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Q: I've never tried DXM before, but today I decided to head to the drug store in search of some. Along with the classic cherry Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough, they had a new kind I've never heard of before called Robitussin 'Honey Cough'. The back of the box lists the following ingredients:

Active : Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, USP 10 mg.

Inactive : Flavors, Glycerin, Honey, Liquid Glucose, Methylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Purified Water, Sodium Benzoate.

This seems like the perfect alternative for those who can't stand the cherry flavored maximum strength cough syrup. I bought a 4oz. bottle. I'd like to find out if there are any dangers to taking this particular stuff (other than the inherent risks taking DXM involves). I was surprised that I couldn't really find any information on it here or in the DXM FAQ. Maybe it's just new, but still you can see why I'm cautious.

In the FAQ White says,

A: The new Robotussin Honey Cough should be safe in terms of ingredients other than DXM. The main criteria when looking at the label is to make sure that the only Active Ingredient listed is

Asked By : Tom
Answered By : fire
Published Date : 1 / 16 / 2000
Last Edited Date : 9 / 30 / 2004
Question ID : 98


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