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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Robitussin Dm (Overview)

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


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Can I make Robitussin-DM taste better?

Can I make Robitussin-DM taste better?

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.

Dr. Steven Griggs
47 Doctors shared insights

Robitussin Dm (Overview)

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


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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.

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Is it safe to take Robitussin-DM while pregnant?

Is it safe to take Robitussin-DM while pregnant?

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.

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

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.

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I am 33 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to take Robitussin-DM max? I ave a runny nose and cough/congestion. When I cough the right side of my torso hurts.

I am 33 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to take Robitussin-DM max? I ave a runny nose and cough/congestion. When I cough the right side of my torso hurts.

No: Robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) contains alcohol, which while it is not in a large amount, can be significant if you are taking even recommended doses every 4 hours or so. There is no amount of alcohol considered safe in pregnancy, so I would ask your pharmacist for an alcohol-free cough medication safe in pregnancy. The other stuff in it are dextromethorphan and antihistamines. Your OB is your first/best advisor.

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Does Robitussin-DM have drugs in it?

Does Robitussin-DM have drugs in it?

Yes: All medications are drugs, meaning active components that has an effect. This medication has Guaifenesin a mucolytic and dextrometorphan a cough suppressant.

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Can I make Robitussin-DM taste better?

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.

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Does Robitussin-DM have alcohol in it?

Does Robitussin-DM have alcohol in it?

Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan): Cough ; congestion does not contain alcohol. If you check different Robitussin (guaifenesin) products - look on the bottom of the front of the package ; it will state is alcohol free. Some of their products may contain alcohol.

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Can I take Robitussin-DM 2 hours after theraflu?

Can I take Robitussin-DM 2 hours after theraflu?

No: Theraflu contains two of the same ingredients as robitussin- guaifenisin and dextromethorphan and a two hour interval is not an appropriate dosing interval.

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I had 2 bottles of Robitussin-DM cough n cold peak cold for adults willl this get me high?

I had 2 bottles of Robitussin-DM cough n cold peak cold for adults willl this get me high?

Yes and damage you: Drinking cough syrup is potentially damaging to your brain. It can cause lesions or boring holes called Olney lesions. Don't do it.

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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.

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What to do if I had 2 bottles of Robitussin-DM cough n cold peak cold for adults willl this get me high?

What to do if I had 2 bottles of Robitussin-DM cough n cold peak cold for adults willl this get me high?

What to do is stop: Don't do this. The potential damage to your brain is irreversible. Dextromethorphan can cause boring holes known as Olney lesions in your brain. Bad idea.

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What is the proper dose of Robitussin DM (marked by the same manufacturer under the name "Tukol D" in Mexico) for a 90lb child?

What is the proper dose of Robitussin DM (marked by the same manufacturer under the name "Tukol D" in Mexico) for a 90lb child?

Need age: Tukol D is not recommended for use in children under 12 years old. If your child is 12 or above the correct dose is 2 teaspoons (10 ml) every 4 hours.

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Is it ok to take benzonatate with robitussin dm?

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.

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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.

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Can I take cymbalta (duloxetine) and Robitussin-DM together?

Perhaps, but...: Serotonin syndrome can be a serious problem, including drowsiness, confusion, extreme changes in blood pressure problems, even seizures and heart issues.

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Could Robitussin-DM max show up in a drug screen as an illegal drug?

Yes: If the drug screen is crude enough, dextromethorphan can appear as a stimulant. Most drug screens are sophisticated enough to correctly identify this but mis-identification does occur.

Dr. Marvin Ott
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