Robitussin nighttime cough dm

Robitussin Nighttime Cough DM Adult Maximum Strength

8.0 FL OZ BOX

Directions

Measure only with dosing cup provided. Keep dosing cup with product. ml = milliliter. Do not take more than 4 doses in any 24-hour period. This adult product is not intended for use in children under 12 years of age. Adults and children 12 years and over – 10 ml every 6 hours. Children under 12 years – do not use. Other information: Each 10 ml contains: sodium 7 mg. Store at 20-25 degrees C (68-77 degrees F).

Marketing Description

Robitussin® Nighttime cough DM Adult Maximum Strength.
New!
Dextromethorphan HBr (cough suppressant).
Doxylamine succinate (antihistamine).
Relieves: Cough. Itchy throat. Runny nose.
DM nighttime max.
Max strength nighttime cough control.
For ages 12 & over.

Other Description

Uses. Temporarily relieves cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation as may occur with a cold.
Temporarily relieves these symptoms due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies: Runny nose. Sneezing.
Itchy, watery eyes. Itching of the nose or throat.
Controls the impulse to cough to help you sleep.
Questions or comments?
Call weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM EST at 1-800-762-4675.
Maximum strength claim based on maximum levels of active ingredients per dose.
Use dosage cup included.
For most recent product information, visit www.robitussin.com.
Robitussin® liquid formula provides soothing action and targets the source of your cough –
Plus relieves your other cold symptoms.
Should be 18 or older to purchase.
Parents: Learn about teen medicine abuse.

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Ingredients

Active Ingredients (in each 10 ml) – Purposes. Dextromethorphan HBr, USP 30 mg – Cough suppressant. Doxylamine Succinate, USP 12.5 mg – Antihistamine. Inactive Ingredients: Anhydrous Citric Acid, FD&C Red No. 40, Glycerin, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Menthol, Natural Flavor, Polyethylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Purified Water, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Citrate, Sucralose, Xanthan Gum.

Warnings

Packaged with tamper-evident bottle cap. Do not use if breakable ring is separated or missing. Do not use: To sedate a child or to make a child sleepy. If you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson’s disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product. Ask a doctor before use if you have. Trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland. Glaucoma. A cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus). A breathing problem or chronic cough that lasts or as occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis or emphysema. Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking sedatives or tranquilizers. When using this product. Do not use more than directed. Marked drowsiness may occur. Avoid alcoholic drinks. Alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness. Be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery. Excitability may occur, especially in children. Stop use and ask a doctor if cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or is accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache. These could be signs of a serious condition. If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Distributor

Pfizer
Madison, NJ 07940 USA
1-800-762-4675

Package Data

Length: 2.391 IN
Height: 6.171 IN
Width: 2.384 IN
Units In Package: 1
Package Type: BOX
Package Size: 8.0 FL OZ
Net Weight: 8.0 FL OZ

Robitussin Maximum Strength Nighttime Cough DM

Generic Name: dextromethorphan and doxylamine (DEX troe me THOR fan an dox IL a meen)
Brand Name: NyQuil Cough, Robitussin Maximum Strength Nighttime Cough DM, Robitussin Nighttime Cough DM, Safetussin PM

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on Apr 9, 2019 – Written by Cerner Multum

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What is Robitussin Maximum Strength Nighttime Cough DM?

Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. It affects the signals in the brain that trigger cough reflex.

Doxylamine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.

Robitussin Maximum Strength Nighttime Cough DM is used to treat cough, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, itching, and watery eyes caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu.

Robitussin Maximum Strength Nighttime Cough DM will not treat a cough that is caused by smoking, asthma, or emphysema.

Robitussin Maximum Strength Nighttime Cough DM may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important Information

Do not use Robitussin Maximum Strength Nighttime Cough DM if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine.

Do not give this medication to a child younger than 4 years old. Always ask a doctor before giving a cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough and cold medicines in very young children.

You should not use antihistamine medication to make a child sleepy.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to dextromethorphan or doxylamine.

Do not use Robitussin Maximum Strength Nighttime Cough DM if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.

Do not give this medication to a child younger than 4 years old. Always ask a doctor before giving a cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough and cold medicines in very young children.

You should not use antihistamine medication to make a child sleepy.

To make sure Robitussin Maximum Strength Nighttime Cough DM is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • high blood pressure, heart disease;

  • a thyroid disorder;

  • a blockage in your digestive tract (stomach or intestines);

  • liver or kidney disease;

  • diabetes;

  • cough with mucus, or cough caused by emphysema or chronic bronchitis;

  • bladder obstruction or other urination problems; or

  • if you take potassium (Cytra, Epiklor, K-Lyte, K-Phos, Kaon, Klor-Con, Polycitra, Urocit-K).

It is not known whether Robitussin Maximum Strength Nighttime Cough DM will harm an unborn baby. Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant.

Dextromethorphan and doxylamine may pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Antihistamines may also slow breast milk production. Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are breast-feeding.

Artificially sweetened cough or cold medicine may contain phenylalanine. If you have phenylketonuria (PKU), check the medication label to see if the product contains phenylalanine.

How should I take Robitussin Maximum Strength Nighttime Cough DM?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Cough or cold medicine is usually taken only for a short time until your symptoms clear up.

Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 7 days of treatment, or if you have a fever with a headache, cough, or skin rash.

If you need surgery or medical tests, tell the surgeon or doctor ahead of time if you have taken Robitussin Maximum Strength Nighttime Cough DM within the past few days.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not allow the liquid to freeze.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since Robitussin Maximum Strength Nighttime Cough DM is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are on a schedule, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking Robitussin Maximum Strength Nighttime Cough DM?

Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of dextromethorphan and doxylamine.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, cough, allergy, or sleep medicine. Many combination medicines contain dextromethorphan or doxylamine. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of Robitussin Maximum Strength Nighttime Cough DM.

This medicine may cause blurred vision or impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how Robitussin Maximum Strength Nighttime Cough DM will affect you.

Robitussin Maximum Strength Nighttime Cough DM side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using Robitussin Maximum Strength Nighttime Cough DM and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe dizziness or anxiety;

  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;

  • little or no urinating; or

  • liver problems–nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Common side effects may include:

  • drowsiness, dizziness;

  • nervousness;

  • sleep problems (insomnia); or

  • feeling restless or excited (especially in children).

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Robitussin Maximum Strength Nighttime Cough DM?

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using Robitussin Maximum Strength Nighttime Cough DM if you are also using any other drugs, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Some medicines can cause unwanted or dangerous effects when used together. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.

Taking this medicine with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can worsen these effects. Ask your doctor before taking Robitussin Maximum Strength Nighttime Cough DM with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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Can you get high on DM cough syrup?

A Dexromethorphan High isn’t always as fun as it seems, As I have experienced and as many others I know have said, A DXM High can end up being pretty shit.

Depending on the Plateau (or the amount taken), the High can start off pretty good, enhanced music, relaxation and euphoria are generally what you would expect on a FirstPlateau high, which is 120–200 mg for an 80kg (180 lb) person. There can also be downsides, including dizziness, vomiting and not being able to sit up or move.If you have never taken DXM before I would start with a lower dosage, so you can experience how things may feel.

Plateau range dosage for a 80kg (180lb) person.

First – 122-200mg

Second – 200-600mg

Third – 600-1200mg

Fourth – 1200-1600mg

Risk of death – 2.2g+

There is a general rule with how often you should take DXM recreationally, depending on the plateau, you should at least wait that amount of weeks until your next trip. Eg :

Plateau 1 = 1 Week until next use

Plateau 2 = 2 Weeks until next use

Etc. for plateau 3 & 4

The after-effects or ‘afterglow’ can vary depending on the plateau. The afterglow of a Second Plateau Dose can be pleasurable, or you may feel as you are hungover or depressed for the next 14–16 hours.

To keep safe while taking DXM you need to make sure what you are taking contains Dextromethorphan ONLY and no antihistamines, and always start with the lowest plateau on your first try 🙂

My True Story of Robitussin Addiction

When a scruffy kid at the halfway house where I lived suggested we get high on Robitussin, I deadpanned and assured him that he was an idiot. I educated him that while it might be possible to get a little drunk from the cough syrup, it wasn’t really “getting high.” The kid’s name was Billy and he wasn’t convincing as he gushed about stories of hallucinogenic “trips” he had taken while on Robitussin.

But I knew Billy was full of crap because there was just no way that you could hallucinate from cough syrup. I was more than qualified to make this assessment; having lived on the streets since I was a young boy I had tried just about every drug out there and hallucinogens were my favorite. After all, they provided the most intense type of escape from reality, which is exactly what I wanted back in those days.

Billy and I were both 15 and had been living at the halfway house for a few months after getting out of juvenile hall; he for burglary and me because there was nowhere left to go. The halfway house was for teenage boys with alleged or actual drug problems, so the place was dry. No weed, no booze and random drug testing. So by that point I was willing to try Robotrippin‘, as Billy liked to call it; but I didn’t expect much.

We conned the staff of the halfway house, referred to simply as “The House,” to take us into town on the pretext of needing some toiletries. Billy stole a few bottles of Robitussin from Kmart while I kept watch.

When we got back to The House we stole away to a makeshift tree-house we had built. It was behind The House, and with 6 other boys to manage the staff were busy enough that we could take our time choking down the bottles of cough syrup safely in our hideout.

Billy gulped his down quickly, but I struggled with mine. It was only an 8 ounce bottle but it took me at least 20 minutes to force it down my throat. It was disgusting. Meanwhile the daylight was waning and a staff member came out and ordered us inside. Billy went to his room and I went to mine.

I began composing a letter to a friend, convinced that suffering through that bottle of cough syrup wasn’t worth it at all. I didn’t feel anything.

But after about 20 minutes I noticed I hadn’t written anything for a while even though I had been “writing” in my head. The notebook in front of me had one coherent paragraph followed by a long squiggly line that meandered down the page, scratched its way across my desk and landed on my right thigh where the ink pooled from the pen tip in an ugly stain.

I wasn’t sure how long I had been frozen in that position but it suddenly occurred to me that I was much too high. My room was directly across the hall from the staff office and I could hear voices of authority from under my door.

I decided the safest place was in bed with the lights out. I barely made it under the covers before I was sucked into a dark jungle where the plants in my room suddenly became menacing; they danced enticingly in the shadows cast by the streetlamp outside my window. A bass drum thundered erratically from somewhere inside of me while a tall man in a dark cloak whispered to me about secrets that I could not grasp…

Even though I was only 15 at the time, I was fairly experienced with drugs. I had done mushrooms too many times to recount, and considered myself a professional when it came to blotter acid. Throughout all of these hallucinogenic experiences I was always able to retain a part of my own identity and rationality.

Meaning, no matter how intense the trip became, I could always internally say to myself:

It’s okay; you’ve just taken some acid and in a few hours this will all be over. Everything will be normal in a few hours…

But as I twisted in my sheets and bickered with the shadowy man in my room, I didn’t realize that I had completely lost my grip on reality. The rationality I was accustomed to was gone; the trip was so powerful that I believed it was real. I had no recollection of where I was or even who I was; these thoughts were beyond my reach now.

The night wore on and I “came to” a few times and tried to focus my eyes on the room. Everything would swirl and invert, then drop out and away. When the world dropped out and away, I would fall along with it and slide back into a state of nothing.

Somehow I held on.

In the early morning hours I awoke, but I was still intensely hallucinating. There was so much space junk in front of my eyes that I could barely see. I sat up in bed and felt like I had been running all night; my muscles ached and my joints were all hard and tight. I was cold and wet, and my room reeked of some kind of sickly manure.

There was no way around it; I had to go to the bathroom and that meant venturing out into the hall and walking directly past the staff office. The door to the office would almost certainly be open and the night man would undoubtedly be sitting in his chair, coffee and newspaper in hand.

If he spoke to me, I’d be finished; he’d know I was completely out of my mind and they’d have me shipped back to juvenile detention.

I decided a better option would be to pee in a bottle. My bones protested as I got out of bed and my right hand slipped in some frigid stickiness. Suddenly, I realized that my entire bed was covered in the substance, and when I bent my head to smell I instantly gagged.

During the night I had apparently shit the bed.

But it wasn’t just regular shit; this was straight-up diarrhea and it had saturated every inch of my sheets. This realization was shocking but it did nothing to sober me up. I was still tripping. Hard.

Somehow I got my clothes off, stripped the bed and covered the bare mattress with a clean blanket. I gathered some stuff and headed for the door, my heart pounding. As I opened it I realized the shadowy figure I had been talking to all night was actually my jacket hanging on the back of the door, but there wasn’t any time to think about it; the staff office was miraculously empty so I quickly stumbled down the hall.

I made it through a shower but got lost while I was in there. I slipped down into some long dark void and awoke sitting down in the shower to one of the other guys pounding on the door.

I got out of there and feigned like I was sick all day. I stayed in my room and crawled the walls. By nightfall I was still hallucinating, but for the most part I knew what was going on. I figured it would all be over in the morning.

But I was bug-eyed and nervous when the sun came up the next day, and I was still extremely messed up. Fortunately I faked sobriety pretty well, and the other guys covered for me once I told them what was going on. I somehow made it through another day.

By the third day I was hallucinating intermittently and having trouble keeping my balance. I looked pale. I looked like I was on drugs.

But it was nearly time to go back to school after a short summer, so the staff piled us all into one of those monstrous 15 passenger vans and drove us to the local high school to get registered. I was tripping pretty heavily on the drive over and I knew I was in trouble when they called my name to meet with the principal and guidance counselor.

I had been to this school the year before for a short time and the teachers liked me. The principal surprised me and gave me a big hug when I shuffled in; it was an agonizingly awkward moment and it sent me into a spin. I remember the guidance counselor asking me if I was alright as I suddenly tried to lean nonchalantly against the wall for support.

I mumbled that I wasn’t feeling well and bolted. I made it down the hall and around the corner before collapsing onto the floor. I crawled on my hands and knees the last 50 feet to the bathroom and pulled myself into one of the stalls.

I don’t remember what happened after that. The next couple of days I was in and out of reality and at one point I remember telling Billy that if I didn’t snap out of it soon that he should help me commit suicide.

The Robitussin took a long time to work its way out of my body. The staff of the halfway house accused me of drug use and I emphatically denied it. They left me alone and didn’t ask for a drug test.

When I finally recovered I found myself with Billy and two other guys from The House back in the cold remedy section of Kmart. It had been such a powerful and unpleasant trip for me, but something beckoned me to do it again. And again. And again.

Two months later I was Robotrippin’ every day. Things progressed to the point where I could suck down an 8 ounce bottle without even a grimace. A few of us guys would chug cough syrup and then take hits of Glade potpourris spray. It got so bad that I remember pretending to go to the bathroom during an AA meeting and taking big hits of Glade before returning while still holding the last hit, blowing it out quietly as I sat back down among the group.

But it wasn’t long before 8 ounces wasn’t enough. We figured out that the capsule version of Robitussin worked just as well as the liquid. We’d hit every store in town and steal all of the Robitussin DM blister packs we could get our hands on, and then down the pills with a can of Coke or Pepsi before heading back to The House.

By early winter I had lost 30 pounds. I looked sick and frail. My girlfriend was worried about me but I assured her and everyone else that everything was fine. Other than the guys at The House, no one knew I was on drugs.

Eventually Billy began to believe that there was a “RoboGod” and that we should continue Robotrippin’ in order to appease this deity. It made sense but I didn’t care. At the time I was taking 38 pills in my hand and swallowing them all at once without a chaser, and then I’d suck down an entire can of Glade by myself. That was my life.

The staff at the halfway house must have known, but many of them were recovering addicts with their own problems and so they looked the other way.

Eventually I felt cold and empty inside all the time. Outwardly everything seemed fine; I performed well in school, I had a nice girlfriend, I was smart and stayed out of trouble. But inside I was losing my very identity. I hated Robitussin and didn’t want to do it anymore, but just the mere thought of stopping made me panic.

I knew I couldn’t quit on my own, and considering that all of the other guys at The House were smoking pot or drinking or doing Robo and Glade, it didn’t seem likely that I’d find any safe quarter there.

So I told on myself. I broke the cardinal rule of street kids, hustlers and drug addicts and “ratted myself out.”

I waited until my favorite staff member, Scott, was working and marched into the office, closed the door and told him everything. He assured me that things would be okay and that they would get me some help. I turned in all of the drugs I had and went to bed that night feeling like I might have another chance at life.

But the next day during school I was called down to the principal’s office. Sherriff’s deputies were waiting for me there, and I was immediately incarcerated back in the state youth detention center.

I trusted Scott and I thought by turning myself in that I’d be spared going back to juvenile hall, but locking me up may have been the best choice. I was on a dangerous path with only sickness and death waiting for me at the end.

I served my time and was released, and I wish I could tell you that I never did Robitussin again. But I did it a few more times over the years, even though it wasn’t fun and each time I was honestly scared to my very core.

I’ve done a lot of drugs in my time. A lot of drugs. I was huffing airplane glue and smoking pot while in line for the soup kitchen when I was a 12 year old street kid. I’d eat a 1/4 ounce of mushrooms or take a 5 spot of double-dipped white blotter acid and come out on the other side just fine.

But not with Robitussin. It took away the very essence of who I was and robbed me of my own sense of self. I hated it but I returned to it day after day until the person that I had once been was reduced to a shadowy waif; a soulless slave to a much-loathed hallucination. But more than that, it made it so that it didn’t matter who I was, and that is the most frightening thing I have ever experienced in my life.

Going back to jail almost certainly saved me from an early grave.

It’s been 18 years since the last time I tripped on Robitussin. But every once in a while I’ll have a can of Coke or Pepsi, and I can still taste those pills sliding down the back of my throat, and my entire body seizes as if in expectation of a dangerous poison. And ultimately, abusing Robitussin is exactly that – voluntary poisoning.

I know people get tired of hearing “don’t do drugs.” It’s said so much that many learn to just tune it out. But I’m telling you from experience; taking Robitussin for anything other than a legitimate cough is stupid. It’s not fun; it’s dark and lonely and you forget who you are – but not in a good way. Instead of letting you escape, it traps you and sucks you dry like a sickly, heaving, syrupy red spider.

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Robitussin Cough & Allergy

Generic Name: chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and phenylephrine (klor feh NEER a meen, dex troe meh THOR fan, and feh nill EH frin)
Brand Name: Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold and Cough, Balamine DM, Ed A-Hist DM, Gencontuss, Giltuss Allergy Plus, NoHist DM, Robitussin Cough & Allergy

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on Apr 17, 2019 – Written by Cerner Multum

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What is Robitussin Cough & Allergy?

Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. Phenylephrine is a decongestant.

Robitussin Cough & Allergy is a combination medicine used to treat cough, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, itching, and watery eyes caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu.

Robitussin Cough & Allergy will not treat a cough that is caused by smoking, asthma, or emphysema.

Robitussin Cough & Allergy may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Do not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if this medicine is safe to use if you have:

  • asthma or COPD, cough with mucus;

  • a blockage in your digestive tract (stomach or intestines);

  • high blood pressure, heart disease;

  • liver or kidney disease;

  • glaucoma;

  • enlarged prostate or urination problems;

  • overactive thyroid; or

  • pheochromocytoma (an adrenal gland tumor).

Do not use Robitussin Cough & Allergy if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.

Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

How should I take Robitussin Cough & Allergy?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Cold or cough medicine is only for short-term use until your symptoms clear up.

Always follow directions on the medicine label about giving cough or cold medicine to a child. Do not use the medicine only to make a child sleepy. Death can occur from the misuse of cough or cold medicines in very young children.

Measure liquid medicine carefully. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).

Dissolve the effervescent tablets in at least 4 ounces of water. Stir and drink this mixture right away. Add a little more water to the glass, swirl gently and drink right away.

Do not take for longer than 7 days in a row. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 7 days, or if you have a fever, rash, or headaches.

If you need surgery or medical tests, tell the surgeon or doctor ahead of time if you have taken this medicine within the past few days.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Since Robitussin Cough & Allergy is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. Skip any missed dose if it’s almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

hat should I avoid while taking Robitussin Cough & Allergy?

Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause side effects.

Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using other cough or cold medicines that may contain similar ingredients.

Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. This medicine can decrease sweating and you may be more prone to heat stroke.

Robitussin Cough & Allergy side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe anxiety, tremor, seizure (convulsions);

  • fast or pounding heartbeats;

  • painful or difficult urination;

  • pale skin, weakness; or

  • severe headache, pounding in your neck or ears.

Common side effects may include:

  • dizziness, drowsiness;

  • blurred vision;

  • dry mouth, nose, or throat;

  • increased or decreased urination;

  • nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea;

  • sleep problems (insomnia); or

  • nervousness.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Robitussin Cough & Allergy?

Avoid using this medicine with other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing (such as opioid medicine, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety or seizures). Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other medication, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed in this medication guide.

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Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough + Chest Congestion DM
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The Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough plus Chest Congestion DM is the best over the counter medicine to treat severe cases of cough and chest congestion. The ingredients in the Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough Plus Chest Congestion are Dextromethorphan HBr (cough suppressant), and Guaifenesen (expectorant.) It’s non-drowsy, but it treats severe cold and cough symptoms, as well as chest congestion. It’s great that there’s finally a Robitussin that doesn’t knock you out and make you tired. It targeted all of my severe symptoms without making me want to sleep all day. What I like about this medicine is that it directly treats the problem of cough and chest congestion without the added extra ingredients that most other medicines have. Most of the time when I’m sick I only get the chest congestion and the severe coughing. This completely gets rid of chest congestion, because of the expectorant in it. It thins out my mucus, and makes it very easy to cough up without further irritating my throat. I felt like because my throat was less irritated with all the mucus, that I wasn’t having to cough as much if at all. When I did cough my coughs were much more productive, instead of that horrible dry coughing. I even find that this helps a lot with sinus infections, because most of the time when I get sinus infections a lot of the mucus gets stuck in my chest. This helps to push it all out, without that terrible sinus drainage feeling. I highly recommend this for chest congestion, sinus infections, and severe coughing/sore throats. Congestion Relief It gets rid of chest chestion, and makes my chest feel not as heavy and tight. It does not help with nasal congestion though. It’s only meant for throat pain. coughing, and chest congestion. Chest Congestion Relief It’s great for relieving chest congestion, because it has an expectorant. It gets rid of mucus, and makes it easier to cough up because it thins it out. It’s amazing. Relief of Aches & Pains It’s not meant to be a pain reliever. It doesn’t have any specific ingredients that are meant to target pain or aches, but it gets rid of pain from sore throats, and achy chest congestion. Cough Suppression One of the best over the counter cough suppressants. This Robitussin is made specially help with cold and coughs. It completely targets my cough to keep me from coughing all day, and gives me much needed relief.

xheather570xx

Stroudsburg, PA

2014-08-24

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