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Benylin Dry Coughs Original

Benylin Dry Coughs Original (150ml)

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Description for Benylin Dry Coughs Original

Designed to benefit those with a dry, hacking cough Benylin Dry Coughs Original is a proven and popular medicine that can help to suppress the urge to cough. This can help to ease both the discomfort and the embarrassment of continual coughing. The medicine is also able to help with other symptoms.

Product Information

  • Age: 6

    Maximum per order: N/A

  • Pregnancy: N/A

    Breastfeeding: N/A

Benylin Dry Coughs Original is a cough medicine that assists in reducing the discomfort of a bad cough. By reducing the urge to cough, this medicine provides relief to people suffering from particularly rough coughing fits.

There are three active ingredients contained within Benylin Dry Coughs Original. These are diphenhydramine, levomenthol, and dextromethorphan.

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine. It has a sedating effect, and this drowsiness can help reduce coughing impulses. Histamine is a naturally occurring chemical in the body which, when bonded to receptors, causes the secretion of nasal mucus. As an antihistamine, Diphenhydramine prevents histamine from binding to receptors. This has the effect of reducing nasal mucus, which will dry up a runny nose, and reduce the dripping of nasal mucus into the back of the throat where it can cause irritation that leads to coughing.

Levomenthol acts as a decongestant and has a cooling effect. This can soothe the discomfort created by a cough and unblock nasal passages.

Coughing is a reflex designed to clear particles such as mucus or dust from the airways. Keeping the airways clear is important, but sometimes when ill the cough reflex can become overstimulated and coughing that has no purpose will occur. Dextromethorphan is a suppressant that reduces the occurrences of these coughs. Dextromethorphan works by reducing nerve signals from the coughing centre of the brain to the muscles that are used for coughing. This can reduce instances of coughing for no reason, when there is a cough reflex but no phlegm to cough up.

This combination of active ingredients will thus provide relief to those suffering from irritating coughs. Additionally, the sedative effect of diphenhydramine combined with the soothing relief can assist in achieving uninterrupted sleep.

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

For adults and children aged 12 years and over. Not suitable for children under 12 years.


Take two 5ml spoonfuls every 4-6 hours, four times daily.

Do not take more than 4 doses within 24 hours. If symptoms remain, talk to your pharmacist or doctor.

Side effects of Benylin Dry Cough Original can include:

Drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, dry mouth, nose and throat, upset stomach, vomiting, nausea and/or problems with passing water

If the product affects you in another way, or you are concerned about such effects, stop taking this medicine and consult with a pharmacist or doctor.

Not everyone will experience side effects.

The active ingredients contained in this medicine is/are:

Diphenhydramine hydrochloride 14mg, dextromethorphan hydrobromide 6.5mg and Levomenthol 2mg.

The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Liquid glucose, sucrose, ethanol, glycerol, sodium citrate, saccharin sodium, citric acid monohydrate, sodium benzoate (E211), caramel (E150), raspberry flavour, carbomer, Ponceau 4R (E124) and water.

Please read the following carefully to make sure this is the appropriate product for you.

Do not use this medicine if:

  • Any of the ingredients have caused a bad reaction in the past
  • You suffer from a lung disease
  • You suffer from prostate problems (needing to pass water often, or having difficulty passing water)
  • You suffer from narrow-angle glaucoma
  • If you have taken in the last two weeks any drugs considered monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIS)
  • If you are a child under 12 years old

Talk to a pharmacist or doctor before taking this medicine if:

  • You suffer from kidney or liver problems
  • You are consuming alcohol
  • You possess an intolerance to some sugars

You are using any other medicines such as:

  • Anticholinergic drugs such as antihistamines
  • Antidepressants
  • Atropine
  • Minor tranquillizers
  • Barbituates

Taking this medicine may induce drowsiness. Avoid alcohol. Do not operate machinery if affected. Ability to drive may be affected. Until it is clear how this medicine affects you, do not drive. If ability to drive is affected, it may be an offence to drive whilst using this medicine.

Sodium benzoate is can ingredient in this medicine. This can cause irritation to the skin, eyes and mucus membranes.

Sucrose and liquid glucose are ingredients in this medicine. If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars then contact a doctor before using this product. Benylin Dry Cough Original has 3.5g of glucose per 5ml and 1g of sucrose per 5ml. This should be considered for patients with diabetes mellitus. 

This medicine contains ethanol (alcohol). It contains 200mg per 5ml (5%) vol. This is equivalent to 5ml of beer or 2ml of wine. If suffering from alcoholism, pregnant, breast-feeding, a child, or in a high risk group such as those with epilepsy or liver disease, take this into account.

Ponceau 4R (E124) can cause allergic reactions.

This medicine contains 16.7mg of sodium per 5ml. Take this into account if on a controlled sodium diet.

Please read he product information leaflet before consuming any new medicine and inform your doctor of any medicines you intend to take or are taking.

Delivery & Shipping Information



We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 working day - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. We aim to dispatch all DPD orders placed before 3pm on the same working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email and in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.



DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.



We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should you use Benylin Dry Cough?

    A dry cough is a cough that does not produce any phlegm, and thus has no purpose. They are caused by inflammation of the airways, commonly caused by dust or infections, such as a cold or flu.

    Other irritants such as flames or cigarette smoke can trigger dry coughing.

    A dry cough can feel very painful. It can be felt in the throat rather than the chest.

  • How can this Benylin Dry cough affect other medicines?

    Do not use other cough medicines alongside this one. They may contain the same active ingredients, and so using them at the same time could mean exceeding a recommended dose.

    Any product containing expectorants will help mucus be coughed up, and so have the opposite effect to this medicine. If currently taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), or you have taken one in the last 14 days, do not use this medicine. Examples of MAOIs include the antidepressants phenelzine, tranylcypromine, isocarboxazid and moclobemide, the antibiotic linezolid and rasagiline and selegilinefor Parkinson's disease.

    If this medicine is taken with any of the following substances which cause drowsiness, there can be an increased risk of drowsiness:

    Alcohol, benzodiazepines, sedating antihistamines

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