Over-the-counterClass: Respiratory

Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough Dm 

(dextromethorphan / menthol)

Over-the-counterClass: Respiratory
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Relieves cough and sore throat.

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Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough Dm (Dextromethorphan / Menthol) relieves sore throats and cough well without many side effects.

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Upsides

  • Good option if you want to use a cough medicine and have a sore throat at the same time.
  • Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough Dm (Dextromethorphan / Menthol) is effective at relieving pain in the mouth and throat. It works right away, so you don’t have to wait long to feel better.
  • The cough medicine (dextromethorphan) works well and has very few side effects.

Downsides

  • These cough drops don’t cure infections or colds, but they help relieve some of their symptoms.
  • Pain relief doesn't last too long, so you may need to take a new cough drop every 4 hours.
  • Can’t be used for children who are younger than 12 years old.
How it works

Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough Dm (Dextromethorphan / Menthol) is a cough drop that has two ingredients. Menthol is a local anesthetic that creates a cooling sensation that distracts you from feeling pain. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant.

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Side effect rates for Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough Dm (dextromethorphan / menthol)

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Risks and Warnings for Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough Dm (dextromethorphan / menthol)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Using other medications that affect serotonin

    Serotonin syndrome is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition when there's too much serotonin in the brain. The dextromethorphan in Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough Dm (Dextromethorphan / Menthol), when used with other medicines that affect serotonin (antidepressants, lithium, triptans, St. John's wort), increases your risk for serotonin syndrome. Symptoms include fast heart rate, sweating, muscle stiffness or spasms, fever, and confusion. Get medical attention right away if you have these symptoms.

Common concerns from people taking Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough Dm (dextromethorphan / menthol)

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Pain
  • Pain relief doesn't last too long, so you may need to take a new cough drop every 4 hours.
  • If your sore throat gets worse or you begin to have a high fever, headache, nausea, or vomiting, talk to your doctor since these could all be signs of a worsening infection.