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Dextromethorphan vs. Expectorant for Cough

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Dextromethorphan

OTC
/ 8,167 posts
Other Names: Robitussin   Cough Suppressant   Delsym   Dexalone   Benylin

Expectorant

OTC
/ 7,819 posts
Other Names: Guaifenesin   Mucinex   Robitussin   Cough Syrup   Tussin
Rating: 0.5 out of 5
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Dextromethorphan (DXM or DM) is an antitussive (cough suppressant) drug. It is one of the active ingredients in many Over-the-counter drug common cold and cough medicines, such as Robitussin, NyQuil, Dimetapp, Vicks, Coricidin, Delsym, and ot... Read more on Wikipedia
Mucokinetics are a class of drugs which aid in the clearance of mucous from the airways, lungs, bronchi, and Vertebrate trachea. Such drugs can be further categorized by their mechanism of action.* expectorants* mucolytic agents* wetting agents / hypovi... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Dextromethorphan vs. Expectorant

195 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
guaifenesin (expectorant) is usually effective for a wet...
...you tried? A combination of dextromethorphan (a cough suppressant) and guaifenesin (expectorant) is usually effective for a wet cough....
(the expectorant) isn't terribly effective unless you...
...And, honestly, Guaifenesin (the expectorant) isn't terribly effective unless you consume ...only a couple plain dextromethorphan-containing products out there.   I like Delsym if you're just...
also includes Dextromethorphan, which helps to suppress the...
...ingredients include Guaifenesin, which is an expectorant. The DM version of the product also includes Dextromethorphan, which helps to suppress the cough....
is an expectorant using Dextromethorphan. I don't know the...
...Bexin. I understand it is an expectorant using Dextromethorphan. I don't know the details,...
when taking dextromethorphan or guaifenisen (expectorant...
...I have been dealing with a cold for about ten days now. I was wondering if anyone has noticed symptoms getting worse when taking dextromethorphan or guaifenisen (expectorant and...
is an expectorant with cough supressant....
Robitussin DM (guaifenesin with dextromethorphan) is an expectorant with cough supressant. Guaifenesin is an L2 Dextromethorphan is an L1 These meds don't dry up milk...
Dextromethorphan is an anti-tussive (it will help stiffle...
...Guaifenesin is a mucus thinner also known as an expectorant. Dextromethorphan is an anti-tussive (it will help stiffle the need to cough) and Phenylephrine is...
guaiphenesin, an expectorant which helps bring up phlegm,...
...actives in cough medicines are guaiphenesin, an expectorant which helps bring up phlegm, and dextromethorphan which sends signals to the ...have loved to have had a cough suppressant during...
you can take an expectorant (like guaciinfine sp?) and...
...comfort measure you can take an expectorant (like guaciinfine sp?) and a cough suppressant like Delsym (dextromethorphan). If you see a doctor...
your mention of taking expectorant cough medicine to help...
...help thin cervical mucus. You have to make sure it contains only guaifenesin right? It shouldn't contain dextromethorphan as that can cause birth defects. I just wanted to clarify that. I had...
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