Delsym 12-Hour Cough Suppressant

Last updated date: January 25, 2020

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 31 expert reviews, the Delsym Delsym 12-Hour Cough Suppressant placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
583 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Compared to most other cough syrup options, the Deslym proves to be one of the easiest on the taste buds.
- Med Consumers
It also uses dextromethorphan to offer cough relief for 12 hours. It is free of sulfites. It’s also alcohol-free.
- Prevention
This is an Extended-Release Suspension meaning it’s released into your system at controlled intervals to ensure you don’t dose off prematurely.
- Serene Prime
What experts didn't like
This is one of the few formulas that can cause insomnia, so if you’re using it for a chronic cough, you should weigh your options.
- Med Consumers
It may make you drowsy especially if you overdose.
- Serene Prime

From The Manufacturer

Delsym® 12 Hour cough medicine works all day or all night to help fight cough. It’s an advanced time-release formula that works by immediately releasing powerful medicine that acts fast, while its extended release medicine provides relief for up to 12 hours.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Buckleys Original Cough Syrup
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 0
2. Zarbee’s Naturals Baby Cough Syrup
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 6
3. Delsym 12-Hour Cough Suppressant
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 3
4. Mommy’s Bliss Organic Baby Cough Syrup
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 4
5. Boiron Chestal Honey Adult Cough Syrup
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 3
6. Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough Syrup
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 3
7. Hyland’s Kids Day and Night Cough Syrup
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 3
8. Nature’s Way ColdCare Kids Cough Syrup
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 2
9. Robitussin Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Syrup
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 1
10. Mucinex Adult Cough Suppressant
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 3

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