“ Brand: Beechams / Type: Coughs, Colds & Flu / Syrup „
I work as a session singer, this means people pay me to feature on a recording of a song they wrote or simply a song they want to play on as a musician and they need a lead singer. There is nothing worse for a singer than that feeling of a ever so slight tickle in the back of your throat. I know what's coming when I feel that tickle, an annoying itchy cough that results in a hundred takes of a song that otherwise would have only taken a few minutes to record. And in the scenario that tickle turns in to a chesty cough and more times than not, seeing I'm asthmatic, bronchitis comes a knock-in. And when that happens that means no work for me and also it can mean me missing important lectures. So a bad situation all round.
So the best thing I find is to nip it in the bud as soon as possible. first signs of a tickle out comes the Venos. This thick medicine lines my throat, so I always swallow it as slowly as possible. It has a pleasant honey and Lemon flavour, the honey ingredient is the reason why this has that wonderful coating effect that stops the irritating itch that causes me to cough like a maniac especially when trying to sleep. What a pleasure it must be for everyone that's trying to sleep with me cough cough coughing uncontrollably from night till dawn. The 100ml size comes in a yellow and dark blue cardboard box and the bottle is a chubby, stumpy, glass bottle with a metal sealed lid, no child proof lid on this one so I do keep it even higher up and out of the way than I do the bottles with the child proof caps.
I take three teaspoons of this three times a day and it does ease that tickle. And if I take it just before recording it can help me get through the take. This medication is "said" to be safe for six to twelve year old's to take. But I'm always a bit weary of giving any medication to young children. As always make sure to read the internal leaflet or look up possible side effects on the products own website. And as I said in a previous review, you have every right to ask to see the internal leaflet from inside the product before purchasing. This product is under the GlaxoSmithKline umbrella of brands that quite literally make most of the well known products you'll see in any chemist. I should add that this cough syrup is non drowsy, this is important to add as drowsy medications can make me very sleepy indeed. This of course doesn't have that effect at all.
I have found this medicine to be great at stopping that annoying tickle at the back of my throat and giving me some relief during those horrible nights when I'm trying to sleep.
It has also prevented my cold from developing into something more serious, but if you do already have chesty cough this isn't the cough syrup for you, you will need to get a brand that contains an expectorant to help ease the congestion on your chest.
Thanks for reading :0) 2night.
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This cough medicine was another of my purchases aimed to fight the forthcoming winter bugs. I'd been waking up with a sore throat which then turned into an annoying dry cough later in the day, so I've been taking this cough medicine before bed to help me sleep, and every now and then when I start coughing.
The cough medicine is specially designed for dry, tickly coughs. The active ingredients which help to alleviate the symptoms are liquid glucose, purified honey and lemon juice. It also contains added menthol. By coating the back of the throat, it helps to relieve sore throats and irritating dry coughs. Due to the high sugar content, anyone with diabetes should use this with caution.
The cough medicine can be used by children aged one and above. If you experience any other symptoms such as chest pain, or a longer term persistent cough, you are advised to see your doctor. Also if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, pregnant, or breastfeeding, you should seek advice first.
One of the reasons I chose this medicine over others was the fact it claimed to be non-drowsy. I work in an office with a heated air conditioning system which can get quite hot, so if I have a cold and I'm dosing myself up with treatments, sometimes it can make me want to curl up and sleep. The other reason was the price which was reasonable compared to the alternatives. It cost me around £3 for 100ml from Superdrug.
I find this medicine to be very pleasant tasting compared to some I've had. It tastes sweet and lemony, and you can feel immediate relief to your throat when you swallow this. It almost burns as it goes down which feels like it's giving your throat a protective layer. The burning sensation must be the menthol, and you can taste the honey and lemon. It is thick in consistency, but slips down the throat quite easily.
I found this cough medicine to be effective at relieving my cough when it was at its worst, but I still have the cough and it hasn't got rid of it completely. I tend to find when I have coughs that they usually disappear when they're ready and no sooner, but this cough medicine has just taken the edge off it to help me get to sleep and stop my voice from disappearing.
The manufacturers also claim that this can provide some protection to the throat from irritants such as dust and smoke particles. My fiance has recently been insulating our loft which is soot-ridden and after he started with a mild cough he has been taking this cough medicine to avoid picking anything nasty up - last year he had quite a nasty chest infection from working in the dusty parts of the house (for anyone who doesn't know, we're renovating a house, it's not just me being lazy with housework!). So far, his cough has been restricted to a mere tickle so I'm hoping this cough medicine has tamed it from a full blown cough.
I would buy this cough medicine again, although I'm hoping I won't need to for a while!
I tend to get a cold once or twice a year and usually get quite a cough with it. this is usually a chesty cough but, most recently, it was more of a dry, tickly cough. I decided to try a different cough medicine to relieve the symptoms, and I opted for this Veno's Honey and Lemon cough medicine by Beechams. Beechams is a well known brand and one that I trust, so it seemed a good option for me.
I paid around £3 for this, which is about standard for cough mixture. The mixture comes in a clear glass bottle and is thick and gloopy in consistency and a light, but bright, yellow in colour. The bottle has a child proof cap which has to be compressed and turned (a necessary feature for such medicines, but one that I always find frustrating!). The packet contained a plastic medicine spoon so that you can easily measure and take the necessary dose, a feature that some such cough medicines have done away with recently.
So, most importantly, the taste and effects..... Well, I found the taste highly unpleasant and it did make me gag somewhat when taking. Now, in the interest of fairness, honey and lemon isn't exactly my favourite flavour and not one that would be my first choice, but, never the less, the flavour was so strong and potent. I wouldn't even say it tasted distinctly of either flavour and was really quite medicinal in taste. This is hard to explain, but it is not a taste I enjoyed at all. It did help ease my cough slightly and my sore throat was also remedied for a short period after taking a dose. However the effects did not last very long at all, perhaps about an hour so, for me it wasn't worth taking as the flavour was so bad. Also, as with most cough medicines, the inclusion of paracetomol in the ingredients means that you are unable to take any other medicines when taking this, so other symptoms of a cold may be left untreated.
I would not recommend this due to the taste, but this is personal prefernce and other people may not mind it. However, there does not seem to be an array of medicines for dry coughs on the market so there is not a great deal of choice and this does seem to help, if only for a short amount of time.
Review of Beechams Veno's Honey & Lemon Tickly Coughs
This is one of those medicines that seem to have been around since the beginning of time! I recall being dosed with Veno's as a child some forty odd years ago and it is still around today.
These days there are more varieties of cough medicines on the supermarket and pharmacy shelves than you could shake a stick at, but Veno's always stands out to me!
**The Cough Medicine**
The cough medicine this review focusses on is the honey and lemon version.
As the name implies, Beechams Veno's Honey & Lemon Tickly Cough provides relief for tickly coughs.
'Beechams Veno's Honey & Lemon Tickly Cough' contains liquid glucose, purified honey, lemon juice, with added menthol. It is used to relieve a dry, tickly, unproductive cough and sore throat. The syrup works by coating the back of the throat, producing a soothing effect. Beechams Veno's also state that it may also offer some protection to the throat from irritants such as smoke or dust particles.
The cardboard packaging that the bottle is sold in, is a distinctive dark blue and yellow. The actual medicine is contained in a dark coloured glass bottle. This is sealed with a metal twist off cap and a measuring cup is provided, along with a product information leaflet. The bottle I have contains 100ml of cough medicine, I am not sure whether the product is available in different sizes.
The cough medicine is a lemony/orange colour and the consistency is thick, almost like that of a runny honey. The medicine smells quite strongly of lemons and honey as you might expect, but with a vaguely menthol like note to it.
The taste of the medicine is not unpleasant to my palate, a slightly bitter flavour with an after taste which is sweet. I know that sounds contradictory, but it definitely is a bitter then sweet taste!
**Dosage, Warnings and Availability**
A very comprehensive information leaflet is folded within the box and it is from this that I have double checked the dosage and product warnings.
Dose for children (6 to 12 years)
10 ml every 2 to 3 hours and not more than 6 doses in any 24 hour period.
Dose for adults, the elderly and children over 12years.
15ml every 2-3 hours and not more than 8 doses in any 24 hour period.
Beechams Veno's warn that this medicine should not be used for children under 2 years and for children under 6 advice should be sought from your doctor or pharmacist.
Obviously if you are allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients, caution should be taken.
This medicine can be used by pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, but they should consult their G.P.
The medicine is unlikely to cause harm if the dosage is exceeded, however should users feel unwell or experience any unusual side effects, they should stop taking Veno's and contact their Doctor for further advice.
Do not use after the best before date.
If symptoms persists for longer than a week, see your doctor.
Beechams Veno's Honey and Lemon is widely available from High Street stores such as Boots and Superdrug, chemists and supermarkets. The price can vary, as an example, Boots currently stock it at £3.46 and Asda sell it at £3.45 for a 100ml bottle, yet I have also seen this in my local Poundland for £1.
**Does it Work?**
In a nutshell, yes!
The cough medicine certainly does seem to help to suppress an irritating tickly cough, but it doesn't completely cure it. I do prefer not to use cough linctus or medicines if I can avoid doing so, but occasionally if an irritating cough interferes with me getting to sleep, I will take a medicine and this Veno's Honey and Lemon is my first choice.
This is a very good cough medicine for relieving tickly coughs. The product a fairly simple yet effective cough suppressant which can be taken by most people.
I worked as a Doctor's receptionist in a private medical practice many moons ago and the Doctor always used to say that a cough is the body's natural defence mechanism, coughing is the body expelling something, so suppressing the cough is not a good idea. His words have always stuck with me, but even so there are times when you simply have to suppress a cough, and Veno's is one of the best on the market in my opinion.
In my experience this cough medicine will soothe the symptoms of a tickly cough with good results. I trust the Beechams Veno's brand and would recommend this to others.
Thank you for reading.
©brittle1906 April 2011
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Until a while ago when I switched to Covonia I always used to buy the Veno's tickly cough medicine. Being an asthmatic it doesn't take alot to get me coughing and this can be either a chesty one or a tickly one with no known reason so I always have some cough medicine in for both. I still have a little bit of Veno's in a bottle in the kitchen in case I need it during the day when I'm downstairs but haven't needed it for some time now. Veno's is made by GloxoSmithKline and is part of the Beechams range.
The bottle I have is 100ml and costs a mere £1.78 on Amazon, and is available from most chemists and supermarkets. I always buy the smaller bottle as I use it infrequently and don't want it to just sit in a cupboard going off. It contains honey and lemon and glucose syrup as the main ingredients and is meant to soothe the tickly area to stop the coughing. Some tickly cough medicines have a clear maximum dose and others don't, this one does and it advises children aged 6 to 12 should take 2 teaspoons every 2 to 3 hours and not more than 6 doses in any 24 hour period. Adults and over 12's take 3 teaspoons every 2-3 hours and not more than 8 doses in any 24 hour period. It should not be used in children under 2 and for children under 6 advice should be sought from your doctor or pharmacist before going ahead.
There are not many warnings with this medicine, if you are allergic to any of the ingredients you should avoid it and you can take it while pregnant or breastfeeding but should consult you GP first. If you take too much it is unlikely to harm you but if you do then start to feel ill stop taking the medicine and ring your doctor for advice. Do not use after the best before date and any unusual symptoms mean you should stop taking it so it's one of those products practically anyone can take. I take alot of prescription medication and it's not a problem with any of those, believe me when I get asked that question by a pharmacist when I buy things I can be stood there looking more and more like a drug addict as the list continues to roll out of my mouth and the time ticks away but it's not a problem with any of them thankfully. It has added menthol and is non-drowsy.
The bottle has one of those metal caps that breaks the seal when yout twist it and this can leave some sharp bits around the top so watch your hands if it does. The medicine is a gloopy yellowy orange colour and smells just like honey and lemon. I'm not really a fan of honey and lemon if I'm honest but needs must! The taste is like menthol mixed with mostly lemon so it's cool but slightly bitter taste laced with lots of sugar so not very pleasant if I'm truthful but it is medicine after all!
The most important thing though is how well it works. I find this works well to stop the tickly sensation and the coughing for a few hours after each dose. If it's something simple a few days of this can easily completely sort the problem out but anything more serious like a chest infection isn't going to be helped by this. If your cough persists for longer than a week or two you should see your doctor anyway. This Veno's is very good though and will help most tickly coughs calm down, it's especially useful at night when the coughing can prevent sleeping.
Overall I rate it highly and would recommend it to anyone with a tickly cough just don't expect it to taste nice! A full 5 stars from me.