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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness ...Read more


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Does glaucoma patient take Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm for a cold?

Does glaucoma patient take Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm for a cold?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) has: Pseudo Ephedrine in it which can cause a narrow angle glaucoma episode. If the type a glaucoma is not narrow angle then Mucinex (guaifenesin) is ok to use. ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex sinus max and amid clav 875 together?

Can I take mucinex sinus max and amid clav 875 together?

What for?: What are you trying to treat? It generally is not a good idea to take multiple medications, including over the counter ones. ...Read more

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I was told to take 2 nyquil tablets and 1 mucinex. Is this safe?

I was told to take 2 nyquil tablets and 1 mucinex. Is this safe?

Yes safe, but: Which nyquil? Read the labels carefully and don't exceed recommended dose for either, best wishes ...Read more

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Can I take both Virtussin AC and Mucinex DM?

Can I take both Virtussin AC and Mucinex DM?

Yes, but: Be careful when using Virtussin AC as it contains codeine, don't exceed the prescribed dose and don't take it with CNS suppressants or alcohol, best wishes ...Read more

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Can u take Mucinex while on ambien (zolpidem)?

Can u take Mucinex while on ambien (zolpidem)?

Should be fine.: I can think of no reason why it should be a problem taking Mucinex while also taking Ambien (zolpidem) for insomnia. ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex d and aleve at the same time?

Can I take mucinex d and aleve at the same time?

Interactions?: Yes, this is a common combination for treatment of cold symptoms. You might prefer to take with food to minimize nausea, particularly the Aleve. You could also take an hour or so apart if taking all that medicine at once causes nausea.
Feel better soon. ...Read more

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Can you take 2 benadryls (diphenhydramine) and a Mucinex melt?

Can you take 2 benadryls (diphenhydramine) and a Mucinex melt?

Yes, if adult: Assuming the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is 25mg per capsule, it is ok to take 2 with plain Mucinex for relief of cold symptoms with thick mucus drainage for adults. Realize that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may cause sedation and should not be used if the individual will be driving or operating machinery. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take ibruprophen with mucinex (guaifenesin)?

Is it ok to take ibruprophen with mucinex (guaifenesin)?

Shouldn't be: A problem- don't use too much ibuprophen- rough on stomach ; possibly heart. ...Read more

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Should I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) or claritin?

Should I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) 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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Can I take diurex with mucinex (guaifenesin)?

Can I take diurex with mucinex (guaifenesin)?

Diurex & mucinex (guaifenesin): It is not ideal. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is an expectorant to help you loosen up phlegm and help you clear the mucus from your lungs. Diurex is a diuretic that will dehydrate you and likely lead to thickening of mucus and phlegm. Diurex will effect efficacy of Mucinex (guaifenesin) but not the other way around. ...Read more

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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) d safe to take daily?

Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) d safe to take daily?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) D: Hello, I often hear the very same question regarding daily decongestant usage. My opinion is that I would rather my patients use an intranasal steroid daily with plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) as needed. The pseudo fed used in the Mucinex (guaifenesin) d will cause an elevated heart rate, blood pressure changes, sleep cycle interruptions and finally it may cause urinary retention in men. So avoid the daily use of pseudo fed. ...Read more

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Can I take cheratussin ac and mucinex dm 600 /30?

Can I take cheratussin ac and mucinex dm 600 /30?

Yes you can: But both are for cough, if no improvement, you better see a heathcare professional, good luck ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex-d and promethazine dm together?

Can I take mucinex-d and promethazine dm together?

Caution: You better try the plain mucinex though, as the 'D' part, pseudoephedrine may interact with promethazine. or don't take them at the same time

good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, ask you pharmacist / healthcare provider ...Read more

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Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) mini melts with h²o?

Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) mini melts with h²o?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) and Water: Not only can water be taken with mucinex, (guaifenesin) but it really should be taken with water, because the active component, guaifenicin actually works better when taken with lots of water. ...Read more

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How long will it take Mucinex (guaifenesin) to expire?

How long will it take Mucinex (guaifenesin) to expire?

Varies: The expiration on any drug varies by the manufacturer and the drug being produced. Some drugs expire quickly, in weeks to months. Most will expire in about a year after you purchase them. Pharmacies constantly update their inventory to give you the best length of time before expiration. It is not good to use expired medications. ...Read more

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Can you take ckaritin and Mucinex (guaifenesin) d together?

Can you take ckaritin and Mucinex (guaifenesin) d together?

Yes: There are no interactions between Claritin and Mucinex (guaifenesin) D.

However you should be careful when taking Levofloxacin, Prednisone and Advil together, make sure your physician is aware of the combination. ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex DMV and 5 hours later take promethazine dm?

Can I take mucinex DMV and 5 hours later take promethazine dm?

No: Dextromethorphan has never been shown in studies to relieve any symptom of colds, flu, allergies, bronchitis or pneumonia, including cough, and can be dangerous in high doses.
If you have thick mucous, use PLAIN guafenesin (Mucinex). If you have nausea or a cough use PLAIN phenergan, or (for cough) phenergan + codeine or hydrocodone (but you will need an rx for phenergan + anything).
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Can you take Mucinex and wellbutrin (bupropion) at the same time?

Medication interacti: There is no interaction between these two medications. ...Read more

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Can I take a benadryl (diphenhydramine) & Mucinex night together?

Can I take a benadryl (diphenhydramine) & Mucinex night together?

Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help you sleep and help with excess mucus production. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is called an expectorant as it helps thin and loosen mucus to make your cough more effective at clearing the mucus from your lungs. There should be no problem taking these two medications together. ...Read more

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Can I take a Mucinex (guaifenesin) d and an alergra in the same day?

Can I take a Mucinex (guaifenesin) d and an alergra in the same day?

Yes: Yes, there are no contraindications to this unless you have an allergy to any of the medicines (guafenesin, Pseudoephedrine or fexofenadine). These are commonly combined to treat cold symptoms and are available over the counter. Take as directed unless contraindicated by your physician. ...Read more

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I take 4mg of abuterol can I take mucinex PE if still having congestion?

I take 4mg of abuterol can I take mucinex PE if still having congestion?

Mgt: I would suggest reviewing the delivery system of your Albuterol. It is available as an inhaler and can be used with a spacer device.
For your congestion, nasal saline rinses may help and Mucinex may not be needed. Stay well hydrated and rest. If you experience fever, respiratory worsening or chills, PCP visit. Pls ...Read more

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I was wondering if I can take coricidin hbp after taking mucinex dm? Thank u

I was wondering if I can take coricidin hbp after taking mucinex dm? Thank u

Perhaps: The coricidin HbP daytime is like mucinex dm, thus you are essentially doubling the dose which is likely ok for most people. The evening formula contains an antihistamine and I see with issue with the combination especially with nighttime formula ...Read more

Mucinex (Definition)

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