ROBITUSSIN DRY COUGH MEDICINE

Active substance: DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE

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ITEM NUMBER: PAA046486
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PAA046486

DRY COUGH
MEDICINE

Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide
7.5 mg per 5 ml

Liquid for Oral Administration

Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you will still need to use this medicine
carefully to get the best results from it.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
- You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 7 days.
- If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effect not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine
3. How to take Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine
6. Further information
1. What Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine is and what it is used for
The active ingredient dextromethorphan belongs to a group of medicines called cough suppressants
that work by providing relief from persistent dry irritant coughs.
2. Before you take Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine
Do not take this medicine if:
- You are allergic (hypersensitive) to dextromethorphan hydrobromide or any of the other
ingredients in this medicine.
- You are currently taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), used to treat
depression and Parkinson's disease or have taken this medicine in the last 14 days.
- You are currently taking a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), used to treat depression
and anxiety or have taken this medicine in the last 14 days.
- You are currently taking any other medication for depression, psychiatric, or emotional
conditions, or Parkinson's disease or have done so in the last 14 days.
Take special care and talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if:
- You have had a cough for a long time or if you have asthma or suffer from serious asthma attacks,
or if your cough is accompanied by a fever, rash, or persistent headache.
- You have liver problems.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Driving and using machines
The medicine can affect your ability to drive as it may make you sleepy or dizzy.
- Do not drive while taking this medicine until you know how it affects you.
- It may be an offence to drive when taking this medicine.
- However, you would not be committing an offence if:
• The medicine has been taken to treat a medical problem and
• You have taken it according to the information provided with the medicine and
• It was not affecting your ability to drive safely
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure whether it is safe for you to drive while taking
this medicine.
Details regarding a new driving offence concerning driving after drugs have been taken in the UK may
be found here: https://www.gov.uk/drug-driving-law
Taking other medicines
Do not take if you are taking any of the following medicines, or have done so in the last 14 days:
- A prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), used to treat depression and Parkinson's disease.
- A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), used to treat depression and anxiety.
- Any other medication for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson’s disease.
If you are not sure if your prescription medicine contains one of these drugs, ask a doctor or
pharmacist before taking this product.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are:
- Taking Quinidine or Amiodarone, which are both used to treat some heart conditions.
Important information about some of the ingredients of this medicine:
- This medicine contains amaranth (E123), which may cause allergic reactions.
- If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your
doctor before taking this medicine as it contains sorbitol and maltitol.

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This medicinal product contains 2.5 % v/v alcohol (ethanol) (196 mg per 10 ml dose).
This is equivalent to approximately 2 ml wine per dose which can be harmful for those suffering
from alcoholism and should be taken into account if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have
liver disease or epilepsy.

3. How to take Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine
For oral use only.
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years: Take 10 ml up to four times daily, as required.
Children under 12 years: Do not use.
Use the dosing cup provided with the pack.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Stop using this medicine and ask a healthcare professional if you have had a cough for more
than 7 days or if you have any other symptoms which might be related to your cough, for example
fever, rash or persistent headache.
If you take more medicine than you should:
If you take too much of this medicine, consult your doctor or hospital immediately.
Bring any remaining medicine with you to show the doctor.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody
gets them. Side effects with dextromethorphan hydrobromide are rare. However, susceptible
individuals may experience unwanted side effects.
If any of the side effects gets serious or you experience any other side effects, STOP taking this
medicine immediately and consult your doctor:
- Allergic reactions. Symptoms could include itchy skin or rashes, difficulty breathing, faster heart
rate, swelling of the face or the throat.
- Stomach upset.
- Dizziness.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme
at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.
5. How to store Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine
- Do not use this medicine after the expiry date shown on the top end of the carton.
- Store below 25°C.
- Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
6. Further information
What Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine contains:
Each 5 ml contains 7.5 mg of the active substance dextromethorphan hydrobromide.
Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine also contains: Glycerol, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose,
sodium benzoate, disodium edetate, maltitol (E965), ethanol, citric acid anhydrous, amaranth (E123),
caramel (E150), levomenthol, cherry/grenadine flavour, sorbitol solution 70%, sodium cyclamate,
acesulfame potassium salt, purified water.
Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine is a liquid, supplied in a 100 ml bottle or 250 ml bottle.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Who makes and supplies this medicine:
The Marketing Authorisation holder for Robitussin Dry Cough Medicine is:
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Ltd, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9NJ, UK.
The dosing cup is manufactured by:
Humphrey Cosburn Plastics, 89 Union Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6N 3N2, Canada.
The EU Authorised Representative is: Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Ltd.
This medicine is manufactured by:
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, New Lane, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 2NG, United Kingdom.
Or
Wyeth Lederle S.r.l., Via Nettunese 90, 04011 Aprilia (LT) Italy.
If you have any queries, comments about this medicine or require information in large print, tape or
CD please contact the Careline by phone or write to:
Careline, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Ltd, Walton Oaks, Surrey, KT20 7NS, UK.
or carelineUK@pfizer.com
Leaflet prepared: March 2014
PL Number: 00165/0100
MA111/00402
PAA046486

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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