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Robitussin
(Guaifenesin)

Ala-Hist Ir
(Brompheniramine)

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.Coming soon.
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How it works
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Robitussin (Guaifenesin) is an expectorant. It contains guaifenesin, which thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to cough out.Coming soon.
Type of medication
RobitussinBrompheniramine
ExpectorantOver-the-counter
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Available as
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  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Liquid
Used for (click to learn more)
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  • Allergic rhinitis Anaphylaxis
Risk factors for serious side effects
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    Pregnancy category
    RobitussinBrompheniramine
    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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    Alcohol
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    Kidneys and liver
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    Upsides and benefits
    RobitussinBrompheniramine
    • 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 and risks
    RobitussinBrompheniramine
    • 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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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    RobitussinBrompheniramine
    • Drink plenty of fluids while taking Robitussin (Guaifenesin) because liquid helps break down mucus.
    • Steam from a humidifier, cool mist vaporizer, or hot shower can also help add moisture to your airways.
    • Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take.
    • If your cough lasts more than 7 days, call your doctor.
    • Robitussin (Guaifenesin) only works for coughs with mucus, so don't use it if you have a dry cough.
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