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I am hypertensive, missing my medication, and have taken Walgreens Cough DM....should i have concerns?

I am hypertensive, missing my medication, and have taken Walgreens Cough DM....should i have concerns?

What HTNsive med?: The DM prob has some anti-HTNsive effect, but that does not mean it is safe to stop your anti-hypertensive med. Some Anti-HTNsive meds can only be gradually reduced, and dangerous otherwise. More info is necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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Can i take my Brom-pse-dm Cough syrup with ibuprofen for headach and my anxiety medication all at the same time?

Can i take my Brom-pse-dm Cough syrup with ibuprofen for headach and my anxiety medication all at the same time?

Depends...: Do you mean brom-fed dm? And what anxiety med are you taking? The brom-fed cough syrup can make you drowsy as can some anxiety meds. So, depending on which anxiety med you are taking, you do need to be careful about over-sedation by taking both of these meds at the same time. It would be ok to take the ibuprofen at the same time. Let us know exactly which meds you are taking if this is not helpful ...Read more

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64 , male, mhx: 2 coronary stents with stable condotion .Controled htn and dm.Complains of strong cough since 2 monthes ..Its hard cough with mucous?

64 , male, mhx: 2 coronary stents with stable condotion .Controled htn and dm.Complains of strong cough since 2 monthes  ..Its hard cough with mucous?

Smoking?: Smoking associated with bronchitis vs the use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors medication are two good possibilities. Smoking is the worse habit you can have after a stent placement. Increase plague formation exponentially and risk of heart attack. ...Read more

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Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions. Uhhhh? Can I take?

Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions.  Uhhhh? Can I take?

Ask pharmacist or Dr: This is very troubling indeed. And everything I've read supports what you found. Don't risk a potentially life-threatening interaction but do try to find an alternative to Lexapro (escitalopram) w/ your doctor. It's not the guaifenesin part, so you could take Mucinex pills and gargle w/ salt water for throat pain and drink honey-lemon-tea-(bit of bourbon). Sorry, but you actually may find this to work better! ...Read more

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Is promethazine dm equivilant to codine cough syrup?

Is promethazine dm equivilant to codine cough syrup?

Not equivalent: but dextromethorphan in adequate dosage has cough suppressant activity equivalent to codeine. ...Read more

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What does W/DM stand for in cough syrup?

What does W/DM stand for in cough syrup?

W/DM: Likely with dextramethorphan a cough suppressant. Show it to your pharmacist for confirmation, side effects and if you should take it. All the best. ...Read more

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What are the differences between CF and dm in cough medicine?

What are the differences between CF and dm in cough medicine?

Cough medicines : Cough medicines such as Robitussin have a "cf"(For chest congestion - it has guaifenesin which is an expectorant) formula and a"dm"(For dextronethorphan, which is a cough suppressant) formula people use the cf for chesty cough and "dm" for dry, hacking cough. ...Read more

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Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup ok?

Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup ok?

For who?: This is a potent antihistamine with a cough medicine. It is okay maybe for older children and adults but certainly not infants and toddlers. ...Read more

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Can I take q-tussin cough dm medicine when i'm taking aprodine?

Can I take q-tussin cough dm medicine when i'm taking aprodine?

Yes you can: Q tussin cough syrup contains dextromethorphan a cogh suppresant and guaifenecin a mucolytic agent.It can be taken with aprodine an antihistamine and sudafed a decongestant. ...Read more

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Hello. I just took promethazine dm syrup for my cough the first time and I started coughing excessively. I can not stop coughing am I allergic ?

Hello. I just took promethazine dm syrup for my cough the first time and I started coughing excessively. I can not stop coughing  am I allergic ?

Maybe: Persistent post nasal drip (allergy or non-allergy related), acid reflux, asthma, or vocal cord problem are common causes for persistent cough. Medication side effect is often overlooked as well. Consider a virtual consult to discuss any related symptoms and more about your history for guidance. ...Read more

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Could Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup kill you?

Could Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup kill you?

Why do you ask?: Are you considering an over-dose? If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to DM. Is there an alternative cough suppresent with antihistamine to take?

I'm allergic to DM. Is there an alternative cough suppresent with antihistamine to take?

Tessalon : It is not good to combine antihistamine with cough suppressant. Try tessalon perls. Perhaps it is prescription item. You may have to ask PCP to prescribe ...Read more

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Does abusing dm OTC cough syrup cause infertility?

Does abusing dm OTC cough syrup cause infertility?

Potentially: Any sort of drug abuse can lower fertility, sperm count and testosterone levels in males. If you're asking about females, check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Is a cough syrup with codine better then promethazine dm for coughs?

Is a cough syrup with codine better then promethazine dm for coughs?

It depends: Upon what is cough due to. Is it just allergy? Asthma? From smoking? Infection causing Bronchitis? Pneumonia? And also upon what did you try OTC. Warm Ginger tea is very good for soothing throat. ...Read more

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What is a good dm cough medicine for a toddler with bronchitis?

What is a good dm cough medicine for a toddler with bronchitis?

None: There are no cough medicines recommended for toddlers, or any child under the age of six. Recommend humidifier, elevating head of bed, and honey as needed if the child is over a year old. ...Read more

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Can Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup kill you? Help please?

Yes.: Overdose could be lethal (http://www.bromfeddm.com/About%20Us/) If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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I had 2 bottles of Robitussin-DM cough n cold peak cold for adults willl this get me high?

I had 2 bottles of Robitussin-DM cough n cold peak cold for adults willl this get me high?

Yes and damage you: Drinking cough syrup is potentially damaging to your brain. It can cause lesions or boring holes called Olney lesions. Don't do it.

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What to do if i had 2 bottles of Robitussin-DM cough n cold peak cold for adults willl this get me high?

What to do if i had 2 bottles of Robitussin-DM cough n cold peak cold for adults willl this get me high?

What to do is stop : Don't do this. The potential damage to your brain is irreversible. Dextromethorphan can cause boring holes known as Olney lesions in your brain. Bad idea. ...Read more

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My phlegm type cough is kicking up again and I was wondering if it was safe to take my promethazine DM while on suboxone?

Talk to provider: antihistamines have significant interactions with opioids, including buprenorphine, and may cause excessive sedation. There is nothing magic about Promethazine as a cough suppressant, and you could probably get the same or similar effect just using plain Robitussin DM, and leaving antihistamines out of it, particularly phenergan, (promethazine) which really is a drug of abuse when combined with methadone. ...Read more

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Hi i accidentally gave my daughter who turns 4 in january 2 tsps of bromfed-dm cough syrup mor instead of 1/2 tsp. will she be ok?

Hi i accidentally gave my daughter who turns 4 in january 2 tsps of bromfed-dm cough syrup mor instead of 1/2 tsp. will she be ok?

Call ER NOW: Call ER and ask their advice. Much depends on the child's weight. Read the label for info on this. Call the ER right now and ask them . 4 times the recommended dose is a lot for a 3 year old. Speed matters in this case. Good Luck. ...Read more

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My 17 week old is taking Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm for cough its still not working he is also taking a med for acid reflux has had this cough for over a month?

My 17 week old is taking Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm for cough its still not working he is also taking a med for acid reflux has had this cough for over a month?

Could be many things: Go back to your pediatrician and talk with them about this. This is most likely something simple, but let the doctor help you figure it out. ...Read more

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I took a regular dose (2 tsp) of non-drowsy tussin dm this morning for a cough. Am i alright to drink some beers tonight?

I took a regular dose (2 tsp) of non-drowsy tussin dm this morning for a cough. Am i alright to drink some beers tonight?

Yes, you can: There is no drug interaction for the tussin dm and alcohol. However, moderation is the key.
If concerned, always discuss your questions with your pcp.
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I am taking 75 MG of Sertraline and can't sleep because of a bad cough. I read not to take anything with DM in it for colds and coughs? What can I do?

I am taking 75 MG of Sertraline and can't sleep because of a bad cough. I read not to take anything with DM in it for colds and coughs? What can I do?

That's right: Sertraline and dextromethotphan, contained in many cough medicines, has to be used with caution when taking sertraline, so better avoid those preparations. Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) might help, and doesn't interact with sertraline, however still use it cautiously. Bottom line is you need to be seen, as you may very well need Rx medicines, meanwhile, rest, fluids, saline nasal washes would help ...Read more