Depending on the symptoms, coughs can be categorised into different types. The cough type will determine the most suitable treatment.
A dry cough is “unproductive”, that is, it is not accompanied by mucus or phlegm.
Robitussin Dry Cough Forte is a product that provides long lasting relief for up to 8 hours from dry, irritating and hacking coughs. It contains Dextromethorphan as a cough suppressant that works by decreasing the feeling of needing to cough.
Robitussin Dry Cough Plus is a product that provides long lasting relief for coughs up to 8 hours and targets sore throats and other pain. It contains the cough suppressant Dextromethorphan with Paracetamol.
Chesty coughs can also be referred to as a “productive” or mucus cough. A chesty cough may bring up mucus or phlegm and coughing is a mechanism to help clear the airways of congestion.
Robitussin Chesty Cough Forte is formulated for heavy chesty congestion. It contains expectorant (Guaiphenesin) and mucolytic (Bromhexine hydrochloride) that works by thinning and loosening mucus in the lung and making it easier to expel. These active ingredients are also found in products such as: Robitussin Mucus Relief Double Action.
An in-between cough is a dry irritating cough with just occasional phlegm. The constant coughing can dry the air passage and making the small amount of phlegm hard to move.
Robitussin Cough & Chest Congestion contains both a cough suppressant Dextromethorphan which helps quieten the cough for up to 8 hours and an expectorant Guaiphenesin which helps increase the flow of natural secretions along the lower respiratory tract.
Nasal congestion can be a common symptom of cough, cold & flu. It is usually caused by swelling of the nasal passage to inflamed blood vessels.
Robitussin Chesty Cough & Nasal Congestion PE contains decongestant Phenylepherine and expectorant Guaiphenesin to help clear a chesty cough and stuffy nose.