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Can You Take Mucinex With An Antihistamine
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
Im on zpack for sinus infection but i have a ton of mucus that is stuck and wont come up or down can i use a antihistamine or mucinex?
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I am treating acute bronchitis with mucinex. Today my nose is very itchy but i read I should avoid antihistamines due to bronchitis. Any suggestions?
Need antibiotics to: Acute bronchitis does not show up on x-ray. I put my patients on antibiotics and sometimes IV steriods depending if I am going to admit them or not and bronchodilators. Never heard that antihistamines should not be used in bronchitis. If your nose is very itchy, could be allergens in which case, you may benefit from nasonex. Mucinex will help loosen the phlegm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not a good idea: You have to know mucinex help thin the phlegm and Benadryl has drying effect on mucous or phlegm, so you are defeating the purpose of taking musinex if you need to take antihistamine with mucinex for allergy, i will recommend takind over the counter Claritin which may not be as drying as benadryl, and dont forget to drink lot of fluids. ...Read more
Can I take mucinex D and benadryl? I have taken mucinex D for a combination of a cold and allergies but just had an allergic reaction to a food.
Yes, but . . .: If any tongue or lip swelling, or difficulty breathing/swallowing, call 911 or local emergency services. Need to avoid allergen & carry EpiPen. www.drugs.com Interactions Checker says there's no interaction btwn Mucinex D (guaifenesin & pseudoephedrine) & Benadryl (diphenhydramine). However, only antihistamine like latter is useful for allergies. Former is combo of expectorant & decongestant. ...Read more
Can I take Zyrtec and Claritin together? Or can I take Zyrtec and Benadryl to boost the Zyrtec? Will taking Mucinex DM along with Zyrtec help?
See your doctor: If your allergies are not controlled with one med alone, stepping up to a different med like flonase, nasonex, etc., will likely help you more than taking two antihistamines. Zyrtec and Claritin will not help much at all if you have a cold and not allergies, though Benadryl can dry up secretions somewhat. You can add mucinex if you also have a cough. Talk with your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more
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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