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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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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I am 33 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to take Robitussin-DM max? I ave a runny nose and cough/congestion. When i cough the right side of my torso hurts.

I am 33 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to take Robitussin-DM max? I ave a runny nose and cough/congestion. When i cough the right side of my torso hurts.

No: Robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) contains alcohol, which while it is not in a large amount, can be significant if you are taking even recommended doses every 4 hours or so. There is no amount of alcohol considered safe in pregnancy, so i would ask your pharmacist for an alcohol-free cough medication safe in pregnancy. The other stuff in it are dextromethorphan and antihistamines. Your OB is your first/best advisor. ...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. ...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 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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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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Can I take 400 mg acyclovir with robitussin dm max?

Can I take 400 mg acyclovir with robitussin dm max?

YES, altho both: acyclovir and dextromethorphan (the DM part of "Robitussin DM Max) can cause dizziness. Taking them together might increase the chance of that happening. But, as long as you aren't doing something potentially dangerous like climbing a ladder, you should be fine. Get well soon! Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I just used a dose of Robitussin (DM) without reading the "do not use" portion, should I be nervous since I take 100mg Sertraline?

I just used a dose of Robitussin (DM) without reading the "do not use" portion, should I be nervous since I take 100mg Sertraline?

No you shouldn't be: nervous, just don't take any extra Robitussin DM, the problem is with the DM part which interacts with Sertraline. The Dextromethorphan (DM), will be cleared off your system in about 12 hours, the Sertraline lingers much more, you will be fine, best wishes ...Read more

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

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 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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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

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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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Guaifenesin And Dextromethorphan (Definition)

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