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MIL gave 2.9 yo DS Benalyn - 2.5mls - should I be worried?

(6 Posts)
RoRoMommy Mon 26-Oct-09 21:22:18

He has a terrible cough. She didn't know about the warnings and we still had a bottle on the shelf. Should we be worried?

RoRoMommy Mon 26-Oct-09 21:30:46

Okay I meant Benylin - and I am really freaking out - do I need to stay by him all night? Do we need to go to A&E??

missmapp Mon 26-Oct-09 21:34:01

Im sure he will be fine, those cough medicines were only withdrawn because of the dangers of giving too much, so 2.5ml is fine. Dont worry, but phone NHS direct for reassurance

frasersmummy Mon 26-Oct-09 21:36:10

Was it children's benilyn??

I ddint know there was a problem with it .. I still have a bottle and used it just last week (a few times)

ds 4.5 is just fine

Tommy Mon 26-Oct-09 21:36:58

is it children's Benylin? If so. what are you worried about?

If it is adult's Benylin, I wouldn't worry too much - 2.5 mls is a very little amount

RoRoMommy Mon 26-Oct-09 21:41:07

Yes, it was children's - calming down now. Sorry, it was just such a shock because I didn't even know we still had it!

He seems fine - completely fast asleep! Thanks everyone.

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