What is Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine?
Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine helps to soothe and treat uncomfortable chesty cough symptoms. It contains an active ingredient that works by causing the cough to become less frequent and more productive to prevent persistant, unpleasant cough symptoms. The syrup is easy to administer and is suitable for adults, the elderly and children over the age of 12. If you’re looking for an effective cough treatment, try Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine.
What causes a chesty cough?
A cough is our body’s reflex action to clear the airways of mucus and irritants such as dust or smoke. Coughs usually short-term and are rarely a sign of something serious. A chesty cough involves phlegm that has been produced to clear out the airways. There are many causes of short-term chesty coughs including:
- An upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) which affects the throat, windpipe or sinuses, such as a cold or the flu
- An allergy
- A flare-up of a long-term condition, such as asthma
There is usually no need to seek advice from your GP if you have a cough, however if you experience any of the following symptoms, you should seek medical advice:
- You’ve had a cough for more than 3 weeks
- The cough is severe
- You cough up blood or experience shortness of breath, breathing difficulties or chest pain
- You have other symptoms such as unexplained weightloss, a persistent change in your voice or lumps/swellings in the neck.
How can Robitussin Chesty Cough soothe unpleasant cough symptoms?
Robtussin Chesty Cough Medicine contains the active ingredient guaifenesin which belongs to a group of medicines known as cough expectorants. This ingredient works by changing the cough into a cough that is more productive and less frequent, to help reduce discomfort. The syrup format is easy to administer and can be taken up to 4 times a day to provide relief and improve symptoms of your cough.
How to use this product
This product is for oral use only and should be used as instructed in the patient information leaflet or as described by your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist.
For adults, the elderly and children over the age of 12: take 10ml up to 4 times daily, as required. Use the dosing cup provided.
Do NOT exceed the stated dose.
Discontinue use of this product if you have had a cough for more than 7 days or if you have any other symptoms, which may be related to your cough, e.g. fever, rash, persistent headache or shortness of breath.
If you take too much of this medicine, consult your doctor or hospital immediately. If you forget to take your medicine, take your a dose when you need to, providing the last dose was taken at least 4 hours ago.
When NOT to use Robitussin Cough Syrup
Do NOT take this product if you are allergic to guaifenesin or any of the other ingredients in this medicine (see ingredients tab for full list). Speak to your doctor before taking this medicine if you:
- Have had a cough for a long time
- Have had asthma
- Are suffering from an asthma attack
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
Always read the label before use.
Robitussin Cough Syrup Side Effects
Like all medicines, Robitussin can cause side effects, although not everybody will experience them. Side effects are rare, but if you experience any of the following side effects, discontinue use and seek immediate medical advice:
- Itchy skin
- Difficulty breathing
- Faster heart rate
- Swelling of the face or throat
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.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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- Each 5 ml contains 100 mg of the active substance guaifenesin. Robitussin Chesty Cough also contains: Glycerol, Carmellose Sodium, Sodium Benzoate (E211), Sodium Cyclamate, Ethanol, Levomenthol, Maltitol (E965), Sorbitol Solution (70%), Natural Cherry Flavour, Citric Acid Anhydrous, Caramel (E150), Acesulfame Potassium, Purified Water.
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