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Robitussin Dietary Supplement FAQs
Yes, Robitussin Naturals Cough Relief liquid is crafted with ivy leaf to relieve occasional cough associated with hoarseness, dry throat and irritants and help clear mucus when coughing.* Naturals Cough Relief + Immune Health liquid is made with ivy leaf to relieve occasional cough associated with hoarseness, dry throat and irritant, plus zinc to support a healthy immune system.* They are both drug and alcohol-free and contain True Source Certified Honey. Also, available in Gummies.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Currently there are no over the counter medicines specifically indicated or approved for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19. Where appropriate, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) do advise appropriate use of over-the-counter medicines to alleviate mild symptoms of COVID-19. These may include cough, fever, headache, runny nose, congestion and sore throat pain.
While Robitussin products are indicated for relief of the aforementioned symptoms, Robitussin products are not specifically indicated for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19. COVID-19 is caused by a specific coronavirus, belonging to a group of viruses which can also result in less serious cold and flu-like illnesses. Because of this, some of the milder symptoms may be common to both COVID-19 and cold or flu and may be similarly relieved by over-the-counter cold and flu remedies such as Robitussin. The Robitussin family of products contain several active ingredients which are commonly used to treat symptoms of respiratory viral infections.
Robitussin products should always be used only as directed. If you have questions or concerns about your symptoms or COVID-19, please discuss with your healthcare professional. You can also visit the CDC website for helpful information by visiting the link https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
People with COVID-19 report a wide range of symptoms, from mild symptoms to severe illness. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. These symptoms include, but are not limited to cough, fever, headache, runny nose, congestion and sore throat pain. Many of these symptoms may be reported by people with COVID-19. Not all people exposed to the virus will show or feel symptoms.
The CDC advises self-care for COVID-19 sufferers with milder symptoms, this includes getting rest, staying hydrated and taking over-the-counter medicines such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen to feel better. If you have further questions about your symptoms or COVID-19, please discuss with your healthcare professional. You can also visit the CDC website for more helpful information. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
The flu and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses caused by different viruses. Flu is caused by being infected with influenza viruses (A, B, and C), while COVID-19 is caused by being infected with a novel coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are very similar i.e. fever, fatigue, cough, body aches making it hard to tell the difference based on symptom presentation alone. Testing may be required to make a diagnosis.
Although flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, they also have some key differences. More severe symptoms such as very high fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, vomiting and diarrhea are not classic symptoms of flu, but may be associated with COVID-19. COVID-19 can be particularly severe in people with pre-existing illness or risk factors. While more is learned every day, there is still a lot that is unknown about COVID-19 and the virus that causes it. The differences in symptoms listed above is not an exhaustive list of all possible symptoms that may occur. If you have further questions or concerns about your symptoms or COVID-19, please discuss with your healthcare professional. You can also visit the CDC website for more helpful information by clicking the link https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/flu-vs-covid19.htm#table
COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets, typically when an infected individual coughs, talks or sneezes. The best way to protect yourself and others is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Important to note that asymptomatic people can also spread the virus. The CDC recommends key precautions;
o get the COVID-19 Vaccine and booster as applicable
o frequent hand washing with soap and water
o using a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol when soap and water is not available
o avoiding close contact with people who are sick
o give a 6 feet distance whenever possible, especially with people living outside of your household
o covering your mouth and nose with a mask when around others
o covering coughs and sneezes
o avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands
· cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily
The CDC also recommends getting a flu vaccine to reduce the risk of flu illness and subsequent complications. It can also help save healthcare resources for the care of COVID-19 patients.
Closely monitoring your health. If you have further questions about how to prevent getting sick, please discuss with your healthcare professional. You can also visit the CDC website for more helpful information. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
The common cold and COVID-19 are both respiratory viral infections. The common cold is the broad term used for a respiratory viral infection resulting in a self-limiting illness with generally mild symptoms.The predominant cause of the common cold is the rhinovirus, but some coronaviruses can also cause the common cold. COVID-19 is caused by being infected with a novel coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Some symptoms occur in both the common cold and COVID-19 (such as cough, fever, runny nose or congestion), but there are key differences. More severe symptoms such as very high fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, vomiting and diarrhea are not classic symptoms of the common cold, but may be associated with COVID-19. COVID-19 can be particularly severe in people with pre-existing illness or risk factors. If you have further questions about your symptoms or COVID-19, please discuss with your healthcare professional. You can also visit the CDC website for more helpful information. https://www.cdc.gov/features/rhinoviruses/index.html
The CDC recommends all people 2 years of age and older to wear a mask in public settings to prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people. The mask serves as a simple barrier to source control respiratory droplets when the person wearing it coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. COVID-19 spreads mainly among people in close contact with one another so the use of masks is particularly important in settings where social distancing (about 6 feet) is difficult to maintain.
For more information on mask effectiveness and who should wear one, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html#evidence-effectiveness.
The best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 is to stay at home and minimize your exposure to public settings. If you do travel, the CDC advises appropriate steps to protect yourself and others:
- Wear a mask
- Avoid close contact by staying at least 6 feet apart from anyone who is not from your household
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol)
- Avoid contact with anyone who is sick
- Avoid touching your face
Do not travel if you are sick or have been around someone who has been sick in the past 14 days. Some state, local, and territorial governments have testing, stay-at-home, or quarantine requirements for those who have recently traveled. Check local public health websites for information on requirements before you travel. For more information on traveling, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Ftravelers%2Ftravel-in-the-us.html.
If you’re hosting or attending a gathering, take appropriate measures to best protect yourself and others:
- Do not host or attend a social gathering if you are sick or have had close contact with someone who is sick.
- Remind guests to stay home if they are sick
- Keep events outdoor when possible. If outdoors is not feasible, make sure the space is well ventilated.
- Limit the number of attendees so that safe social distancing (at least 6 feet) can be maintained between people not from the same household
- Wear masks when less than 6 feet apart or indoors.
- Wash hands frequently or use hand sanitizer
- Limit the number of people cooking, serving food, or in food preparation areas.
- Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces and any shared items between uses.
States and localities have varying rules, regulations and laws regarding events and gatherings. Check local health sites for restrictions and guidance. For additional measures or information on social gatherings, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
The virus that causes COVID-19 is believed to spread mostly from respiratory droplets between people in close contact with one another (less than 6 feet). These droplets or small particles are produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes.
It is also possible that the droplets can land on surfaces, be touched by a person who then touches their own face. This is not thought to be the main way the virus transmits.
For more information about the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-covid-spreads.html
The CDC suggests the risk of getting COVID-19 from eating or handling food is very low. While it is possible for a person to get COVID-19 by touching a surface that has the virus on it and then touching their own face, coronaviruses are believed to primarily be transmitted from person to person through respiratory droplets.
Currently, there is no evidence that food is associated with the virus that causes COVID-19. This includes packaged food, food cooked at home, and food served at restaurants.
To learn more about how to protect yourself while dining, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/food-and-COVID-19.html.
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms- testing/symptoms.html (Accessed: 18 November 2022)
Robitussin Products FAQs
Medicine is given an expiration date to assure quality of product. It’s important always to read the expiration date on your Robitussin carton and on the bottle label. It’s not recommended you use medicine beyond its expiration date.
To find the right relief for your symptoms, try our Robitussin Relief Finder. Always be sure to read and follow label directions and consult your doctor with any questions.
As with any medicine, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of a health professional before using Robitussin products.
You should consult with your doctor to answer any specific concerns with your condition.
Robitussin wants to help you protect your teenagers and young adults from the dangers of over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicine abuse. Click here to learn more about potential medicine abuse.
All Robitussin products contain child-resistant packaging, however, it’s important to keep all medications out of sight and reach of children at all times.
Here are a few simple steps can help:
- Make sure you store medicine in a locked cabinet out of the sight and reach of your children.
- Never leave your medicine sitting out or in sight or within reach.
- Get rid of your old medicine in a way that your child cannot reach it.
- Teach your children that Robitussin is medicine– not candy.
We recognize that some consumers are looking for products where less is more. That’s why we have verified that Robitussin Naturals are made without ingredients that are genetically engineered (non-GMO). The products verified as non-GMO are as follows:
Robitussin Naturals Cough Relief Syrup
Robitussin Naturals Cough Relief Gummies
Robitussin Naturals Cough Relief + Immune Health Syrup
Robitussin Naturals Cough Relief + Immune Health Gummies
Children's Robitussin Naturals Cough Relief Syrup
Children's Robitussin Naturals Cough Relief Gummies
Children's Robitussin Naturals Cough Relief + Immune Health Syrup
Children's Robitussin Naturals Cough Relief + Immune Health Gummies
When we refer to “GMO” (otherwise known as “genetically modified organism”), we mean an organism that was modified through genetic engineering, or other scientific means, that alters its natural state to one that could not have occurred naturally.
It is important to note, there is currently no official U.S. federal non-GMO definition. We’ve based our non-GMO standard on a careful evaluation of FDA guidance documents, existing and proposed standards from within and outside the US and, standards set by independent organizations.
Our non-GMO standard requires sourcing non-GMO by origin ingredients for our verified products. This means we use an original seed source that is conventionally grown (not genetically engineered) for our ingredients. Our verification is based upon a thorough evaluation of supplier documentation confirming the non-GMO status of the ingredients that make up our products.
Non-GMO by IP refers to non-GMO by Identity Preservation. This requires practices and processes for controlling contamination from at-risk GMO inputs and ingredients. While non-GMO by IP is acceptable for our standards, it is not required.
PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) testing is a method of detecting genetic material in products. A PCR(-) finding alone is not sufficient to ensure that a product is non-GMO. In certain cases, testing may be used as a verification tool.
We allow for the use of fermented ingredients or processing aids that are genetically engineered, as long as the genetic material from the processing aid is removed from the finished ingredient and is not present in the final product.
You can use your HSA and FSA tax-preferred savings account to purchase certain OTC products including Robitussin. The passage of the CARES Act by Congress includes provisions to restore OTC eligibility under tax-preferred HSA and FSA accounts. Your plan details may vary, so save your receipt and check with your benefits or health provider for eligibility.
All our Robitussin Naturals are crafted from natural ingredients like English Ivy Leaf Extract and Ture Source Certified Honey. Our line also includes a few purposefully selected non-naturally derived ingredients. Here is what we mean.
“Natural” ingredients come directly from a plant, animal or mineral found in nature and have been minimally processed to purify them. “Non-naturally derived” or synthetic ingredients are processed in a laboratory rather than sourced from nature.
All our Robitussin Naturals are crafted from natural ingredients like English Ivy Leaf Extract and True Source Certified Honey. Our line also includes a few purposefully selected synthetic (also known as non-naturally derived) ingredients.
- non-naturally derived for Adults and Children include vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps support a healthy immune system.*
- non-naturally derived for Adults and Children include zinc, an antioxidant that helps support a healthy immune system.*
Learn more about “natural” and “non-naturally derived” ingredients here.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.