Antitussive/Decongestant/Expectorant Combos

Reviewed on 9/17/2021

HOW DO ANTITUSSIVE/DECONGESTANT/EXPECTORANT COMBOS WORK?

Antitussive/decongestant/expectorant combos are over-the-counter medicines used for temporary relief of:

Antitussives suppress cough by suppressing the cough center in the brain.

Decongestants work in the following ways:

Expectorants help thin and loosen congestion in the chest and throat, making it easier to cough up the mucus.

HOW ARE ANTITUSSIVE/DECONGESTANT/EXPECTORANT COMBOS USED?

Antitussive/decongestant/expectorant combos are over-the-counter medicines used for temporary relief of:

  • congestion
  • cough
  • bronchial irritation

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF ANTITUSSIVE/DECONGESTANT/EXPECTORANT COMBOS?

Side effects of antitussives/decongestant/expectorant combos may include:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

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WHAT ARE DRUG NAMES OF ANTITUSSIVE/DECONGESTANT/EXPECTORANT COMBOS?

Generic and brand names of antitussive/decongestant/expectorant combos include:

  • Broncotron-D Suspension
  • Capmist DM Tablets
  • Children's Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold
  • Children's Robitussin Cough & Cold CF
  • Deconex DMX Tablets
  • Dextromethorphan/phenylephrine/guaifenesin
  • Dextromethorphan/pseudoephedrine/guaifenesin
  • ExeFen DMX Tablets
  • Mucinex Fast-Max Severe Congestion & Cough
  • Q-Tussin CF Liquid
  • Robafen CF Liquid
  • Robitussin Peak Cold Maximum Strength Multi-Symptom Cold
  • Robitussin Peak Cold Multi-Symptom Cold
References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/antitussive-decongestant-expectorant-combos

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