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Benylin dependence, metabolic acidosis and hyperglycaemia.
  1. S. MacRury,
  2. R. Neilson,
  3. K. Goodwin
  1. Medical Unit, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, UK.


    We describe a patient who had consumed large quantities of a proprietary cough mixture containing diphenhydramine, ammonium chloride and sodium citrate (Benylin expectorant) daily for several months and subsequently presented with confusion, marked metabolic acidosis and non-ketotic hyperglycaemia.

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