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Breaks up mucus that causes cough.

Robitussin (Guaifenesin) is a useful medicine for loosening congestion in your chest and throat, but it doesn't last as long as other guaifenesin products.

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Upsides
  • Robitussin (Guaifenesin) reduces the thickness and amount of mucus in your throat and chest.
  • It’s available at the drugstore either by itself or in combination with other medications to treat cold and flu symptoms.
  • Available in multiple forms.
  • Can be used in children 12 years and older.
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Downsides
  • Robitussin (Guaifenesin) doesn't last as long as other products that contain guaifenesin. Mucinex's extended release form lasts 12 hours and Robitussin (Guaifenesin)'s lasts 8 hours.
  • You need to drink a lot of fluids while taking this medication or it won't work as well.
  • Robitussin (Guaifenesin) isn’t useful if you have a dry cough.
  • Can cause nausea, headache, and an upset stomach.
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Used for
  • Allergic rhinitis Anaphylaxis
  • In addition to epinephrine or other standard measures; Adjunct Urticaria Urticarial transfusion reaction Vasomotor rhinitis
Dosage forms
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Liquid
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Side effects
The Robitussin (Guaifenesin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Ala-Hist Ir (Brompheniramine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
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