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A 35-year-old female asked:

Can i take cough syrup with codeine and mucinex (guaifenesin) dm simultaneously? i have bronchitis and in a lot of pain from coughing. if not, any suggestions?

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Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Too much Rx: I wouldn't mix the codeine containing cough medicine with Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM which contains dextromethorphan. The dextromethorphan is basically an analog of a narcotic and you would be getting an excessive dose of narcotic which could cause excessive sedation, respiratory supression, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and other adverse effects.

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