Robitussin Cough Long-Acting

Generic Name: Dextromethorphan HBr

  • Other name:

    Robitussin CoughGels Long-Acting
  • What is this medication?

    Robitussin Cough Long-Acting contains a cough suppressant. It is intended to temporarily relieve cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation, as may occur with a cold.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Robitussin Cough Long-Acting?

    Do not use this product in children under 12 years of age.

    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.

    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 Robitussin Cough 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 a cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus) or a cough that lasts or is chronic, such as occurs with asthma, emphysema, or smoking.

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

  • What are the possible side effects of Robitussin Cough Long-Acting?

    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 Long-Acting?

    Do not take more than 4 doses of this product in any 24-hour period.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Robitussin Cough Long-Acting?

    If Robitussin Cough Long-Acting 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 Long-Acting with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Robitussin Cough Long-Acting?

    Adults and children 12 years: Take 2 teaspoons every 6 to 8 hours. Do not take more than 4 doses in any 24-hour period.

    If taking CoughGels, take 2 capsules every 6 to 8 hours, as needed. Do not take more than 8 capsules in any 24-hour period.

    Children <12 years: Do not use.

  • How should I store Robitussin Cough Long-Acting?

    Store at room temperature. Protect the CoughGels from excessive heat and from light.