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Can you take Mucinex and guaifenesin AC cough syrup together?

Can you take Mucinex and guaifenesin AC cough syrup together?

Yes, kinda sorta...: Check out drug-drug interaction checkers at www. Online. Epocrates. Com and www. Drugs. Com, specifically http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=719-8048, 1200-719. Then look for generic equivalents or read ingredient labels. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a brand of Guaifenesin while Guaifenesin ac is Guaifenesin plus codeine. So yes, your combo is already sold as such. Just don't take too much together. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Can it be possible for you to mix Mucinex (guaifenesin) with cough syrup that has codeine?

Can it be possible for you to mix Mucinex (guaifenesin) with cough syrup that has codeine?

Mucinex (guaifenesin): Is a mucous "thinner', cough medicines usually help suppress cough especially when used with Codeine (which may also have the beneficial effect of causing drowsiness). You can safely mix these only with the guidance of your Family Doctor. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm taking guiatuss AC cough syrup and was wondering if I could also take Mucinex (guaifenesin) or nighttime cold with it?

Cough: You don't want to overdo guaifenesin which is the active ingredient in all three. May upset your stomach. Suggest you chose one type and take it as directed on the package. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough cold and sore throat cough syrup ok to give to my 3 yr old?

Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough cold and sore throat cough syrup ok to give to my 3 yr old?

Avoid Cold medicines: Cough in young children is extremely frustrating for parents. Unfortunately cough medications used in adults don't work in children. Decongestants in combination with cough medications can actually be harmful.
Using guafenesin may be helpful to help secretions stay loose. Increasing fluid intake and humidity in the air can definitely help. Honey (for kids over 12 months) may be a natural remedy. ...Read more

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I'm on Oxycodone HCL 10 MG for post-surgery. I have severe Bronchial cough & can't stop coughing. They gave me Mucinex/codeine syrup. Can I take both?

I'm on Oxycodone HCL 10 MG for post-surgery. I have severe Bronchial cough & can't stop coughing. They gave me Mucinex/codeine syrup. Can I take both?

Yes, carefully: As you probably know, those are both narcotics. The codeine will also block pain. While the Oxycodone won't help the cough that much. So. I recommend starting with the cough Meds, so the pain isn't worse by coughing. Then, if pain continues, add the Oxycodone. ...Read more

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If I take atenol/chlorthal 50/25 can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) for cough?

If I take atenol/chlorthal 50/25 can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) for cough?

Medication: Atenolol is a beta blocker. Has slowing affect on heart. Mucinex (guaifenesin) can also have slowing affect by different mechanism. Can be used with caution if any light headedness interrupt Mucinex (guaifenesin) not atenolol. ...Read more

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Is it good idea for smokers to take mucinex-d everyday? It makes u cough up more phlegm so wouldn't it make u cough up more tar and other junk as well?

Is it good idea for smokers to take mucinex-d everyday? It makes u cough up more phlegm so wouldn't it make u cough up more tar and other junk as well?

Hi John, BP check: Hi John, please check with your primary doctor to see if you can take Mucinex (guaifenesin) D for more than a few days as the D ingredient can raise your BP. It's safer to take the plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) (without D). Kind regards. ...Read more

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I have this cough for more than 8 weeks now took a lot of Mucinex (guaifenesin) and had used nebulizer for a week. Now when I cough my left breast hurts.?

I have this cough for more than 8 weeks now took a lot of Mucinex (guaifenesin) and had used nebulizer for a week. Now when I cough my left breast hurts.?

Painful cough: It is probably a chest wall strain from prolonged coughing. You should see your doctor though given the long duration of your cough. ...Read more

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Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm be used for a person with asthma with mucus in throat...And a cough dry and productive?

Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm be used for a person with asthma with mucus in throat...And a cough dry and productive?

Not preferably: I never like to use medicine that has dm in it for my asthma patients. This suppresses cough and can have deleterious effects such as increased chance of lower airway infection by causing the mucus to get stuck there. I prefer an expectorant to keep the cough loose, giving you the ability to get it up and out of the airway. ...Read more

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Zpak done, not any better, humidifier too, mucinex still hard to breathe n cough still rough.?

Zpak done, not any better, humidifier too, mucinex still hard to breathe n cough still rough.?

? to early?: The benefit of the Zpac is it doesn't take long to complete but it remains in your body working for at least a week after you stop. You can retain a symptomatic cough with bronchitis for up to a month after starting treatment. Mucinex can help loosen secretions. If you are concerned that your symptoms are getting progressively worse contact the treating doc. ...Read more

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I'm 5 weeks pregnet and sick with a cough. I keep caughing up mucus can I take mucinex (guaifenesin) D?

I'm 5 weeks pregnet and sick with a cough. I keep caughing up mucus can I take mucinex (guaifenesin) D?

Better to increase: Would be better to just increase your fluid intake (water)

this will loosen the secretions, make them more viscous (runny) and you will be able to cough them up more effectively.
I would suggest avoiding all meds (except those RXed by you DR)during your first trimester. ...Read more

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Got an awful cough. Tried robitussin, mucinex, (guaifenesin) and tessalon but can't stop coughing! Suggestions?

Got an awful cough. Tried robitussin, mucinex, (guaifenesin) and tessalon but can't stop coughing! Suggestions?

Mgt: A bacterial infection may be the cause, and I think your PCP can consider a work up for pertussis. There are many causes, including asthma, reflux, and post nasal drip.
Stay well hydrated, and monitor your temperature. ...Read more

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What are the chances of developing side effects from Mucinex (guaifenesin) fast max severe congestion and cough?

What are the chances of developing side effects from Mucinex (guaifenesin) fast max severe congestion and cough?

Side effects: There are side effects with almost every medication you take-over the counter and prescription. Difficult to predict who will experience them and to what extent. Taking the medication as directed can decrease the likelihood in some instances but never any guarantees. Sometimes it's a matter of do the side effects make you feel worse than the medication makes you feel better. Good luck! ...Read more

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My body also feels sore and chilly. So no mucinex (guaifenesin) but what's going to help my cough?

My body also feels sore and chilly. So no mucinex (guaifenesin) but what's going to help my cough?

Several: By prescription, codeine or hydrocodone are the best cough suppressants but they are controlled substances with side effects and potential for abuse and addiction. Benzonatate is good, available by prescription, and is not a controlled substance. Dextromethorphan is available over the counter but is weaker. A vaporizer sometimes helps. Time is the most effective treatment for acute cough. ...Read more

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I had a cold but now its just a cough and yellow mucus I have taken Robinson mucinex delsym nothing workjng.

I had a cold but now its just a cough and yellow mucus I have taken Robinson mucinex delsym nothing workjng.

Different medication: It can take time for such coughs to resolve. You can try some Alka Seltzer cold and flu/sinus. Do some sinus washing and flonase as well. ...Read more

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My 8 year old son has a really bad cough I have been giving him Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough but it does not seem to be helping.

My 8 year old son has a really bad cough I have been giving him Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough but it does not seem to be helping.

Cough: Try delsym (dextromethorphan) cough syrup over the counter it is great. If this does not work? You can check with your pediatrician. He or she can decide whether your child needs Codeine or something else. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions. Uhhhh? Can I take?

Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions. Uhhhh? Can I take?

Ask pharmacist or Dr: This is very troubling indeed. And everything I've read supports what you found. Don't risk a potentially life-threatening interaction but do try to find an alternative to Lexapro (escitalopram) w/ your doctor. It's not the guaifenesin part, so you could take Mucinex pills and gargle w/ salt water for throat pain and drink honey-lemon-tea- (bit of bourbon). Sorry, but you actually may find this to work better! ...Read more

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Can my 45 lb 4 yr old take children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough and similasan kids cold and mucus relief together?

Can my 45 lb 4 yr old take children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough and similasan kids cold and mucus relief together?

Yes: mucinex (guaifenesin) is guaifenisin and the similisan is homeopathic (no pharmacologic substances and the homoepathic substances are in tiny doses)

no interactions ...Read more

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Is it reasonable that I buy Mucinex (guaifenesin) maximum strength expectorant if I have cough accompanied by phlegm?

No...: In order to treat a cough, you first need to know what the etiology of the cough is. It is not always a good idea to suppress a cough since this is your body's way of getting rid of substances that are harmful, like bacteria. An expectorant is usually not needed because your body will cough enough without it in most cases. To treat a cough, have it diagnosed by your doctor first! ...Read more

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Is it ok to give my 5 year old children's benadryl and childrens mucinex cough? She has bad allergies which makes her cough mostly at night.

Is it ok to give my 5 year old children's benadryl and childrens mucinex cough? She has bad allergies which makes her cough mostly at night.

MGT: I would not advise giving these medications to your child based on the information provided.
I would suggest an over the counter anti histamine such as Claritin instead which is less sedating.
The underlying cause of her nighttime cough should be further evaluated by her PCP. Does she have a history of asthma? Is there smoke exposure? ...Read more

Mucinex (Definition)

Guaifenesin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more