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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Robitussin (Overview)

Robitussin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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What is Robitussin (guaifenesin) pe?

What is Robitussin (guaifenesin) pe?

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 expectorant (guaifenesen) that aims to make mucous easier to cough up. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
218 Doctors shared insights

Robitussin (Overview)

Robitussin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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What is the difference between adult's and children's regular Robitussin (guaifenesin) syrup?

What is the difference between adult's and children's regular Robitussin (guaifenesin) syrup?

Strength: Children's products that are patterned after adult ones usually have less, often about half, of the amount of drug in a given volume. The goal is to decrease the chance of overdosing, while applying the assumption that children need less drug for effectiveness than does an adult. ...Read more

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Can Robitussin (guaifenesin) be prescribed for long-term use?

Can Robitussin (guaifenesin) be prescribed for long-term use?

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 the cause. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take prescribed Robitussin (guaifenesin) AC at 34 weeks gestation?

Catergory C but..: Robitussinac contains category c drugs: Codeine and guaifenesin. However,
like other narcotics, Codeine rapidly crosses the placenta. Neonatal Codeine withdrawal has occurred even in infants whose mothers were taking Codeine at cough suppressant doses for as little as ten days prior to delivery. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Just plain Robitussin or +dm is better. Get well soon. ...Read more

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Can I use robitussin/guaifenesin to improve cervical mucus?

Can I use robitussin/guaifenesin to improve cervical mucus?

Very unlikely: These drugs are over the counter meds and are strictly used to thin the mucus of the upper respiratory tract. I do not believe Guaifenesin would have an effect on cervical mucus. ...Read more

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Can you make Robitussin-DM taste better by mixing it with other liquids and still be effective?

Robitusssin: Yes, you can. Make sure that you pour out the right amount of dose and mix it with the preferred flavoring and drink the entire concotion. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the highest safe amount of Robitussin (guaifenesin) to take?

Could you tell me what is the highest safe amount of Robitussin (guaifenesin) to take?

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 an extremely safe medicine in general with few side effects and no well known toxicity. Robitussin usually contains other meds, like phenylephrine or dextromethorphan which have more toxicity. Plain guaifenesin is the safest drug in those mixtures. ...Read more

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I take 50mg of trazadone/day. I'm also dealing w/seasonal allergies. What can I safely take? Robitussin? Benadryl (diphenhydramine)? Everything carries warnings.

I take 50mg of trazadone/day. I'm also dealing w/seasonal allergies. What can I safely take? Robitussin? Benadryl (diphenhydramine)? Everything carries warnings.

Nasal steroid spray: Nasal steroid sprays are the most effective treatment for seasonal allergies. In addition, there would be no drug interaction with other medications including trazadone. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take a lot of Robitussin-DM gel tabs?

Yes: You should only use this medication as directed on the package and only for 3-5 days. If your symptoms are not resolving within that time follow up with your pcp to ensure there is not something more serious going on. The dextromethorphan can be addictive. ...Read more

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I am taking Suboxone and am ill so want to also take Robitussin (guaifenesin) nighttime. Are there any interactions I should be concerned about?

You can,: There is no drug interactions. However, Suboxone is used to treat narcotic (opioid) dependence or addiction. If you use this medication during your treatment maintenance period as directed by your doctor, you should notified him/her immediately about any medication OTC, supplements or even vitamins. Please check your contract for more information. Respectfully. ...Read more

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I have dosed pseudoephedrine hci, guaifenesin, and dextromethorphan hbr. I also took 2 10/650 vicodin. Is this safe I took about 3.5 fluid ounces of Robitussin cf, which is what contained all of the ingredients listed. Is this combination potentially harm

I have dosed pseudoephedrine hci, guaifenesin, and dextromethorphan hbr. I also took 2 10/650 vicodin. Is this safe I took about 3.5 fluid ounces of Robitussin cf, which is what contained all of the ingredients listed. Is this combination potentially harm

No: 3.5 ounces of Robitussin (guaifenesin) is an excessive dose in and of itself (usual dose is 15-30 ml, which is 1/2-1 oz). Combining this with 2 vicodin increases the chance of toxic effects. Follow instructions on otc medications if you want to use them safely, and tell the doctor prescribing the vicodin about your use of other medications with it. ...Read more

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Would it be a problem to mix Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough syrup and equate cough syrup together?

Would it be a problem to mix Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough syrup and equate cough syrup together?

Mixing meds: I would not advise it. If you are having to mix them or exceed the recommended dose for symptom relief then you should speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Robitussin (guaifenesin) overdose?

Dextromehorphan OD: Possible treatment for a dextromehorphan overdose includes intravenous fluids, use of activated charcoal, gastric lavage, a narcotic antagonist & respiratory support. ...Read more

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How much Robitussin (guaifenesin) is safe to take on a daily basis?

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 clinician to work up the cough immediately.
A chronic cough can be a harbinger of something more serious. ...Read more

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What is Robitussin (guaifenesin) pe?

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 expectorant (guaifenesen) that aims to make mucous easier to cough up. ...Read more

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Could Robitussin (guaifenesin) work when making lean?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): Are you asking us for recipe to make home made booze (lean)? I would suggest you seek mental health attention as it appears that you may have a serious addiction. ...Read more

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How much Robitussin (guaifenesin) can you take in one day?

Read label: When all else fails, read the instructions--the product label has the answer, even if in small print. ...Read more

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Can Robitussin (guaifenesin) be prescribed for long-term use?

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 the cause. ...Read more

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Why would I get a high like feeling from robitussin (guaifenesin)?

Dextromethorphan: Because it contains dextromethorphan which has dissassociative effects. ...Read more

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How much Robitussin (guaifenesin) is safe to take on a daily basis?

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 clinician to work up the cough immediately.
A chronic cough can be a harbinger of something more serious. ...Read more

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What amount of of this Robitussin (guaifenesin) should I take to trip?

It would be: Unethical for any doctor on healthap to instruct you how to abuse this medication. It is unethical for you to ask. ...Read more

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People say that you can get high on robitussin (guaifenesin). Is this true?

Yes but don't do it: You can cause severe damage to your brain. Dextromethorphan can actually bore holes in your brain called Olney lesions. Bad idea. ...Read more

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Is it ok to be taking Children's Robitussin (guaifenesin) instead of the adult one?

Is it ok to be taking Children's Robitussin (guaifenesin) instead of the adult one?

Yes: Most of these preparations don't do much anyway, and the kid stuff similar to their adult preparation. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the highest safe amount of Robitussin (guaifenesin) to take?

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 an extremely safe medicine in general with few side effects and no well known toxicity. Robitussin usually contains other meds, like phenylephrine or dextromethorphan which have more toxicity. Plain guaifenesin is the safest drug in those mixtures. ...Read more

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What is the difference between adult's and children's regular Robitussin (guaifenesin) syrup?

Strength: Children's products that are patterned after adult ones usually have less, often about half, of the amount of drug in a given volume. The goal is to decrease the chance of overdosing, while applying the assumption that children need less drug for effectiveness than does an adult. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I get high off Robitussin (guaifenesin) with the following ingredients?

Yes but don't 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 spelling) can actually bore holes in your brain called Olney lesions. ...Read more

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What amount over the recommended dose of Robitussin (guaifenesin) could I take and still be safe?

Difficult to answer: Every body is different with respect to respect to medications. There is no one dose or even one total daily dose that is safe for everyone. Guaifenesin can have significant side effects which usually occur only with high doses or after prolonged usage. Always consider the lowest effective dose for the shortest period possible. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Cloutier
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