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Benylin Night-Time Mucus Cough

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Information specific to: Benylin Night-Time Mucus Cough.

About Benylin Night-Time Mucus Cough and how it works

This medicine helps relieve night time cough and congestion and also enables a restful sleep.

This medicine contains three main ingredients which work together to relieve irritating coughs and associated cold symptoms. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine and suppresses the urge to cough and also dries secretions in the nose and chest. It causes drowsiness which is helpful for night time coughs. Guaifenesin is an expectorant and works by loosening mucus in the chest and makes it easier to cough up secretions. Levomenthol is a decongestant which helps to unblock the nose and makes breathing easier.

This medicine is available as a liquid that is taken by mouth.

Consult your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.

Before using Benylin Night-Time Mucus Cough

This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never have it. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before having it.

Always get advice from a healthcare professional before having this medicine if:

  • you are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
  • this medicine is for a child under 12 years of age
  • you have had a persistent cough for a long time such as in asthma
  • you are bringing up excessive secretions from your chest
  • you have narrow-angle glaucoma
  • you have liver problems
  • you have kidney problems
  • you have an enlarged prostate gland
  • you have urinary retention

Medicines interactions

If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. Before taking this medicine consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines including vitamins, supplements and herbal or complementary preparations.

The following medicines may interact with this medicine:

  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors - do not take this medicine if you are currently taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors or have taken them within the last 14 days
  • central nervous system depressants
  • codeine
  • antihistamines
  • medicines with anticholinergic properties - these include atropine and some medicines used to treat depression or psychosis

Possible side effects of Benylin Night-Time Mucus Cough

Most medicines can cause some side-effects but not everyone having the same medicine will get the same side-effects.

The following side-effects have been associated with people having this medicine:

  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • gastrointestinal problems
  • dry mouth, nose and throat
  • difficulty urinating
  • blurred vision
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • palpitations
  • tremor
  • convulsions
  • pins and needles or numbness
  • allergic reactions such as skin rashes, redness of the skin, urticaria and angioedema

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are trying to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are breast-feeding, you should seek medical advice before taking this medicine.

Other important information

Make sure that you read the leaflet that comes with your medicine to check what dose you should take and if there is anything that you need to do if you take more than the recommended dose. If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

This medicine can cause drowsiness and may affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. If this medicine affects you, you should not drive or operate machinery.

This medicine may interact with alcohol. It is best to avoid alcoholic drinks while you are taking this medicine.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

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