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

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

Over-the-counter
Relieves cold symptoms.

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.

Relieves cold symptoms.

Sudafed Pe Pressure Pain And Mucus (Acetaminophen / Guaifenesin / Phenylephrine) is good for multiple cold symptoms, but it's more medicine than you need if you only have one symptom.

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.
  • Sudafed Pe Pressure Pain And Mucus (Acetaminophen / Guaifenesin / Phenylephrine) is a combination medicine that relieves multiple cold symptoms. It's good to use if you have a stuffy nose, congestion, fever, and pain.
  • The decongestant (phenylephrine) has fewer side effects than other decongestants. It doesn't raise your blood pressure and heart rate as much, or cause as much trouble falling asleep.
  • The pain reliever (acetaminophen) is easier on your stomach and has fewer drug interactions than other pain medications like aspirin or ibuprofen.
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.
  • If you don't really need all of the medications in this combination, you're taking extra medicine and might have extra side effects for no reason.
  • Guaifenesin isn’t useful if you have a dry cough without chest congestion.
  • Phenylephrine doesn't last as long as other decongestants like pseudoephedrine.
  • You shouldn't use it if you have high blood pressure.
  • To avoid hurting your liver, you have to keep track of the total amount of acetaminophen (APAP) you're taking since it's a very common ingredient in pain and cold/flu combination medicines.
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Dosage forms
  • Liquid
  • Pill
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Side effects
The Robitussin Multi-Symptom Cold Cf (Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin / Phenylephrine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Sudafed Pe Pressure Pain And Mucus (Acetaminophen / Guaifenesin / Phenylephrine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Serotonin syndrome

    Using other medications that affect serotonin

  • High blood pressure

    History of high blood pressure

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Harm to unborn babies

    Women of childbearing age

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  • Liver damage

    Drinking more than 2 alcoholic beverages a day

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • High blood pressure

    History of high blood pressure

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Chronic cough from an infection

    History of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Harm to unborn babies

    Women of childbearing age

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