Best Robitussin Alternative

$6.00

Cabinet Cough Relief is the best multi-symptom alternative to Robitussin DM that you’ll ever find. Contains a unique blend of expectorant ingredients that work to provide effective cough relief that stems from minor throat and bronchial irritation brought on by colds.

 

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Active Ingredients (in each softgel):

Dextromethorphan HBR 15mg (Cough Suppressant) 

Inactive Ingredients:

FD&C Red No. 40, gelatin, glycerin, polyethylene glycol 400, propylene glycol, povidone, sorbitol sorbitan solution, titanium dioxide. 

Expert Advice

Cabinet Cough Relief is an over-the-counter (OTC) medication that works to combat symptoms that stem from either the cold, bronchial irritation, or minor throat infections. This medication contains a powerful dose of Dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant, and chest congestion DM that helps you keep cough fits at bay. That said, while its composition is best suited to suppress coughs, you can also use it to find relief from other cold symptoms. Put an end to annoying cough fits with a solution that works. That said, please be guided by the directions and instructions pertaining to the use of this cough medicine that are located on the ingredient packaging. This includes respecting the maximum dosage specified as well as the age limits indicated. What’s more, please pay special attention to the warnings that appear on the packaging instructions, both with regard to medication that you may be taking while using this product as well as any possible side effects that may occur. If you do intend to use Cabinet Cough Relief in conjunction with other medications, please consult your doctor. Failure to do so may result in a series of medical complications that you’d do best to avoid. If you have any doubts, queries, or concerns about using this medication, seek medical attention before you consume it. For any information related to the FDA or USP, feel free to consult your doctor. Depending on the pharmacy you visit, you may also get free samples. If that is the case, please find out whether those samples contain anhydrous citric acid, sodium benzoate, or sodium citrate. 

Dr. Vandana Patel

MD, FCCP

Internal and pulmonary medicine expert with 30 years of experience with critical care medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you take Cabinet Cough Relief while breastfeeding?

If you are breastfeeding or expecting to breastfeed, please consult a doctor or health care professional before using Cabinet Cough Relief. While this medication is not typically dangerous for women who are breastfeeding, it is always best to confer with a medical professional. After examining you, the doctor may advise you not to use this cough syrup while breastfeeding. Similarly, you may be cautioned to wait for a set period of time after the last day you’ve consumed this medication before you can begin breastfeeding. In any case, it is highly recommended that you follow the advice of the doctor, as failure to do so can result in serious medical complications. That said, if your doctor determines that you can use this medication while breastfeeding, please ensure that you respect the maximum daily dosage indicated on the packaging.

How many hours between Cabinet Cough Relief pills?

Each time you are about to consume Cabinet Cough Relief, please double-check and triple-check the dosage indicated in the packaging as well as the directions for its use. This is all the more important if you intend to use this medication along with other health supplements or medications. In such cases, it is easy to confuse directions for the use of medication because you are using multiple pills at a given point in time. What’s more, also be sure to respect the age limits that restrict the use of this medication. Adults and children over the age of twelve (12) are permitted to consume Cabinet Cough Relief. In such cases, take two softgels every six (6) to eight (8) hours based on your needs. That said, under no circumstances should you consume more than eight (8) softgels in a day. In case of overdose, please contact a Poison Control Center immediately. In the event that you cannot get in touch with a Poison Control Center, please seek medical help as soon as humanly possible. This is an adult product. Therefore, children under the age of twelve (12) are not allowed to consume this product. Consequently, keep out of reach of children who fall within that age-group. 

Should you take Cabinet Cough Relief regularly or when needed?

When using Cabinet Cough Relief, you are advised to use your discretion when determining the number of softgels that you should consume at a given point in time. While the maximum number of softgels is eight (8), you are not obligated to take eight (8) softgels in a day. You should take dosages that correspond to your specific needs. In other words, the number of softgels that you would take if you had a minor cough irritation would be less than those you’d consume if you had to suppress a more violent coughing fit. Like most expectorants such as guaifenesin, Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough, Robitussin Adult Maximum, and Robitussin Cough Syrup, Cabinet Cough Relief works to provide chest congestion DM max relief in a short time. Therefore, you should use discretion when determining the number of softgels that you should consume. That said, at no point should your discretion lead you to surpass the maximum number of softgels that can be taken within a 24-hour period. Once again, in case of overdose, please contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

What happens if you drink while using Cabinet Cough Relief?

Cabinet Cough Relief should not be consumed with alcohol. This medication contains strong traces of Dextromethorphan. This ingredient is known to have a depressant effect on the brain. Alcohol as well, as it is has a tendency to slow down the mind, make you sluggish, blur vision, and reduce productivity. Consequently, if you were to mix it with alcohol, you may end up exacerbating the effects of alcohol and causing serious neurological damage. What’s more, you may end up experiencing side effects such as prolonged vomiting, persistent hour coughs, severe nausea, chest congestion, breathing problems, and more. Therefore, it is in your best interest not to consume alcohol while using Cabinet Cough Relief. Instead, you are recommended to take softgels with a glass of water. Because Cabinet Cough Relief is a softgel, there is no need to use a dosing cup, nor do you need to measure fl oz when using this medication. Simply pour a glass of water and consume the dosage marked on the package.

Should I see my doctor before I use Cabinet Cough Relief?

Cabinet Cough Relief is an over-the-counter drug. Consequently, unlike prescription drugs, you do not need authorization from a doctor to purchase or acquire this medication as you can simply go to a local pharmacy or drugstore to get it. That said, prior to using this Cabinet Cough Relief, it is advised that you check with a doctor to determine whether this is the right solution for you. If you suffer from a cough that brings up copious amounts of phlegm or mucus or is chronic (as is the case with smokers or people who suffer from asthma or emphysema), then you should see a doctor. In no case should you consume Cabinet Cough Relief if you take any medication with prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). This is a drug that is used to treat Parkinson’s disease, psychiatric or emotional conditions, depression, and other psychological illnesses). Similarly, if you do consume MAOI drugs, after your last dosage, you should wait at least two (2) weeks before consuming Cabinet Cough Relief. If you are not sure whether the medication you take contains MAOI, then please consult a health professional before using Cabinet Cough Relief. 

What happens if my symptoms do not improve with Cabinet Cough Relief?

Cabinet Cough Relief is designed to provide quick, temporary relief from coughs. That said, if after seven (7) days there is no improvement with your symptoms, you should see a doctor at the earliest. Similarly, if you have a recurring cough, you should also seek medical advice. What’s more, if you notice any new symptoms after using Cabinet Cough Relief, such as frequent headaches, rash, or fever, this may be an indication of a serious condition such as chronic bronchitis. In such cases, you are advised to stop using Cabinet Cough Relief and see a doctor. 

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