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Can I take Mucinex DM with pseudephedrine

A male asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: But only take these things if you really need them for a upper respiratory infection.

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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No problems: In recommended doses, this combination should pose no problems.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McMahan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 48 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
No problem: But whether they work or not is another issue.
A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Yes, but: be careful when using Virtussin AC as it contains codeine, don't exceed the prescribed dose and don't take it with CNS suppressants or alcohol, best w... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Too often, too long: Mucinex DM is to be taken twice a day for only few days during peak symptoms.if you still experience cough and respiratory symptoms after 1 month it’s... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
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 female asked:
Dr. Kay Nelson
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Dextromethorphan has never been shown in studies to relieve any symptom of colds, flu, allergies, bronchitis or pneumonia, including cough, and can be... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Perhaps: The coricidin HbP daytime is like mucinex dm, thus you are essentially doubling the dose which is likely ok for most people. The evening formula conta... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Theoretically yes,: no interaction between beer and dextromethorphan, the cough sedating component of the Mucinex DM, but if two beers make you drowsy, and the dextrometh... Read More

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