Cough Relief Refill

30 softgels
Provides control and relief of a frequent cough.
  • Dextromethorphan HBr 15 mg

Compare to Robitussin® CoughGels®

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  • 1 compostable (municipal or industrial) refill pouch including:

    • 30 quality verified Cough Relief softgels, free of allergens, carcinogens and gluten

    • 1 magnetic label for Cough Relief made from 100% recyclable materials

    • Drug facts booklet for Cough Relief

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High quality & 
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Sustainably produced & packaged
Sustainably produced & packaged
Space-saving & refillable bottles
Space-saving & refillable bottles
Compostable & commitment-free refills
Compostable & commitment-free refills

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Frequently Asked Questions


We know how important it is to know what you're putting inside your body. Please visit this link for a PDF of full drug facts for Cabinet Cough Relief.

For those with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance, we know how hard it can be to find safe medications and products you can trust. Cabinet is the first healthcare company to conduct batch-level quality testing through a 3rd party lab for carcinogens, gluten, and purity. This ensures that every batch of medicine that goes to market is high quality and free of harmful ingredients.

Cabinet Cough Relief is certified gluten-free and 100% free from known carcinogens. You can view our 3rd party certificate of analysis at this link.

For the curious consumer: Batch-level testing is not common practice among manufacturers. A great example of the lack of testing in this space is the massive Zanac (randitidine) recall in 2019 and 2020. Manufacturers recalled ranitidine (both brand and generic) after a cancer-causing chemical called N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) was discovered in every medicine lot.

Cabinet Cough Relief, a FDA-approved generic alternative to Robitussin® Long-Acting CoughGels, is a popular over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine used to temporarily relieve cough caused by minor throat and lung irritation that may present with a cold. The active ingredient, dextromethorphan hydrobromide, belongs to a group of medications called antitussives (or cough suppressants). Dextromethorphan is able to cross into the cough center of the brain to suppress the cough reflex.

Good to know: This ingredient only works to suppress cough and does not work to relieve any other pains associated with being sick. Because of this, dextromethorphan is commonly combined with pain relievers and other medicines for overall common cold or flu relief. A great example is Cabinet Daytime Severe Cold & Flu, which contains ingredients that will help relieve aches and pains, sore throat, congestion, mucus, and cough.

Adults and children over the age of 12 can take two (2) capsules every six to eight hours as needed for cough. Do not take more than eight (8) capsules of Cabinet Cough Relief in 24 hours. The effects of dextromethorphan should start to kick in after 30 to 60 minutes.

This product is not approved for pediatric use and is not recommended for children under the age of 12, unless directed by a doctor. Cabinet Cough Relief should be stored away from young children. In the case of an overdose, contact a Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) or seek medical attention immediately.

In addition to its desired effects, dextromethorphan may cause some less desirable side effects. Everyone is different, so some people may experience no side effects at all, others may experience mild side effects, and a small number of people may experience rare or more serious adverse effects.

Some side effects of dextromethorphan include: lightheadedness, drowsiness, dizziness, restlessness, nervousness, nausea or vomiting, and stomach pain. Contact your doctor immediately if you have a bad rash after taking a tablet. Some patients may experiece side effects that are not on this list. Check in with your health care provider if you have questions or experience concerning side effects.

Always check with your doctor or pharmacist prior to taking Cabinet Cough Relief if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients the product contains.

It is important to note that Cabinet Cough Relief is NOT for everyone. Do not use dextromethorphan if you are currently taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or have taken a MAOI in the past two weeks. If you were on a MAO inhibitor before, make sure to wait at least two weeks before taking Cabinet Cough Relief. MAOIs (i.e. isocarboxazid, phenelzine, quinidine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine) are a group of prescription drugs used to treat depression, psychiatric or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease. When dextromethorphan is taken with a MAOI, the body's production of serotonin may be severely increased and cause adverse effects. Elevated serotonin levels can alter body temperature, blood pressure, and behavior. These changes can lead to a life-threatening medical condition called Serotonin Syndrome. If you are unsure if your prescription contains a MAOI, make sure to speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.

Cabinet Cough Relief is generally considered to be one of the safer cold medicines to use while pregnant, and it is not known to affect breast milk in breastfeeding mothers. However, not all people and pregnancies are the same! Make sure to consult with a doctor or healthcare provider before use.

It is recommended to limit or avoid alcohol intake while you are taking Cabinet Cough Relief. The use of dextromethorphan with alcohol can increase certain side effects including dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. This combination may also cause impaired judgment and thinking, similar to being intoxicated. It is important to be aware of the maximum daily dose of Cabinet Cough Relief and to avoid activities that require mental focus such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medicine affects you.

Please speak with your doctor prior to using Cabinet Cough Relief if you have:

  • A cough that presents with significant phlegm (mucus)

  • A lingering (or chronic) cough that is a result of smoking, chronic bronchitis, asthma, or emphysema

Cabinet Cough Relief provides temporary relief of cough. You should stop using this product and seek medical advice from a health care professional if your cough:

  • Lasts for more than seven days

  • Returns after a while

  • Presents with other symptoms such as fever, rash, or headache

These presentations could be signs of a more serious condition or infection.

FAQs and Drug Facts Medically Reviewed by Joanna Tam, Healthcare and Content Manager
33 Reviews
  • Gail N.
    Great product for my chronic cough

    I cough multiple times a day from my asthma and this medication helps calm my cough so I can work

  • DaveSincere
    This is the BEST packaged cough medicine I ever laid my eyes / hands on.

    5/5 Rating Pros Best packaged cough medicine Really works Comes with refills Cons None This is the best packaged cough medicine I've laid my eyes on. It arrived and it looks exquisite. I love the container and how the gels look like caviar eggs. It's quite fascinating. I tried these the first week of getting and I can tell you they work, my cough was suppressed for hours and this was after I came back from NY with drastic climate changes. I approve of this cough relief gels.

  • Christina D.
    They work!

    They took the cough feeling away.

  • Susie W.
    Great concept + good medication!

    I love the idea of a more sustainable medication system and hope that this company is the way of the future. The little container is so cute and I love that you can adhere the magnetic label right to the top. I also love that the pouch the pills come in is compostable. This particular medication has the same active ingredient as Robitussin. I haven't had the need to use it since I received it, but my husband took it before bed at the tail end of his illness and it definitely helped calm his cough and allowed him to get sleep. Unlike others, I actually didn't have trouble opening the bottle and I generally ALWAYS have trouble opening medication bottles!

  • Nanette G.
    These really work!!

    These little pills really stop your cough. I had them sent to me and then other family members. I always get a tickle in my throat that makes me cough. These stop it. They are small and easy to swallow and the price is great. My daughter had a flu but not COVID and she had a lingering cough. These really helped she said.

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