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Asthma And Mucinex
Not much: Mucinex (guaifenesin) d helps to thin out mucous and decrease congestion. Asthma symptoms of wheezing and shortness of breath will not improve with Mucinex (guaifenesin) alone. Usually an inhailer to open the lung passages is required to improve asthma symptoms. ...Read moreSee 3 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
No: Neither treat pneumonia, but in patients who have underlying obstructive lung diseases like asthma or copd, pneumonia can worsen symptoms of these diseases and the inhaled medicines you mention can help treat these problems. Albuterol helps dilate the airways and relieve shortness of breath and pulmicort helps decrease airway inflammation and may also help relive symptoms but more slowly over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have pneumonia asthma bronchitis on prednisone 40mgx5 levoflaxcin500x7 is ok to take benedryl, cough supp and expectorant to manage severe coughing?
Probably OK but..: If your cough is caused by uncontrolled asthma, then you need to get the asthma under control instead of relying on cough medicine to relieve the symptoms. On the other hand, if your lung function is reasonably good and the cough is too bothersome, i see no harm in taking a cough suppressant for a few days. I would suggest that you talk to your doctor about these issues. ...Read more
No: Albuterol is a quick relief medication to treat the bronchospasm associated with asthma. It is also used for copd. Pulmicort (budesonide) is an inhaled steroid used as a daily controller medication for asthma. Neither of these are used to treat pneumonia or bronchitis. Antibiotics are typically used to treat bacterial pneumonia and serious bronchitis. ...Read more
Got an awful cough. Tried robitussin, mucinex, (guaifenesin) and tessalon but can't stop coughing! Suggestions?
Can i take sudafed (pseudo ephedrine only), Mucinex (guaifenesin) (expectorant and decongestant), and nyquil all at once?
Yes: Only if you need all of them. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 22 and hav severe asthma. I'm on combivent, albuterol inhaler and neb, spirvia and singular. Phenergan (promethazine) DM not stopping SEVERE coughing ?
Not Good: Not agood idea as the drugs are similar enough to worry about side effects from incorrect, too high doseage. ...Read more
Is it safe for a child to take azithromycin for strep and nasal spray, albuterol inhaler, and mucinex (guaifenesin) for bad phlemy cough?
Interactions: there is no special interaction between those medications when used as prescribed. ...Read more
Cough variant asthma: Dry cough could be related to asthma. This condition is called cough variant asthma. You should see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and rule out any other causes. Treatment is similar to that for asthma in general. Depending on the severity of cough, inhaled albuterol or short course of steroids may be needed. In addition, your doctor may prescribe maintenance therapy with inhaled steroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer