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Benylin® Dual Action Dry Syrup

Benylin Dual Action Dry is a medicine which is used to help relieve dry coughs and related congestion symptoms. The liquid contains triprolidine hydrochloride which is an antihistamine that helps stop sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes, pseudoephedrine hydrochloride which is a decongestant that unblocks stuffy noses and dextromethorphan hydrobromide which is an antitussive to help stop 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


■ For oral use only.
■ Always shake the bottle thoroughly before use.
■ Do not take more medicine than the label tells you to.
■ Do not use to sedate a child.
■ Do not overfill the spoon. There is a double-ended spoon in the pack. i Adults and Children over 12 years Age Dose Adults and children aged 12 years and over Take two large 5 ml spoonfuls every 4 – 6 hours, up to 4 times a day.
■ Do not take more than 4 doses in 24 hours.
■ Leave at least 4 hours between doses.
■ If symptoms persist or worsen talk to your doctor or pharmacist. ! If anyone has too much If you take more Benylin Dual Action Dry Syrup than you should, you may experience the following symptoms: nausea and vomiting, involuntary muscle contractions, agitation, confusion, somnolence, disturbances in consciousness, involuntary and rapid eye movements, cardiac disorders (rapid heart beating), coordination disorders, psychosis with visual hallucinations, and hyperexcitability. Other symptoms in case of massive overdose may be: coma, severe breathing problems, and convulsions. Contact your doctor or hospital straight away if you experience any of the above symptoms.! If you forget to take the medicine If you forget to take a dose, take the next dose when needed provided that the last dose was taken at least 4 hours ago. Do not take a double dose.

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. X Do not use this medicine…
■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to pseudoephedrine, dextromethorphan, triprolidine, or any of the other ingredients.
■ If you suffer from lung disease.
■ If you have high blood pressure or heart disease.
■ If you are taking beta blockers (used to treat high blood pressure).
■ If you are taking, or have taken in the last two weeks, drugs for depression known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) or Reversible Inhibitors of Monoamine Oxidase (RIMAs).
■ If you are taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) (used to treat depression and anxiety such as fluoxetine, paroxetine and sertraline).
■ If you have diabetes.
■ If you have an overactive thyroid gland.
■ If you have glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye).
■ If you have a phaeochromocytoma (rare tumour which affects your heart rate and blood pressure).
■ If you have severe kidney problems.
■ For children under 12 years old. If any of these apply to you, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist without using Benylin Dual Action Dry. ! Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Benylin Dual Action Dry Syrup
■ If you have liver or kidney problems.
■ If you are susceptible to glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye).
■ 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 difficulty in passing water or need to pass water often (for example, due to prostate problems, or infection or inflammation of the bladder or urinary tract.
■ If you have blocked arteries or veins (occlusive vascular disease).
■ If you have alcohol dependence.
■ If your child is prone to developing certain allergic reactions (e.g. atopic reactions)
■ 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 Dual Action 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 hearty rate, unstable blood pressure, and exaggeration of reflexes, muscular rigidity, lack of coordination and/or gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g. nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea). If you experience the following, stop taking the product immediately and contact your doctor: • A feverish generalised erythema associated with pustules (see section 4) • Sudden abdominal pain or rectal bleeding may occur with Benylin Dual Action Dry Syrup, due to inflammation of the colon (ischemic colitis). If you develop these gastro-intestinal symptoms, stop taking Benylin Phlegm Cough plus Decongestant Syrup, and contact your doctor or seek medical attention immediately. See section 4. • Sudden severe headaches, nausea, vomiting, confusion, fits, visual disturbances ! If you are pregnant or breast-feeding
■ If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
! Special warnings about this medicine
■ This medicine may cause drowsiness. If affected, do not operate machinery. Avoid alcoholic drink.

Age Indication

12 Years +


The active ingredients in 5 ml of Benylin Dual Action Dry are: Triprolidine hydrochloride 1.25 mg, pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 30 mg and dextromethorphan hydrobromide 10 mg. Other ingredients are: Sorbitol, sucrose, sodium benzoate (E211), methyl hydroxybenzoate (E218), Ponceau 4R (E124), alcohol, blackberry flavour, levomenthol, vanillin and purified water.

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