What is Bena® Expectorant used for?
Bena® Expectorant is commonly used for the relief of chest congestion and coughs with thick phlegm, clears nasal passages, liquefies and loosens stubborn phlegm and soothes tiresome coughing.
How should I take Bena® Expectorant?
Take this drug by mouth and as directed by your doctor. May be taken with or without food.
How do I store Bena® Expectorant?
Bena® Expectorant is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Bena® Expectorant in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Bena® Expectorant that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Bena® Expectorant down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Bena® Expectorant?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Bena® Expectorant or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
This medicine may affect ability to drive or operate machinery.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Bena® Expectorant during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Bena® Expectorant.
What side effects can occur from Bena® Expectorant?
Some side effects may occur, including:
- Blurred vision
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Bena® Expectorant?
Bena® Expectorant may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Products may interact with this drug, such as CNS depressants e.g., alcohol.
Does food or alcohol interact with Bena® Expectorant?
Bena® Expectorant may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Bena® Expectorant?
Bena® Expectorant may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Bena® Expectorant.
What is the dose of Bena® Expectorant for an adult?
Adult & children >12 years old, the recommended dose is 5-10 mL given 4-6 hourly (max: 60 mL/day).
What is the dose of Bena® Expectorant for a child?
Children 6-12 years old, the recommended dose is 2.5-5 mL given 4-6 hourly (max: 30 mL/day).
How is Bena® Expectorant available?
Bena® Expectorant is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Bena® Expectorant, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Bena®. http://www.mims.com/hongkong/drug/info/bena%20expectorant. Accessed February 25, 2017
Review Date: June 9, 2017 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019