Menthol Cough Drops vs Robitussin

Menthol Cough Drops
(OTC)
Robitussin
(OTC)
Menthol Cough Drops is a cough & cold medication and a systemic antihistamine.
Robitussin is a mucus relief medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.7
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Cough
2.5
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
644 Discussions
42,559 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cough
#2 for Sore Throat
#3 for Common Cold
#4 for Allergy
#5 for Congestion
#6 for Flu
Menthol Cough Drops is approved for Cough, Sore Throat, Common Cold and Allergy and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cough
#2 for Flu
#3 for Fever
#4 for Congestion
#5 for Headaches
#6 for Bronchitis
Robitussin is approved for Cough and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Men
Addiction
8
Cancer
3
High Blood Pressure
2
Wheezing
2
Depression
1
Watery Eyes
1
Bleeding
1
Contractions
1
COPD
1
Nose Bleeds
1
Rob
Vomiting
5
Nausea
3
Addiction
2
Gagging
1
Drowsiness
1
Hallucinations
1
Dizziness
1
Euphoria
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
High Blood Pressure
1
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3
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Men
Rob
2
1
Wheezing
Men
Rob
2
0
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Men
Rob
1
0
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Men
Rob
1
0
Bleeding
Men
Rob
1
0
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Men
Rob
1
0
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Men
Rob
1
0
Nose Bleeds
Men
Rob
1
0
Vomiting
Rob
Men
5
0
Nausea
Rob
Men
3
0
Addiction
Rob
Men
2
8
Gagging
Rob
Men
1
0
Drowsiness
Rob
Men
1
0
Hallucinations
Rob
Men
1
0
Dizziness
Rob
Men
1
0
Euphoria
Rob
Men
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Rob
Men
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Rob
Men
1
2
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Menthol Cough Drops during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Robitussin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Menthol Cough Drops and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Robitussin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Lozenge
Dosages
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Lozenge:
Liquid: 100 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Guaifenesin/Dextromethorphan Hbr , Diphenhydramine Hcl , Menthol , Dextromethorphan
Guaifenesin, Dextromethorphan, Dextromethorphan Hbr/Phenylephrine/Acetaminophen/Chlorphenir
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Menthol Cough Drops and Robitussin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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