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Children’s Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM

Generic name: dextromethorphan and guaifenesin [DEX-troe-me-THOR-fan-and-gwye-FEN-e-sin]
Brand names: Adult Cough DM, Children Giltuss Cough and Chest Congestion, Children’s Delsym Cough+Chest Congest DM, Children’s Robitussin Cough and Chest, Children’s Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM,… Show all 99 brands
Combinations for the upper respiratory tract

What is Children's Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM?

Dextromethorphan suppresses coughing. Guaifenesin acts as an expectorant.Children's robitussin chest and cough congestion DM treats cough and chest congestion due to the common flu and allergies.Dextromethorphan does not treat a cough caused by smoking.This leaflet does not list all the brands or forms of medication that are available.This medication guide does not list all possible uses for Children's Robitussin for Chest Congestion and Cough DM.

Side effects of Children's Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM

In case of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical assistance: hives, difficulty breathing or swelling to lips, face, tongue or throat.

If you experience:

  • Mood changes
  • Headache; severe headache
  • Feeling dizzy or anxious, as if you could pass out.

Some of the most common side effects associated with Children's Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM include:

  • Dizziness, drowsiness;
  • Sleep problems (insomnia);
  • Diarrhoea;
  • Feeling nervous, restless, or anxious

There may be other side effects. Call your physician if experiencing side effects; alternatively, the FDA can be reached at 1-800-FDA-1088 if reporting them.


If you've taken an MAO-inhibitor in the last 14 days (such as isocarboxazid or linezolid), or if your symptoms are worsened by MAO-inhibitors, do not take this medication.

Before you take this drug

Children's Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM should not be used if you've taken an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days. Drug interactions may occur. MAO inhibitors are isocarboxazid (linezolid), methylene blue injection, phenelzine, and selegiline.

If you suffer from:

  • A cough that produces mucus
  • Chronic lung disease, or asthma.

Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you're pregnant or breastfeeding.This medication may contain phenylalanine. If you have phenylketonuria, check the label of your medication.

How to take Children's Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM?

Follow the directions on the label or those prescribed by your physician. Cold and cough medicines are only to be used for a short time until symptoms have cleared up.Follow the directions on the label when giving cough medicine or cold medicine. Never use cough and cold medicine to put a child to sleep.Measuring liquid medicine is important. Use the provided dosing device or a dose-measuring tool (not a spoon).It may be necessary to shake the liquid prior to measuring a dose. Please follow all the instructions on the label.

Do not chew, crush, or break the extended-release tablet.The granules can be sprinkled directly on your tongue. Swallow immediately.While taking this medication, drink extra fluids in order to loosen congestion and lubricate the throat.If your symptoms don't improve within 7 days or you experience a headache, fever, or rash, call your doctor.Tell the surgeon if you've taken this medication within the last few days.Store away from heat and moisture at room temperature.

What happens if I miss the dose?

You may not have a schedule for Children's Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM, as it is taken when needed. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip any missed dose. Never take two doses in one go.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

What should be avoided?

Do not drive or engage in hazardous activities until you have determined how Children's Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM may affect you. You may be unable to react properly.Alcohol consumption can have side effects when taken with this medication.Before using any other cold or cough medicines, ask your doctor or pharmacist if they contain similar ingredients.

Interaction with other drug

Use this medicine only if you are not taking any other medications that can cause drowsiness, slow breathing, or cause drowsiness (such as an opioid, muscle relaxant, anxiety medicine, or seizure medicine).Before using this medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist if you also use any other medications, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. When used together, some medicines can have unwanted or harmful effects. This medication guide does not list all possible interactions.




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