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Glycerin and Blackcurrant Linctus or Benylin Dry Coughs Blackcurrant or CalCough Children's Soothing Syrup or Benylin Children's Blackcurrant Flavour Cough Syrup or Benylin Children's Cough & Sore Throat Syrup
Quantity per 5ml
Glycerin Ph. Eur.
(Equivalent to sucrose B.P.
For the relief of irritating, tickling dry coughs and sore throats.
Adults, elderly and children over 5 years: 10ml
Children 1 - 5 years: 5ml
The dose may be repeated three or four times a day.
Children under one year: Not to be given to children under 1 year.
For oral administration.
Hypersensitivity or intolerance to any of the ingredients.
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 reach of children.
No clinically significant interactions known.
The safety of this medicine during pregnancy and lactation has not been established, but is not considered to constitute a hazard during these periods.
Immune system disorder: hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis.
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.
Glycerin and sucrose have demulcent properties and will soothe irritated sore throats and possibly block sensory cough receptors within the respiratory tract.
Glycerin 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 gran
Blackcurrant Flavour 1740.7107 IFF
Blackcurrant Juice 1740.1436 IFF
Liquid Glucose BPC 1963
125ml, 150ml or 200ml white flint glass, or amber glass bottle with an aluminium roll-on pilfer-proof cap with a flowed in liner, or a triseal (LDPE/EPE/LDPE) liner.
Alternative caps: A wadless polypropylene tamper evident cap, or a child resistant polypropylene cap with a EPE liner.
A double ended measuring spoon of 2.5ml and 5.0ml capacity may optionally be provided with the product.
The Boots Company PLC
1 Thane Road West
Nottingham NG2 3AA
Trading as: BCM
|Date of First Authorisation:
||14 March 1984
|Date of Last Renewal:
||25 July 2000