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Does Mucinex Make You Drowsy
No ( if used alone): Mucinex (guaifenesin) alone is not associated with drowsiness. Common side effects may include headache, dizziness, nausea/vomiting. Be careful when using combination products which may contain antihistamines as these may cause drowsiness. Take with a full glass of water. Do not use for > 7 days.If problem persists /worsen see a doctor. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Mucinex is the brand name for the generic drug guaifenesin. It is used as an expectorant agent (used to cut the thickness/viscosity of mucus secretions created by the sinuses, pharynx, larynx, trachea and bronchi by actually increasing the amount of respiratory tract fluid). It is a very safe over-the-counter medication with ...Read more
Yes, esp w/ Zoloft!: Combining these medications can increase the risk of a rare but serious condition called the serotonin syndrome - definitely check with your doctor! it can be a bad interaction - take it seriously. Good luck - i hope it's nothing and you feel better soon, but do check it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Talk to your prescribing dr. There may be a better dose or a better medication for you. It might end up being important to take it and find ways to cope with the drowsiness-don't just stop it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: But it is common to get drowsy after eating. Also, the body gets tired more easily when you have an infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can: In clinical trials approximately one in 5 to 1 in 4 individuals experienced sedation or somnolence in association with saphris at doses of five or 10 mg twice daily. Sometime psychiatrist will prescribe all 20 mg at bedtime. In this case the likelihood of sedation or somnolence may be greater. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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