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Can i take Mucinex if I have high blood pressure?

Can i take Mucinex if I have high blood pressure?

Yes: Yes you can, given that you take mucinex for a short period of time and monitor your BP periodically. ...Read more

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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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Hi, I just want to be sure that I can take Mucinex DM Max since I have High Blood Pressure.

Hi, I just want to be sure that I can take Mucinex DM Max since I have High Blood Pressure.

Mucinex DM Max: It's good to ask about possible drug-drug & drug-condition interactions. Your best sources of info are your prescribing physician & dispensing pharmacist, followed closely by us, HealthTap! Check out http://www.drugs.com/pro/mucinex-dm-maximum-strength.html for info regarding Mucinex DM Max. Always be as specific as possible regarding drug names. DM Max doesn't appear to contain decongestants ...Read more

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Can i take dayquil after taking a Mucinex dm this morning. I also take daily metoprolol for high blood pressure?

Can i take dayquil after taking a Mucinex dm this morning.  I also take daily metoprolol for high blood pressure?

Yes: Active ingredients in dayquil include: acetaminophen 325 mg dextromethorphan hbr 10 mg phenylephrine hcl 5 mg fd&c red no. 40, fd&c yellow no. 6, gelatin, glycerin, polyethylene glycol, povidone, propylene glycol, purified water, sorbitol special, titanium dioxide mucinex dm has: dextromethorphan hbr 30 mg guaifenesin 600 mg. 40 mg total of dm shouldn't be too much, but caution with phenylep. ...Read more

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Natural treatment for weakness and congestion due to cold in elderly person. Also, is Mucinex safe for high blood pressure.?

Natural treatment for weakness and congestion due to cold in elderly person. Also, is Mucinex safe for high blood pressure.?

Mucinex safe: One must first be certain the "congestion" is not due to something serious such as congestive heart failure or pneumonia. If it's not, then oral fluids, especially hot liquids, humidifier or hot, steamy shower, and citrus fruits can help. Make sure blood pressure is kept below 130mm systolic; avoid salt; rest and tylenol can help. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take musinex d if I have high blood pressure?

Is it safe to take musinex d if I have high blood pressure?

Yes: As long as your BP is routinely controlled before starting the mucinex. Decongestants can be problematic for those hypertensive patients who are uncontrolled. See your doctor for verification. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure I have asthma can I take a decongestant for a cough expectorant?

I have high blood pressure I have asthma can I take a decongestant for a cough expectorant?

Avoid D formulations: They have substances that will lead to rise in adrenaline or mimicking adrenaline which can lead to higher BP and heart rate. Simple mucinex would work just fine ...Read more

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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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Hypertension (Definition)

hypertension is a medication similar to High blood pressure. Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure systolic over 140 and diastolic over ...Read more


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