Robitussin Nighttime Cough Dm

(Dextromethorphan / Doxylamine)

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Relieves cough and helps you sleep.

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Our bottom line

Robitussin Nighttime Cough Dm (Dextromethorphan / Doxylamine) can help you get a good night's sleep and stop coughing, but you can have a hard time waking up if you don't give yourself enough time to sleep.

Quick facts about Robitussin Nighttime Cough DM
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Over-the-counter
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (dextromethorphan / doxylamine)

Upsides

  • Robitussin Nighttime Cough Dm (Dextromethorphan / Doxylamine) is a combination medicine that relieves multiple cold symptoms. It's good to use if you have watery eyes, sneezing, and a cough.
  • The antihistamine (doxylamine) helps you fall asleep and doesn't make you feel groggy the next morning.
  • The cough medicine (dextromethorphan) works well and has very few side effects.
  • Can be used for people 12 years and older.
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Downsides

  • Shouldn't be used unless you have a full night to sleep.
  • You shouldn't drive after taking it until you know how it affects you.
  • Drinking alcohol while taking this medicine isn't recommended.
  • It can increase the risk of falls, so elderly people shouldn't use Robitussin Nighttime Cough Dm (Dextromethorphan / Doxylamine).
  • Can't use dextromethorphan if you're taking MAO inhibitors (drugs used to treat Parkinson's disease, depression, and other emotional conditions). If taken together, they will cause dangerously high blood pressure levels.
How it works

Robitussin Nighttime Cough Dm (Dextromethorphan / Doxylamine) is a combination medicine that treats cold symptoms. Doxylamine is an antihistamine that relieves a runny nose and makes you very sleepy. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant.

Quick facts about Robitussin Nighttime Cough DM
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Over-the-counter
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (dextromethorphan / doxylamine)
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Side effect rates for Robitussin Nighttime Cough Dm (Dextromethorphan / Doxylamine)

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Common concerns from people taking Robitussin Nighttime Cough Dm (Dextromethorphan / Doxylamine)

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  • Don't take it with alcohol or other drugs that make you sleepy.
  • Drinking alcohol while taking this medicine isn't recommended.