Before You Buy Robitussin DM

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Robitussin DM is an over-the-counter cough suppressant and expectorant. Robitussin DM helps control your cough and thin secretions so the cough is more productive.

Active Ingredients (in each 5ml teaspoon):

Dextromethorphan HBr 10mg (cough suppressant)
Guaifenesin 100mg (expectorant)

    Dosage:

    Adults 12 and older - Two teaspoons every four hours as needed for cough. Do not take more than six doses in 24 hours.

    Children ages six to 12 - One teaspoon every four hours. Do not take more than six doses in 24 hours.

    Children ages two to six - One half (1/2) teaspoon every four hours. Do not take more than six doses in 24 hours.

    Children under age two - Ask your doctor.

      Uses for Robitussin DM:

      Temporary relief of cough due to throat irritation from:

      • Common Cold
      • Flu
      • Inhaled Irritants

      Helps loosen phlegm (mucous) and thins bronchial secretions to make cough more productive.

        Side Effects of Robitussin DM:

        • Drowsiness or dizziness
        • Hives or skin rash
        • Nausea, stomach pain or vomiting

        Rare but serious side effects that should be reported to your doctor immediately:

        • Confusion
        • Excitement, nervousness or restlessness
        • Severe nausea and vomiting
        • Slurred speech
        • Seizures or convulsions - in children
        • Shakey movements - in children
        • Slow or troubled breathing - in children

          Warnings:

          • Do not use this medication if you are taking an MAOI (medication for depression, psychiatric, emotional conditions or Parkinson's disease) or for two weeks after stopping an MAOI.

              Ask a Doctor Before Use:

              • If you have a chronic cough that is caused by asthma, smoking or emphysema
              • If you have a cough that produces a lot of mucous
              • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding

                Caution:

                Stop use and ask doctor if:

                • Pain or cough worsens or lasts more than seven days
                • Cough occurs with fever, headache or rash won't go away

                    Source:

                    "Robitussin Cough Product Labeling." Wyeth Consumer Healthcare 2007. 

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