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Robitussin

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7  Effectiveness
2  Side Effects
5.9  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 1 Robitussin side effect and 2 Robitussin benefits.

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The generic names of this medication are acetaminophen, dextromethorphan,guaifenesin or pseudoephedrine. Brand names are Robitussin Cold/Cough/Flu and Sudafed Cold.

The active ingredients of this medication are dextromethorphan HB USP and guaifenesin.

Robitussin is being manufactured by Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals.

Mainly used to relieve pain, congestion, cough, throat and airway irritation due to colds, flu, or hay fever.
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Effectiveness of Robitussin by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Robitussin, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 3.4% 88.8% 6.7% 1.1%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 3.4% 95.5% 0% 1.1%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 98.9% 0% 1.1%
Breathing 2.2% 2.2% 69.7% 19.1% 6.7%
Confidence 0% 1.1% 97.8% 0% 1.1%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 4.5% 92.1% 2.2% 1.1%
Digestion 0% 1.1% 96.6% 1.1% 1.1%
Emotional Well-being 0% 1.1% 89.9% 7.9% 1.1%
Energy 2.2% 8.9% 73.3% 13.3% 2.2%
Eyesight 0% 1.1% 97.8% 0% 1.1%
Memory 1.1% 1.1% 96.6% 0% 1.1%
Mental Clarity 0% 3.4% 89.9% 5.6% 1.1%
Pain 0% 3.4% 82% 11.2% 3.4%
Patience 0% 1.1% 94.4% 3.4% 1.1%
Sexual Health 2.2% 1.1% 93.3% 2.2% 1.1%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 98.9% 0% 1.1%
Sleep 1.1% 10% 57.8% 22.2% 8.9%
Stress Level 0% 2.2% 93.3% 3.4% 1.1%
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Commonly Reported Robitussin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Cold Symptoms 93.3% 6.7% 0% 0% 0%
Appetite Loss 90% 0% 0% 10% 0%
Headache 98.9% 1.1% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 88.8% 6.7% 2.2% 2.2% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 95.8% 0% 4.2% 0% 0%
Concentration / Focus Problems 96.6% 3.4% 0% 0% 0%
White Patches in Mouth 90% 0% 10% 0% 0%
Runny Nose 96.4% 3.6% 0% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 78.8% 16.2% 2.5% 2.5% 0%
Nausea 95.5% 3.4% 1.1% 0% 0%
Dizziness 96.6% 1.1% 2.2% 0% 0%
Itching 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Sneezing 96.8% 3.2% 0% 0% 0%
Insomnia 97.3% 1.4% 1.4% 0% 0%
Watery Eyes 94.6% 5.4% 0% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 91.7% 4.2% 4.2% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Robitussin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Anxiety 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 94.4% 0% 0% 5.6% 0%
Numbing Sensation 98.6% 1.4% 0% 0% 0%
Slurred Speech 98.6% 1.4% 0% 0% 0%
Lethargy 98.6% 1.4% 0% 0% 0%
Dehydration / Thirst 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Skin 98.6% 1.4% 0% 0% 0%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 98.6% 1.4% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 98.5% 1.5% 0% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 98.3% 0% 1.7% 0% 0%
Vomiting 98.8% 1.2% 0% 0% 0%
Hallucinations 94.8% 3.4% 0% 0% 1.7%
Out of Body Experiences 98.6% 1.4% 0% 0% 0%
Back Pain 93.8% 6.2% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Excitability 93.3% 6.7% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Robitussin
Since taking Robitussin Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 1.1%
Hallucination 1.1%
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10 Sep 2012 I am just reovering from a chest infection and cough for which I was taking over-the-counter Robitussin about 4 times a day. This evening, my heart started beating twice and then skipping a beat in a regular pattern of three. I felt bad. Walking up and down stairs kicked it back into normal rhythm. I was motivated to Google "arrythmias" where I rapidly discovered that arrythmia is a known side effect of Robitussin. It was scary. I will not be using it again.
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04 Jul 2012 It provided relief but I preferred other medications that were faster.
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27 Feb 2012 although Rubitussin has helped a lot with cough and weezing I have noticed a dramatic drop in my libido and nocturnal erections
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25 Nov 2011 Tastes horrible, moderately effective
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05 Nov 2011 Robitussin works well for coughs, not so much for colds.
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