Children's Robitussin Cough and Cold Long-Acting

Generic Name: Chlorpheniramine maleate

  • What is this medication?

    Children's Robitussin Cough and Cold Long-Actingcontains an antihistamine and a cough suppressant. It is intended to temporarily relieve cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation, as may occur with a cold. It is also intended to temporarily relieve runny nose, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, and itching of the nose or throat due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Children's Robitussin Cough and Cold Long-Acting?

    Do not use this product to sedate a child or make a child sleepy.

    Do not use this product if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. MAOIs are sometimes used for treating Parkinson's disease, depression, and other emotional or psychiatric conditions.

    Stop using this product and talk to a doctor if your cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or is accompanied by a rash, fever, or persistent headache. These could be signs of a serious condition.

    Do not use more of this product than directed.

    Marked drowsiness may occur. Avoid alcoholic drinks. Alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness. Be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery.

    Excitability may occur, especially in children.

    Do not use this product in children under the age of 6.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. In case of an overdose, get medical help or contact a poison control center immediately.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Children's Robitussin Cough and Cold Long-Acting?

    Talk to a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you do not know whether a prescription drug you are taking contains an MAOI.

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you have trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland; glaucoma; a cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus); or a breathing problem or a chronic cough that lasts or as occurs with asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or smoking.

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are taking sedatives or tranquilizers.

    Talk to a health professional before using this product if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of Children's Robitussin Cough and Cold Long-Acting?

    Marked drowsiness may occur. Avoid alcoholic drinks. Alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness.

    Excitability may occur, especially in children.

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

  • What should I avoid while taking Children's Robitussin Cough and Cold Long-Acting?

    Avoid alcoholic drinks.

    Do not use this product to sedate a child or make a child sleepy.

    Do not use more of this product than directed. Do not take more than 4 doses of this product in any 24-hour period.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Children's Robitussin Cough and Cold Long-Acting?

    Alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness.

    If Children's Robitussin Cough and Cold Long-Actingis taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Children's Robitussin Cough and Cold Long-Actingwith any other medication.

  • What is the usual dosage of Children's Robitussin Cough and Cold Long-Acting?

    Adults and children 12 years: Take 20 ml every 6 hours. Do not take more than 4 doses in any 24-hour period.

    Children 6 to <12 years: Take 10 ml every 6 hours. Do not take more than 4 doses in any 24-hour period.

    Children <6 years: Do not use.

  • How should I store Children's Robitussin Cough and Cold Long-Acting?

    Store at room temperature.