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Dr. Maxime Cannesson
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Phenylephrine (Definition)

Phenylephrine hydrochloride is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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Can I take cheratussin ac and mucinex dm 600 /30?

Can I take cheratussin ac and mucinex dm 600 /30?

Yes you can: But both are for cough, if no improvement, you better see a heathcare professional, good luck ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex-d and promethazine dm together?

Can I take mucinex-d and promethazine dm together?

Caution: You better try the plain mucinex though, as the 'D' part, pseudoephedrine may interact with promethazine. or don't take them at the same time

good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, ask you pharmacist / healthcare provider ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex DMV and 5 hours later take promethazine dm?

Can I take mucinex DMV and 5 hours later take promethazine dm?

No: Dextromethorphan has never been shown in studies to relieve any symptom of colds, flu, allergies, bronchitis or pneumonia, including cough, and can be dangerous in high doses.
If you have thick mucous, use PLAIN guafenesin (Mucinex). If you have nausea or a cough use PLAIN phenergan, or (for cough) phenergan + codeine or hydrocodone (but you will need an rx for phenergan + anything).
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I was wondering if I can take coricidin hbp after taking mucinex dm? Thank u

I was wondering if I can take coricidin hbp after taking mucinex dm? Thank u

Perhaps: The coricidin HbP daytime is like mucinex dm, thus you are essentially doubling the dose which is likely ok for most people. The evening formula contains an antihistamine and I see with issue with the combination especially with nighttime formula ...Read more

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Can I take both Virtussin AC and Mucinex DM?

Can I take both Virtussin AC and Mucinex DM?

Yes, but: Be careful when using Virtussin AC as it contains codeine, don't exceed the prescribed dose and don't take it with CNS suppressants or alcohol, best wishes ...Read more

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Can I take Mucinex dm and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Can I take Mucinex dm and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Medician Question: This combination could make you very sleepy so be careful - in some cases there could be serious consequenses. See your doctor for more definitive treatment of your cough. ...Read more

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I took mucinex dm two hours ago. Is it ok to take one 500 mg acetaminophen?

I took mucinex dm two hours ago. Is it ok to take one 500 mg acetaminophen?

Maybe...: If a person had no problems taking Mucinex DM in the past, and she had no problems taking acetaminophen (Tylenol) in the past, then she should be fine this time taking both medications (because the two medications have different ingredients) either together or apart... as along as she is not taking too much of either medicine than she should take in one day. ...Read more

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I took 100mg of Tramadol. If I was to take a Mucinex-DM tablet would there be any reaction or negative side effects?

I took 100mg of Tramadol. If I was to take a Mucinex-DM tablet would there be any reaction or negative side effects?

Several things: Could happen. Both medications can be sedating so combining the two may make you drowsy. Also both can enhance serotonin effects in the body like agitation, fever, tremors, palpitations, muscle spasms, and skin flushing. You may want to review this with your physician if it a combo you feel like you'll needs for several days or more. ...Read more

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Adult dosing for Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm max?

Read below: For an adult taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm the max dose is 4 tablets in 24 hours. Ideally you take it 1-2 tablets every 12 hours. To maximize its effectiveness, you should drink plenty of water. If it is Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm maximum strength then max dose is 2 tabs/24 hours by taking 1 tab every 12 hours. ...Read more

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Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm if I am on nambutane?

Probably: Most over the counter mucolytic drugs have very few drug interacations; always best to ask the pharmacist but usually they don't interact with anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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My husband took Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM at 4pm yesterday, 10pm last night, and 5:30 this morning. Is he going to be ok?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) time scale: Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM is an every 12 hour medication with a dosing of 1-2 tablets every 12 hours. If your husband took only one tablet each time reported he remains in the acceptable total amount for a 24 hour period. If he took 2 or more tablets each time he is outside the normal 24 hour dose. A one time misuse is unlikely to cause harm. Continued misuse could be harmful and certainly not advised. ...Read more

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I took 2 mucinex (guaifenesin) dm around 3 pm. I was going to bed and took another around 10:30pm and just took another around midnight. Should I be concerned?

I took 2 mucinex (guaifenesin) dm around 3 pm. I was going to bed and took another around 10:30pm and just took another around midnight. Should I be concerned?

Mgt: The dose at midnight should be delayed. If you experience dizziness or nausea please call your your PCP. Please follow the directions on the package. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm get you high?

Hi docs, would Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm get you high?

No: Dextromethorphan is in the Codeine family, but unlike Codeine or hydrocodone (Vicodin) it isn't an active opioid and therefore available OTC without prescription and unregulated by DEA as a controlled substance (unclassed). Cough medicine with Codeine would require a prescription because of abuse potential. ...Read more

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Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm and Vicks nyquil together?

Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm and Vicks nyquil together?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm/nuquil to: It is not a good idea to take them together
nyquil is only night time medicine for cold and cough, it helps you sleep at night as it contains sedating antihistamines, dextromethorphan, acetaminophaen and alcohol and mucinexdm cntains dextromethorphan and guafenacin
there can be too much of dextromethorphan and if taken day time will be too sedating. So it is not a good idea in my opinion. ...Read more

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Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM and robatussin at the same time?

Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM and robatussin at the same time?

Same medication: Mucinex (guaifenesin) and Robitussin are both Guaifenesin. The maximum dosage from all sources is 2400 mg/day. Make sure to drink copious water and not exceed the total dosage per 24 hours. The DM part is the cough suppressant dextromethorphan. ...Read more

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What is mono? They switched my medication to Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM

What is mono? They switched my medication to Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM

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

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Would it be okay to take unisom and Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm together?

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Unisom: If ok with your doctor, & on 'as needed' basis. ...Read more

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I have experienced chest congestion for est 6 weeks now, have taken mucinex dm mucus is green in color. Pls advise?

I have experienced chest congestion for est 6 weeks now, have taken mucinex dm mucus is green in color. Pls advise?

See doctor: You should see a doctor, get an exam, likely need a chest X-ray and your doctor may consider antibiotics as 6 weeks is a long time. But start by seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take Advil cold and sinus with Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm I have a cold: sneezing, sore throat, congestion, low fever, cough and just don't feel good.

Can I take Advil cold and sinus with Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm I have a cold: sneezing, sore throat, congestion, low fever, cough and just don't feel good.

According: According to drugs. Com, there are no reported interactions for these two medications.

If you have any additional questions about what medications to take or if your symptoms are worsening, give your doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM cause diarrhea?

Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM cause diarrhea?

Musinex and diarrhea: Mucinex (guaifenesin) has nothing in it to cause diarrhea. If you are on an antibiotic this would certainly be the first culprit.,

If you need further help make a virtual office visit. ...Read more

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Can I take tussin dm with Mucinex (guaifenesin) er?

Can I take tussin dm with Mucinex (guaifenesin) er?

No: There have been studies that show that honey works significantly better than cough / cold preparations. They do not work. My favorite thing to do for congestion or cough is simply saline to rinse out your sinuses, or the neil med sinus rinse which goes up and over to wash out your sinuses, but don't any of the otc cough/ cold stuff it just makes you worse. ...Read more

Mucinex (Definition)

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


Dr. Thomas Josa
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Decongestant (Definition)

Decongestants are a kind of common ...Read more