Robitussin Dm

(Guaifenesin / Dextromethorphan)

3.7/ 5 average rating with 724 reviewsforRobitussin DM
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Breaks up mucus and relieves cough.

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Our bottom line

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.

Quick facts about Robitussin DM
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Over-the-counter
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)

Upsides

  • 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

  • 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.
How it works

Robitussin Dm (Guaifenesin / Dextromethorphan) is a combination medicine. Guaifenesin is an expectorant that breaks up and thins out mucus. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant.

Quick facts about Robitussin DM
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Over-the-counter
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)
People’s experience with Robitussin DM

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Side effect rates for Robitussin Dm (Guaifenesin / Dextromethorphan)

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Risks and Warnings for Robitussin Dm (Guaifenesin / Dextromethorphan)

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  • People taking Robitussin Dm (Guaifenesin / Dextromethorphan) have reported nausea and vomiting. This is very rare and usually not serious. If you develop a fever with the nausea and vomiting, then talk to your doctor right away.

Common concerns from people taking Robitussin Dm (Guaifenesin / Dextromethorphan)

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