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Robitussin Chesty Cough

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Information specific to: Robitussin Chesty Cough.

About Robitussin Chesty Cough and how it works

This medicine helps relieve chesty coughs. The main ingredient guaifenesin is an expectorant and helps clear the chest of mucus and phlegm by loosening and thinning secretions so that they can easily be coughed up.

This medicine is available in the form of a liquid that is taken by mouth.

Consult your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after seven days or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.

Before using Robitussin Chesty Cough

This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never take it. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before taking it.

Always get advice from a healthcare professional before taking this medicine if:

  • you are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
  • this medicine is for a child under 12 years of age
  • you have been coughing for a long period of time
  • your cough has lasted for more than seven days, has come back or is accompanied by a rash, fever or a persistent headache
  • you have or have a family history of fructose intolerance

Medicines interactions

If you are taking or using more than one medicine they may interact with each other. This medicine is unlikely to have any important interactions. But speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you get any unusual symptoms while having this medicine with other medicines.

Possible side effects of Robitussin Chesty Cough

Most medicines can cause some side-effects but not everyone having the same medicine will get the same side-effects.

The following side-effects have been associated with people taking this medicine:

  • hypersensitivity reactions
  • nausea
  • vomiting

If you experience other side effects or have any other worrying symptoms while you are taking this medicine, seek medical advice.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are trying to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are breast-feeding, you should seek medical advice before taking this medicine.

Other important information

Make sure that you read the leaflet that comes with your medicine to check what dose you should take and if there is anything that you need to do if you take more than the recommended dose. If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

This medicine contains alcohol and may not be suitable if you suffer from alcoholism, have epilepsy or liver problems, are pregnant or are breast-feeding.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

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