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Benylin Day and Night Tablets helps fight off flu and cold symptoms during both the day and night.

Information Leaflet


Benylin Day and Night Tablets are used for the relief of cold and flu symptoms.

The white day time tablets contain paracetamol, an analgesic and antipyretic which helps to relieve pain and fever and pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, a decongestant which unblocks stuffy noses.

The blue night time tablets contain paracetamol and diphenhydramine hydrochloride, an antihistamine which helps clear catarrh and so aids sleep.

This medicine is for use in adults and children aged 16 years and over.

Additional information

Pack Size


Uses / Instructions

Adults and children aged 16 years and over.

Day time:

1 white tablet every 4-6 hours, up to 3 times a day (one tablet in the morning at mid-day and in the afternoon).

Night time:

1 blue tablet to be taken at night.

  • Do not take more than 3 white tablets a day.
  • Take only 1 tablet at a time and only at the times of day described in the table.
  • Do not take the night time tablets during the day.
  • Check the table that follows to see how much medicine to take.
  • For oral use only.
  • Do not take more medicine than the label tells you to.
  • Take with a glass of water.

Children under 16 years old

  •  Do not give to children under 16 years old.
  • If symptoms persist or worsen, talk to your doctor.


  • You can use this medicine while you are taking oral contraceptives “the pill” or anticonvulsant tablets used to treat epilepsy, but the medicine may not work so well on your pain or fever.
    Night time tablets may cause drowsiness. If affected, do not drive or operate machinery. Avoid alcoholic drink.
  • This product may cause drowsiness. It should NOT be used to sedate a child.

See patient information leaflet for more details.

Side Effects

Like all medicines Benylin Day and Night Tablets can have side-effects, although not everybody gets them.

Very Common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)

  • Headache or drowsiness

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)

  • Difficulty sleeping, nervousness or dizziness
  • Difficulty performing tasks
  • Dry mouth, thickened mucus or nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Unusual weakness

Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)

  • Irritability or confusion
  • Tinnitus (a persistent noise in the ears)

See patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects.


The active ingredients in Benylin Day and Night tablets are: Day Tablets: 500 mg Paracetamol and 60 mg Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride Night Tablets: 500 mg Paracetamol and 25 mg Diphenhydramine hydrochloride.

Other ingredients are: Day Tablets: Pregelatinised maize starch, povidone, crospovidone, stearic acid, microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium and magnesium stearate. Night Tablets: Microcrystalline cellulose, maize starch, sodium starch glycollate, pregelatinised maize starch, hydroxypropylcellulose, croscarmellose sodium, stearic acid, magnesium stearate and are coated with hypromellose, indigo carmine (E132), Titanium dioxide (E171) and propylene glycol.

See patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects.


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