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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
Just started 1/2 of 15 mg Busperone 2x a day. It makes me feel drowsy and dull. Will this pass in time? I don't want to take it anymore.
Probably not med 4 u: If you are having these side effects on relatively low doses of this medication, it probably is not for you. It is possible that the other meds you indicate that you are taking may be causing the side effect or there is some combination that is creating them. It is time to take a look at your current symptoms and for you and your doctor to review options for medication and possible therapy. ...Read more
Nyquil: Usually less than 24 hours.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Histamine's action on the brain's histamine receptors keeps you alert. When the antihistamine enters the brain , it counteracts this stimulatory effect thereby making you drowsy. Since the 2nd generation antihistamines do not enter the brain , they are not expected to cause drowsiness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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