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Benylin Tickly Coughs & Sore Throat Non-Drowsy Syrup
Excipients with known effect
per 5 ml
For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
For the relief of irritating, tickling dry coughs and sore throats.
Adults and children over 5 years: 10 ml
Children 1 5 years: 5 ml
The dose may be repeated three or four times a day.
Children under one year: Not to be given to children under 1 year.Elderly
There is no need for dosage reduction in the elderly.Method of administration
For oral use.
Hypersensitivity to the active substance(s) or to any of the excipients listed in section 6.1.
Diabetics should take note of the carbohydrate content of this product.
Do not give to children under one year.
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
Information relating specifically to excipients in the formulation.
This medicine contains small amounts of ethanol (alcohol), less than 100mg per 5ml dose.
This medicine contains sucrose and glucose. Patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption or sucrose-isomaltase insufficiency should not take this medicine.
No clinically significant interactions known.
The safety of this product during pregnancy and lactation has not been established, but is not considered to constitute a hazard during these periods.
No adverse effects would be anticipated.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
Overdosage would not be expected to cause any problems and treatment would be merely symptomatic and supportive.
Pharmacotherapeutic group: Cough suppressants and mucolytics, ATC code: R05FB01
Glycerol and sucrose have demulcent properties and will soothe irritated sore throats and possibly block sensory cough receptors within the respiratory tract.
Glycerol is readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and undergoes extensive metabolism principally in the liver. It may be used in the synthesis of lipids, and is metabolised to glucose or glycogen or oxidised to carbon dioxide and water. It may also be excreted in the urine unchanged.
Sucrose is hydrolysed in the small intestine by the enzyme sucrase to glucose and fructose which are then absorbed.
There are no preclinical data of relevance to the prescriber which are additional to that already included.
Citric acid monohydrate
Sodium benzoate (E211)
Cough syrup 513277 flavour (containing anise oil, liquorice, propylene glycol, ethanol (alcohol)
This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
A white flint glass bottle with an aluminium roll-on pilfer proof cap with a flowed in liner, or a triseal (LDPE/EPE/LDPE) liner.
Alternative cap: A wadless polypropylene tamper evident cap.
Pack size: 200 ml
An amber glass bottle with an aluminium roll-on pilfer proof cap with a triseal (LDPE/EPE/LDPE) liner.
Pack size: 125ml or 150ml
An amber PET bottle with a child resistant polypropylene cap fitted with an expanded polyethylene liner.
Alternative cap: An aluminium roll-on pilfer proof cap with a flowed in liner, or a triseal (LDPE/EPE/LDPE) liner.
Pack size: 150ml or 300ml
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
No special requirements for disposal.
Any unused medicinal product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
McNeil Products Limited
Berkshire SL6 3UG