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Dr. Robert Cloutier
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Guaifenesin (Definition)

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


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Can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) CF and vicodin?

Yes, carefully: This shouldn't be a problem but evening may be a good time to try so if it causes sleepiness you won't be as affected. ...Read more

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Can I take Robitussin-DM 2 hours after theraflu?

No: Theraflu contains two of the same ingredients as robitussin- guaifenisin and dextromethorphan and a two hour interval is not an appropriate dosing interval. ...Read more

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I have lupus taking 30mg predisone daily. Can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) for my cold?

I have lupus taking 30mg predisone daily. Can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) for my cold?

Fine, but check...: As asked, taking Robitussin (guaifenesin) with Prednisone for lupus would be fine, but check with your pcp for continuity of care and the proper medication reconciliation or at the least, your pharmacist to assure any other meds you may be taking are fine to also take with the robitussin (guaifenesin). Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) CF during pregnancy?

Can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) CF during pregnancy?

DM is better: Robitussin (guaifenesin) with dextromethorphan (also know asrobitussin dm) may be replaced with a Codeine based anti-tussive if it is prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 16weeks pregnant can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) long-acting cough?

Ask your OB: U should be asking all these? S to yoru OB as yoru OB has specific meds that they will recommend usually that should be safe but ask your ob. ...Read more

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Taking Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg a day. Can I take Robitussin for cold symptoms?

Taking Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg a day. Can I take Robitussin for cold symptoms?

No: Dextromethorphan in the Robitussin may add to zoloft (sertraline) and create a serotonin syndrome -- high fever, restlessness, confusion, dilated pupils, sweating, diarrhea, headache, and more if severe. Please ask your doctor about alternatives. ...Read more

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Can I take robitussin cf and benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can I take robitussin cf and benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

No interaction: Assuming you have symptoms for which guaifenesin, dextromethorphan, phenylephrine, and diphenhydramine (Benadryl) are indicated...there should be no interaction between these medications. Always read OTC medicine labels and ask the pharmacist whether your symptoms match the active ingredients! Sometimes less is more, so be careful with polypharmacy. Thank you for trusting HealthTap! Good luck-- ...Read more

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24 week pregnancy, can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) ex cough syrup?

Cough: I usually have my patients take regular Robitussin (guaifenesin) for their cough. Cough drops are perfectly safe as well, especially if your throat is irritated. ...Read more

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Can I take Robitussin-DM with high blood pressure medications?

Yes: However, I would avoid cough medicines if you are ill, coughing helps clear out the mucus or phlegm in your airway. Only take it if you can't sleep. ...Read more

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I'm 23 weeks pregnant. Can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) multi-symptom cold medicine to help relieve my cold symptoms?

I'm 23 weeks pregnant. Can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) multi-symptom cold medicine to help relieve my cold symptoms?

Yes: It's safe towards the end of your second trimester to take rubatussin syrup for cough and flue symptoms,
let your OB gyn knows about it anyway. ...Read more

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Can I take Robitussin CF with Benicar (olmesartan) 40/12.5 for my cough and stuffy nose.

Can I take Robitussin CF with Benicar (olmesartan) 40/12.5 for my cough and stuffy nose.

Possible problem: The decongestant can raise blood pressure. Often best remedy for cough is albuteral inhaler.Patience. Sniff water up nose to help clear out mucous. Gargles and something soothing to suck on. ...Read more

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I took over-the-counter Robitussin (guaifenesin) can I take prescription Robitussin (guaifenesin) with codeine after 4 hours?

Probably: Remember Robitussin (guaifenesin) mainly works by irritating the stomach to stimulate secretions. Taking more often than 6 hours my lead to stomach upset, so you might want to wait a little longer than 4 hours. ...Read more

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I take 50mg of trazadone/day. I'm also dealing w/seasonal allergies. What can I safely take? Robitussin? Benadryl (diphenhydramine)? Everything carries warnings.

I take 50mg of trazadone/day. I'm also dealing w/seasonal allergies. What can I safely take? Robitussin? Benadryl (diphenhydramine)? Everything carries warnings.

Nasal steroid spray: Nasal steroid sprays are the most effective treatment for seasonal allergies. In addition, there would be no drug interaction with other medications including trazadone. ...Read more

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Can I take nyquil and Robitussin (guaifenesin) at the same time or within a few hours of one another?

Depends: You need to check the ingredients of both medicines to be sure you are not double dosing / overdosing on Acetaminophen (/tylenol) or other medicines. ...Read more

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Can I take benedryl with Robitussin (guaifenesin) AC? My cough is controlled but I have itchy watery eyes still. The two won't cancel each other out will they

Not a bit.: Http://www. Rxlist. Com/robitussin (guaifenesin)-ac-drug. Htm
no overlap in ingredients and the interaction is increased sedation.
the narcotic codeine and the alcohol in robitussin (guaifenesin) can be habit forming. ...Read more

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Can I take cymbalta (duloxetine) and Robitussin-DM together?

Perhaps, but...: Serotonin syndrome can be a serious problem, including drowsiness, confusion, extreme changes in blood pressure problems, even seizures and heart issues. ...Read more

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How much Robitussin (guaifenesin) can you take in one day?

Read label: When all else fails, read the instructions--the product label has the answer, even if in small print. ...Read more

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How much Robitussin (guaifenesin) is safe to take on a daily basis?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): This medication is meant to be used on the short term.
If you require the medication to suppress a cough all of the time, then you need to see a clinician to work up the cough immediately.
A chronic cough can be a harbinger of something more serious. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Robitussin (Definition)

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


Antitussive (Definition)

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