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Guaifenesin Ac Expectorant Medication
What is a good mucolytic/expectorant drug?
Immediate-release 400mg guaifenesin doesn't help that much, even after taking more than recommended.
Expectoration : Hydration and more hydration is the key. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is somewhat effective. Mucomyst pills may also help. However, in a generally healthy individual, without underlying lung disease, hydration and time should do most of the work. Eucalyptus oil seems to work in some people, mostly in inhaled form. Please discuss with ur Doctor prior to staring any regiment. ...Read more
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After taking 1200 mg, Mucinex (guaifenesin) expectorant, I am still unable to break up mucus when coughing? What next?
Do you think I should buy Mucinex (guaifenesin) maximum strength expectorant if I have cough accompanied by phlegm?
Is it reasonable that I buy Mucinex (guaifenesin) maximum strength expectorant if I have cough accompanied by phlegm?
No...: In order to treat a cough, you first need to know what the etiology of the cough is. It is not always a good idea to suppress a cough since this is your body's way of getting rid of substances that are harmful, like bacteria. An expectorant is usually not needed because your body will cough enough without it in most cases. To treat a cough, have it diagnosed by your doctor first! ...Read more
Is there anything besides Mucinex (guaifenesin) on the market that works as an expectorant? I have asthma — mucus is major issue for me. I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) twice a day
Oral Diphyl-G: Thick mucus has been a real problem for my patients with asthma. Mucus thinning medications such as Guaifenesin present in Mucinex (guaifenesin) and robutussin has been very beneficial. One other item which I prescribe to patients is a mixture of Dyphylline and Guaifenesin (difil-g) which I find very useful to bring the secretion up because of additional dilating effect on airway. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more
How should a cold be treated with a heart condition? Decongestants are out. Is expectorant such as Mucinex (guaifenesin) ok? Thanks.
I took my prescribed 30mg of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) approximately 7.5 hours ago, is it safe to take a Mucus Relief DM (dextrometorphan HBR 20 mg, Guaifenesin 400mg/ Expectorant) right now?
Can I take sudafed (pseudo ephedrine only), Mucinex (guaifenesin) (expectorant and decongestant), and nyquil all at once?
Can I take pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 120 mg with expectorant tab dm? These are no name brands for Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm and Sudanese
Can one take Mucinex (guaifenesin) (expectorant only) and sudafed decongestant (30mg) in day and nyquil before bed? Is it safe. Or should one be eliminated
Ok: These combinations taken as you are doing should, be ok. ...Read more
Can you take Mucinex (guaifenesin) (expectorant) and sudafed together and will it keep you up at night. Or will nyquil be better for stuffy nose and mucus in throat?
Mucinex (guaifenesin): Will not keep you up, but sudafed may. They are okay to take together. Nyquil may be better if you do not want to stay up and is okay to take with an expectorant as well (just make sure that the nyquil you bought doesn't also have a guaifenisin in it as well). Hope you feel better! ...Read more
In the lungs nothing: Between the lungs (in the "mediastinum") there is a proliferation of scar tissue that can lead to coonstriction of the large central vessels and airways leading into the lung. The cause is often blamed on a fungal infection, but in some people the cause is unknown. ...Read more
Is it okay to take antihistamines together with combination expectorant medications like (salbutamol?
Yes: This combo is safe. Respiratory problems are sneaky and can turn nasty quickly. Worsening breathing with increasing wheezing has to be treated quickly by your pcp or if any delay you must go to emergency room immediately. Wheezing means airways are in spasm and can get worse fast! Never delay being treated! ...Read more
Depends: You don't say what thyroid medication you are on. If you are taking thyroid hormone, thyroid should be taken on an empty stomach, and wait at least 40 min before eating. Robitussin (guaifenesin) peak has a mild stimulant in it. As long as your thyroid levels are normal, this should not be a problem, but if your thyroid levels are high, it could potentially cause more heart racing symptoms. ...Read more
What medications can I take for a cold while taking adderal? Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) a good choice?
Mononucleosis: Mononucleosis often called Mono is an infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Sx fever, sore throat, fatigue, weakness, swollen glands in neck and armpits, loss of appetitie, night sweats. Usually spread by saliva hence kissing disease. Can be spread by exposure to cough sneeze, sharing food utensils. Develop sx after 4-6 weeks exposed to virus. Monospot test. Rx is supportive. No abx. Rest ...Read more
I have a cold and I've lost my sense of taste and smell. Is there any over-the-counter medication I can take that's not to expensive like mucinex (guaifenesin)?
Depends: If you just lost your ability to smell/taste in the past day or so, use oxymetazoline (afrin) 1 spray each nostril 3x a day followed 10 minutes later by using nasal saline irrigations (sinus rinse or neti poti). Only use the afrin for up to 3 days, saline can be used indefinitely. If your sense of smell is not back in the next 3 days, get checked out. ...Read more
How do I get rid of a medication rash? Hi, I took Mucinex (guaifenesin) d sometime last week, now I believe it cause a rash throughout my torso and face. How can I get rid of it?
This : This is difficult to answer without a clinical examination, but typically a drug rash can linger for a little while. I would see a dermatologist to be sure the diagnosis is correct and they can prescribe some topical steroids and possible oral therapies such as antihistamines/oral steroids or other appropriate treatments to help you. Does your rash kind of look like the rash below? I hope that helps a little! ...Read more
BP: Yes, it should cause you no problem ...Read more
Hello Dr. Is it ok if I take allegra (fexofenadine) 180mg with sinus medication which has (Acetaminophen 325mg, guaifenesin 200mg and phenylephrine HCL 5mg)?
Yes, no problem: No interaction between all the mentioned drugs, I would like to thank you for listing the ingredients in full, be cautious though if you have high blood pressure and take phynylepherine. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, wish you wellness ...Read more
Can I take these two medications together for my cough/congestion and allergies? Allegra (fexofenadine) d and Robitussin-DM
Yes you can.: Take them alternately and not at the same time. ...Read more