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can i take mucinex dm and benadryl

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Medician Question: This combination could make you very sleepy so be careful - in some cases there could be serious consequenses. See your doctor for more definitive tre ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: It is safe to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm and Diphenhydramine at the same time.
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A female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Tussin DM treats coughs. It may not be helpful for a cold. It contains an expectorant which thins mucous and the DM part which quiets a cough. Try an ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bromfed (brompheniramine) DM: The normal dosing of Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm is four hours, so i think it should be fine to take in four hours.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Caution: you better try the plain mucinex though, as the 'D' part, pseudoephedrine may interact with promethazine. or don't take them at the same time good th ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes you can.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
12 years experience Pediatrics
No interaction: Assuming you have symptoms for which guaifenesin, dextromethorphan, phenylephrine, and diphenhydramine (Benadryl) are indicated...there should be no i ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
NyQuil: NyQuil contains antihistamines, acetaminophen, a cough suppressant and alcohol. Promethazine is an antihistamine used to relieve vomiting and motion ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Janet Roberto
35 years experience Family Medicine
Mucinex (guaifenesin) and Sudafed: Yes. they are not in the same family. Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM will help thin the secretions and DM will help cough. Sedated is a Decongestant, You mu ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
No interactions: between this 2 drugs .
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A member asked:
Dr. Inocencio Candelaria
16 years experience Family Medicine
Together can be okay: just remember that they have similar ingredients, you are taking the same thing essentially, talk to your doctor for more information, I am available ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Mucinex-dm do not contain sudafed, then it will be safe to take it if you do not have high blood pressure.
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A member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: These medications can be taken together because each has a different mode of action. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is prescribed to loosen the mucus. Clarit ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: The mixing of the two will have you taking too much dm or dextromethorifan.
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A female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: If tolerated separately, ok to take together. There are no significant interactions here.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See your doctor: If your allergies are not controlled with one med alone, stepping up to a different med like flonase, nasonex, etc., will likely help you more than ta ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Should be OK.: Mucinex (guaifenesin) is an expectorant called guanefesin while nyquil is a combination of pain reliever, cough suppressant, antihistamine/hypnotic, a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Possible, but: Zyrtec (cetirizine), is an antihistamine. Mucinex d (guaifenesin and Pseudoephedrine 120mg) is a combination of a medication to loosen secretions and ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Combination isn't advisable, benadryl (diphenhydramine) may increase CNS depressive effects of virtussin, better see your doctor if the cough is reall ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
35 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe: Check drugs.Com for interaction. I offer big caution on dm (dextromethorphan) which causes lots of unexpected problems and interactions. Consider pure ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Only if you need all of them.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ram Madasu
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Most of the nyquil preparations do not have something to thin the mucus. The Mucinex (guaifenesin) can accomplish this.
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