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Robitussin Dm
(Guaifenesin / Dextromethorphan)

Ala-Hist Ir
(Brompheniramine)

Breaks up mucus and relieves cough. Robitussin Dm (Guaifenesin / Dextromethorphan) is okay for loosening congestion in your chest and throat, but it could prevent you from coughing the mucus up. You have to take it more often than other guaifenesin products.Coming soon.
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Reviews for Robitussin Dm (Guaifenesin / Dextromethorphan)
75%
of people say Robitussin Dm (Guaifenesin / Dextromethorphan) is worth it
37%
say it works well
7%
say it's a big hassle

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Side effects
Robitussin DMBrompheniramine

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How it works
Robitussin DMBrompheniramine
Robitussin Dm (Guaifenesin / Dextromethorphan) is a combination medicine. Guaifenesin is an expectorant that breaks up and thins out mucus. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant.Coming soon.
Type of medication
Robitussin DMBrompheniramine
ExpectorantCough suppressantOver-the-counter
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Available as
Robitussin DMBrompheniramine
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Liquid
Used for (click to learn more)
Robitussin DMBrompheniramine
  • Allergic rhinitis Anaphylaxis
Risk factors for serious side effects
Robitussin DMBrompheniramine
    • Using other medications that affect serotonin
      Detailed Robitussin Dm (Guaifenesin / Dextromethorphan) risks & warnings »
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      Pregnancy category
      Robitussin DMBrompheniramine
      NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

      The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

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      NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

      The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

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      Upsides and benefits
      Robitussin DMBrompheniramine
      • Robitussin Dm (Guaifenesin / Dextromethorphan) is a combination medicine that relieves multiple cold symptoms. It's good to use if you have chest congestion and a cough.
      • Helps loosen the mucus and phlegm that builds up and causes productive, wet coughs.
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      Downsides and risks
      Robitussin DMBrompheniramine
      • Robitussin Dm (Guaifenesin / Dextromethorphan) isn’t useful if you have a dry cough without mucus or phlegm.
      • The two medications in this product could potentially work against each other. Guaifenesin makes mucus easier to cough up, while dextromethorphan (the "DM" in Robitussin Dm (Guaifenesin / Dextromethorphan)) stops you from coughing.
      • Needs to be taken more often during the day than other products with guaifenesin, like Mucinex.
      • Can cause sleepiness, dizziness, and an upset stomach.
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      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
      Robitussin DMBrompheniramine
      • Drink plenty of fluids while taking Robitussin Dm (Guaifenesin / Dextromethorphan) because liquid helps break down mucus.
      • Cough suppressant starts working in 15 to 30 minutes.
      • Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take. Don't take more than the recommended dose.
      • If your cough lasts more than 7 days, call your doctor.
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