What is Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine?
Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine is a form of treatment that is intended to provide relief for a chesty cough. It can also be used for treating mucus coughs, as they are the same thing. This medicine contains the active ingredient guaifenesin, which is what is known as an expectorant. An expectorant is a type of drug that helps to loosen mucus from the chest, throat and nose, reducing cough and making breathing easier.
What causes a chesty cough, or a mucus cough?
A chesty/mucus cough is caused most commonly by an infection, such as a cold or the flu. The germs that cause the illness to enter the body and spread to cells throughout. The resulting inflammation leads to an increase in mucus production. This increase in mucus production is also combined with swollen blood vessels in the nose, causing a blocked nose. The mucus in the chest and throat also causes a blockage, which is why a cough begins as it is the body’s natural response in order to try and remove the mucus.
Who is this medicine suitable for?
This Robitussin medicine is suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to any of the ingredients contained in it. If you have a long-term cough or have asthma, then you should speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this medicine.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this medicine?
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this Robitussin medicine.
How should Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine be used?
Take 10ml orally up to 4 times a day. To measure the dosage, use the included measuring cup. If symptoms persist for 7 days after using, stop using and speak to a medical professional for advice.
Are there any side effects?
As is the case with many types of medicine, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects include:
- Allergic reactions including skin rashes and itchiness
- Difficulty breathing
- Fast heart rate
If you notice any side effect, stop using this medicine and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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