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or should i take mucolytic or antitussive

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on cough: Mucolytics are used to thin secretions and mucus - we use it in copd, sinusitis, and other things. The goal of which is to help get mucus out of the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Yes there is no problem with that interaction.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Lets see?: Expectorants and mucolytics tend to loosen up thick mucous and allow you to expectorate (spit up and out). Anti-tussives help to suppress coughs. Co ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Can take together: But those two medicines are just temporizing, you had the symptoms for a week, bit long, you need to see a doctor for better treatment, good luck
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Thinner vs cough: Mucolytics like Mucinex (guaifenesin) or guaneffecin thin out your mucous mucolytic = break up the mucous. Anti tussive suppresses cough. Often som ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably not: Read the ingredients and see if any are similar. Nyquil does have antitussive properties so it is not advisable to mix them.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Most cough meds should not interact with amoxicillin. Usually contain dextromethorphan or a codeine-like cough suppressant. Do not mix with alcohol du ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Yes, you can, but: risk of side effects increases. Tramadol use can also lead to addiction, abuse, and misuse.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: If you have a dry cough that seems to originate from your throat, lozenges and humidified air may help. If the cough persists for more than 3 weeks, t ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Dextromethorphan: Whichever cold compounds you take will be more effective in controlling cough if they contain dextromethorphan, and these are usually marked "dm" on t ... Read More
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