication

12 Years +


The active ingredient in 5 ml of Benylin Non-Drowsy Dry Coughs Syrup is: 7.5 mg Dextromethorphan hydrobromide. Other ingredients are: Sorbitol solution (70%) E420, glycerol, sucrose, liquid glucose, citric acid monohydrate, sodium benzoate (E211), caramel T12 (containing sucrose, glucose and invert sugar), saccharin sodium, imitation peach flavour (containing ethanol & propylene glycol), levomenthol, ethanol (96% v/v), carbomer and purified water.

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