Benylin Dry Cough Non-Drowsy 125ml

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When you're suffering from an irritating dry cough, you can rely on BENYLIN® Non-Drowsy Dry Cough to provide an immediate soothinig effect and ease the irritation.  This formulation is clinically proven to help silence your dry, hacking cough without drowsiness.

How it works?

The active ingredient dextromethorphan acts as a suppressant on your urge to cough.

What is a dry cough?

A dry cough is also known as a non-productive cough because it does not produce any phlegm. Dry coughs are caused by an inflammation of the upper airways caused by dust, foreign bodies or an infection.

Directions for use:

For oral use only

Do not exceed the stated dose

Adults and children aged 12 years and over: 

Take two 5ml spoonfuls four times a day

 You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 5 days. 

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

Do not use with chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma or emphysema or where there is a lot of phlegm (mucus) present, except under medical advice.

Do not take with other cough or cold medicine.

Not suitable for children under 12 years



Do not use Benylin Non-Drowsy Dry Coughs Syrup

If you have ever had a bad reaction to dextromethorphan or any of the other ingredients.

 If you suffer from lung disease. 

If you are taking, or have taken in the last two weeks, drugs for depression known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs).

If you are taking selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (used to treat depression and anxiety such as fluoxetine, paroxetine and sertraline).

 For children under 12 years old.  If any of these apply to you, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist without using Benylin Non-Drowsy Dry Coughs Syrup. 

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Benylin NonDrowsy Dry Coughs Syrup 

If you suffer from liver problems.

If you have bronchitis, emphysema or asthma or have had a cough for a few weeks or a cough with a lot of mucus (phlegm). 

If you have alcohol dependence.

If you have a history of drug abuse. 

If you have been told by your doctor that you are a slow metabolizer of CYP2D6. 

If you are taking medicines such as certain antidepressants or antipsychotics. Benylin Non-Drowsy Dry Syrup may interact with these medicines and you may experience mental status changes (e.g. agitation, hallucinations, coma), and other effects such as body temperature above 38°C, increase in heart rate, unstable blood pressure, and exaggeration of reflexes, muscular rigidity, lack of coordination and/or gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g. nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea).

 If you are taking any other cough and cold medicines. 

If your child is prone to developing certain allergic reactions (e.g. atopic reactions). Avoid alcoholic drink when taking this medicine.   Other medicines and Benylin Non-Drowsy Dry Coughs Syrup Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Benylin NonDrowsy Dry Coughs Syrup if are taking any other medicines, including:

Certain drugs for depression such as norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitors (NDRI), which include bupropion.

Antipsychotics (drugs used to treat mood disorders such as haloperidol, thioridazine, perphenazine). 

Anti-arrhythmic agents (drugs used to treat an irregular heartbeat such as amiodarone, propafenone, quinidine and flecainide). 

Calcimimetic agents (drugs used to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism, elevated parathyroid hormone levels such as cinacalcet).

Metoprolol (drug used to treat high blood pressure, chest pain or fast heartbeat). 

Anti fungals (terbinafine, isavuconazole). 

Opioid analgesics (drugs used to relieve pain e.g. codeine, tramadol, morphine, methadone). 

Antihistamines (drugs used to treat the symptoms of allergic reactions). 

Hypnotics (sleeping tablets including barbiturates). Tranquilizers (drugs used to relax muscles or decrease anxiety). 

Do not take this medicine if you are taking any medicines listed in the ‘Do not use this medicine’ section of this leaflet.  If you are not sure about any of the medicines you are taking, show the bottle or pack to your pharmacist. If any of these bullet points apply to you now or in the past, talk to a doctor or pharmacist. 


  • Each 5ml of cough syrup contains:
  • Dextromethorphan hydrobromide 7.5mg.
  • Other ingredients include: Liquid glucose, sucrose, sodium benzoate, sorbitol, ethanol and sodium.
  • This product contains 6 vol% ethanol.

Keep all medicines out the sight and reach of children.

Always consult the Patient Information Leaflet before using this medicine.

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