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Mucinex for pneumonia
A 35-year-old female asked:
Can i take an ambien (zolpidem) after taking benzonatate mucinex and levofloxacin? i have pneumonia an can't sleep.
Dr. Ryan Tayloranswered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Should be fine. Is your sleeplessness due to cough? Benzonatate is an absolutely useless cough suppressant. If the cough is what is keeping you up at ... Read More
4.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A male asked:
If i believe i've had walking pneumonia for about 5 days should i go to the doctor? or should i just wait it out? also should i take mucinex (guaifenesin)?
Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Depends: That non-specific label is usually used for a problem that can be handled as an outpatient.It can cover a lot of minor lower respiratory viruses that ... Read More
1.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 40-year-old female asked:
Pneumonia-had rociphen shot, day 5 of zithromax, still coughing, he's 3 y.o. can he take mucinex (guaifenesin)? 30lbs. he may need breathing treatment, please ad
Dr. Paul Grinanswered
Pain Management 38 years experience
Not uncommon: Even after antibiotic treatment, many children will have a dry cough that lasts six weeks or more. If concerned, see a pediatrician.
2.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 24-year-old female asked:
Whats better for bronchitis, robitussin dm, mucinex dm or something else? ive been taking robitussin but its not working too well. is there anything different or better between the two when theyre both dm? (had a chest x-ray &shows no pneumonia?
Dr. Deborah Ungerleideranswered
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Unfortunately none of those will treat bronchitis. Most bronchitis is viral and even if bacterial it would not show up on an X-ray. Sometimes it is tr... Read More
Reviewed Aug 30, 2021
A 56-year-old female asked:
7 weeks after covid and viral pneumonia have cough that triggers with talking. had this at the start of last illness. went away for several weeks now back. blood ox 93 now. taking mucinex and pearl cough suppressant given in hospital. suggestions?
Dr. Sue Ferrantianswered
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Bronchospasm...: This cough is likely due to bronchospasm, where the airways tend to collapse and the cough opens them again. Having a pulse ox decreased to 93% would ... Read More
Reviewed >2 years ago
A 19-year-old male asked:
Diagnosed with pneumonia, have taken zpak for 3 days. took mucinex (guaifenesin) dm today and have bubbling/fizz noise in lung after inhale. should i go back in?
Dr. Roy Arnoldanswered
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Probably not: If you have no fever or difficulty breathing the noise you hear is loose secretions freed up by mucinex (guaifenesin). Deep breaths and cough every 15... Read More
3.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 57-year-old male asked:
Doctor prescribed amoxiclav+mucinex dm 10ml/6hrs to patient with earlier pneumonia and now atelectasis in both lower lung zones.can mucinex guaifenesin 600 mg/12 hrs tablet for chest congestion be taken instead as mucinex dm syrup is not available?
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
Mucinex (Guaifenesin) alone does not suppress cough, it is an expectorant (make the phlegm loose). Yes, you can take that if cough does not bother you... Read More
Answered Dec 21, 2021
A 77-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickersonanswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Mucinex: Often medications are held from midnight on of the day of procedure. Anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents may need to be held days before. Mucinex ... Read More
191 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantinoanswered
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
I wouldn't expect any problems in doing so.
Answered Jul 22, 2021
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singhanswered
Pathology 51 years experience
What for?: What are you trying to treat? It generally is not a good idea to take multiple medications, including over the counter ones.
655 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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