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Robitussin Dac V (Overview)

Robitussin DAC V is a decongestant 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

Robitussin Dac V (Overview)

Robitussin DAC V is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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

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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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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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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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 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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Robitussin (Definition)

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