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Robitussin Multi-Symptom Cold Cf

(Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin / Phenylephrine)

  • Liquid
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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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
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Side effects for Robitussin Multi-Symptom Cold Cf (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin / Phenylephrine)

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These are side effects of Robitussin Multi-Symptom Cold Cf (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin / Phenylephrine) reported to the FDA by people taking it, and by doctors and pharmacists.

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What to expect when you take Robitussin Multi-Symptom Cold Cf (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin / Phenylephrine)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • Cough suppressant starts working in 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Drink plenty of fluids while taking Robitussin Multi-Symptom Cold Cf (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin / Phenylephrine) because liquid helps break down mucus.
  • Phenylephrine, the decongestant, can make you restless, so don't take it too close to bedtime.
  • Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take. Don't take more than the recommended dose.
  • Let your doctor know if your symptoms don't improve in a few days, or if you have a really bad sore throat with a fever, headache, nausea, or vomiting.

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.

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Tips from pharmacists and people taking Robitussin Multi-Symptom Cold Cf (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin / Phenylephrine)

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