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About Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine
If you're dealing with a deep, chesty cough, consider using Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine. It will offer symptomatic, soothing relief from this troublesome cough - and it's sugar free!
Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine information
What is Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine and what is it used for?
Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine 250ml helps is a sugar free cough syrup to relieve persistent chesty coughs by controlling the cough reflex and providing a soothing effect. This medicine is suitable for adults and children over the age of 12 years to soothe deep, chesty coughs. Always follow the directed usage instructions. If your cough is accompanied by any illness, remember to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. If you're experiencing pain or a fever alongside your cough, it's safe to take painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen with Robitussin.
How does Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine work?
The active ingredient in Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine is guaifenesin, which belongs to a group of medicines called expectorants. It works by providing effective relief from persistent chesty coughs. The formula is non-drowsy, so can be taken during the day. Its liquid format makes it easy to administer.
Alternatives to Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine
Experiencing coughs and colds at any time of the year is incredibly common. There is therefore plenty of choices when it comes to treating an irritating cough and it is often down to personal preference as to what treatment you prefer. Often cold and flu treatments also contain decongestants and painkillers so it is important to read the product descriptions of each treatment carefully.
Examples of alternative treatments include:
If you have been taking any cold and flu treatment for 5 days and have not noticed an improvement to your cough or your condition has worsened you should speak to a doctor for advice.
Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine dosage
This product is for oral use only. Robitussin is NOT suitable for children under the age of 12.
Adults, the elderly and children over the age of 12: take 10ml up to 4 times daily, as required.
Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine ingredients
Active ingredients: Each 5ml dose contains: Guaifenesin 100mg
Also contains: Maltitol (E965), Sorbitol Solution 70%, Ethanol (96%) 2.7% v/v
Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine side effects
Like all medicines, Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody will experience them. If you experience any of the following, discontinue using this product and seek advice from your doctor:
- Allergic reactions such as, itchy skin or rashes, difficulty breathing, faster heart rate or swelling of the face or throat
- Stomach upset
- Dizziness, drowsiness mental confusion
If you are concerned about any side effects you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible for advice.
Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine warnings
- This is a medicine; Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if symptoms persist.
- Seek advice before using if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or suffering from allergies.
Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine and other medicines
Robitussin should not be used at the same time as taking any other medicines for coughs or colds, as they could contain the same active ingredients and lead to you exceeding the daily recommendation. Also, cough expectorants can produce an opposite reaction so advice should always be taken from your doctor or a pharmacist.
Please read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly for full details on warnings and precautions associated with this treatment.