A 2-year-old female asked:
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is it safe take children mucinex (guaifenesin) multi symptom cold nighttime with prescription bromphenir-pseudoephed-dm together?

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Dr. Janet Cranshaw
32 years experience Pediatrics
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.
Answered on Nov 26, 2014
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Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Not safe: Overlap of medications as active ingredients in both products poses a risk of overdose.
Answered on Nov 28, 2014
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
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.
Answered on Jun 8, 2018

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