Fast, effective relief from cough and other cold or flu symptoms.
Trusted for over 70 years, Robitussin delivers cough and other cold symptom relief solutions you can count on.
With a wide range of products to suit consumer needs, Robitussin understands the importance of treating cold or flu symptoms with products that the whole family can use confidently. These symptoms include coughs, sneezes, sore throats, chest congestion, itchy eyes and throats, stuffy noses, runny noses, headaches, fever and body aches. Robitussin is available in targeted cough and multi-symptom formulas for both adults and children for day or nighttime usage. In recent years, inspired by the needs of consumers, the brand launched two category enhancing products: Robitussin Honey, the only cough and cold brand* that combines effective cough and multi-symptom relief powered by medicine plus certified real honey. And now, the brand has launched Robitussin Naturals, a 100% drug-free suite of dietary supplement products.
*Among leading cough and cold brands.
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From a tickle in your throat to a dry or wet cough, coughing is a natural thing your body does. Everyone coughs and here’s what that means. Coughing is your body’s way of protecting itself. It essentially is a reflex that keeps airways clear from mucus and irritants such as dust or smoke. One of the main coughing culprits is mucus. Normally, mucus in the body is thin and fluid. It protects and moistens the lining of organs such as the lungs and intestines, and also helps remove bacteria. But when you get sick, your body often produces more mucus, which can get thick and stuck in your lungs and airways. Expectorants in certain Robitussin formulas can thin mucus and loosen it, making it easier for your body to cough it up. Certain Robitussin formulas also contain cough suppressants to keep the cough reflex under control. Prolonged coughing can cause unpleasant side effects, such as chest pain, difficulty sleeping and lightheadedness. Cough suppressants also aid what’s known as “dry cough,” or “unproductive cough,” where no mucus is produced.
The science behind Robitussin
Up to 50% of people suffering from a cold will have a cough.
The active ingredients in different Robitussin products work in several ways to control different types of coughs.
Cough suppressants contain dextromethorphan, which acts on the areas of the brain that trigger the cough reflex. Antitussives such as dextromethorphan provide relief from excessive coughing caused by the common cold.
Expectorants contain guaifenesin, which thins the mucus in the lungs so they are easier to clear by coughing.
Acetaminophen is a pain reliever that blocks the transmission of pain signals to the brain.
Ivy Leaf extract, used in some Robitussin Naturals products relieve occasional cough associated with hoarseness, dry throat and “irritants”*. The chemical compound saponin in ivy leaf extract helps protect the lungs against inhaled pathogens, loosen mucus and relax bronchial muscles.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Robitussin Naturals uses best in nature to relieve coughs‡
Robitussin has provided consumers with health solutions for over 70 years. As consumer preferences shifted to also include natural ingredients, Robitussin began developing innovative, natural solutions for every type of cough. Launched in 2020, Robitussin Naturals are dietary supplements that are powered by the best of nature to relieve occasional coughs, with some that support immune health‡, all while being 100% drug and alcohol free, non-GMO^ and free from artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. Its syrups are made with real, True Source Certified honey that’s ethically and transparently sourced. Even its bottles are made up to 30% from plants.
‡ivy leaf relieves occasional cough associated with hoarseness, dry throat and irritants*; vitamin C in Gummies and Zinc in Syrups support a healthy immune system*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
^for more information on our non-GMO standard visit robitussin.com
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