“ Brand: Benylin / Type: Pharmacy „
There is nothing worse than feeling helpless when a child you are caring for is not well. My granddaughter has had a cough for a while now and it seemed to be really irritating her, it was dry and a nuisance, it kept disturbing her sleep so she was miserable and tired. I bought this Benylin Children's Dry Cough medicine from Boots and it does seem to have made a difference.
Benylin make a whole host of medicines and in the cough mixtures alone there are so many different types from night coughs, congested coughs to this dry cough for children medicine. I never knew there were so many options!
The box looks quite cute with a teddy bear on the front and it is quite nice to see a medicine box that looks child-friendly, it makes it seem a little less daunting to a child who may be feeling poorly and miserable and may not be too willing to have some medicine.
For Benylin dry coughs for children it is for children over six years and I think their other products are the same. It is important to follow the dosage guidelines properly, the active ingredient is called Pholcodine. It is blackcurrant flavour and sugar free. My granddaughter was happy enough to take it and didn't complain about the taste, in fact she quite looked forward to having some so that's good! There is nothing worse than horrible tasting medicine for children who already feel miserable.
My granddaughter had some of this before she went to bed and the syrup itself seemed to soothe her throat which was sore from all of the coughing she had been doing. It seemed to work as during the night she wasn't coughing as much and she said the tickle she had felt constantly wasn't always there. This did not take the cough away, she did still sometimes cough and there were a few times it seemed just as bad but she did definitely have some relief from the tickly, dry cough she had had for what seems like a long time.
I will definitely be using this again when my granddaughter has this kind of a cough. I'm not sure whether a less specific kind of cough mixture would have the same effect or not but because this did help a bit we will be using it again. Anything to help a little one feel better.
For the symptomatic relief of dry ticklish and unproductive coughs.