Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Babee Cof Syrup
  2. Benylin Pediatric Formula
  3. Childrens Pedia Care
  4. Creomulsion
  5. Creo-Terpin
  6. Delsym
  7. Dexalone
  8. ElixSure Cough Childrens
  9. Father Johns Medicine
  10. Miltuss
  11. Nycoff
  12. Pediacare
  13. Pediacare Long-Acting Cough
  14. Robafen Cough
  15. Robitussin
  16. Silphen DM
  17. Simply Cough
  18. St Joseph
  19. Vicks 44 Cough Relief


Dextromethorphan is used to relieve coughs due to colds or influenza (flu). It should not be used for chronic cough that occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema or when there is an unusually large amount of mucus or phlegm (flem) with the cough.

Dextromethorphan relieves cough by acting directly on the cough center in the brain.

This medicine is available without a prescription.

Do not give any over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicine to a baby or child under 4 years of age. Using these medicines in very young children might cause serious or possibly life-threatening side effects .

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Suspension, Extended Release
  • Solution
  • Tablet
  • Liquid
  • Capsule, Liquid Filled
  • Elixir
  • Syrup