Top
20
Doctor insights on: Robitussin Cough Suppressant

Share
Dr. Sue Ferranti
3,525 doctors shared insights

Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


3

3
I'm experiencing a bad dry cough; and few timesi have wet cough with mucus . I am taking a cough suppressant. Can i take also Mucinex (guaifenesin) for mucus ?

I'm experiencing a bad dry cough; and few timesi have wet cough with mucus . I am taking a cough suppressant. Can i take also Mucinex (guaifenesin) for mucus ?

Certainly: You can take Mucinex (guaifenesin) along with a cough suppressant. Just make sure it does not have an expectorant in the ingredients already. Also drink plenty of liquids - warm or hot preferably to help thin out the thick mucus clogging up your airways. ...Read more

4

4
When should we use cough expectorant or antitussive?

When should we use cough expectorant or antitussive?

Two conditions: Are cold or bronchitis. There are 3 types of cough medicines: topical, suppressant and expectorants. Unfortunately there is no a quick fix to treat the cough. Do not use these agents for cough that occurs with smoking, asthma or chronic pulmonary condition. ...Read more

5

5
I have my 1 week cough . when is the best time to drink my antitussive syrup and my mucolytic medicine ? are they advisable to drink it together ?

I have my 1 week cough . when is the best time to drink my antitussive syrup and my mucolytic medicine ? are they advisable to drink it together ?

Can take together: But those two medicines are just temporizing, you had the symptoms for a week, bit long, you need to see a doctor for better treatment, good luck ...Read more

6

6
Hi, to everyone...my quastion is : What the anti cough ( antitussive ) whach can use for hypertensive patients without hazard.

Hi, to everyone...my quastion is :
What the anti cough ( antitussive ) whach can use for hypertensive patients without hazard.

Cough: You do not list hypertension as a condition or any medications you are on for HTN. If you have a confirmed diagnosis of hypertension, avoid decongestants in your over the counter medications. Suppressing a cough is not always a good idea especially if the cough is productive and your body is trying to get rid of an irritant or infection. ...Read more

7

7
1 week dry cough, with sometimes (once or twice a day) brown phlegm. Should i buy an expectorant or antitussive?

1 week dry cough, with sometimes (once or twice a day) brown phlegm. Should i buy an expectorant or antitussive?

Cough: Do you have fever or chills? Any chest pain? You might need to get a cxr to exclude the possibility of having pneumonia since the treatment will be of antibiotics. It is possible also that you have allergic symptoms or even asthma. I would rather give a treatment of the cause of the cough than the cough itself. ...Read more

10

10
My baby 6 months old with cough , nasal obstruction , low grade fever , she even can not sleep and always crying , does she need antibiotic or antitussive?

My baby 6 months old with cough , nasal obstruction , low grade fever , she even can not sleep and always crying , does she need antibiotic or antitussive?

See your doctor: This could be merely a common cold with the symptoms you are describing. Saline nose drops and suctioning gently with upright positioning and steamy baths may help to weather this illness. The cough may also represent a phenomena known as bronchiolitis-head cold with some wheezing. Some docs may recommend a nebulizer with medication used in asthma care for the deep cough/wheeze. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
What is the best nonprescription cough suppressant?

What is the best nonprescription cough suppressant?

Honey: The best nonprescription cough suppressant shown to be successful in studies and even endorsed by the american academy of pediatrics is honey! ...Read more

14

14
What is better at night - cough suppressant or expectorant?

What is better at night - cough suppressant or expectorant?

Depends...: The cough etiology needs to be diagnosed so that it can be treated. Neither an expectorant nor suppressant treats the underlying etiology and both can be harmful in certain situations. So, you need to be evaluated by your doctor to determine the etiology of your cough and to render appropriate therapy. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation, a contributing factor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
What are the differences between a cough suppressant and an expectorant?

What are the differences between a cough suppressant and an expectorant?

Stops vs thins: An expectorant is a medicine that thins out mucous, making it easier to mobilize and get out. Usually you'll see Guaifenesin as the active ingredient. A cough suppressant stops the body from wanting to cough. This can be ok at night, since you're not supposed to cough anyways, but not a good idea during the day, so mucous keeps moving. Of course, neither is ok for children until at least 4 to 6 y. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
18

18
Can i give my 3 1/2 year old cold medicine with a cough suppressant in it. ?

No: Neither cold or cough medications are recommended for children of this age due to potential serious side effects up to and including rare death. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
What is an effective over the counter cough suppressant for the common cold?

Dextromethorphan: Dextromethorphan. Often combined with other products to help with other symptoms. ...Read more

20

20
What is the most effective cough suppressant? Would numbing type like benzocaine help as well?

What is the most effective cough suppressant? Would numbing type like benzocaine help as well?

OTC or Rx?: Over the counter, dextromethorphan is probably the best cough suppressant available. Just be sure the one you buy doesn't contain other ingredients, particularly expectorants which make you cough more. Prescription medication such as Codeine also quite effective. Numbing medications will not help at all and taking those for cough could be dangerous, putting you at risk for aspiration. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
88 doctors shared insights

Cough Suppressant (Definition)

Cough suppressants are a kind of antihistamine type drug and common cold or symptom drug (common ...Read more


Dr. Robert Cloutier
229 doctors shared insights

Guaifenesin (Definition)

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