Top
20
Doctor insights on: Robitussin Night Time Cough And Cold

Share
Dr. Casey Younkin Dr. Younkin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
34 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
1

1
What type of Robitussin (guaifenesin) is best to take for a cough and cold?

What type of Robitussin (guaifenesin) is best to take for a cough and cold?

Robotussin DM. : Dm is dextromethorphan, a non narcotic cough suppressant. Take it according to directions. If you are not better in 2 to 3 days be sure to see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
3,550 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


Dr. Lori Semel Dr. Semel
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
2
Dr. Steven Weissberg Dr. Weissberg
Obstetrics & Gynecology
51 years in practice
New York Medical College
3
Dr. Carla Enriquez Dr. Enriquez
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
4
Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
5

5
If a young male (30s) has cough and cold symptoms, is it safe to take Robitussin, Sudafed, acetaminophen (for fever) and Mucinex?

If a young male (30s) has cough and cold symptoms, is it safe to take Robitussin, Sudafed, acetaminophen (for fever) and Mucinex?

Acetaminophen: If you have fever, take acetaminophen, no more than 4 gm in one day. Rest of the stuff is not useful. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
6
Dr. Anifat Balogun Dr. Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
7

7
I've had a cold for six days. Why does my cough get worst at night and when I lie down? I've been taking Robitussin (guaifenesin) and sudafed.

I've had a cold for six days. Why does my cough get worst at night and when I lie down? I've been taking Robitussin (guaifenesin) and sudafed.

Post Nasal Discharge: Try saline nasal rinses to thin and increase the flow of mucus. As your cold improves, the post nasal discharge and cold will resolve. It helps to stay hydrated as well. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Louis Cooper Dr. Cooper
Pediatrics
44 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
8
Dr. Kathy Robinson Dr. Robinson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
9

9
I have a bad cold/cough with sinus pressure and a deep cough in my chest. Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus and Robitussin DM at the same time?

I have a bad cold/cough with sinus pressure and a deep cough in my chest.  Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus and Robitussin DM at the same time?

Yes: There is no problem taking these medications together. If your symptoms do not resolve in a week or if you develop high fever or shortness of breath then see a doctor right away. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
10

10
Taking Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg a day. Can i take Robitussin for cold symptoms?

Taking Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg a day. Can i take Robitussin for cold symptoms?

No: Dextromethorphan in the Robitussin may add to zoloft (sertraline) and create a serotonin syndrome -- high fever, restlessness, confusion, dilated pupils, sweating, diarrhea, headache, and more if severe. Please ask your doctor about alternatives. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Hamid Dr. Hamid
Dentistry
5 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
11

11
I'm 23 weeks pregnant. Can i take Robitussin (guaifenesin) multi-symptom cold medicine to help relieve my cold symptoms?

I'm 23 weeks pregnant. Can i take Robitussin (guaifenesin) multi-symptom cold medicine to help relieve my cold symptoms?

Yes: It's safe towards the end of your second trimester to take rubatussin syrup for cough and flue symptoms, let your OB gyn knows about it anyway. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
12
Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
13

13
I am experiencing fatigue, cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phelgm or mucus, chronic cough) ( worse at night) , ... tried robitussin, but it only made it worse. Been going for a week now. Started as as a sore throat?

I am experiencing  fatigue, cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phelgm or mucus, chronic cough) ( worse at night) , ... tried robitussin, but it only made it worse. Been going for a week now. Started as as a sore throat?

Dr. can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or other virus (antibiotics usually not used), allergies or irritants, sinusitis, stomach reflux when asleep, etc... Usually, one sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep and review details to see if laryngitis, bronchitis, etc., are present). ...Read more

Dr. Anthony Vertino Dr. Vertino
Clinical Psychology
19 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
14

14
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. ...Read more

Dr. Anthony Vertino Dr. Vertino
Clinical Psychology
19 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
15

15
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. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Abel Dr. Abel
Pediatrics
22 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
17

17
Chest cold, cough, no energy, wheezing. taking regular Robitussin (guaifenesin) and drinking lots of water?

Chest cold, cough, no energy, wheezing. taking regular Robitussin (guaifenesin) and drinking lots of water?

See below: Not sure what your question is, but with your mentioned history of wheezing and tobacco use, I would recommend you see a physician. As a general rule, most OTC cough medications (Robitussin) provide little releif, especially if you are wheezing. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Khurram Rehman Dr. Rehman
Fertility Medicine
22 years in practice
University of London, St. George's Hospital Medical School
18

18
Does red raspberry leaf tea or Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough syrup help fertility? Well timed intercourse and no success after 6 months of trying. history of 10yrs bcp

Does red raspberry leaf tea or Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough syrup help fertility?  Well timed intercourse and no success after 6 months of trying. history of 10yrs bcp

No: Neither the tea or Robitussin (guaifenesin) have been shown to help fertility. 10 years of birth control pills should not affect your chances of conceiving now, but if you had irregular cycles before and after the pills get checked out to find out why. With regular periods most 29 year olds get prego in the first year of trying to conceive. See a fertility specialist (rei) for help sooner if you're worried. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
20
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


Dr. Suzanne Galli
213 doctors shared insights

Robitussin (Definition)

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