Compare Unisom vs. Robitussin
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Unisom Sleeptabs (Doxylamine) can help you get a good night's sleep, but you can have a hard time waking up if you don't give yourself enough time to sleep.
Robitussin (Guaifenesin) is a useful medicine for loosening congestion in your chest and throat, but it doesn't last as long as other guaifenesin products.
- Works well to help you fall asleep and doesn't make you feel groggy the next morning.
- Has fewer side effects than prescription sleep aid medications.
- Available over the counter without a prescription.
- Not habit-forming like other sleep aids can be.
- Robitussin (Guaifenesin) reduces the thickness and amount of mucus in your throat and chest.
- It’s available at the drugstore either by itself or in combination with other medications to treat cold and flu symptoms.
- Available in multiple forms.
- Can be used in children 12 years and older.
- Shouldn't be used unless you have a full night to sleep.
- You shouldn't drive after taking Unisom Sleeptabs (Doxylamine) until you know how it affects you.
- Drinking alcohol while taking Unisom Sleeptabs (Doxylamine) isn't recommended.
- It can increase the risk of falls, so elderly people shouldn't use Unisom Sleeptabs (Doxylamine).
- Robitussin (Guaifenesin) doesn't last as long as other products that contain guaifenesin. Mucinex's extended release form lasts 12 hours and Robitussin (Guaifenesin)'s lasts 8 hours.
- You need to drink a lot of fluids while taking this medication or it won't work as well.
- Robitussin (Guaifenesin) isn’t useful if you have a dry cough.
- Can cause nausea, headache, and an upset stomach.
- Chewable tablet
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- Using other drugs with similar ingredients
- Increased side effects
- Age 65 years or older
- Driving impairment
- Taking with alcohol
- Taking other medicines that make you less alert
- Children age 6 years or younger
- Trouble urinating
- Enlarged prostate
- History of bladder problems
- Vision changes
- Nursing mothers
- Nausea and vomiting