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Cold And Cough Dm Elixir
Avoid Cold medicines: Cough in young children is extremely frustrating for parents. Unfortunately cough medications used in adults don't work in children. Decongestants in combination with cough medications can actually be harmful. Using guafenesin may be helpful to help secretions stay loose. Increasing fluid intake and humidity in the air can definitely help. Honey (for kids over 12 months) may be a natural remedy. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Not Good: Not agood idea as the drugs are similar enough to worry about side effects from incorrect, too high doseage. ...Read more
Symptoms: sinus pressure, runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, cough. Nyquil cold n flu or Mucinex (guaifenesin) fast max cold n flu night time? Which is better?
OTC cold meds: They pretty much work the same way. Cold symptoms should not last for more than 7-10 days. See a local doc if it does not resolve after that period or gets progressively worse. ...Read more
Can I take clonazepam with cough medicine? (dextromethorphan hbr with chlorpheniramine maleate) aka Coricidin high blood pressure cough and cold?
Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm vs. Robitussin dm? I've got a very bad, "dry" cough and lots of "wheezing" the Robitussin has done nothing! should I try the mucinex (guaifenesin)?
Cough: Robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) and Mucinex dm have same chemicals- dextromethorphan and guaifenesin. Dextromethorphan is cough suppressant and Guaifenesin is cough expectorant. You just will be switching the brand. Wheezing is large airway obstruction problem. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can i take Advil cold and sinus with Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm I have a cold: sneezing, sore throat, congestion, low fever, cough and just don't feel good.
Five year old daughter nonproductive cough. Children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough medicine not helping. Also tried vapor rub and cough drops. Nothing is helping.
Got an awful cough. Tried robitussin, mucinex, (guaifenesin) and tessalon but can't stop coughing! Suggestions?
Yes : Panadol (acetaminophen) cold/ flu contains 3 types of medications per tablet Acetaminophen 500mg( for pain/ fever), Pseudoephedrine 15mg (nasal/sinus decongestant) and dextromethorphan 30mg (cough suppressant). Mucinex(guaifenesin loosen sputum) and works together with dextromethorphan to suppress cough. Limit to 6 tablets/day. If symptoms persist/worsen for more than 7 days, see physician. Limit alcohol intake. ...Read more
Can i take cold eeze tabs for throat. Delsym (dextromethorphan) for cough and sudafed pe for stuffy head. All together?
If not double-dosing: A person can usually briefly take different over-the-counter "cold" medications, as long as she reads the labels and does not accidentally double-dose on an ingredient. Watch for acetominophen (tylenol) and Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) in the multi-ingredient medications. A person with a sore throat should check with her doctor to see if she has a strep throat infection, or other "treatable" illness. ...Read more
Read ingredients: Mucinex (guaifenesin) is Guaifenesin which loosens your secretion. Your tylenol cold likely has Diphenhydramine and acetaminophen. Your flu elixir may have the same and you may get too sleepy with these meds combined. Read the ingredients so as not to take too much of each type of medicine. ...Read more
Relief: It may give relief, but never a cure. ...Read more
I just took my prescription cough syrup- Bromfed (brompheniramine) DM cough syrup. Can I use the albuterol inhaler now as well?
Yes: Use as directed by your health care provider. ...Read more
Cough 2weeks, sometimes hurts in chest, body aches, no fever.Taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm, netti pot, gypsy cold tea w/no results. Any recommendations?
Can my 45 lb 4 yr old take children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough and similasan kids cold and mucus relief together?
No?: I would take one or the other. ...Read more
Chest cold, cough, no energy, wheezing. taking regular Robitussin (guaifenesin) and drinking lots of water?
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