A 56-year-old female asked:
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how should a cold be treated with a heart condition? decongestants are out. is expectorant such as mucinex (guaifenesin) ok? thanks.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Cold : Rest, fluids, nutrition, in general mucin ex would be ok.
Answered on Jun 21, 2013
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