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Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough Dm Alternatives

(Dextromethorphan / Menthol)

  • Lozenge
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These medications are comparable to Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough Dm (Dextromethorphan / Menthol) or used for similar purposes.

Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough Dm
(Dextromethorphan / Menthol)

Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat Lozenge
(Benzocaine)

Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray
(Phenol)

Halls Menthol Lozenges
(Menthol)

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.Relieves sore throat. Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol) relieves sore throat pain and doesn't have many side effects.Relieves sore throat and mouth pain. Halls Menthol Lozenges (Menthol) relieve sore throats well and don't have many side effects.
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Side effects
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We haven’t found good data for Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough DM side effects.

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How it works
Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough DMChloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeChloraseptic Sore Throat SprayHalls Cough Drops
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.Chloraseptic lozenges is a local anesthetic. It blocks receptors on nerve endings, which creates a numbing sensation and relieves pain.Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol) is a local anesthetic. It blocks receptors on nerve endings, which creates a numbing sensation and relieves pain.Halls Menthol Lozenges (Menthol) contain menthol, a local anesthetic. Menthol creates a cooling sensation that distracts you from feeling pain.
Type of medication
Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough DMChloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeChloraseptic Sore Throat SprayHalls Cough Drops
Cough suppressantOral anestheticOver-the-counter
Oral anestheticOver-the-counter
Oral anestheticOver-the-counter
Oral anestheticOver-the-counter
Available as
Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough DMChloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeChloraseptic Sore Throat SprayHalls Cough Drops
  • Lozenge
  • Lozenge
  • Throat spray
  • Lozenge
Used for (click to learn more)
Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough DMChloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeChloraseptic Sore Throat SprayHalls Cough Drops
  • Sore throat
Risk factors for serious side effects
Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough DMChloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeChloraseptic Sore Throat SprayHalls Cough Drops
  • Using other medications that affect serotonin
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    Pregnancy category
    Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough DMChloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeChloraseptic Sore Throat SprayHalls Cough Drops
    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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    We don't yet have information about whether is safe to take during pregnancy.
    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.

    See the FDA package insert
    Alcohol
    No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
    • Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol) is alcohol, sugar, and aspirin free, so it’s pretty safe to use.
    No specific alcohol-related info.
    Food
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    Kidneys and liver
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    Sex
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    Sleep
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    Weight
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    Upsides and benefits
    Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough DMChloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeChloraseptic Sore Throat SprayHalls Cough Drops
    • 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.
    • Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol) 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 and comes in different flavors.
    • Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol) is alcohol, sugar, and aspirin free, so it’s pretty safe to use.
    • If you buy the "max" throat spray, it contains an additional medication that forms a soothing film over your throat.
    • Halls Menthol Lozenges (Menthol) are effective at relieving pain in the mouth and throat. They work right away, so you don’t have to wait long to feel better.
    • Come in a sugar-free form (which can be better for your teeth).
    • Available in different flavors so you have the option of choosing the best-tasting one.
    Downsides and risks
    Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough DMChloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeChloraseptic Sore Throat SprayHalls Cough Drops
    • 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 cough drops don’t cure infections or colds, but they help relieve some of their symptoms.
    • 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.
    • It can stain your hair, nails, and skin.
    • It doesn’t cure throat or mouth infections.
    • Only lasts about 2 hours.
    • Pain relief doesn't last long, so you may need to take a new cough drop every 2 hours.
    • These cough drops don’t cure infections or colds, but they help relieve some of their symptoms.
    • Can’t be used for children who are younger than 5 years old.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    Robitussin Medi-Soothers Cough DMChloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeChloraseptic Sore Throat SprayHalls Cough Drops
    • Since these lozenges contain a stronger medicine than other cough drops, children under 12 years can't use them.
    • Use 1 to 2 lozenges every 4 hours as you need to for sore throat and cough.
    • Since the lozenges could be mistaken for candy and can be a choking hazard, keep these away from children.
    • Let your doctor know if you have an infection and your symptoms don’t get better after a few days.
    • If you experience any uncomfortable burning or stinging, stop using Chloraseptic lozenges.
    • Use one lozenge every 2 hours as you need to for sore throat.
    • Since the lozenges could be mistaken for candy and can be a choking hazard, keep these away from children who are younger than 5 years old.
    • Let your doctor know if you have an infection and your symptoms don’t get better after a few days.
    • Only spray Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol) on painful areas in your mouth. Let it sit for 15 seconds and then spit the liquid out.
    • Don't swallow Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol) because it could upset your stomach.
    • Don’t use more than one spray every 2 hours.
    • If your mouth or throat still hurts after 2 days, it could be due to a worsening infection. Work with a doctor to find the best medication for you.
    • Use one lozenge every 2 hours as you need to for sore throat.
    • Since the lozenges could be mistaken for candy and can be a choking hazard, keep these away from children who are younger than 5 years old.
    • Let your doctor know if you have an infection and your symptoms don’t get better after a few days.
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