A 42-year-old female asked:
i'm caregiver to a 77yr old female with alzheimer's. her doctor said she's could have robitussin (guaifenesin) daily for a long term cough. can it be taken long-ter?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Bassam Amawi answered
48 years experience Psychiatry
As above: U may discuss this with her provider, he must have his reasons.
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Dr. Bennett Machanic answered
51 years experience Neurology
Consider this: Although Robitussin (guaifenesin) is an otc preparation and relatively safe, patients with alzheimer's may experience exquisite sensitivity to the anti-cholinergic side effects from most medicines. This could create worsening memory, and even promote a delirium or agitation. So, watch this lady with care, and confer with the doctor if problems emerge.
Answered on Feb 18, 2015
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