Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM

Generic Name: Dextromethorphan HBr, Guaifenesin

  • What is this medication?

    Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM contains a cough suppressant and an expectorant intended to temporarily relieve coughing due to minor throat and airway irritation, as may occur during a cold. It can also help loosen mucus to drain the airways.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM?

    Do not use this product if you are 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, returns, or occurs with a fever, rash, or persistent headache. These may be signs of a serious condition.

    Do not use for children under 12 years of age.

    Keep Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM out of the reach of children. In the event of an overdose, obtain medical help or contact a poison control center immediately.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM?

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you have a cough accompanied by too much phlegm (mucus), a cough that lingers or is chronic, such as the coughing that occurs with asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or smoking.

    Talk to a doctor 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 are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM?

    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

    Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM?

    Do not take more than 6 doses in a 24-hour period.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM?

    If Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM?

    Adults and children 12 years: Take 10 ml every 4 hours. Do not take more than 6 doses in a 24-hour period.

    Children <12 years: Do not use.

  • How should I store Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM?

    Store at room temperature. Do not refrigerate.