Q. My child is 1 year old. Is it safe to give Benorgan 5mg Syrup to my child who is suffering from a common cold?
Benorgan 5mg Syrup should not be given to children less than 2 years of age as it may cause fatal respiratory depression wherein your child’s breathing may stop completely.
Q. What if I give an overdose of Benorgan 5mg Syrup by mistake?
Always stick to the prescribed dose. Prolonged or excess intake of Benorgan 5mg Syrup can put your child at risk of developing serious side effects like bradycardia, decreased blood pressure, confusion, delirium, disorientation, dizziness, drowsiness, and hallucinations. Rush to your child’s doctor immediately if you feel you have given excess Benorgan 5mg Syrup to your child. To pour out the right dose, use the calibrated cup provided with the medicine by the manufacturer. Do not use a kitchen teaspoon as it will not give the correct estimate.
Q. When will my child’s condition improve after taking Benorgan 5mg Syrup?
Benorgan 5mg Syrup usually starts working within 30 to 60 minutes of intake and shows its peak effect within 3 to 4 hours. Your child may start to feel better after a few doses. In case the symptoms persist longer, consult your child’s doctor immediately.
Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Benorgan 5mg Syrup?
Benorgan 5mg Syrup can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Benorgan 5mg Syrup. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.
Q. Can Benorgan 5mg Syrup make my child sleepy?
Benorgan 5mg Syrup may cause mild drowsiness, making your child feel sleepy. So, be cautious and never give this medicine if your child is suffering from a sleep disorder as this medicine can mask the symptoms of underlying sleep disorders like insomnia. It is always best to consult your child’s doctor before giving this medicine to your child.
Q. Where should I keep Benorgan 5mg Syrup?
Keep Benorgan 5mg Syrup out of the reach and sight of children to avoid any accidental intake. Keep it at room temperature, in a dry place, away from direct heat and light.
Q. When should I call my child’s doctor right away?
You should call the doctor without any delay if your child starts to develop side effects such as irregular heartbeat, vision problem, muscle spasm, irregular bodily movements, sudden weakness, and inability to empty the bladder completely (urinary retention).
Q. My child is an athlete and has to participate in a sports event in the school. Can I give Benorgan 5mg Syrup before his performance?
This medicine may cause CNS depression in which the normal nerve functioning slows down. So, avoid giving Benorgan 5mg Syrup to your child if he/she is scheduled to perform tasks that require mental alertness.