Generic Name: Bromhexine hydrochloride; Guaifenesin
Product Name: Benadryl Family Chesty Forte
Benadryl for the family chesty forte syrup treats productive coughs by loosening and clearing phlegm and mucus.
Two active ingredients within Benadryl family chesty forte loosen and clear phlegm and mucus within the lungs and respiratory tract.
-Helps by making mucus and phelgm thinner and more viscous (liquid-like).
â??Breaks down thick mucus making it easier to clear.
-Adults (>12 years) -10 -15 mL every 6 hours
-Children (6-12 years) â?? 5-7.5 mL every 6 hours
-Children (2-5 years) â?? 2.5-5 mL every 6 hours
-Not for children under 2 years of age.
-Avoid if previous reactions to bromhexine or guaifenesin.
-Consult your doctor if :
-cough persists beyond 7 days or is accompanied by other symptoms such as high fever, rash or persistent headaches
-suffer from peptic ulcer disease
-Are breast feeding
-Seek appropriate medical advice if uncertain.
Common side effects
May cause nausea, vomiting.
Uncommon side effects
May cause dizziness, diarrhoea, headache, sweating, indigestion
Allergic reactions are very rare and may occur as a skin rash.
Seek medical advice immediately if any of the above are suspected.
For further information talk to your doctor.