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Dr. Robert Cloutier
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Guaifenesin (Overview)

Guaifenesin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


Dr. Robert Cloutier
231 Doctors shared insights

Guaifenesin (Overview)

Guaifenesin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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How much guaifenesin can I take/when?

How much guaifenesin can I take/when?

Maximum daily 2.4gms: The maximum daily dose of guifenesin should not exceed 2400mgms. You can take 600mgm 4 times a day or 800 mgm 3 times a day.

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Is it safe to take prescribed Robitussin (guaifenesin) AC at 34 weeks gestation?

Is it safe to take prescribed Robitussin (guaifenesin) AC at 34 weeks gestation?

Catergory C but..: Robitussinac contains category c drugs: Codeine and guaifenesin. However, like other narcotics, Codeine rapidly crosses the placenta. Neonatal Codeine withdrawal has occurred even in infants whose mothers were taking Codeine at cough suppressant doses for as little as ten days prior to delivery. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Just plain robitussin or +dm is better. Get well soon.

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Can I use guaifenesin for a dry cough?

Cough: Possibly you may have an atypical pneumonia...See your local primary doc for an exam.

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My dr recommended cough syrup with guaifenesin to better CM for helping conceive. Will it still work with phenylephrine HCL 10mg in it? No dm though.

My dr recommended cough syrup with guaifenesin to better CM for helping conceive. Will it still work with phenylephrine HCL 10mg in it? No dm though.

What?: I might be misunderstanding your question, but are you under the assumption that guaifenesin will help you to conceive a child? Cough syrup, of any kind, will not enhance you chances of becoming pregnant...It will however help your cough... If I'm misunderstanding please repost your question.

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Is it safe to take guaifenesin 200-400mg everyday to keep mucus in check?

Guaifenesin: It's probably safe, but the better question would be why you are having the excess mucus in the first place. Go see your doctor.

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Can I take guaifenesin 400 mg/phenylephrine HCl 10 mg safely with these meds Plaquenil, Cymbalta, Vyvanse, Omeprazole, ambien Linzess, Valium Celebrex

Can I take guaifenesin 400 mg/phenylephrine HCl 10 mg safely with these meds Plaquenil, Cymbalta, Vyvanse, Omeprazole, ambien Linzess, Valium Celebrex

What do you mean by: Safely? There have not been any drug-drug interaction studies with Linzess as yet. There is a risk of serotonergic syndrome with combining guaifenesin, phenylnephrine, Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Vyvance. Ambien is for occasional use. I would not combine it with Valium. Other than that you're fine.

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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.

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I have dosed pseudoephedrine hci, guaifenesin, and dextromethorphan hbr. I also took 2 10/650 vicodin. Is this safe I took about 3.5 fluid ounces of Robitussin cf, which is what contained all of the ingredients listed. Is this combination potentially harm

I have dosed pseudoephedrine hci, guaifenesin, and dextromethorphan hbr. I also took 2 10/650 vicodin. Is this safe I took about 3.5 fluid ounces of Robitussin cf, which is what contained all of the ingredients listed. Is this combination potentially harm

No: 3.5 ounces of Robitussin (guaifenesin) is an excessive dose in and of itself (usual dose is 15-30 ml, which is 1/2-1 oz). Combining this with 2 vicodin increases the chance of toxic effects. Follow instructions on otc medications if you want to use them safely, and tell the doctor prescribing the vicodin about your use of other medications with it.

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Will taking 800 mg of guaifenesin cause side effects?

Will taking 800 mg of guaifenesin cause side effects?

Depends on age: No. The usual dose is 600 mg of guaifenisn and sometimes up to 1200 as a sustained release formula for an adult. Anyone can be sensitive to any medication so it may cause side effects in a sensitive individual. Rashes, hives, trouble breathing are all signs of an allergic reaction. www. Drugs. Com has great information on any drug.

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Can Robitussin (guaifenesin) be prescribed for long-term use?

No: I would avoid it in general except to help with sleep. If you have a cough that is not getting better, see your physician and find out why and treat the cause.

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Can I take guaifenesin/phenylephrine with tussionex?

Can I take guaifenesin/phenylephrine with tussionex?

OK Guaifenesin: It is fine to combine guaifenesin/phenylephrine with tussionex, but you will be getting lots of Guaifenesin -- this should be no problem.

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I am taking Suboxone and am ill so want to also take Robitussin (guaifenesin) nighttime. Are there any interactions I should be concerned about?

You can,: There is no drug interactions. However, suboxone is used to treat narcotic (opioid) dependence or addiction. If you use this medication during your treatment maintenance period as directed by your doctor, you should notified him/her immediately about any medication OTC, supplements or even vitamins. Please check your contract for more information. Respectfully.

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Is salbutamol and guaifenesin combination drug safe for babies less than 6 months?

Possibly: Salbutamol would be helpful if your child was wheezing, and the medication helped to relieve those symptoms. Guaifenesin would not be recommended in children under 4 years of age. If they have a cough severe enough needing medication at this age, they need to be seen by their physician.

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What is the treatment for guaifenesin overdose?

Guaifenesin OD: Treatment of a Guaifenesin overdose can include pumping the stomach or use of activated charcoal. Use of anti-seizure medications or sedatives is sometimes required.

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Is taking 700mg of guaifenesin too much?

No.: The maximum prescription dose is a total of 2400 mg per day, usually divided in 400-600 mg doses.

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Can you tell me if taking guaifenesin, 800mg daily is safe if taken for many years for mucus relief?

Guaifenesin: Taking the guaifensin should be ok. The question is, are you taking anything for your gastroesophageal reflux which could be causing your cough?

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