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Robitussin Multi-Symptom Cold Cf

(Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin / Phenylephrine)

Over-the-counterLower-cost generic availableClass: Respiratory
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Relieves cold symptoms.

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Robitussin Multi-Symptom Cold Cf (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin / Phenylephrine) is okay for loosening congestion in your throat and sinuses, but it could prevent you from coughing the mucus up.

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Upsides

  • Robitussin Multi-Symptom Cold Cf (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin / Phenylephrine) is a combination medicine that relieves multiple cold symptoms. It's good to use if you have a stuffy nose, congestion, and a cough.
  • Helps loosen the mucus and phlegm that builds up in productive and wet coughs.
  • The decongestant (phenylephrine) has fewer side effects than other decongestants like pseudoephedrine. It doesn't raise your blood pressure and heart rate as much, or cause as much trouble falling asleep.

Downsides

  • Robitussin Multi-Symptom Cold Cf (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin / Phenylephrine) isn’t useful if you have a dry cough without mucus or phlegm.
  • Two of the medications in this product could potentially work against each other. Guaifenesin makes mucus easier to cough up, while dextromethorphan stops you from coughing.
  • Phenylephrine doesn't last as long as other oral decongestants like pseudoephedrine.
  • You shouldn't use it if you have high blood pressure.
How it works

Robitussin Multi-Symptom Cold Cf (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin / Phenylephrine) is a combination medicine that treats cold symptoms. Guaifenesin breaks up mucus and phlegm. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. Phenylephrine is a decongestant that clears your sinuses.

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Side effect rates for Robitussin Multi-Symptom Cold Cf (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin / Phenylephrine)

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Risks and Warnings for Robitussin Multi-Symptom Cold Cf (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin / Phenylephrine)

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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 Multi-Symptom Cold Cf (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin / Phenylephrine), 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 Multi-Symptom Cold Cf (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin / Phenylephrine)

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