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Can you give delsym cough syrup and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Can you give delsym cough syrup and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Yes: It is fine to take both - no medication interaction. Be careful if you have high blood pressure, though, using these meds for more than a few doses without letting your doc know. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Can I take delsym (dextromethorphan) dm cough syrup and the store brand sudafed together? Thanks in advance.

Can I take delsym (dextromethorphan) dm cough syrup and the store brand sudafed together? Thanks in advance.

Drug interactions.: No interactions were noted with Drugs.Com drug interaction checker (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=844-2022,1964-16108) ...Read more

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Can i take delsym (dextromethorphan) 12 hour cough syrup during the day, and then my prescribed hydromet cough syrup at night? I want to make sure this is fine to do.

Can i take delsym (dextromethorphan) 12 hour cough syrup during the day, and then my prescribed hydromet cough syrup at night? I want to make sure this is fine to do.

Maintain: You should give your doctors plan and your body a chance to work. Not k owing your medical situation, i would call your prescribing doctor to let him know you are not happy with current plan. He will then give you a better option. But realize it will take some time. ...Read more

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What r side effects of dextromethorphan cough syrup?

Minimal: Most over the counter cough medications (known as anti tussives) are typically very safe. Dextromethoraphan is a good cough suppressant and there are many "branded" versions out there. The most common side effects include dizziness and drowsiness; most people have no side effects. ...Read more

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My friend drank half a bottle of cough syrup containing DXM (dextromethorphan) and turned red an starting itching terribly. Is this overdose symptoms ?

My friend drank half a bottle of cough syrup containing DXM (dextromethorphan) and turned red an starting itching terribly. Is this overdose symptoms ?

Yes. Take to ER now.: DXM OD can be life-threatening. Signs absolutely do include red skin, sweating, heart racing, as well as increased blood pressure, possible nausea/vomiting, lethargy/hyperactivity, slurred speech, altered mental status, even hallucinations & seizures. This drug is abused recreationally now. Your friend needs definitive medical care/observation immediately. ...Read more

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Can i give my 5 year old a cough syrup (dextromethorphan polistirex) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Can i give my 5 year old a cough syrup (dextromethorphan polistirex) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Not a good idea: Both medications are sedating and can impair your child's breathing. You should attempt to treat the cause of the cough, not the symptom. Ask you pediatrician. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Holtman
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Dextromethorphan (Definition)

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


Dr. Arthur Balin
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Delsym (Definition)

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