Robichem DM Side Effects
Generic Name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin
Note: This document contains side effect information about dextromethorphan / guaifenesin. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Robichem DM.
For the Consumer
Applies to dextromethorphan / guaifenesin: oral capsule, oral liquid, oral packet, oral solution, oral syrup, oral tablet, oral tablet extended release 12 hour
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
What are some other side effects of this drug?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to dextromethorphan/guaifenesin: oral capsule, oral capsule extended release, oral elixir, oral granule, oral liquid, oral suspension extended release, oral tablet, oral tablet extended release
Nervous system side effects of dextromethorphan have included drowsiness and dizziness. Adverse effects, which have occurred at higher doses, include excitation, mental confusion, and opioid like respiratory depression. In some cases of abuse, patients have experienced euphoria, hyperactivity, mania, and auditory and visual hallucinations.[Ref]
Hypersensitivity side effects of dextromethorphan have included fixed-drug eruptions.[Ref]
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.
More about Robichem DM (dextromethorphan / guaifenesin)
- During Pregnancy
- Dosage Information
- Drug Interactions
- Drug class: upper respiratory combinations
- FDA Alerts (3)