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What is Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup
Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup is an excellent way to relieve dry coughs are a viral sickness like colds/flu, allergic reactions or throat irritants and tickling in the throat.
How long should I take Benylin Dry & Tickly Cough syrup for?
No mucus is produced during dry or tickly cough. It should go away after a maximum of 3 weeks. If it persists, it could be a signal for a more serious issue. An allergic reaction such as hay fever can also cause a cough. When the body is trying to clear out something from the airway or the throat, the likelihood of having a cough is very high. Viral illness or inhaling of smoke can also cause dry coughs.
When shouldn’t I use Benylin Dry & Tickly Cough syrup?
Do not use this medicine:
If you have had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients
If he or she is under one (1) years of age.
Diabetic Patients should consult a medical professional before taking this syrup.
If you have an intolerance or low tolerance to some sugars.
Do not use your medicine after the expiry date on the packaging.
Some of the ingredients can cause problems
This syrup contains glucose (1.85g) & sucrose (1.707g) in each 5ml, which could be harmful to the teeth. Contact your doctor before using this medicine, if you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance or low tolerance to some sugars, Diabetic patient should take note of this.
Carbohydrate level of the syrup is 3.85g per 5ml.
Incase you Overdosed on the syrup
In the event of overdose, contact a medical doctor or the nearest Accident and Emergency department. Note: Ensure to take the pack of the syrup with you for proper identification.
Incase you forget to give a dose
Do not take a double dose to cover up for the missed days, only take the one does at a time.
Possible side effects associated with the administration of the syrup
This sugary syrup is not likely to cause any side effect, but if you are allergic to the ingredients contained in this syrup the possibility of a side effect if possible. In the event of any side effects or you are not certain about anything concerning the syrup, talk to a medical professional or a pharmacist.
In certain situations, the symptoms may be underlying for a more serious condition:
The dry cough associated with asthmatic patients can either be productive or non-productive. Chronic Dry cough is also a significant symptom of Asthma.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also called Acid reflux happens when the stomach acid flows back up into the oesophagus regularly, which connects the mouth to the stomach. Stomach acid can upset the oesophagus and trigger cough reflex.
Post-nasal drip is the situation where extra mucus drips down your throat. When there are cold or seasonal allergies, the membranes in the nose responds by producing a larger amount of mucus than usual. The mucus associated with Post-nasal drip is usually watery and runny unlike the normal mucus, and that's why it drips down easily to the back of your throat and tickle the nerves which then triggers a cough.
When you are affected by viruses that can cause the common cold, the short term symptoms normally disappear in a week. Post cold coughs are always dry and last for about two months. They're usually the results of an irritation in the air-ways, which is usually extremely sensitive after a viral infection/illness.
Can I buy Benylin Dry and Tickly online?
Benylin Dry Cough Syrup can be bought online without the need for a prescription. You can also feel free to book an appointment with a health expert at Click Pharmacy to discuss how to best use this product. Click Pharmacy can also send discreetly and is available by Next Day Delivery.
How effective is Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup?
The sweet syrup works by relieving and coating the back of the throat. This syrup soothes and relieves sore throat and stops annoying tickling sensations that propel a cough even though no phlegm is formed. Benylin Dry Cough Syrup also offer protection to the throat from environmental irritants such as smoke or dust particles that could irritate the airways.
Glycerol & Sucrose: Glycerol and sucrose have demulcent properties that help in relieving irritated throat and also block sensory cough effectors within the respiratory tract.
Glycerol is quickly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and passes through extensive metabolism mainly in the liver.
What dose should I choose?
This cough syrup is a clear, dark brown liquid solution. It contains glycerol (0.75 ml) and sucrose (1.707 g), as the active ingredients, in every 5ml of the syrup. Available in 150ml bottle.
For oral use only.
Do not exceed the prescribed dosage
Adults & children from the ages of one (1) year and above:
Adults & children above five years: Take two (2) 5ml spoonful 3 or 4 times per day.
Children within the ages of one (1) to five (5) years: Take one (1) 5ml spoonful 3 or 4 times per day.
Do not exceed four doses within 24 hours. If symptoms are prolonged and no changes occur, talk to your doctor.
Citric acid monohydrate
Sodium benzoate (E211)
Cough syrup 513277 flavours (which includes anise oil, liquorice, propylene glycol, ethanol (alcohol).
Precautions for use
Individuals with Diabetic conditions should take note of the level of the carbohydrate content in this product.
Not to be administered to children under one year of age.
Keep the medicine out of sight and reach of children.
This medicine contains a moderate amount of ethanol (alcohol), less than 100mg per 5ml dose.
Patients with rare inherited problems of dietary problems including: fructose intolerance, glucose galactose mal-absorption or congenital sucrase isomaltase deficiencies; should not take this medicine because of the active ingredients (sucrose and glucose).
How does Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup work?
The cough syrup coats the back of the throat to soothe and prevent any tingling sensations causing one to cough despite there being no build up of phlegm.
What are the active ingredients in Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup?
The active ingredients in Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup are glycerol and sucrose. Both of these ingredients are used to relieve symptoms of a dry and irritated throat.
Is Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup suitable for children?
Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup is suitable for children over the age of 1 year old.
What dosage of Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup should I take?
Both adults and children are advised to take different doses of Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup. Children ages 1-5 years old should take one 5ml spoonful 3 or 4 times a day. Children and adults over the age of 5 years old should take 2 5ml spoonfuls (10ml in total) 3 to 4 times a day. You should refrain from taking more than 4 doses of Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup within a 24 hour period unless you are advised to do so by a GP or pharmacist.
Can I take Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup if I have a rare inherited dietary problem?
You should not take Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup if you have any of the following rare inherited dietary problems:
- Fructose intolerance
- Glucose galactose mal-absorption
- Sucrase isomaltase deficiencies
What if I forget to take my dose of Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup?
If you forget to take your dose of Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup you should skip the dose you have forgotten and take your next dose like normal at regular intervals. You should never take two doses at once to make up for the missed dose.
How should I store Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup?
You should store Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup in a cool dry place, at room temperature, out of reach from children.
Can pregnant women take Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup?
Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup is not considered to cause any harm to pregnant women.
Can I drive after taking Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup?
If you begin to feel tired after taking Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup you should not drive or operate machinery until these symptoms wear off. However, for the majority of patients taking Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup they do not experience any tired feelings, making it safe for them to drive and operate machinery.
How long does Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup last?
Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup usually has a shelf life of around 3 years. However this may differ in some cases, you should follow the expiration date printed on the packaging.
When taking Benylin Dry and Tickly Cough Syrup it is rare to experience any side effects. Majority of patients who use this sugary cough syrup experienced no side effects.
Authored by Jana Abelovska
Last reviewed 20 April 2021
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