What Are You Struggling With?

Guaifenesin (Robitussin)

What is the Generic Name for Robitussin?


What is the Trade Name for Guaifenesin?


What are the Indications of Guaifenesin (Robitussin)?

  • Cough suppression
  • Expectorant

What are the Actions of Guaifenesin (Robitussin)?

Decreases viscosity of and mobilizes secretions

What is the Therapeutic Class of Guaifenesin (Robitussin)?

Allergy, cold and cough remedies, expectorant

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Guaifenesin (Robitussin)?


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Date Published - May 8, 2015
Date Modified - Jun 10, 2016

Jon Haws RN

Written by Jon Haws RN

Jon Haws RN began his nursing career at a Level I Trauma ICU in DFW working as a code team nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor. Frustrated with the nursing education process, Jon started NRSNG in 2014 with a desire to provide tools and confidence to nursing students around the globe. When he's not busting out content for NRSNG, Jon enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife.