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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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. Katharine Cox
206 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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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

Dr. Robert Cloutier
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Guaifenesin (Definition)

Guaifenesin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Antitussive (Definition)

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