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Dr. Joy Jackson
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Can i take Claritin and Mucinex together while pregnant? Hello, I am 5 months pregnant and i took Claritin and Mucinex together. I took Claritin at 9:00pm and Mucinex at 12:30am. I really need to know if i hurt my baby? I am scared and don't know if i h

I : I can understand your fear, however the best thing for you and your baby is for you to relax and move on from here. The likelihood that any damage was done to your baby is very slim. Claritin is considered a pregnancy category b drug; this means that animal studies have not shown any risk to a fetus, therefore doctors consider drugs in this category to be considered safe and prescribe them all the time. Mucinex is considered a class c drug which means that animal studies have shown adverse effect on the fetus, however these are usually an issue when a large amount of the drug is used or the drug is used over an extended period of time. Regardless, many doctors prescribe drugs in this category because the benefits from use outweigh any potential risk to the fetus. Also keep in mind that these studies are usually in fetus that are very early (first trimester). At 5 months all your baby's major organs are developed and should not be affected by a class c drug. Lastly, i used category c drugs while pregnant as well as given them to my patients, and I have not seen one bad outcome from it. Your baby will be just fine. If you ever want to know which medications you can take don't hesitate to contact your doctor. Best of luck with your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Mucinex (Definition)

Mucinex is the brand name for the generic drug guaifenesin. It is used as an expectorant agent (used to cut the thickness/viscosity of mucus secretions created by the sinuses, pharynx, larynx, trachea and bronchi by actually increasing the amount of respiratory tract fluid). It is a very safe over-the-counter medication with ...Read more


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Can u take Mucinex d with claritin?

Can u take Mucinex d with claritin?

Mixing URI meds: Yes. Mucinex d is an expectorant/decongestant combination and Clarinex is an antihistamine. The combination can be helpful for a short term problem. For a chronic upper respiratory problem a topical nasal steroid spray is likely to be of more benefit. ...Read more

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Dr. Lily Hwang
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Is it possible for you to take Mucinex if you're on claritin?

Yes : Claritin is an antihistamine medication which decreases allergy symptoms (watery itchy eyes, runny nose, itching etc). Mucinex is a mucolytic, breaks down mucus so it is not so thick and easier to drain. When taking mucinex please drink an 8oz glass of water each time to avoid dehydration and allowing mucinex to do its job properly. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Should you take Claritin and Mucinex d together?

Ok together: Claritin is an antihistamine and mucinex d contains a decongestant (d) and a mucolytic. These should be fine together, as long at the Claritin is plain and not Claritin d12 or Claritin d24. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Should i take Mucinex or claritin?

Should i take Mucinex or claritin?

See details: You can take either one or both. The choice depends on the underlying cause of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Is it possible for you to take Mucinex with claritin?

Yes you can: You can take both medications together providing that you take them at the recommended otc doses. ...Read more

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Dr. David Martin
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Dr. Tracy Sinha
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Can you take Mucinex d and Claritin d together?

No: Try to find plain mucinex and then can take togatheror find plaine Clarinex and take with mucnex d too uch d ( sudafed makes you shaky not good for heart. ...Read more

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Claritin (Definition)

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