By NATION REPORTER
DRUG abuse especially of the Cough Syrup, Benylin, is high among young people in Mandevu Constituency, a concerned resident has observed.
In an interview with the Daily Nation, Misheck Mwanza charged that the cough syrup was highly abused among young people, truck and minibus drivers.
‘It is very disheartening to see how this cough syrup is being abused in Mandevu especially in makeshift structures.
‘I ‘am urging relevant authorities to consider raiding some of these makeshift structures especially at Mandevu bus stop junction where this trend is rife.
That is where you find truck and minibus drivers including young people use the drug to get intoxicated,’ said Mr Mwanza.
According to medical experts, benylin causes drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting may occur.
Medication is used for temporary relief of coughs without that are caused by certain infections of the air passages such as (e.g., sinusitis, and common cold).