Product Type: Benylin medicinal products
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You can't beat Benylin!
Benylin Cold & Flu Max Strength Capsules
Member Name: PerfectPeaches
Benylin Cold & Flu Max Strength Capsules
Advantages: It works!
Disadvantages: None for me
Recently I was unfortunate enough to come down with a horrible cold that just did not want to budge. I can't afford to be ill with a child to look after, work to do, horses, cats and dogs to take of so getting back up and running full force is vital so in a mission to make myself human again I headed straight to Boots and stocked up on a variety of items all promising to take care of the symptoms - I try not to depend on medicine to get me better but I had to do something as I was so incredibly busy I could'nt let nature take care of me!
One item I picked up was something I'd previously used before and chose it mostly because it was on offer. The item in question was Benylin Cold & Flu Max Strength Capsules. Benylin is a well known brand throughout the UK and make a variety of health products.
The capsules contain a decongestant and an analgesic which apparently help to the relieve cold and flu symptoms. The tablets are formulated to help ease headaches, aches, pains, sore throats, unblocking airways, reducing fevers and also helping to to ease fatigue and drowsiness which all come with colds and flu. The two main ingredients which help the symptoms are paracetamol and phenylephrine. Paracetamol as we know helps to reduce aches, pains, headaches and bring down a fever whilst phenylephrine is a decongestant helps reduce the swelling in the passages of the nose which means you can breath more easily which when you have a cold is so needed!
The tablets come in a purple cardboard box which is slim and rectangular, it cannot be missed when on the shelf. There is an image of a capsule on the front together with the Benylin logo and in bright red font 'Max Strength Capsules'. On the back of the box is all the information about dosage instructions, what symptoms the capsules help relieve as well as safety information. There is also a small leaflet inside the box which gives a lot more information about the product itself.
The capsules are made from a plastic type material which is obviously disolvable once swallowed. They are yellow and red in colour and come in a blister pack which is covered in foil. To get a tablet out all you need to do is simply run a finger nail down the section where the capsule is and simply pop the tablet out. Each pack has an even number of tablets so you can keep track of how many you have taken and how many you have left.
The dosage instructions are easy to follow and like all tablets there are a certain amount that you can take within 24 hours. I generally don't take the maximum amount in the full 24 hours as I either forget or just don't feel like I need to. The tablets are easy to take and are easily swallowed unless of course like me you tend to get them stuck or slightly lodged and then you have to take a pint of water to get them moving!
I tend to take them in the morning and before bed and I tend to notice my aches and pains gradually easing within about 20 minutes which is great as that isn't long at all to wait for a bit of relief! I do find that my symptoms are eased for a good few hours before starting to return which is never good and I generally try and wait until I go to bed to take some more tablets but sometimes especially at the start of a cold relief is needed but it doesn't take long for the tablets to kick in and you start to feel a bit more human.
Despite not always heading straight towards the medicine cabinet when I feel ill I must admit these tablets really came in useful. I was able to feel a little bit like me again whilst battling a sort throat, streaming nose and a horrible cold. It doesn't take long for the tablets to kick and start working which is great and they do last for a few hours meaning that you can get back to normal for a while before the symptoms slowly starting creeping back.
They are certainly not going to rid you of your cold or flu within a few hours but they help a lot and allow you to feel like yourself and best of all they help you get a good night sleep which is vital especially if you are a busy mum like myself! Overall, I'd buy these again should the need arise as they worked for me!
~ Useful Info ~
Brand - Benylin
Pack Size - 16 capsules
Price- £2.70 upwards
Summary: A must for when you have a cold or flu