What is Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine?
Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine can help to treat dry, persistent and uncomfortable coughs. Robitussin also helps to soothe discomfort caused by coughing. Robitussin liquid cough medicine is easy to administer and its soothing effects can last up to 8 hours. If you are looking for soothing and effective relief from dry coughs, try Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine.
What causes a cough?
A dry cough tends to be tickly and can be irritating. Unlike a chesty cough, it doesn’t produce any thick mucus. Experiencing a short-term cough is common and can be caused by a variety of factors including:
- An upper respiratory tract infection that affects the throat, windpipe or sinuses, such as cold, flu, laryngitis, sinusitis or whooping cough
- A lower respiratory tract infection that affect your lungs or lower airways, such as bronchitis or pneumonia
- An allergy, such as allergic rhinitis or hay fever
- A flare-up of a long-term condition such as asthma, COPD or chronic bronchitis
- Inhalation of dust or smoke
Most short-term coughs will clear up within 3 weeks. If your cough does not improve after a couple of weeks, see advice from your doctor, as it may be a sign of an illness or condition.
How can Robitussin treat a dry cough?
The active ingredient in Robitussin Dry Cough medicine is dextromethorphan, which belongs to a group of medicines called cough suppressants. It works by providing effective relief from persistent dry, irritating coughs. The formula is non-drowsy, so can be administered during the day. The liquid format is easy to administer.
How to use this product
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.
Do NOT exceed the stated dose. Discontinue using this medicine and seek advice from your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist if you have had a cough for more than 7 days or you have a fever, rash or persistent headache. If you take more medicine than you should, consult your doctor or a hospital immediately.
When NOT to use this product
Do NOT take this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this product (see ingredients tab for full list) or if you:
- Are taking or have taken in the last 14 days, a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) used to treat depression and Parkinson’s disease
- Are currently taking or have taken in the last 14 days, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) used to treat depression and anxiety
- Are currently taking or have taken in the last 14 days, any other medication for depression, psychiatric or emotional conditions or Parkinson’s disease
Seek advice from your doctor before taking this medicine if:
- You have had a cough for a long time
- You have asthma or suffer from serious asthma attacks
- Your cough is accompanied by a fever, rash or persistent headache
- You have liver problems
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
This medicine contains dextromethorphan which can cause dependency, therefore it should be used with care. Caution is advised if this product is to be used by an adolescent or those who have had a drug dependency in the past. Treatment should be short in duration. This medicine can affect your ability to drive, as it may make you sleepy or dizzy. Do NOT drive or operate machinery when using this product until you know how it affects you.
Like all medicines, Robitussin Dry 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
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 7.5 mg of the active substance dextromethorphan hydrobromide. Robitussin
Dry Cough Medicine also contains: Glycerol, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, sodium benzoate, disodium edetate, maltitol (E965), ethanol, citric acid anhydrous, amaranth (E123), caramel (E150), levomenthol, cherry/grenadine flavour, sorbitol solution 70%, sodium cyclamate, acesulfame potassium salt, purified water.
Best Medicines for Dry, Chesty, Tickly or Mucus Coughs
Does Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine contain codeine?
Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide Ph Eur 7.5mg per 5ml
Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose
Citric Acid Anhydrous
Sorbitol Solution 70%
Acesulfame Potassium Salt
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