Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine provides you with effective dry cough relief and chest decongestion. It works to soothe a sore throat and coughing, with the effects lasting for up 8 hours.
This cough syrup is sugar-free, non-drowsy and taken orally.
A dry cough, or unproductive cough, is when coughing produces little or no phlegm. Dry coughs are often caused by inflammation in the upper airways, and can also be triggered by dust, foreign bodies, or infection.
These can be persistent and very uncomfortable, especially if you struggle to sleep. It is why customers use Robitussin.
Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine helps relieve dry/persistent coughing by suppressing the urge to cough. It relaxes and soothes your throat.
For oral use only.
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years: Take 10 ml up to four times daily, as required.
Children under 12 years: Do not use. Use the dosing cup provided with the pack. Do not exceed the stated dose.
Stop using this medicine and ask a healthcare professional if you have had a cough for more than 7 days or if you have any other symptoms which might be related to your cough, for example fever, rash or persistent headache. If you take more medicine than you should: If you take too much of this medicine, consult your doctor or hospital immediately. Bring any remaining medicine with you to show the doctor. If you take more Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine than you should, you may experience the following symptoms: nausea and vomiting, involuntary muscle contractions, agitation, confusion, somnolence, disturbances in consciousness, involuntary and rapid eye movements, cardiac disorders (rapid heart beating), coordination disorders, psychosis with visual hallucinations, and hyperexcitability. Other symptoms in case of massive overdose may be : coma, severe breathing problems, and convulsions. Contact your doctor or hospital straight away if you experience any of the above symptoms.
Do not take this medicine if: - You are allergic (hypersensitive) to dextromethorphan hydrobromide or any of the other ingredients in this medicine. - You are currently taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), used to treat depression and Parkinson's disease or have taken this medicine in the last 14 days. - You are currently taking a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), used to treat depression and anxiety or have taken this medicine in the last 14 days. - You are currently taking any other medication for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease or have done so in the last 14 days.
Take special care and talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if: - You have had a cough for a long time or if you have asthma or suffer from serious asthma attacks, or if your cough is accompanied by a fever, rash, or persistent headache. - You have liver problems. Talk to your pharmacist before taking this medicine if you: - are or have ever been addicted to opioids, alcohol, prescription medicines, or illegal drugs. - have previously suffered from withdrawal symptoms such as agitation, anxiety, shaking or sweating, when you have stopped taking alcohol or drugs. Taking this medicine regularly, particularly for a long time, can lead to addiction. Only use this medicine as described in the leaflet.
Addiction can cause withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking this medicine. Withdrawal symptoms can include restlessness, difficulty sleeping, irritability, agitation, anxiety, feeling your heartbeat (palpitations), increased blood pressure, feeling or being sick, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, shaking, shivering or sweating. Speak to your doctor if you experience withdrawal symptoms.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Driving and using machines The medicine can affect your ability to drive as it may make you sleepy or dizzy. - Do not drive while taking this medicine until you know how it affects you. - It may be an offence to drive when taking this medicine. - However, you would not be committing an offence if: • The medicine has been taken to treat a medical problem and • You have taken it according to the information provided with the medicine and • It was not affecting your ability to drive safely Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure whether it is safe for you to drive while taking this medicine. Details regarding a new driving offence concerning driving after drugs have been taken in the UK may be found here: https://www.gov.uk/drug-driving-law
Taking other medicines Do not take if you are taking any of the following medicines, or have done so in the last 14 days: - A prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), used to treat depression and Parkinson's disease. - A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), used to treat depression and anxiety. - Any other medication for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson’s disease. If you are not sure if your prescription medicine contains one of these drugs, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking: - Quinidine or Amiodarone (or any other medicines which are used to treat heart conditions. - Terbinafine used to treat fungal infections. - Cinacalcet used to treat an overactive parathyroid gland. - Methadone used for severe pain. - If you are taking medicines such as certain antidepressants or antipsychotics. Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine may interact with these medicines and you may experience mental status changes (e.g. agitation, hallucinations, coma), and other effects such as body temperature above 38°C, increase in heart rate, unstable blood pressure, and exaggeration of reflexes, muscular rigidity, lack of coordination and/or gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea).
Important information about some of the ingredients of this medicine: - This medicine contains amaranth (E123), which may cause allergic reactions. - If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine as it contains sorbitol and maltitol. - This medicinal product contains 2.5 % v/v alcohol (ethanol) (196 mg per 10 ml dose). This is equivalent to approximately 1.6 ml wine per dose which can be harmful for those suffering from alcoholism and should be taken into account if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have liver disease or epilepsy.
Like all medicines, Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Side effects with dextromethorphan hydrobromide are rare.
However, susceptible individuals may experience unwanted side effects. If any of the side effects gets serious or you experience any other side effects, STOP taking this medicine immediately and consult your doctor: - Allergic reactions. Symptoms could include itchy skin or rashes, difficulty breathing, faster heart rate, swelling of the face or the throat. - Stomach upset. - Dizziness, drowsiness, mental confusion. - Unknown frequency: dependence and addiction (see section “
How do I know if I am addicted?”). Drug Withdrawal When you stop taking Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine, you may experience drug withdrawal symptoms, which include restlessness, difficulty sleeping, irritability, agitation, anxiety, feeling your heartbeat (palpitations), increased blood pressure, feeling or being sick, diarrhoea, shaking, shivering or sweating. How do I know if I am addicted? If you notice any of the following signs whilst taking Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine, it could be a sign that you have become addicted. - You need to take the medicine for longer than advised - You feel you need to use more than the recommended dose - You are using the medicine for reasons other than those indicated - When you stop taking the medicine you feel unwell, and you feel better once taking the medicine again If you notice any of these signs, it is important you talk to your doctor or pharmacist. If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard, or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
What Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine contains:
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. Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine is a liquid, supplied in a 100 ml bottle or 250 ml bottle. Not all pack sizes may be marketed
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Came quickly and was well packaged will use again
Perfect order - ordered what I wanted - |I wanted a dry cough med that was sugar-free. This just ticked the right boxes for me. Delivered promptly, decent packaging & tracking was very accurate.
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