Robitussin Cough and Cold

Generic Name: Dextromethorphan HBr, Guaifenesin, Phenylephrine HCl

  • Other Names:

    Robitussin Cough and Cold CF, Robitussin Cough and Cold CF Max (please note that the drug names and packaging has been changed)
  • What is this medication?

    Robitussin Cough and Cold contains a cough suppressant, an expectorant, and a nasal decongestant. It is intended to help loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to drain the bronchial tubes. It is also intended to temporarily relieve nasal congestion and coughing due to minor throat and bronchial irritation during a cold.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Robitussin Cough and Cold?

    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.

    Do not use more of this product than directed.

    Stop using this product and talk to a doctor if you develop nervousness, sleeplessness, or dizziness; your symptoms do not get better within 7 days or they are accompanied by a fever; or you have a cough that lasts more than 7 days, returns, or occurs with a fever, rash, or persistent headache. These could be signs of a serious condition.

    Do not use Robitussin Cough and Cold in children under the age of 12. Do not take more than 6 doses in any 24-hour period.

    Keep this product 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 Cold?

    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 heart disease, thyroid disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland, a cough that occurs with excessive phlegm (mucus), or a chronic or lasting cough such as occurs with asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or smoking.

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you are taking any other oral nasal decongestant or stimulant.

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of Robitussin Cough and Cold?

    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 Cold?

    Do not take more than 6 doses of this product in 24 hours.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Robitussin Cough and Cold?

    If Robitussin Cough and Cold 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 Cold with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Robitussin Cough and Cold?

    Adults and children 12 years: Take 2 teaspoons 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 this medication?

    Store at room temperature. Do not refrigerate.