U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Woodruff, SC
A 19-year-old female asked about a female:

Is it safe take children mucinex (guaifenesin) multi symptom cold nighttime with prescription bromphenir-pseudoephed-dm together?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Janet Cranshaw
34 years experience
No, not safe: Both of those medicines have similar ingredients, so they should not be taken together. 2 year olds should not take multi-symptom cold medicines. Ask your doctor what is safe for children under 6.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Not safe: Overlap of medications as active ingredients in both products poses a risk of overdose.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: I have always hated these combination and multi symptom products due to the risk of overdosing. Straight Mucinex (guaifenesin) would be ok, it only has the expectorant, but the combo is likely going to have compounds that overlap with the Bromfed dm.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A 48-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 32-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
A 33-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 47-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Jun 8, 2018
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.