Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough Dm
Alternatives

(Dextromethorphan / Menthol)

Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough Dm (Dextromethorphan / Menthol)

Over-the-counter

Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat Lozenge (Benzocaine)

Over-the-counter
1 of 3 alternatives
Relieves cough and sore throat.

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

Relieves sore throat and mouth pain.

Chloraseptic lozenges relieves sore throat pain and doesn't have many side effects.

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.
  • Chloraseptic lozenges is effective at relieving pain in the mouth and throat. It starts working right away, so you don’t have to wait long to feel better.
  • It's available in a pharmacy without a prescription.
  • Comes in a sugar-free form.
  • Available in different flavors, so you have the option of choosing the best-tasting one.
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.
  • These lozenges don’t cure infections or colds, but they help relieve some of their symptoms.
  • Pain relief doesn't last long, so use a new lozenge every 2 hours.
  • Can’t be used for children who are younger than 5 years old.
Used for
  • Sore throat
  • Sore mouth
  • Mouth irritation
Dosage forms
  • Lozenge
  • Lozenge
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Side effects
The Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough Dm (Dextromethorphan / Menthol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat Lozenge (Benzocaine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Serotonin syndrome

    Using other medications that affect serotonin

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  • Abnormal blood levels of methemoglobin (Methemoglobinemia)

    Children age 2 or younger

    ...and 3 more risk factors

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