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can you take loratadine and mucinex dm

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Claritin is an antihistamine and will dry up mucous. Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm is a mucous thinner (guiafenisin) and a non-narcotic cough supressant.

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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 member asked:
Dr. Michael Jaindl
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Claritin (loratadine) is: An antihistamine, Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a mucolytic agent (guaifensin). As long as they both don't have a decongestant (signified by a 'd') you can ... Read More
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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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Mcinex liquefies mucous , should not be taken with lot of medicines, zyrtec (cetirizine) would dry up mucous, so donot take togat ... 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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
15 years experience Pharmacology
Yes: Afrin (oxymetazoline) decongestant for relief of nasal congestion due to common cold/hay fever/allergies.Also shrinks swollen nasal passages so you c ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamines: Both medications have antihisstamines. Not sure what you are treating, but if you need both on the same day, then it may be better to see an allergist ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes you can.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Claritin d combines an antihistamine (loratadine) with a decongestant (pseudo-ephedrine). Mucinex (guaifenesin) is an expectorant. These are safe to ... 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 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: They shouldn't interact
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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Per Drugs.Com Drug interaction checker; "No results found - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. ALWAYS consult with your d ... Read More
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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 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Camacho
23 years experience Family Medicine
Cold medications: Always cold meds with caution if you have any heart conditions. Updated can be safely taken with Robitussin (guaifenesin) dmv, but not CF or pe types ... 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No harm: There is no contraindication in taking an antihistamine together with a mucolytic (breaks up mucus) like mucinex (guaifenesin). However, the most ef ... Read More
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A 27-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 member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: No contraindications with combination sited. Guafenesin is in many products including Mucinex (guaifenesin) and many cough remedies. Just do not overd ... Read More
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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

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