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Antitussive And Mucolytic Vs Expectorant
Lets see?: Expectorants and mucolytics tend to loosen up thick mucous and allow you to expectorate (spit up and out). Anti-tussives help to suppress coughs. Cough is good to get inflammation and infections out of the bronchial tubes. If annoying, then antitussives may help to get some sleep. Drink lots of water, use a humidifier and rest. Stay at home. ...Read more
Mucinex (guaifenesin): Mucinex (guaifenesin) does not need to be taken as often as Robitussin both contain guaifinesen. If you have a cough, make sure to get a DM formulation that has a cough suppressant in it, dextromethorphan. Beware that some formulations have a decongestant, good if you have a stuffy nose, but can keep you up at night. Try to take a cough suppressant/guaifenesen to loosen secretions at night. See MD for Rx option ...Read more
Is it safe to take a Promethazine syrup along with a Delsym (dextromethorphan) which includes Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, Guaifenesin and Phenylephrine?
Need antibiotic: If you have strep throat your Dr needs to prescribe an antibiotic for you. If you are having trouble sleeping, Nyquil is fine especially if coughing and other symptoms are keeping you up at night. Mucinex is fine as well for cough, especially during the day. If you have a sore throat and fever, take pain medication like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil and lozenges to soothe your throat. Drink plenty of water! ...Read more
Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm vs. Robitussin dm? I've got a very bad, "dry" cough and lots of "wheezing" the Robitussin has done nothing! should I try the mucinex (guaifenesin)?
Cough: Robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) and Mucinex dm have same chemicals- dextromethorphan and guaifenesin. Dextromethorphan is cough suppressant and Guaifenesin is cough expectorant. You just will be switching the brand. Wheezing is large airway obstruction problem. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can i take expectorant+antihistamine combi cough syrup? aren't the actions contradictory? expectorant increasing & anti-histamine drying secretions?
Strength: Twice the dose.Get a more detailed answer ›
Guaifenesin: Guaifenesin is usually used to thin the secretions in the head and neck. You can get it as mucinex. You will need 2 tabs of the 600mg tabs twice a day to thin the secretions. I am not sure if it will help any other places but it will not hurt you to try it. Side effects of too much guaifenesin are headache and stomach ache. Hope this helps. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more
Is it safe to take promethazine with codeine syrup, mucinex DM, and the nasal spray fluticasone propionate?
Can you take Mucinex Daytime (dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, & phenylephrine) with Azelastine nasal spray?
Yes: Yes, this is a safe combination of medications. ...Read more
Suggestions: Sudafed and afrin are safe decongestants, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and nasal steroids ok for allergy symptoms. Honey is a good cough suppressant. Oral steroids for severe allergy symptoms or oral narcotics for severe cough are ok. Best to clear any meds with OB or pediatrician. ...Read more
Does Beconase nasal spray (beclometasonr dipropionate) and Benylin (Guaifensin & Pseudoephedrine) cough mixture interact with each other?
Cough remedies: A mucolytic like "guaifensin" thins out the mucous and secretions as antitussives like "codeine, or dextromethorphan" are made to suppress a cough. These drugs are often used in combination. Drink plenty of fluids with these . See your physician if cough persists or worsens. Good luck and good health ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer