guaifenesin and dextromethorphan hydrobromide (Robitussin and Mucinex Formulas)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

What is Mucinex DM?

Guaifenesin/dextromethorphan is a combination medication that is an expectorant and cough suppressant.

What brand names are available for Mucinex DM?

  • Robitussin DM Maximum Strength (liquid),
  • Robitussin DM Maximum Strength (capsules),
  • Mucinex DM,
  • Mucinex DM Maximum Strength,
  • Mucinex Fast-Max DM

Is Mucinex DM available as a generic drug?

Yes

Do I need a prescription for Mucinex DM?

No

Why is Mucinex DM prescribed to patients?

Guaifenesin and dextromethorphan temporarily relieve cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritations that are associated with cold. Guaifenesin/dextromethorphan also help loosen mucus and thin bronchial secretions.

What are the side effects of Mucinex DM?

Side effects of guaifenesin and dextromethorphan are:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/1/2016

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