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Mucinex (Definition)

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


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Does Mucinex (guaifenesin) affect a dry mouth?

Does Mucinex (guaifenesin) affect a dry mouth?

Of course: Dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness and blurred vision are common side effects. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing a bad dry cough; and few timesi have wet cough with mucus. I am taking a cough suppressant. Can I take also Mucinex (guaifenesin) for mucus?

Certainly: You can take Mucinex (guaifenesin) along with a cough suppressant. Just make sure it does not have an expectorant in the ingredients already. Also drink plenty of liquids - warm or hot preferably to help thin out the thick mucus clogging up your airways. ...Read more

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My daughter has a very dry cough. Today is day 5. No fever. We've been giving her children's mucinex (guaifenesin). But the cough has progressively gone worse...

My daughter has a very dry cough. Today is day 5. No fever. We've been giving her children's mucinex (guaifenesin). But the cough has progressively gone worse...

Cough: Progressively worsening cough, even with no fever, would be a good reason to see your pediatrician. A complete examination and a detailed cough history would help to make a proper diagnosis and provide treatment as needed. Is the cough consistent? Worse at certain times of day? Anything help cough or make cough worse? Many times cough does not actually come from a problem in the lungs. ...Read more

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I have a dry non-productive cough that will not go away, and my ribs hurt horribly from the never ending hacking. Is there any I have been taking cough suppressants like mucinex, and cold medicine like nyquil. Trying to sleep is horrible, all I do is gu

Hello.: Hello. You might talk to your doctor about tessalon perrles or use of codiene. Both can be very helpful with continual coughing. Make sure that you hydrate really well. At least 8 8 ounces glasses of water per day. ...Read more

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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)?

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 more

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My ent thinks mucus is blocking my parotid duct. He got me on mucinex (guaifenesin) but says I got no mass which is good can allergies be that bad? Told him dry mou

My ent thinks mucus is blocking my parotid duct. He got me on mucinex (guaifenesin) but says I got no mass which is good can allergies be that bad? Told him dry mou

Zyrtec (cetirizine)?: It could be a negative side effect of the antihistamine (although second generation meds such as Zyrtec are far less drying than first generation meds). Mucinex (guaifenesin) unlikely to improve symptoms. Recommend seeing an Allergist/Immunologist to ensure your medication regimen is optimized. If the parotid gland is blocked, my first suggestion is to eat something sour (lemon wedge) and see if that helps. ...Read more

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Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm be used for a person with asthma with mucus in throat...And a cough dry and productive?

Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm be used for a person with asthma with mucus in throat...And a cough dry and productive?

Not preferably: I never like to use medicine that has dm in it for my asthma patients. This suppresses cough and can have deleterious effects such as increased chance of lower airway infection by causing the mucus to get stuck there. I prefer an expectorant to keep the cough loose, giving you the ability to get it up and out of the airway. ...Read more

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Have clear nasal drainage, some cough for over week. Take Benicar and norvasc. Tried Mucinex (guaifenesin) but caused BP to elevate. What can I take to dry up?

Have clear nasal drainage, some cough for over week. Take Benicar and norvasc. Tried Mucinex (guaifenesin) but caused BP to elevate. What can I take to dry up?

HTN and the cold: Try Coricidin hbp or tussin dm. You want to avoid decongestants. I have always found that a simple saline nasal spray does a great job too. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Cough for almost 2 months now. Saw 2 doctors for it about month ago - told lungs sound clear. Had a chest xray & CT scan of chest (~2 wks ago)- came back clear w/ "perfect lungs". cough dry w/ very little clear mucus. Taking mucinex DM - helps.

Cough for almost 2 months now. Saw 2 doctors for it about month ago - told lungs sound clear. Had a chest xray & CT scan of chest (~2 wks ago)- came back clear w/ "perfect lungs". cough dry w/ very little clear mucus. Taking mucinex DM - helps.

Many causes: Did you get a lung function test done also since cough-variant asthma may be the cause for your cough. Did you have a viral infection prior to the onset of the cough? If so, this cough may rarely linger on for up to 3 months. Nasal discharge from allergic rhinitis and/or sinusitis may cause a cough also. Consider seeing an allergist. ...Read more

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I have had a sinus congestion problem for almost 2 weeks. Been using Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm. No runny nose. Now extreme dry mouth the last two days. Infection?

I have had a sinus congestion problem for almost 2 weeks. Been using Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm. No runny nose. Now extreme dry mouth the last two days. Infection?

Mouth-breathing.: Since Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm does nothing on the nasal congestion, your dry mouth is likely from mouth-breathing. Try a nasal decongestant and see if this may help (mucinex (guaifenesin) d?). If not, see your doctor to make sure that you don't have a sinus infection. ...Read more

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I have severe congestion, sneezing, runny nose, awful dry sometimes yellow mucus cough, my mucus from my nose is clear. I took allegra, did not help at all. I cant decide if its allergies or a sinus infection/cold. Its been 3 days. Should I take mucinex c

I have severe congestion, sneezing, runny nose, awful dry sometimes yellow mucus cough, my mucus from my nose is clear. I took allegra, did not help at all. I cant decide if its allergies or a sinus infection/cold. Its been 3 days. Should I take mucinex c

Infection?: Try a different antihistamine, like Benadryl (diphenhydramine). If 25-50 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) makes no difference, then it is not likely that your symptoms are due to allergies. There is no good evidence that mucinex is much help and it is expensive and has its own side effects, and I never recommend it. Avoid fragrances and aerosols while sick (add to irritation of respiratory tract). See MD if no better in 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex sinus max and amid clav 875 together?

Can I take mucinex sinus max and amid clav 875 together?

What for?: What are you trying to treat? It generally is not a good idea to take multiple medications, including over the counter ones. ...Read more

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Can I give mucinex multi symptom cold to my one year old?

Can I give mucinex multi symptom cold to my one year old?

No: Cold preparations are not recommended under 6 years. Refer to AAP and CPS sites for parents. Gentle saline and suctioning is safe. A cool room and extra humidity may help. All the best. ...Read more

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I was told to take 2 nyquil tablets and 1 mucinex. Is this safe?

I was told to take 2 nyquil tablets and 1 mucinex. Is this safe?

Yes safe, but: Which nyquil? Read the labels carefully and don't exceed recommended dose for either, best wishes ...Read more

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Can mucinex (guaifenesin) 600mg be crushed?

No: Mucinex (guaifenesin) 600 mg is a long-acting form and must should be swallowed whole; it mustn’t chewed, broken, or crushed, as that will lead to an immediate dumping of the entire dose (too high of one) that is meant to be released slowly into your system over a series of hours. ...Read more

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Can you od on mucinex (guaifenesin)?

Can you od on mucinex (guaifenesin)?

No, and why are you: Asking? If you are trying to OD, you need to contact your doctor immediately, call a suicide hotline and get help. Mucinex (guaifenesin) itself is just guanifenisin, which doesn't really have any toxicity even in high doses. However, there are versions of the medication that have antihistamines, decongestants and dextromethorphan, and all of these in higher doses can cause problems, although rarely serious. ...Read more

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Is it okay to Mucinex (guaifenesin) if you have asthma?

Is it okay to Mucinex (guaifenesin) if you have asthma?

Yes: Use of this product is well tolerated by asthma patients and does not interfere with common asthma medications. ...Read more

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Can I take both Virtussin AC and Mucinex DM?

Can I take both Virtussin AC and Mucinex DM?

Yes, but: Be careful when using Virtussin AC as it contains codeine, don't exceed the prescribed dose and don't take it with CNS suppressants or alcohol, best wishes ...Read more

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Can u take Mucinex while on ambien (zolpidem)?

Can u take Mucinex while on ambien (zolpidem)?

Should be fine.: I can think of no reason why it should be a problem taking Mucinex while also taking Ambien (zolpidem) for insomnia. ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex d and aleve at the same time?

Can I take mucinex d and aleve at the same time?

Interactions?: Yes, this is a common combination for treatment of cold symptoms. You might prefer to take with food to minimize nausea, particularly the Aleve. You could also take an hour or so apart if taking all that medicine at once causes nausea.
Feel better soon. ...Read more

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Can you take 2 benadryls (diphenhydramine) and a Mucinex melt?

Yes, if adult: Assuming the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is 25mg per capsule, it is ok to take 2 with plain Mucinex for relief of cold symptoms with thick mucus drainage for adults. Realize that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may cause sedation and should not be used if the individual will be driving or operating machinery. ...Read more

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I took a 1200 mg mucinex pill at 8pm - would it be ok to have a beer at 11pm?

Yes: There are few significant side effects or problems with Mucinex. You can have a beer or two after taking it. Wouldn't recommend a case or anything. Keep it reasonable. One or two won't hurt anything. ...Read more