Before giving the medicine to your child
This product is suitable for most people, but a few people should not use it. If you are in any doubt you should contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not give your child this medicine…
If s/he is under 1 year old.
If s/he is allergic to any of the ingredients.
If any of these bullet points apply, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist without using Benylin Children’s Cough & Sore Throat Syrup
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist
If your child has an intolerance to some sugars
If this applies to your child now or in the past, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.
How to use this medicine
Check the information below to see how much medicine to give.
For oral use only
Do not give more than the stated dose shown below.
Do not overfill the spoon
There is double-ended spoon in the pack.
Children under 1 year
Do not give to children under 1 year old.
Children 1 year and over and Adults
Children 1- 5 years | One 5ml spoonfuls
Children 5 years and over and adults | Two 5ml spoonfuls
(including the elderly)
Give the dose 3 or 4 times within 24 hours, if needed.
If symptoms persist, contact your doctor
If anyone has taken too much
If anyone has taken too much of this product, contact a doctor or your nearest Accident & Emergency department (Casualty), taking this pack with you.
If you forget to give this medicine
If you forget a dose, give the next dose when needed. DO NOT give a double dose.
This medicine is unlikely to cause side-effects unless your child is allergic to the ingredients. If your child experiences any of the following, stop giving the medicine and seek immediate medical help:
Unexplained wheezing or difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat.
Reporting of side-effects
If your child gets any side-effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side-effects not listed in this carton. You can also report side-effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme Website
By reporting side-effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Storing this medicine
Do not give this medicine after the expiry date shown on the bottle. Keep the bottle tightly closed. There are no special storage instructions for this medicine. Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Medicines should not 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. Retain carton for full instructions.
This product contains 0.8g glucose and 1.7g sucrose in each 5ml, which may be harmful to the teeth. If you have been told by your doctor that your child has an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before using this medicine. This should be taken into account in patients with diabetes.
Carbohydrate content of this medicine is 3.4 g per 5 mil.
What’s in the medicine: The active ingredients in each 5ml of medicine are: Glycerin 0.75ml and Liquid Sugar 1.93ml.
Other ingredients are: Citric Acid Monohydrate, Sodium Benzoate (E211), Anthocyanin, Blackcurrant Flavour, Blackcurrant Juice, Liquid Glucose and Purified Water>
What the medicine looks like: Benylin Children’s Cough & Sore Throat Syrup is a clear, purple liquid available in 125ml bottles.
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