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Is there a cough syrup that can be safely used with Mucinex

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yes, kinda sorta...: Check out drug-drug interaction checkers at www.Online.Epocrates.Com and www.Drugs.Com, specifically http://www.Drugs.Com/interactions-check.Php?Drug_ ... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Mucinex (guaifenesin): is a mucous "thinner', cough medicines usually help suppress cough especially when used with Codeine (which may also have the beneficial effect of cau ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cough: You dont want to overdo guaifenesin which is the active ingredient in all three. May upset your stomach. Suggest you chose one type and take it as dir ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Allergic rhinitis: You could possibly have allergies. Try allegra, Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec for relief, otherwise see your doctor.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Too much Rx: I wouldn't mix the codeine containing cough medicine with Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM which contains dextromethorphan. The dextromethorphan is basically ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Kalm
17 years experience Pediatrics
Avoid Cold medicines: Cough in young children is extremely frustrating for parents. Unfortunately cough medications used in adults don't work in children. Decongestants in ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chester Mellies
60 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Delsym (dextromethorphan): Try pediatric delsym (dextromethorphan) available otc. It tastes good and is twice a day.
A female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
No: Although codeine is a weak narcotic, it is still not a good idea to take both narcotics at the same time. You can get plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) over ... Read More
A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Nasal saline: Zarbees contains honey and this is often soothing and lessens cough. Nasal saline rinses may be as effective. Avoiding multiple over the counter medic ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Try our other forum: You posted your question on our free, public, informational forum... where diagnoses, medical advice, or medical care are not given. Try a private con ... Read More

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