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Before You Buy Robitussin DM

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Updated July 07, 2014

Robitussin cold medicine
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Robitussin DM is an over-the-counter cough suppressant and expectorant. Robitussin DM helps control your cough and thin secretions so the cough is more productive.

Active Ingredients (in each 5ml teaspoon):

 

Dextromethorphan HBr 10mg (cough suppressant)
Guafenisen 100mg (expectorant)

     

    Dosage:

     

    Adults 12 and older - Two teaspoons every four hours as needed for cough. Do not take more than six doses in 24 hours.
    Children ages six to 12 - One teaspoon every four hours. Do not take more than six doses in 24 hours.
    Children ages two to six - One half (1/2) teaspoon every four hours. Do not take more than six doses in 24 hours.
    Children under age two - Ask your doctor.

       

      Uses for Robitussin DM:

       

      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.

         

        Side Effects of Robitussin DM:

         

        • Drowsiness or dizziness
        • Hives or skin rash
        • Nausea, stomach pain or vomiting

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

        • Confusion
        • Excitement, nervousness or restlessness
        • Severe nausea and vomiting
        • Slurred speech
        • Seizures or convulsions - in children
        • Shakey movements - in children
        • Slow or troubled breathing - in children

           

          Warnings:

           

          • 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.

             

            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 are pregnant or breastfeeding

               

              Caution:

               

              Stop use and ask doctor if:

              • Pain or cough worsens or lasts more than seven days
              • Cough occurs with fever, headache or rash won't go away

                 

                More Information:

                 

                Source:

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

                   

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