Generic Name: Robitussin (Cough/Cold/Flu Combinations, Liquid Formulations) Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu used for?

Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu is commonly used for:

  • Temporarily relieves these symptoms occurring with a cold or flu:
    • Cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation
    • Nasal congestion
    • Sinus congestion and pressure
    • Minor aches and pains
    • Sore throat
    • Headache
  • Temporarily reduces fever.
  • Helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to drain bronchial tubes and make coughs more productive.

How should I take Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu?

Do not take more than 6 doses in any 24-hour period. Do not exceed recommended dosage. Taking more than the recommended dose (overdose) may cause serious liver damage.

Measure only with dosing cup provided. Keep dosing cup with product. This adult product is not intended for use in children under 12 years of age.

How do I store Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu?

Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Allergy alert: acetaminophen may cause severe skin reactions. Symptoms may include:

  • Skin reddening
  • Blisters
  • Rash

If a skin reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

If sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly.

Do not use

  • if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson’s disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.
  • with any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen ask a doctor or pharmacist.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu?

Stop use and ask a doctor if:

  • You get nervous, dizzy, or sleepless.
  • Pain, cough, or nasal congestion gets worse or lasts more than 7 days.
  • Fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days.
  • Redness or swelling is present.
  • New symptoms occur.
  • Cough comes back or occurs with rash or headache that lasts. These could be signs of a serious condition.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu?

Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu?

Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu?

Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu.

What is the dose of Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu for an adult?

The recommended dose is 20 ml every 4 hours.

What is the dose of Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu for a child?

Children 12 years and over: The recommended dose is 20 ml every 4 hours.

Children under 12 years: do not use.

How is Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu available?

Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Liquid

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Robitussin® Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold Flu, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: June 26, 2017 | Last Modified: June 26, 2017

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