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ROBITUSSIN CHESTY COUGH MEDICINE

Active substance(s): GUAIPHENESIN

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PAA058898
PAA046511

CHESTY COUGH

Guaifenesin 100 mg per 5 ml
Liquid for Oral Administration

MEDICINE

Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you 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 get 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 Chesty Cough Medicine is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine
3. How to take Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine
6. Further information
1. What Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine is and what it is used for
This medicine contains the active ingredient guaifenesin. This belongs to a group of medicines called
cough expectorants that work by changing an unproductive cough to a cough that is more productive
and less frequent.
2. Before you take Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine
Do not take this medicine if:
- You are allergic (hypersensitive) to guaifenesin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
(see section 6 for ingredient list).
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if:
- You have had a cough for a long time or if you have asthma or are suffering from an asthma attack.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding:
Please talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Important information about some of the ingredients in this medicine:
- 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.
- This medicinal product contains 2.7 % v/v alcohol (ethanol) (214 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. This will have no or negligible influence on your ability to drive.
3. How to take Robitussin Chesty 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. No more than four doses should be taken in any 24 hours.
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, persistent headache or shortness of breath.
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.
If you forget to take your medicine:
Take a dose when you need to, provided the last dose was taken at least 4 hours ago.
Do not take a double dose to make up for the one you have missed.

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4. Possible side effects
This medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Side effects with
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- Do not use this medicine after the expiry date shown on the top end of the carton.
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What Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine contains:
6.
Further
information
Each
5 ml contains
100 mg of the active substance guaifenesin.
What Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine contains:
Robitussin
Chesty
also
contains:
Glycerol,
Carmellose Sodium, Sodium Benzoate
Each
5 ml contains
100Cough
mg of the
active
substance
guaifenesin.
(E211), Sodium Cyclamate, Ethanol, Levomenthol, Maltitol (E965), Sorbitol Solution (70%), Natural
Robitussin
Chesty
Cough
also contains:
CarmellosePotassium,
Sodium, Sodium
Benzoate
Cherry Flavour,
Citric Acid
Anhydrous,
CaramelGlycerol,
(E150), Acesulfame
Purified
Water.
(E211), Sodium Cyclamate, Ethanol, Levomenthol, Maltitol (E965), Sorbitol Solution (70%), Natural
Robitussin
Chesty
Cough
is aCaramel
liquid, supplied
in a 100 ml bottle
or 250Purified
ml bottle.
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Flavour,
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AcidMedicine
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Water.
Not all pack sizes maybe marketed.
Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine is a liquid, supplied in a 100 ml bottle or 250 ml bottle.
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The Marketing Authorisation holder for Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine is:
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suppliesLtd,
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medicine:
Pfizer makes
Consumer
Road, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9NJ, UK.
The Marketing Authorisation holder for Robitussin Chesty Cough Medicine is:
The dosing
cupHealthcare
is manufactured
by: Road, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9NJ, UK.
Pfizer
Consumer
Ltd, Ramsgate
Humphrey Cosburn Plastics, 89 Union Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6N 3N2, Canada.
The dosing cup is manufactured by:
The EU Authorised
Representative
is: Pfizer
Consumer
Humphrey
Cosburn Plastics,
89 Union Street,
Toronto,
Ontario,Healthcare
M6N 3N2,Ltd.
Canada.
This EU
medicine
is manufactured
by: is: Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Ltd.
The
Authorised
Representative
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, New Lane, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 2NG, United Kingdom.
This
Or: medicine is manufactured by:
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals,
New Lane, 90,
Havant,
Hampshire,
Lederle S.r.l., Via Nettunese
04011
Aprilia (LT)PO9
Italy.2NG, United Kingdom.
Or:
If you have
any S.r.l.,
queries,
this medicine
or Italy.
require information in large print,
Wyeth
Lederle
Via comments
Nettunese about
90, 04011
Aprilia (LT)
tape or CD please contact the Careline by phone or write to:
If you havePfizer
any queries,
comments
about
Careline,
Consumer
Healthcare
Ltd,this medicine or require information in large print,
tape or CD
please
contact
Careline
Walton
Oaks,
Surrey,
KT20the
7NS,
UK. by phone or write to:
Careline,
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Ltd,
or
carelineUK@pfizer.com
Walton Oaks, Surrey, KT20 7NS, UK.
or carelineUK@pfizer.com

Leaflet prepared: February
April 20152014
PL 00165/0097
Leaflet prepared: February 2014
MA111/00403
PL 00165/0097
MA111/00403
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