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Benylin Adult Formula Cough Suppressant Liquid

(Pfizer Consumer Healthcare)

Drug Facts:

Active Ingredient:                 Purpose:
(in each 5 mL) *


 HBr 15 mg ......................... Antitussive

*5 mL = one teaspoonful


  • temporarily relieves cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation due to the common cold


Do not use if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.

Ask a doctor before use if you have:

  • cough accompanied by excessive phlegm (mucus)
  • persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema

Stop use and ask a doctor if:

  • cough persists for more than 1 week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache. These could be signs of a serious condition.

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


  • take every 6 to 8 hours
  • do not take more than 4 doses in 24 hours

adults and children 12 years
of age and over
two (2)
children 6 to under 12 years
of age
one (1)
children 2 to under 6 years
of age
one-half (1/2)
children under 2 years
of age
ask a doctor

Other Information:

  • store at 59° to 77°F

Inactive Ingredients:   Caramel, citric acid, D&C red no. 33, FD&C red no. 40, flavors, glycerin, poloxamer 407, polysorbate 20, purified water, saccharin sodium, sodium benzoate, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, sodium citrate, and sorbitol solution

Questions? Call 1-800-223-0182 , Monday to Friday, 9 AM-5 PM EST

How Supplied

Benylin Adult Formula is supplied in 4 fl. oz. (118 mL) bottles.


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Further information

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