The following Benylin Overdose side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.
This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Overdose, can occur, and what you can do about them.
A side effect could appear soon after you start Benylin or it might take time to develop.
Overdose, Breath Alcohol Test Positive
This Overdose side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from ZA. A 50-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: influenza. The patient was prescribed Benylin (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Benylin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
Breath Alcohol Test Positive
These side effects may potentially be related to Benylin.
Disorientation, Feeling Drunk, Overdose, Vomiting
This OverdoseBenylin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from CANADA on Dec 20, 2005. A Female , 28 years of age, weighting 145.0 lb, was diagnosed with
and was treated with Benylin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
. Benylin dosage: About Half The Bottle Once, Oral. Additional drugs used at the same time:
Benylin Overdose Causes and Reviews
Opioids, sometimes called narcotics, are a type of drug. They include strong prescription pain relievers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and tramadol. The illegal drug heroin is also an opioid. Some opioids are made from the opium plant, and others are synthetic (man-made).
A doctor may give you a prescription opioid to reduce pain after you have had a major injury or surgery. You may get them if you have severe pain from health conditions like cancer. Some doctors prescribe them for chronic pain.
Opioids can cause side effects such as drowsiness, mental fog, nausea, and constipation. They may also cause slowed breathing, which can lead to Overdose deaths. If someone has signs of an Overdose, call 9-1-1:
The person's face is extremely pale and/or feels clammy to the touch
Their body goes limp
Their fingernails or lips have a purple or blue color
They start vomiting or making gurgling noises
They cannot be awakened or are unable to speak
Their breathing or heartbeat slows or stops
Other risks of using prescription opioids include dependence and addiction. Dependence means feeling withdrawal symptoms when not taking the drug. Addiction is a chronic brain disease that causes a person to compulsively seek out drugs, even though they cause harm. The risks of dependence and addiction are higher if you abuse the medicines. Abuse can include taking too much medicine, taking someone else's medicine, taking it in a different way than you are supposed to, or taking the medicine to get high.
Opioid abuse, addiction, and Overdoses are serious public health problems in the United States. Another problem is that more women are abusing opioids during pregnancy. This can lead to babies being addicted and going through withdrawal, known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Opioid abuse may sometimes also lead to heroin use, because some people switch from prescription opioids to heroin.
The main treatment for prescription opioid addiction is medication-assisted treatment (MAT). It includes medicines, counseling, and support from family and friends. MAT can help you stop using the drug, get through withdrawal, and cope with cravings. There is also a medicine called naloxone which can reverse the effects of an opioid Overdose and prevent death, if it is given in time.
To prevent problems with prescription opioids, be sure to follow your doctor's instructions when taking them. Do not share your medicines with anyone else. Contact your doctor if you have any concerns about taking the medicines.
NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Benylin Overdose Reviews
Fri, 28 Jan 2011
After several small sips of Benylin DM-E ( regular strength), an episode of transient global amnesia. Same had occurred many years earlier after absorbing a number of throat lozenges on an airplane
Mon, 12 Mar 2012
I took 7.5ml of Benylin Mucus and Phlegm which is less than the recommended dosage for my age (39 yrs). I did not sleep all night, my eyes are puffy, my vision is blurred caused by a thick discharge in both of my eyes. Never have that before. Its the LAST TIME I TAKE BENYLIN.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014
I took the night time version and now I am wide awake 4 hours later, every time I am about to fall asleep my throat starts twinging and a coughing fit follows. Without the drug I don't have this it has also caused disgusting discharge from my eyes, a horrible headache and tightness in chest. I would highly recommend NOT taking this product it is horrible and I have a feeling has probably caused serious damage to my bronchial tubes with the amount of coughing its causing.
Sun, 21 Mar 2010
Took it, didn't know it was the "drowsy" kind, went shopping and felt like i was drunk
Thu, 11 Nov 2010
I took Benylin the other night and I could not fall asleep. I was awake in my dream, or my hallucinations. My husband woke me up and my hands we crippled up and I could not move feet. He took me to emergency, as I thought I was having a stroke. The drs said it was probably a reaction to Benylin. I am 58 yr female, healthy and I do not take any other medications.
Sun, 07 Feb 2010
I just took some Benylin cough chest congestion , and I feel very drousy ! I dont understand why its not indicated ! its really stupid
Fri, 25 Oct 2013
Took the prescribed amount for my age. Did wonders in getting rid of my cough but was to busy enjoying the hallucinations to feel the relief. Took it once. Won't take it again. I like being in reality.
Wed, 12 May 2010
Took Benylin( NON DROWSY)last thing at night for chesty cough. Woke up with swollen lower right lip and right cheek. Swelling then spread rapidly around lower lip, left cheek to top lip with pink portion of lip swollen up to nose. Advised to see doctorpromptly (on a Sunday) who immediately prescribed an antihistamine whilst watching out for anaphylactic shock symptoms. Swelling went after 3 days. Awful experience.. Have taken this medication for 25 years without previous poroblems. Still have bottle Lot No A00772 Exp 01/2013