Robitussin (Guaifenesin)

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Guaifenesin

Guaifenesin – Dextromethorphan HBr

Guaifenesin – Dextromethorphan HBr – Pseudoephedrine HCl

Guaifenesin

Guaifenesin – Dextromethorphan HBr

Guaifenesin – Dextromethorphan HBr – Pseudoephedrine HCl

Dextromethorphan HBr

Dextromethorphan HBr – Pseudoephedrine HCl

Expectorant

Expectorant – Antitussive

Expectorant – Antitussive – Decongestant

Expectorant

Expectorant – Antitussive

Expectorant – Antitussive – Decongestant

Antitussive

Antitussive – Decongestant

Action And Clinical Pharmacology: Guaifenesin, as the expectorant, enhances the output of lower respiratory tract fluid. The enhanced flow of less viscid secretions promotes ciliary action, and facilitates the removal of inspissated mucus. As a result, dry, unproductive coughs become more productive and less frequent.

Dextromethorphan is a synthetic, non-narcotic, centrally-acting cough suppressant. The antitussive effectiveness of dextromethorphan has been demonstrated in both animal and human clinical studies, and the incidence of toxic effects has been remarkably low.

Pseudoephedrine produces vasoconstriction resulting in a nasal decongestant effect.

Indications And Clinical Uses: For the management of coughs associated with cold, bronchitis, laryngitis, tracheitis, pharyngitis and influenza.

Contra-Indications: Hypersensitivity to guaifenesin, dextromethorphan or sympathomimetic amines; marked hypertension; patients who are receiving MAO inhibitors should not take Robitussin DM, Cough & Cold, Extra Strength DM, Extra Strength Cough & Cold, Pediatric or Pediatric Cough & Cold.

Patients with diabetes, heart or thyroid disease, high blood pressure, glaucoma or difficulty in urination due to prostate enlargement should not take Robitussin Cough & Cold, Extra Strength Cough & Cold or Pediatric Cough & Cold.

Precautions: Before prescribing medication to suppress or modify cough, it is important to ascertain that the underlying cause of the cough is identified, that modification of the cough does not increase the risk of clinical or physiologic complications, and that appropriate therapy for the primary disease is provided.

If cough worsens, lasts for more than 1 week or is accompanied by high fever, or in patients with hypertension, consult a physician. Do not exceed recommended dosage. Keep safely out of reach of children.

Adverse Reactions: The following may possibly occur: Robitussin, Robitussin Extra-Strength: nausea, gastrointestinal upset, drowsiness.

Robitussin Cough & Cold, Robitussin Extra-Strength Cough & Cold: nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, nervousness, insomnia.

Robitussin DM, Robitussin Extra Strength DM: drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, confusion.

Robtiussin Pediatric: drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, stomach ache.

Robitussin Pediatric Cough & Cold: drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, insomnia, confusion, CNS stimulation, muscular weakness, dry mouth, palpitation, difficulty in micturition.

Dosage And Administration: Robitussin: Take every 6 hours as follows: Adults 12 years and over: 10 to 20 mL. Children 6 to under 12 years: 5 mL. Children 2 to under 6 years: 2.5 mL. Children under 2 years: consult a physician.

Robitussin DM and Cough & Cold: Take every 6 to 8 hours as follows: Adults 12 years and over: 10 mL. Children 6 to under 12 years: 5 mL. Children 2 to under 6 years: 2.5 mL. Children under 2 years: consult a physician.

Robitussin Extra Strength, Extra Strength DM and Extra Strength Cough & Cold: Take every 6 to 8 hours as follows: Adults 12 years and over: 10 mL. Children 6 to under 12 years: 5 mL.

Robitussin Pediatric and Pediatric Cough & Cold: Take every 6 to 8 hours as follows: Adults 12 years and over: 20 mL. Children 6 to 12 years: 10 mL. Children 2 to under 6 years: 5 mL. Children under 2 years: consult a physician.

Availability And Storage: Robitussin: Each 5 mL of red, cherry-flavored syrup contains: guaifenesin 100 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: alcohol, caramel color, citric acid, flavor, glycerin, invert sugar, FD&C Red No. 40, sodium benzoate, sodium chloride and water. Energy: 15.3 kJ (3.7 kcal). Sodium:
Robitussin DM: Each 5 mL of red, cherry-flavored syrup contains: guaifenesin 100 mg and dextromethorphan HBr 15 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: alcohol, citric acid, flavors, FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Yellow No. 6, glycerin, invert sugar, sodium benzoate and water. Energy: 12.4 kJ (3.0 kcal). Sodium:
Robitussin Cough & Cold: Each 5 mL of pink, cherry-flavored syrup contains: guaifenesin 100 mg, pseudoephedrine HCl 30 mg and dextromethorphan HBr 15 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: alcohol, citric acid, flavors, D&C Red No. 33, FD&C Red No. 40, glycerin, invert sugar, sodium benzoate, maltol and water. Energy: 17.6 kJ (4.2 kcal). Sodium:
Robitussin Extra Strength: Each 5 mL of red, cherry-flavored syrup contains: guaifenesin 200 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: citric acid, corn syrup, FD&C Red No. 40, flavors, glycerin, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, sodium benzoate, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, sodium saccharin, sorbitol and water. Energy: 49 kJ (11.7 kcal). Sodium:
Robitussin Extra Strength Cough & Cold: Each 5 mL of red, cherry-flavored syrup contains: guaifenesin 200 mg, dextromethorphan HBr 15 mg, pseudoephedrine HCl 30 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: citric acid, corn syrup, FD&C Red No. 40, flavors, glycerin, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, sodium benzoate, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, sodium saccharin, sorbitol and water. Energy: 49 kJ (11.7 kcal). Sodium:
Robitussin Extra Strength DM: Each 5 mL of red, cherry-flavored syrup contains: guaifenesin 200 mg, dextromethorphan HBr 15 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: citric acid, corn syrup, FD&C Red No. 40, flavors, glycerin, maltol, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, sodium benzoate, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, sodium saccharin, sorbitol and water. Energy: 49 kJ (11.7 kcal). Sodium:
Robitussin Pediatric: Each 5 mL of red, cherry-flavored syrup contains: dextromethorphan HBr 7.5 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: citric acid, flavors, FD&C Red No. 40, glycerin, propylene glycol, sodium benzoate, sodium cyclamate, sorbitol and water. Energy: 14.8 kJ (3.5 kcal). Sodium:
Robitussin Pediatric Cough & Cold: Each 5 mL of red, cherry-flavored syrup contains: dextromethorphan HBr 7.5 mg and pseudoephedrine HCl 15 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: citric acid, FD&C Red No. 40, flavors, glycerin, propylene glycol, sodium benzoate, sodium saccharin, sorbitol and water. Energy: 23.6 kJ (5.6 kcal). Sodium:
Store at room temperature (15 to 30°C).

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