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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Divalproex (Definition)

Divalproex, is a seizure medicine, the generic name is valporic acid, it has been in the market as an antiseizure medicine for long time, it is a good medicine, helps to control almost all types of common seizures, partial, generalized, absence, myoclonic, atonic, ..Etc.It can be used as a mood stabilizer in psychiatric patients. It has adverse effects on the liver, ...Read more


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Is it safe to take plain Robitussin(guaifenesin only), ibuprofen and doxycycline all at the same time?

Is it safe to take plain Robitussin(guaifenesin only), ibuprofen and doxycycline all at the same time?

As long as you can: safely take these medications individually, yes, it's safe to take them together. Be aware, however, that both doxycycline and ibuprofen can upset your stomach or give you heartburn. Doxycycline might be less effective when take with dairy products but otherwise all these meds can be taken with food. This might help prevent stomach upset. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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I take Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg in the morning I have a cold would it be okay to take Robitussin Maximum strength Multi symptom cold peak cold medicine at night ?

I take Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg in the morning I have a cold would it be okay to take Robitussin Maximum strength Multi symptom cold peak cold medicine at night ?

If used as directed.: 1-2 days of this at night while you get through your cold is fine. More chronic use suggests a need to discuss with your doctor. In any case let him know you occasionally use this with a cold. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nyquill 4hours after robitussin (guaifenesin)?

Is it safe to take nyquill 4hours after robitussin (guaifenesin)?

If used correctly: If one is using nyquil and "plain" Robitussin (guaifenesin) correctly, following the packages' instructions, and has not had any problems from either medication alone, then one would expect no problems from taking them together (at the same time or at different times). The nyquil does not have the same ingredients as plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) has, so one would not be doubling up on an ingredient. ...Read more

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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

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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. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Robitussin (guaifenesin) multisymption CF during early pregnancy?

Is it safe to take Robitussin (guaifenesin) multisymption CF during early pregnancy?

Ask your OB doctor.: Every patient has her own unique medical situation. Most cold medicines have either phenylephrine or Pseudoephedrine for congestion relief. Either of these may have an adverse effect on your blood pressure. Elevated blood pressure is an all too common problem of pregnancy. Please ask your obstetrician about your specific needs. ...Read more

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Depakote (Definition)

Depakote is the brand name for a medication known as valproic acid. It is most commonly used to treat seizures, though it can also be used as a mood stabilizer in certain psychiatric disorders. It is used to treat multiple seizure types and can be used alone or with other seizure medications if needed. Common side effects include nausea, dizziness, ...Read more


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Guaifenesin (Definition)

Guaifenesin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more