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Benylin Tickly Coughs Non-Drowsy
| Active ingredient
|| per 5 ml
|| 0.75 ml
For excipients see 6.1.
For the relief of irritating, tickly dry coughs and sore throats.
For oral administration.
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.
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.
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.
Glycerol and sucrose have demulcent properties and will soothe irritated sore throats and possibly block sensory cough receptors withing 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 intenstine by the enzyme sucrose to glucose and frucrose 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,
No special precautions for storage.
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: 200ml.
An amber glass bottle with an aluminium roll-on pilfer proof cap with a triseal (LDPE/EPE/LDPE) liner.
Pack size: 125ml and 150ml
An amber PET bottle with a child resistant polypropylene cap fitted with an expanded polyethylene liner.
Pack size: 150ml or 300ml.
McNeil Products Limited
Berkshire SL6 3UG