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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
What happens if Mucinex (guaifenesin) is the best, why am I still blowing my brains out at midnight?
Mucous: if you have a lot of phlegm and its clear, try a saline spray and warm mist. If its colored see your doctor to make sure you dont have a sinus infection ...Read more
Can i take clariten d and Mucinex (guaifenesin) cold and congestion together for the best results?
Yes: I don't think the Claritin will help much but the "d" will shrink the nasal linings and improve airway. Make sure the Mucinex (guaifenesin) doesn't contain decongestant if you are taking Claritin d. Mucinex (guaifenesin) helps to thin secretions but works better when hydrated. Consider nasal saline rinses a few times daily, humidifier, and 3-4 days of afrin. ...Read more
Guaifenesin: Guaifenesin is the generic for mucinex (guaifenesin). It can also be found in Robitussin and other medicines with multipurpose uses. It is an expectorant that thins secretions. Proper hydration helps a lot too. If symptoms persist then maybe a visit to a doctor can help determine if the problem is from allergies or reflux. ...Read more
What's the best OTC remedy for post nasal drip and cough? I tried Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM and it did very little to help my coughing and throat "tickle" sensation.
Depends: If the cough is from post-nasal drips, it may respond to OTC nasal steroid (takes a few days). It is from sinusitis, you may need a Rx antibiotic. If from asthma, you will need a Rx controller drug for asthma. Each condition requires difficult treatment and thus a diagnosis is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Mucinex (guaifenesin) 600 mg is a long-acting form and must should be swallowed whole; it mustn’t chewed, broken, or crushed, as that will lead to an immediate dumping of the entire dose (too high of one) that is meant to be released slowly into your system over a series of hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, and why are you: asking? If you are trying to OD, you need to contact your doctor immediately, call a suicide hotline and get help. Mucinex (guaifenesin) itself is just guanifenisin, which doesn't really have any toxicity even in high doses. However, there are versions of the medication that have antihistamines, decongestants and dextromethorphan, and all of these in higher doses can cause problems, although rarely serious. ...Read more