Alright, here we go, another blog attempt! This time I’m tackling the Benadryl range
I have always been a big fan of Benadryl, and the main reason why, is because today it still remains in pharmacy as a pharmacy only product…this is rare as products including the Robitussin range are available to buy in supermarkets. Alright, I won’t go into the dangers of buying any medicines through the supermarket, we all know I have covered this in a few blogs before (moral of the story is, go to your local pharmacy or Health Food Store to buy your vitamins and medicines. The trained staff will ask you the correct questions to find the right product for you) that’s all I’m saying on that matter, ok, moving on..
So the Benadryl range have a neat little collection of great cough syrups, but we have to remember there are two main types of coughs, the dry/unproductive and the wet/moist cough. This will determine which medicine is right for you! So again when those Pharmacy Assistants are asking you those dreaded questions, just smile and bear it, they are asking them for a reason….What kind of cough do you have? Are there any other symptoms? Are you taking any other medications/vitamins?
They need to know, and as you can see below there are many options available.
Benadryl Original Cough Medicine which provides fast relief from the symptoms of coughs and colds.
* Cough suppressant reduces coughing,
* Antihistamine relieves sneezing, runny nose and water eyes,
* Syrup soothes sore throat,
* Formulated to aid rest and recovery.
Each 5ml of syrup contains:
Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride 12.5mg,
Ammonium Chloride 125mg,
Sodium Citrate 50mg.
Benadryl Nightime Cough Suppressant + Antihistamine provides relief from dry coughs and cold symptoms at night time.
*Cough suppressant relieves a dry irritating cough.
*Antihistamine relieves sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes
*Relief of cough and cold symptoms allows rest and recovery
*Great berry flavour
Each 5mL or oral liquid contains:
Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide 10mg,
Diphenydramine Hydrochloride 12.5mg.
Benadryl Dry Forte Cough Suppressant provides relief from dry coughs.
* Cough suppressant soothes a dry, raspy cough,
* Non-drowsy formula,
* Sugar-free, alcohol free, colour free.
Each 5 mL of Oral Liquid contains:
Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide 15mg.
Benadryl Chesty Forte Cough Expectorant + Mucolytic effectively relieves heavy chesty coughs (wet/moist)
Benadryl Chesty Forte works in two ways:
*The Mucolytic thins and breaks down mucus,
*The Expectorant helps to expel mucus from your chest more easily.
Each 5ml contains:
Bromhexine hydrochloride 3mg
Ok, so with any medicine there are a few warnings that come with these syrups, some may cause drowsiness. If affected, do not drive a vehicle or operate machinery. Avoid alcohol. If coughing persists consult your doctor. Check with your doctor before taking this product if you are taking antidepressant medication. If coughing persists consult your doctor.
Some products also contain saccharin sodium, sucrose, glucose and sorbitol. Sorbitol may have a laxative effect or cause diarrhoea in some people. This is more likely if several products containing sorbitol or related substance are consumed simultaneously.
Not to be used for children under 2 years of age.