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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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I've been coughing up a lot of phlegm and it keeps me up, is it ok to take robitussin and nywuil together to sleep better at night?

I've been coughing up a lot of phlegm and it keeps me up, is it ok to take robitussin and nywuil together to sleep better at night?

While not identical: there are a number of ingredients that would be duplicated if you used both of these products together. Some of these might be dextromethorphan, acetaminophen, doxylamine, pseudoephedrine, etc. So you would risk taking too much of these ingredients. I would stick to one product and follow package directions closely. Stay well:) ...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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Is it safe to take Robitussin (guaifenesin) with dextromethorphan in it during early pregnancy?

Is it safe to take Robitussin (guaifenesin) with dextromethorphan in it during early pregnancy?

Dextromethorphan: Assigned to pregnancy category c by fda. Animal studies show evidence of teratogenicity. Dm only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk. But, "…safety of dm in pregnancy : results of a controlled study" (done 2001) concluded :… study fails to show dm use during pregnancy increases rates of major malformations above expected baseline rate of 1% to 3%. Ask ob's opinion. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Robitussin-DM and tylenol (acetaminophen) cold multi-symptom nighttime together?

BETTER : take 1 med: Robitussin (guaifenesin) contains category c drugs: Guaifenesin and dextromethorophan . Multi-symptom otc drugs are category c also meaning: there are no controlled studies in human pregnancy. These meds are recommended for use during pregnancy when there are no alternatives and benefit outweighs the risk. So it is best to just take 1 med for cough (e.g. Robitussin (guaifenesin)) rather than 4 or 5. Get well soon! ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with severe bronchitis. Is it safe to take Robitussin (guaifenesin) AC at 34 weeks gestation? Dosage is 2tsp every 6 hours as needed.

Was diagnosed with severe bronchitis. Is it safe to take Robitussin (guaifenesin) AC at 34 weeks gestation? Dosage is 2tsp every 6 hours as needed.

NOT recommended: 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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If a young male (30s) has cough and cold symptoms, is it safe to take Robitussin, Sudafed, acetaminophen (for fever) and Mucinex?

If a young male (30s) has cough and cold symptoms, is it safe to take Robitussin, Sudafed, acetaminophen (for fever) and Mucinex?

Acetaminophen: If you have fever, take acetaminophen, no more than 4 gm in one day. Rest of the stuff is not useful. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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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.

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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Is it safe to take Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM while on Lexapro, (escitalopram) Synthroid, Zyrtec, Dymista Nasal Spray & Albuterol nebulizer?

Is it safe to take Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM while on Lexapro, (escitalopram) Synthroid, Zyrtec, Dymista Nasal Spray & Albuterol nebulizer?

Many meds: At your age (or anyone else for that matter) taking five medicines and wanting another one is not smart unless your doctor has told what medical problems you have. Having said that, if your doctor did prescribe those meds, over time the meds should be reduced. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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Can i take nyquil and Robitussin (guaifenesin) at the same time or within a few hours of one another?

Depends: You need to check the ingredients of both medicines to be sure you are not double dosing / overdosing on Acetaminophen (/tylenol) or other medicines. ...Read more

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How much Robitussin (guaifenesin) is safe to take on a daily basis?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): This medication is meant to be used on the short term. If you require the medication to suppress a cough all of the time, then you need to see a clinician to work up the cough immediately. A chronic cough can be a harbinger of something more serious. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the highest safe amount of Robitussin (guaifenesin) to take?

Guaifenesin: The active ingredient in Robitussin and Mucinex is 'guaifenesin' which is recommended up to 2400 mg max dose per day in divided doses. However, it is an extremely safe medicine in general with few side effects and no well known toxicity. Robitussin usually contains other meds, like phenylephrine or dextromethorphan which have more toxicity. Plain guaifenesin is the safest drug in those mixtures. ...Read more

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Bronchitis. 19 w pregnant. Have Robitussin (guaifenesin) (dextromethorphan hbr). Safe to take?

Bronchitis. 19 w pregnant. Have Robitussin (guaifenesin) (dextromethorphan hbr). Safe to take?

If really needed : While you can use that medication while pregnant you should not take any medication unless necessary and you know you tolerate it. Any illness while pregnant you be taken seriously and the best course is to see a medical provider to ensure nothing more serious. A good lung exam can help confirm the cough is just bronchitis or even post nasal drip vs pneumonia. ...Read more

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Im 17weeks pregnant and have takin tylonal. Coughdrops. Sudafed. And Robitussin (guaifenesin) today. Not all at the same time but through out the day. Is this safe?

Consult your OB: While you are pregnant even though you have passed the first trimester for the safety of fetal development, you should always call and consult with your OB for any med rhat you are taking. ...Read more

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


Dr. Robert Cloutier
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Guaifenesin (Definition)

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