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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
Yes: Yes

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
51 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.
Dr. David Martin
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Medication question: They can be taken together.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jaindl
37 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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Dr. John Norvell
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
yes: These medications are different and are not going to have drug interactions with one another.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Virus and too much: medication. The stomach ache may be from a viral infection and just as likely from taking too many medications. Stop the medications, get some chicken ... Read More
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Musculoskeletal pain: In the chest wall, there are muscles, cartilage and bone, etc. When you have a cough, you can injure any of these structures. Injury includes muscle s ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
Can take medication: He may take the cough suppressant, however not a lot of good evidence to suggest these medications are effective for children 6-12 yrs of age.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
26 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: No problem.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
OK to take Zyrtec: You can take a 24 hour Zyrtec after 1/2 day and hopefully that will pro vide the relief that you need.

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