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BENYLIN DUAL ACTION NIGHT COUGH & CONGESTION

Active substance(s): DIPHENHYDRAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE / GUAIFENESIN / LEVOMENTHOL

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Special warnings about this
medicine

2 Before taking this
medicine

MUCUS COUGH
NIGHT



Now read this whole leaflet carefully before you use
this medicine. Keep the leaflet; you might need it again.

If you suffer from liver or kidney problems.
If you have prostate problems (difficulty with
passing water or needing to pass water often).
■ If you have narrow-angle glaucoma (increased
pressure in the eye).
■ If you have had a cough for a few weeks that
may be caused by asthma, or a cough which
brings up a lot of mucus (phlegm).
■ If you are taking alcohol.
■ If you are taking any other medicines containing:
■ anticholinergic drugs e.g.
■ antihistamines (drugs used to treat allergies).
■ antidepressants (drugs to treat mood
disorders).
■ atropine (used to treat some eye conditions
and occasionally bowel conditions).
■ minor tranquillisers (drugs used to relax
muscles or decrease anxiety).
■ barbiturates (a kind of sleeping tablet).
■ codeine (sometimes used as a painkiller).
If any of these bullet points apply to you now or in the
past, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.

This medicine is used to help provide night time
relief of cough, related congestive symptoms and
aid restful sleep.
■ This medicine is for use by adults and children aged
12 years and over.
■ Do not use this medicine:
■ There are some people who should not use this
medicine. To find out if you are one of them see
section 2. c
■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the
ingredients. For the list of ingredients see section 6 c
■ Speak to your doctor:
■ If you suffer from any of the conditions mentioned
in section 2. See section 2 c
■ If you are taking any other medicines. See section 2 c
■ Follow the dosage instructions carefully. See
section 3 c

1 What the medicine is for
Benylin Mucus Cough Night is a medicine which is used
to help provide night time relief of coughing and related
congestive symptoms and aid restful sleep. The liquid
contains diphenhydramine which is an antihistamine that
helps relieve coughing, dry secretions in the nose and
chest, and helps you sleep, guaifenesin (an expectorant)
to help loosen mucus (phlegm) from the lungs and make
it easier to cough up, and levomenthol which helps you
breathe more easily by relieving congestion.
The medicine is for use in adults and children aged
12 years and over.

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This medicine may cause drowsiness. If
affected, do not drive or operate machinery.
Avoid alcoholic drink.

Some of the ingredients can cause
problems

Do not use this medicine…
If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of
the ingredients.
■ If you are taking, or have taken in the last
two weeks, drugs for depression known as
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs).
■ For a child under 12 years of age.
If any of these apply to you, get advice from a
doctor or pharmacist without using Benylin
Mucus Cough Night.

diphenhydramine, guaifenesin, levomenthol



This medicine is suitable for most people, but a few
people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk
to your doctor or pharmacist.


This medicine contains sucrose and liquid glucose.
If you have been told by your doctor that you
have an intolerance to some sugars contact
your doctor before taking this medicinal
product. Contains 1 g sucrose and 3.5 g glucose
per 5 ml. This should be taken into account in
patients with diabetes mellitus.
This medicinal product contains 5 vol %
ethanol (alcohol), i.e. up to 200 mg per 5 ml,
equivalent to 5 ml beer, 2 ml wine per 5 ml.
This can be harmful for those suffering from
alcoholism. The ethanol content should be
taken into account in pregnant or breast-feeding
women, children and high-risk groups such as
patients with liver disease or epilepsy.
Ponceau 4R (E124) may cause allergic reactions.
This medicinal product contains 16.42 mg
sodium per 5 ml. This should be taken into
account by patients on a controlled sodium diet.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist…



3 How to take this
medicine
Check the table overleaf to see how
much medicine to take.



For oral use only.
Do not use more than the stated dose shown
overleaf.

Children under 12 years
Do not use in children under 12 years.

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding


Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking this medicine if you are pregnant or
breast-feeding.

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Adults and children aged 12 years
and over
Age

Dose

Adults and children
aged 12 years and
over.

Take two 5 ml spoonfuls
at bedtime followed by
two 5 ml spoonfuls every
6 hours, as required.
OR
Take two 5 ml spoonfuls
four times a day.

Do not take more than 4 doses (1 dose = two
5 ml spoonfuls) in 24 hours.
■ If symptoms persist, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist.


If anyone has too much
If anyone has too much, contact a doctor or your
nearest Accident and Emergency Department
(Casualty) immediately, taking this leaflet and
pack with you.

If you forget to take the medicine
If you forget to take a dose, take the next dose
when needed. Do not take a double dose.

4 Possible side-effects

6 Further information

Benylin Mucus Cough Night can have side-effects,
like all medicines, although these don’t affect
everyone and are usually mild.

What’s in this medicine?

If you experience any of the following,
stop using the medicine and seek
immediate help:
Swelling of the face, lips and/or tongue.
Allergic reactions including skin rashes (which may
be severe and include blistering or peeling of the
skin) and itching.
■ Fits or numbness (paraesthesia).



If you experience any of the following,
stop using the medicine and talk to
your doctor:
An increased awareness of your heartbeat
(palpitations).
■ Shakiness (tremor).
■ Difficulty passing water.


Other effects which may occur include:
Drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision.
Dry mouth, nose and throat.
■ Upset stomach, nausea or vomiting.
If you experience any side-effects not included in
this leaflet or are not sure about anything, talk to
your doctor or pharmacist.



The active ingredients in 5 ml of Benylin
Mucus Cough Night are: 14 mg Diphenhydramine
hydrochloride, 100 mg Guaifenesin and 1.1 mg
Levomenthol.
Other ingredients are: Liquid glucose, sucrose,
ethanol, glycerol, sodium citrate, saccharin sodium,
citric acid monohydrate, sodium benzoate (E211),
caramel (E150), raspberry essence, natural sweetness
enhancer, carbomer, Ponceau 4R (E124) and water.

What the medicine looks like
Benylin Mucus Cough Night is a clear red syrup,
available in 150 ml glass bottles.
Marketing Authorisation holder:
McNeil Products Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire,
SL6 3UG, UK.
Manufacturer: Famar Orléans, 5 avenue de Concyr,
45071 Orleans, Cedex 2, France.
This leaflet was revised October 2011.
Benylin is a registered trade mark.

5 Storing this medicine
Do not store this product above 30ºC.
Do not keep in the fridge or freeze.
Keep the product out of the reach and sight of
children. Do not leave your child unattended when
using this medicine.
Do not use your medicine after the date shown as
an expiry date on the packaging.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater
or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to
dispose of medicines no longer required. These
measures will help to protect the environment.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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