Over-the-counterLower-cost generic availableClass: Respiratory

Robitussin Dm Alternatives

(guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)

Over-the-counterLower-cost generic availableClass: Respiratory
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These medications are comparable to Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan) or used for similar purposes.

Robitussin Dm
(guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)

Mucinex Dm
(dextromethorphan / guaifenesin)

Mucinex Dm
(dextromethorphan / guaifenesin)

Mucinex D
(guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine)

Mucinex
(guaifenesin)

Robitussin
(guaifenesin)

Delsym
(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.Breaks up mucus and relieves cough. Mucinex Dm (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin) is okay for loosening congestion in your chest and throat, but it could prevent you from coughing the mucus up. It comes as an extended-release tablet and a short-acting liquid.Breaks up mucus and relieves cough. Mucinex Dm (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin) is okay for loosening congestion in your chest and throat, but it could prevent you from coughing the mucus up. It comes as an extended-release tablet and a short-acting liquid.Breaks up mucus and relieves congestion. Mucinex D (Guaifenesin / Pseudoephedrine) is good if you have a stuffy nose and a cough with mucus, but it could keep you up at night.Breaks up mucus that causes cough. Mucinex (Guaifenesin) is a useful medicine for loosening congestion in your chest and throat, and it lasts longer than other guaifenesin products.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.Relieves coughing. Delsym (Dextromethorphan) is a good option for treating dry cough. It's not safe to take with MAO inhibitors though.Coming soon.
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5.05Robitussin DM
Reviews for Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)
75%
of people (All ages) say Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan) is worth it
37%
say it works well
7%
say it's a big hassle
724 reviews
Have you used Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Mucinex Dm (dextromethorphan / guaifenesin)
73%
-2% worse vs. Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)
73%
+36% better vs. Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)
13%
-6% worse vs. Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)
Have you used Mucinex Dm (dextromethorphan / guaifenesin)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Mucinex D (guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine)
76%
+1% better vs. Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)
41%
+4% better vs. Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)
7%
Same vs. Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)
1249 reviews
Have you used Mucinex D (guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine)?
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Reviews for Mucinex (guaifenesin)
78%
+3% better vs. Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)
47%
+10% better vs. Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)
7%
Same vs. Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)
902 reviews
Have you used Mucinex (guaifenesin)?
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Reviews for Robitussin (guaifenesin)
Not enough review data. Review it!
+25% better vs. Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)
Not enough review data. Review it!
+3% better vs. Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)
Not enough review data. Review it!
+7% better vs. Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)
Have you used Robitussin (guaifenesin)?
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Reviews for Delsym (dextromethorphan)
63%
-12% worse vs. Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)
32%
-5% worse vs. Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)
12%
-5% worse vs. Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)
127 reviews
Have you used Delsym (dextromethorphan)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Ala-Hist Ir (brompheniramine)
Not enough review data. Review it!
-75% worse vs. Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)
Not enough review data. Review it!
-37% worse vs. Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)
Not enough review data. Review it!
+7% better vs. Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan)
Have you used Ala-Hist Ir (brompheniramine)?
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Side effects
Robitussin DMMucinex DMMucinex DMMucinex DMucinexRobitussinDelsymBrompheniramine

We haven’t found good data for Robitussin DM side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for Mucinex DM side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for Mucinex DM side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for Mucinex D side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for Mucinex side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for Robitussin side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for Delsym side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for Brompheniramine side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Brompheniramine »
How it works
Robitussin DMMucinex DMMucinex DMMucinex DMucinexRobitussinDelsymBrompheniramine
Robitussin Dm (Guaifenesin / Dextromethorphan) is a combination medicine. Guaifenesin is an expectorant that breaks up and thins out mucus. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant.Mucinex Dm (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin) is a combination medicine. Guaifenesin is an expectorant that breaks up and thins out mucus. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant.Mucinex Dm (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin) is a combination medicine. Guaifenesin is an expectorant that breaks up and thins out mucus. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant.Mucinex D (Guaifenesin / Pseudoephedrine) is a combination medicine. Guaifenesin (an expectorant) breaks up and thins out mucus. Pseudoephedrine (a decongestant) clears your sinuses.Mucinex (Guaifenesin) is an expectorant. It contains guaifenesin, which thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to cough out.Robitussin (Guaifenesin) is an expectorant. It contains guaifenesin, which thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to cough out.Delsym (Dextromethorphan) is a cough suppressant.Coming soon.
Type of medication
Robitussin DMMucinex DMMucinex DMMucinex DMucinexRobitussinDelsymBrompheniramine
Over-the-counter
Over-the-counter
Over-the-counter
Over-the-counter
Over-the-counter
Over-the-counter
Over-the-counter
Available as
Robitussin DMMucinex DMMucinex DMMucinex DMucinexRobitussinDelsymBrompheniramine
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
  • Extended release
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Liquid extended release
  • Pill
  • Liquid
Used for
Robitussin DMMucinex DMMucinex DMMucinex DMucinexRobitussinDelsymBrompheniramine
  • Allergic Rhinitis Anaphylaxis
Risk factors for serious side effects
Robitussin DMMucinex DMMucinex DMMucinex DMucinexRobitussinDelsymBrompheniramine
  • Using other medications that affect serotonin
Detailed Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan) risks & warnings »
  • Using other medications that affect serotonin
Detailed Mucinex Dm (dextromethorphan / guaifenesin) risks & warnings »
  • Using other medications that affect serotonin
Detailed Mucinex Dm (dextromethorphan / guaifenesin) risks & warnings »
  • History of high blood pressure
  • History of heart problems
  • Age 65 years or older
Detailed Mucinex D (guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine) risks & warnings »
    Detailed Mucinex (guaifenesin) risks & warnings »
      Detailed Robitussin (guaifenesin) risks & warnings »
      • Using other medications that affect serotonin
      Detailed Delsym (dextromethorphan) risks & warnings »
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        Pregnancy

        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.

        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.

        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.

        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.

        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.

        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.

        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.

        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.

        Alcohol
        Robitussin DMMucinex DMMucinex DMMucinex DMucinexRobitussinDelsymBrompheniramine
        No alcohol related info.No alcohol related info.No alcohol related info.No alcohol related info.
        • Mucinex (Guaifenesin) is alcohol- and sugar-free.
        No alcohol related info.No alcohol related info.No alcohol related info.
        Upsides and benefits
        Robitussin DMMucinex DMMucinex DMMucinex DMucinexRobitussinDelsymBrompheniramine
        • 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.
        • Mucinex Dm (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin) 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 in productive and wet coughs.
        • The extended release version of Mucinex DM lasts up to 12 hours.
        • Mucinex Dm (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin) 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 in productive and wet coughs.
        • The extended release version of Mucinex DM lasts up to 12 hours.
        • Mucinex D (Guaifenesin / Pseudoephedrine) is a combination medicine that relieves multiple cold symptoms. It's good to use if you have sinus and chest congestion.
        • Helps loosen the mucus in your airways so that you can cough it up more easily.
        • Works well to clear nasal congestion and help you breathe better.
        • Mucinex (Guaifenesin) reduces the thickness and amount of mucus in your throat and chest.
        • Lasts longer than some other products that contain guaifenesin, such as Robitussin, because it's an extended-release form.
        • It’s available at the drugstore either by itself or in combination with other medications to treat cold and flu symptoms.
        • Available in liquid and tablet forms.
        • Mucinex (Guaifenesin) is alcohol- and sugar-free.
        • 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.
        • Good for treating dry cough.
        • Available in drugstores either by itself or in combination with other medications to treat cold and allergy symptoms.
        • Available as a liquid and a tablet.
        • Some products relieve cough for up to 12 hours.
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        Downsides and risks
        Robitussin DMMucinex DMMucinex DMMucinex DMucinexRobitussinDelsymBrompheniramine
        • 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.
        • Mucinex Dm (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin) 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 Mucinex Dm (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin)) stops you from coughing.
        • Can cause sleepiness, dizziness, and an upset stomach.
        • Mucinex Dm (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin) 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 Mucinex Dm (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin)) stops you from coughing.
        • Can cause sleepiness, dizziness, and an upset stomach.
        • Pseudoephedrine, the decongestant in Mucinex D (Guaifenesin / Pseudoephedrine), can make your heart race or make you feel anxious and restless.
        • Doesn't work as well if you use it for more than 4 days at a time.
        • Although you don't need a prescription to get Mucinex D (Guaifenesin / Pseudoephedrine), you need to show a photo ID to buy it in the drugstore.
        • Mucinex D (Guaifenesin / Pseudoephedrine) isn’t useful if you have a dry cough.
        • Mucinex (Guaifenesin) is more expensive than other medications that treat congestion.
        • You need to drink a lot of fluids while taking this medication or it won't work as well.
        • Mucinex (Guaifenesin) isn’t useful if you have a dry cough.
        • Can cause nausea, headache, and an upset stomach.
        • 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.
        • Can't take dextromethorphan if you're taking MAO inhibitors (drugs used to treat Parkinson's disease, depression, and other emotional conditions). If taken together, they will cause dangerously high blood pressure levels.
        • If you're taking this in combination with other cold and allergy medications, you should read labels closely to make sure you're not accidentally taking too much of a single ingredient.
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        Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
        Robitussin DMMucinex DMMucinex DMMucinex DMucinexRobitussinDelsymBrompheniramine
        • 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.
        • 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.
        • Drink plenty of fluids while taking Mucinex Dm (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin) because liquid helps break down mucus.
        • If your cough lasts more than 7 days, call your doctor.
        • 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.
        • Drink plenty of fluids while taking Mucinex Dm (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin) because liquid helps break down mucus.
        • If your cough lasts more than 7 days, call your doctor.
        • Drink plenty of fluids while taking Mucinex D (Guaifenesin / Pseudoephedrine) because liquid helps break down mucus.
        • Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take. Don't take more than the recommended dose.
        • You need to show an ID to buy Mucinex D (Guaifenesin / Pseudoephedrine) in the drugstore because it contains pseudoephedrine.
        • Don't take Mucinex D (Guaifenesin / Pseudoephedrine) too close to bedtime since it can keep you awake.
        • Can cause an irregular or fast heartbeat, and can raise your blood pressure.
        • Drink plenty of fluids while taking Mucinex (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.
        • Mucinex (Guaifenesin) only works for coughs with mucus, so don't use it if you have a dry cough.
        • 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.
        • 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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