Benylin 4 Flu Liquid is a medicine which is used to help relieve cold and flu symptoms. The liquid contains paracetamol, an analgesic which helps to relieve aches and pains and fever (high temperature), diphenhydramine, an antihistamine which helps dry secretions and relieve coughing and pseudoephedrine, a decongestant which helps unblock stuffy noses.
The medicine is for use in adults and children aged 12 years and over.
This medicine is suitable for most people but a few people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
■ If you are taking any other medicines containing paracetamol or sympathomimetic drugs (stimulants or appetite suppressants and drugs used to treat congestion and asthma) including those that are not taken orally.
■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients.
■ If you have heart disease or high blood pressure.
■ If you have diabetes.
■ If you have an overactive thyroid.
■ If you have a phaeochromocytoma (rare tumour which affects your heart rate and blood pressure).
■ If you are taking, or have taken in the last two weeks, drugs for depression known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) or Reversible Inhibitors of Monoamine Oxidase (RIMAs).
■ If you suffer from or have had closed angle glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye).
■ If you are taking beta blockers (used to treat high blood pressure).
■ If you have severe kidney problems.
■ If you want to give this medicine to a child under 12 years old.
■ If you have kidney or liver problems, including alcoholic liver disease.
■ If you have difficulty passing water (urinary retention).
■ If you have prostate disease.
■ If you have blocked arteries or veins (occlusive vascular disease).
■ If you have a persistent cough such as occurs with asthma, have asthma, are suffering from an asthma attack or a cough that produces a lot of mucus (phlegm).