Robitussin Nasal Decongestant and Expectorant Reviews

Robitussin Nasal Decongestant and Expectorant

1 ratings (1 Epinions review)
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

Take the Medicine and Grab the Tissues. The Green Slime is on it's Way

Dec 16, 2003 (Updated Dec 16, 2003)
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Inexpensive, works on mild congestion.

Cons:You have to take it every four hours.

The Bottom Line: Try this for mild congestion and see if it works. Do not take it at night you will be coughing the whole night through. This does not relieve cough.


The Flu and cold season is here again. I thought when I got older that I would have less colds, not true. There are too many grandchildren around everyday and I get every little present that they bring home to me. There presents are usually gift wrapped in a kiss, and afterwards I find out they are coming down with the sniffles. My colds usually turn into a cough and sinus congestion.

I have a medicine chest full of every conceivable type of cold and cough formulations, along with fever reducers and cough drops and all types for children and adults.

Robitussin Nasal Decongestant and Expectorant or Robitussin PE is one of the standards in this arsenal before I end up at the doctor. I hate going to the doctor so I always put off the inevitable with many doses of different formulations before having to make the dreaded appointment. I don’t practice what I preach to my kids.

Robitussin has been around for a long time and is one of the better-known cough and cold medications.

Ingredients

There are two main ingredients in Robitussin Nasal Decongestant and Expectorant

The first is an Expectorant, Guaifenesin 100 milligrams, it helps to loosen up all the gunk in your lungs and lets you cough it up.

Second is Pseudoephedrine HCl 30 milligrams. Most people know it by its brand name Sudafed. It helps the swelling in the nasal passages and allows that junk to drain, helping with the headache if you have one from your sinuses being stopped up.

Inactive ingredients; taken from the label

citric acid, FD&C red no. 40, flavors, glucose, glycerin, high fructose corn syrup, maltol, menthol, propylene glycol, saccharin sodium, sodium benzoate, water

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Now for the important question, does it work?

It helps at times. If my sinuses are really stopped up and my cough is dry then this is what I use first. If it is a mild cold, this works. I take it every four hours and it does help.

First, I notice my sinuses draining and then I start coughing up that ugly stuff that nightmares are made of, think slime here. After I have used this for two or three doses then I do notice that my chest tightness and dry hacking stop and the coughing starts in earnest. You are getting 60 mg of Pseudoephedrine and 200 mg of Guaifenesin in 10 cc or two teaspoons.

The taste isn’t wild cherry cough drops but I can get it down without gagging. My grandson doesn’t mind the taste and I have no problem getting him to take it. It has its own little dosing cup that has measurements on it so it’s easy to get the right dose for your age. One thing I like about the Robitussin PE is that I can use it for children two years and up. In essence, it is for the whole family. If you have a child younger then two ask your doctor.

Always read the label before taking this medication. There are certain medications and medical conditions that you should not use this formula. Check the label.

I don’t use this at bedtime because if it's working I would be coughing all night. Many people think this is cough syrup but it does not suppress a cough but usually makes you cough. This is a big difference if you have a child who is coughing up phlegm and you want something to enable him/her to sleep.

When I am badly congested this usually does not work, it just isn’t strong enough. If you see it's not helping after a couple of days then see your doctor or try something else. My children call me the medicine guru of the family and always know who to come to if they run out.

This medication does not bring down a fever, so if you have one you will need to take Tylenol or Motrin with it.

An eight-ounce bottle usually gives you 24 doses more if you are dosing children so the price is inexpensive 5.99.

Thank you for reading
Diane
2003





Recommend this product? Yes

Read all comments (3)

Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

Congestac Nasal Decongestant Expectorant Caplets- 24 ct

Congestac Nasal Decongestant Expectorant Caplets- 24 ct

Nasal Decongestant Expectorant Caplets- 24 ctCongestac Decongestant Nasal Expectorant Caplets The minimum expiration date on product:1 year. DESCRIPTI...
American Drug Supply Store

$9.99

FREE Shipping
Mucinex Mucinex Cold - Expectorant & Nasal Decongestant for Kids 4 fl oz Liquid

Mucinex Mucinex Cold - Expectorant & Nasal Decongestant for Kids 4 fl oz Liquid

Mucinex Cold - Expectorant & Nasal Decongestant for Kids 4 fl oz Liquid - Mucinex Cold for Kids relieves nasal congestion while thinning and loosening...
Swanson Health Products

$9.99

+$4.99 shipping
Nasal Decongestant PE Tablets - Model 80786 - Box of 72

Nasal Decongestant PE Tablets - Model 80786 - Box of 72

. Nasal Decongestant PE Tablets - Model 80786 - Box of 72. Manufacturer: Generic Products. Model Number: 80786. Sold by: Box of 72. Categorization: Ph...
Sears
Good Sense Nasal Decongestant PE Non-Drowsy 36 Tabs

Good Sense Nasal Decongestant PE Non-Drowsy 36 Tabs

Nasal Decongestant PE Non-Drowsy 36 Tabs - Maximum-Strength Non-Drowsy Nasal Decongestant PE tablets from Good Sense provide relief from sinus pressur...
Swanson Health Products

$2.79

+$4.99 shipping
SinuFix -0.5% Spray - Nasal Decongestant & Cleansing Mist

SinuFix -0.5% Spray - Nasal Decongestant & Cleansing Mist

For those who suffer occasional chronic sinus pressure, congestion, and/or headache, as well as allergy symptoms. Fast, natural relief of nasal con...
KV Supply

$14.95

FREE Shipping
Afrin 12 Hour Nasal Decongestant Pump Mist, No Drip, 0.5 Fl Oz

Afrin 12 Hour Nasal Decongestant Pump Mist, No Drip, 0.5 Fl Oz

Afrin 12 Hour Nasal Decongestant Pump Mist, No Drip, 0.5 Fl Oz Won't drip down nose or down throat.Fast, Powerful Congestion Relief Number One Brand i...
eBay

$8.49

FREE Shipping
up&up Maximum Strength Nasal Decongestant Non-Drowsy 10 mg Tablets - 72 Count

up&up Maximum Strength Nasal Decongestant Non-Drowsy 10 mg Tablets - 72 Count

Find cold, cough and allergy at Target.com! Compare to sudafed pe nasal decongestant active ingredient. Up&up non-drowsy maximum strength nasal decong...
Target

$4.49

+$5.02 shipping
NaturalCare - SinuFix Nasal Decongestant & Cleansing Mist - 0.5 oz., Sinus Remedies

NaturalCare - SinuFix Nasal Decongestant & Cleansing Mist - 0.5 oz., Sinus Remedies

Natural CareSinuFix Nasal Decongestant & Cleansing Mist(15 ml)Natural Care SinuFix Nasal Decongestant
LuckyVitamin.com

$10.51

+$5.95 shipping
Natural Care SinuFix Nasal Decongestant & Cleansing Mist 0.5 oz Liquid

Natural Care SinuFix Nasal Decongestant & Cleansing Mist 0.5 oz Liquid

SinuFix Nasal Decongestant Cleansing Mist by Natural Care 0.5 oz Liquid Size 0.5 oz. Indications For the temporary soothing relief of nasal congestion...
Sears
Robitussin ACR-832 Humidifier Wick Filter-2 Pack

Robitussin ACR-832 Humidifier Wick Filter-2 Pack

The Robitussin ACR-832 is the correct replacement for the following humidifiers: Robitussin DH-830 Cool Moisture Humidifier Robitussin DH-832 Cool Mo...
FiltersFast.com

$9.99

+$4.50 shipping