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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Guaifenesin And Dextromethorphan (Definition)

Guaifenesin|dextromethorphan is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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I got pneumonia and doctor prescribed me robitussin ac but not working much. Is it ok if I switched to Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan). What is the difference in dm n a?

I got pneumonia and doctor prescribed me robitussin ac but not working much. Is it ok if I switched to Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan). What is the difference in dm n a?

DM has: dextromethorphan which is a cough suppressant. AC just means there is codeine included, a narcotic suppressant. Pneumonia needs to be treated with antibiotics and expectorant, along with anti-inflammatory medicines. You can take the DM but it is unlikely to be more effective than with codeine. You can try a formulation with Hydrocodone like Tussionex or TussiCaps. ...Read more

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What is the proper dose of Robitussin DM (marked by the same manufacturer under the name "Tukol D" in Mexico) for a 90lb child?

What is the proper dose of Robitussin DM (marked by the same manufacturer under the name "Tukol D" in Mexico) for a 90lb child?

Need age: Tukol D is not recommended for use in children under 12 years old. If your child is 12 or above the correct dose is 2 teaspoons (10 ml) every 4 hours. ...Read more

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Does Robitussin-DM have drugs in it?

Does Robitussin-DM have drugs in it?

Yes: All medications are drugs, meaning active components that has an effect.
This medication has Guaifenesin a mucolytic and dextrometorphan a cough suppressant. ...Read more

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Can I make Robitussin-DM taste better?

Can I make Robitussin-DM taste better?

Not that I know of: There is a reason people say something tastes like cough medicine.....The ingredients and many have an alcohol base that just makes them taste yucky. I would look for it as a pill or look to other possibilities. Honey and lemon are known to be excellent for coughs. Warm drinks help him phlegm. Elderberry is excellent for coughs. It contains sambucous and sambucous is good for mucous. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take benzonatate with robitussin dm?

Is it ok to take benzonatate with robitussin dm?

2 Cough supressants: You are intending to take Robitussin DM, a medicine that has a cough suppressant and expectorant, with benzonatate, tessalon, which is also a cough suppressant. Instead, take the robitussin DM because it has the expectorant with it as well. Studies show that the combination of benzonatate and guaifenesin is excellent as well but should not be stacked with dextromethorphan. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does Robitussin-DM have alcohol in it?

Does Robitussin-DM have alcohol in it?

Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan): Cough ; congestion does not contain alcohol. If you check different Robitussin (guaifenesin) products - look on the bottom of the front of the package ; it will state is alcohol free. Some of their products may contain alcohol. ...Read more

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Can I take Robitussin-DM 2 hours after theraflu?

Can I take Robitussin-DM 2 hours after theraflu?

No: Theraflu contains two of the same ingredients as robitussin- guaifenisin and dextromethorphan and a two hour interval is not an appropriate dosing interval. ...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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Can you make Robitussin-DM taste better by mixing it with other liquids and still be effective?

Robitusssin: Yes, you can. Make sure that you pour out the right amount of dose and mix it with the preferred flavoring and drink the entire concotion. ...Read more

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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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Can you take sudafed and Robitussin-DM together?

Cold medications: Always cold meds with caution if you have any heart conditions. Updated can be safely taken with Robitussin (guaifenesin) dmv, but not CF or pe types of robitussin (guaifenesin). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Robitussin-DM while pregnant?

Is it safe to take Robitussin-DM while pregnant?

Yes, but not much.: Maternal use of standard otc doses of Robitussin-DM when used as an antitussive during the first trimester of pregnancy has not been found to increase the risk of teratogenic effects. Dextromethorphan should be avoided during pregnancy, though, due to its respiratory depressant and potential addictive effects on the mother-fetus unit. ...Read more

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Will a 4oz bottle of Robitussin-DM make me puke my guts out?

Maybe: Why would you take 4 oz of Robitussin (guaifenesin) at once? Vomiting is not one of the side effects- usually nervousness and restlessness...But the body can be very efficient and purge something that is not good for it. I am still more concerned about the reason you would take that much at once. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take a lot of Robitussin-DM gel tabs?

Yes: You should only use this medication as directed on the package and only for 3-5 days. If your symptoms are not resolving within that time follow up with your pcp to ensure there is not something more serious going on. The dextromethorphan can be addictive. ...Read more

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Can I take cymbalta (duloxetine) and Robitussin-DM together?

Perhaps, but...: Serotonin syndrome can be a serious problem, including drowsiness, confusion, extreme changes in blood pressure problems, even seizures and heart issues. ...Read more

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Could Robitussin-DM max show up in a drug screen as an illegal drug?

Yes: If the drug screen is crude enough, dextromethorphan can appear as a stimulant. Most drug screens are sophisticated enough to correctly identify this but mis-identification does occur. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Robitussin Dm (Definition)

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


Dr. Robert Cloutier
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Guaifenesin (Definition)

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