Doctor insights on:
Robitussin Ac Vs Robitussin Dm
I got pneumonia and doctor prescribed me robitussin ac but not working much. Is it ok if I switched to Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan). What is the difference in dm n a?
DM has: dextromethorphan which is a cough suppressant. AC just means there is codeine included, a narcotic suppressant. Pneumonia needs to be treated with antibiotics and expectorant, along with anti-inflammatory medicines. You can take the DM but it is unlikely to be more effective than with codeine. You can try a formulation with Hydrocodone like Tussionex or TussiCaps. ...Read more
Not that I know of: There is a reason people say something tastes like cough medicine.....The ingredients and many have an alcohol base that just makes them taste yucky. I would look for it as a pill or look to other possibilities. Honey and lemon are known to be excellent for coughs. Warm drinks help him phlegm. Elderberry is excellent for coughs. It contains sambucous and sambucous is good for mucous. ...Read more
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
What to do if i had 2 bottles of Robitussin-DM cough n cold peak cold for adults willl this get me high?
What is the proper dose of Robitussin DM (marked by the same manufacturer under the name "Tukol D" in Mexico) for a 90lb child?
2 Cough supressants: You are intending to take Robitussin DM, a medicine that has a cough suppressant and expectorant, with benzonatate,tessalon, which is also a cough suppressant. Instead, take the robitussin DM because it has the expectorant with it as well. Studies show that the combination of benzonatate and guaifenesin is excellent as well but should not be stacked with dextromethorphan. Good luck. ...Read more
How do I find what's the difference between Robitussin-DM nighttime max strength & nyquil/dayquil ?
OTC medications: Please consult your pharmacist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, but not much.: Maternal use of standard otc doses of robitussin dm when used as an antitussive during the first trimester of pregnancy has not been found to increase the risk of teratogenic effects. Dextromethorphan should be avoided during pregnancy, though, due to its respiratory depressant and potential addictive effects on the mother-fetus unit. ...Read more
YES, altho both: acyclovir and dextromethorphan (the DM part of "Robitussin DM Max) can cause dizziness. Taking them together might increase the chance of that happening. But, as long as you aren't doing something potentially dangerous like climbing a ladder, you should be fine. Get well soon! Dr. Anne ...Read more