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Before You Buy Robitussin Cough and Cold CF


Updated June 13, 2014

Robitussin Cough and Cold is an over the counter cough suppressant, expectorant and nasal decongestant. Robitussin Cough and Cold helps relieve cough and cold symptoms.

Active Ingredients (in each 5ml tablespoon):

Dextromethorphan HBr 10mg (cough suppressant)
Guafenisen 100mg (expectorant)
Phenylephrine HCl 5mg (nasal decongestant)


Adults 12 and older - Two teaspoons every 4 hours as needed for cough. Do not take more than 6 doses in 24 hours.
Children ages 6 to 12 - One teaspoon every 4 hours. Do not take more than 6 doses in 24 hours.
Children ages 2 to 6 - One half (1/2) teaspoon every 4 hours. Do not take more than 6 doses in 24 hours.
Children under age 2 - Do not use.

Uses for Robitussin Cough and Cold CF:

Temporary relief of cough due to throat irritation from:

  • Common Cold
  • Flu
  • Inhaled Irritants

Helps loosen phlegm (mucous) and thins bronchial secretions to make cough more productive.

Relieves nasal congestion from the common cold and flu.

Side Effects of Robitussin Cough and Cold CF:

  • Drowsiness or weakness
  • Mild skin rash
  • Nausea or upset stomach
  • Mild headache

      Rare but serious side effects that should be reported to your doctor immediately:

      • Confusion
      • Excitement, nervousness or restlessness
      • Dizziness or fainting spells
      • Excessive sweating
      • High blood pressure or numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
      • Severe, persistent or worsening headache
      • Severe nausea and vomiting
      • Slurred speech
      • Tremor or muscle contractions


  • Do not use this medication if you are taking an MAOI (medication for depression, psychiatric, emotional conditions or Parkinson's disease) or for two weeks after stopping an MAOI.

    Do not use in children under 2 years old.

  • Ask a Doctor Before Use:

    • If you have a chronic cough that is caused by asthma, smoking or emphysema
    • If you have a cough that produces a lot of mucous
    • If you have heart disease or high blood pressure
    • If you have thyroid disease
    • If you have diabetes
    • If you have trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland
    • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding


    Stop use and ask doctor if:

    • Pain or cough worsens or lasts more than 7 days
    • Cough occurs with fever, headache or rash won't go away
    • You get nervous, dizzy or sleepless

    More Information:


    "Robitussin Cough and Cold Product Labeling." Wyeth Consumer Healthcare 2007. 11 May 2007.

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