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Is it safe to take diphenhydramine and dextromethorphan together?

Is it safe to take diphenhydramine and dextromethorphan together?

Yes but: There may be some additive sedating effect from both. So be sure that you know how alert you feel before you drive. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Holtman
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Dextromethorphan (Definition)

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


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Is it safe to take delsym (dextromethorphan) while pregnant at 9 week?

Is it safe to take delsym (dextromethorphan) while pregnant at 9 week?

No: The U.S. Food and drug administration has classified delsym (dextromethorphan polistirex) as a pregnancy category c medication, which means it may not be safe for pregnant women to use this cough suppressant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take dimenhydrinate (gravol) with dextromethorphan hydrobromide (benylin)?

Is it safe to take dimenhydrinate (gravol) with dextromethorphan hydrobromide (benylin)?

It have some side: Effects reported.
Pyrexia, neutropenia, renal failure, sepsis.
Please be careful. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take gravol and benylin (dextromethorphan) together? Cough/cold symptoms keeping my husband awake, has taken benylin (dextromethorphan) but wants the gravol to help him sleep

Is it safe to take gravol and benylin (dextromethorphan) together? Cough/cold symptoms keeping my husband awake, has taken benylin (dextromethorphan) but wants the gravol to help him sleep

Cough and Cold: Benylin (dextromethorphan) is used as a cough suppressant which could help your husband rest. Gravol is an anti-emetic which is taken to suppress nausea and vomiting. They may be taken together but neither is used for sedation or sleep; however, he is probably exhausted and relieving him of cough and vomiting will help him sleep. Keep well hydrated and warm. If symptoms worsen over the next 48 hrs seek medical care ...Read more

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I am on 5mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) and have a cold. Is it safe to take Nyquil/Dayquil? I read online that there was a contraindication with dextromethorphan.

I am on 5mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) and have a cold. Is it safe to take Nyquil/Dayquil? I read online that there was a contraindication with dextromethorphan.

Avoid Nyquil/Dayquil: May risk interaction. Choose a cold product containing chlorpheniramine (antihistamine) and phenylephrine (decongestant). Drink fluids, inhale steam, blow nose carefully and frequently, use saline nasal spray, stay warm and rested, gargle with warm salt water, drink hot liquids (tea and honey very good), take steamy shower, prop head with extra pillow for sleep. Brst regards for relief. ...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 mucinex (dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, phenylephrine) with 40 mg Celexa?

Is it safe to take mucinex (dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, phenylephrine) with 40 mg Celexa?

No: Guaifenisin when mixed with Celexa can cause seritonin syndrome. Besides, it is of very little use for a cold anyhow. See these links about both statements: http://www. Cochrane. Org/CD001831/ARI_over-the-counter-otc-medications-for-acute-cough-in-children-and-adults-in-community-settings

http://toxicology. Ucsd. Edu/art%203%20serotonin%20syndrome. Pdf ...Read more

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Is Tussin long acting safe to take while breastfeeding (dextromethorphan HBr USP 15mg)?

Breast feeding: Hi, Dextromethorphan is compatible with breastfeeding, there is substantial human data which shows it is safe. ...Read more

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Promethazine, vicodin, dextromethorphan, and guaifenesin safe to take together?

Depends: Dextromethorophan and Guaifenesin are commonly together in otc cough meds. Vicodin is a narcotic that also has tylenol (acetaminophen) and promethiazine is for nausea. While someone with no medical conditions and no other meds might take them without negative result it is always best to use least amt of medication as possible and to discuss interactions with prescribing provider. ...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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I've got the flu and my mother wants to know if it's safe for me to take benylin (dextromethorphan) with B12 & iron supplements, prozack and birth control?

I've got the flu and my mother wants to know if it's safe for me to take benylin (dextromethorphan) with B12 & iron supplements, prozack and birth control?

Flu???: If you live in north america, it's unlikely that you have the flu in june. But either way, these medications aren't contraindicated when you have a viral infection. ...Read more

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Can I take benzonatate 200mg with delsym night time?

Can I take benzonatate 200mg with delsym night time?

Yes, but: Why two cough medicines? If you really have uncontrollable cough, not responding to only one OTC preparation, you better see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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Is it safe to work out after getting high off of delsym (dextromethorphan)?

Dextromethorphan-: -is a safe cough suppressant with no contradiction, however if taken in sufficient amounts 2 get high, anything is dangerous. Maybe not against exercise but in general. It is abnormal behavior & a very stupid thing 2 do but @ 46, there is no use in trying to change Ur habit without direction from an AODA councilor. ...Read more

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Are dextromethorphan and butamirate citrate used for the same purpose? Which is better and safer?

Yes.: Both are used for cough. Difficult to say precisely which is better. The better one is the one that works for you without side effects. Both can have side effects if too much is taken. Butamirate can result in nausea and vomiting. With dm it is more of a mild euphoria. ...Read more

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Can an adult take a double dosage of children's benylin (dextromethorphan) night time cough or more?

Can an adult take a double dosage of children's benylin (dextromethorphan) night time cough or more?

Check w/ chemist/MD: Be aware that the dosing of medications that adult or children can take for similar conditions are not always intuitive. Taking double a pediatric dose or mare may cause you to inadvertently overdose yourself. Best to check with your chemist or doctor. ...Read more

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Can children take Delsym (dextromethorphan)?

Can children take Delsym (dextromethorphan)?

Delsym (dextromethorphan): Is indicated for occasional use in children aged 2 years and older, and is properly dosed according to weight. ...Read more

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Who should not take Delsym (dextromethorphan)?

Delsym (dextromethorphan): Contraindications/Cautions: hypersens. To drug/class/compon., MAO inhibitor use w/in 14 days &
caution in pts ...Read more

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How long does it take for benylin (dextromethorphan) medicine to kick in?

Depends: Benylin (dextromethorphan) is a group name for different formulations, i.e. Different ingredients. These different crug components are metabolized at different rates depending on many factors, such as age, fever, digestive status, nature of condition being treated. Generally some response should be noted within 30 to 60 minutes after ingestion. ...Read more

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Can I take dextromethorphan hbr while pregnant?

Can I take dextromethorphan hbr while pregnant?

Not usually: I typically avoid dextromethorphan in pregnancy. Some providers might feel comfortable depending on your gestational age, but I don't. If treating a cough use plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) or guifenisen and cough drops are fine too. ...Read more

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Is delsym (dextromethorphan) safe for my 6 yr old?

Would not recommend: Cold and cough medicines for children are not recommended for this age group for two main reasons: (1) in studies, they have shown not to work, and (2) they can produce side effects. Honey actually works pretty well for a cough, and depending on the cause, cool mist or steam from a shower can provide relief. If the child is old enough, nasal saline spray can also help with congestion. ...Read more

Dr. Bradford Patt
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Benylin (Definition)

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


Dr. Sheila Smith
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Delsym (Definition)

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