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Different types of robitussin

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Robotussin DM. : Dm is dextromethorphan, a non narcotic cough suppressant. Take it according to directions. If you are not better in 2 to 3 days be sure to see your do... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
2 medicines: Its a combination of a medicine called Pseudoephedrine which is a decongestant that works by shrinking the blood vessels in the nose and an expectoran... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Read label: When all else fails, read the instructions--the product label has the answer, even if in small print.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
No: I would avoid it in general except to help with sleep. If you have a cough that is not getting better, see your physician and find out why and treat ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dextromethorphan: Because it contains dextromethorphan which has dissassociative effects.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Robitussin (guaifenesin): This medication is meant to be used on the short term. If you require the medication to suppress a cough all of the time, then you need to see a clin... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Yes but dont do it: You can cause severe damage to your brain. Dextromethorphan can actually bore holes in your brain called Olney lesions. Bad idea.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Most of these preparations don't do much anyway, and the kid stuff similar to their adult preparation.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Guaifenesin: The active ingredient in Robitussin and Mucinex is 'guaifenesin' which is recommended up to 2400 mg max dose per day in divided doses. However, it is ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Yes but dont do it: Bad idea. Drinking any form of cough syrup in large enough amounts to get high is potentially damaging to the brain. Dextromethorphan (check the spe... Read More

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