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.
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 expectorants (Guaiphenesin & Bromhexine) 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.