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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Hi, I just want to be sure that I can take Mucinex DM Max since I have High Blood Pressure.

Dr. Alvin Lin
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Hi, I just want to be sure that I can take Mucinex DM Max since I have High Blood Pressure.

Mucinex DM Max: It's good to ask about possible drug-drug & drug-condition interactions. Your best sources of info are your prescribing physician & dispensing pharmacist, followed closely by us, HealthTap! Check out http://www.drugs.com/pro/mucinex-dm-maximum-strength.html for info regarding Mucinex DM Max. Always be as specific as possible regarding drug names. DM Max doesn't appear to contain decongestants ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Hypertension (Definition)

Hypertension is also known as High blood pressure. Moderate high blood pressure (moderate hypertension) is a symptom in which a person's systolic pressure (upper number) is 160-179, or his diastolic pressure (lower number) is 100-109. High blood pressure should be treated to avoid damage to ...Read more


Dr. Jessica Allan
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Can you take mucinex DM for high blood pressure patients?

Dr. Jessica Allan
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Can you take mucinex DM for high blood pressure patients?

Ok: Mucinex DM contains Dextromethorphan a cough suppressant and Guaifenesin an expectorant. The combo is used to treat cough and chest congestion caused by common colds, bronchitis, sinus infections. Should not elevate blood pressure. Avoid decongestants; names like pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, phenylephrine, naphazoline and oxymetazoline which can increase blood pressure ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Diana Metzger
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Can i take dayquil after taking a Mucinex dm this morning. I also take daily metoprolol for high blood pressure?

Dr. Diana Metzger
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Can i take dayquil after taking a Mucinex dm this morning.  I also take daily metoprolol for high blood pressure?

Yes: Active ingredients in dayquil include: acetaminophen 325 mg dextromethorphan hbr 10 mg phenylephrine hcl 5 mg fd&c red no. 40, fd&c yellow no. 6, gelatin, glycerin, polyethylene glycol, povidone, propylene glycol, purified water, sorbitol special, titanium dioxide mucinex dm has: dextromethorphan hbr 30 mg guaifenesin 600 mg. 40 mg total of dm shouldn't be too much, but caution with phenylep. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Natural treatment for weakness and congestion due to cold in elderly person. Also, is Mucinex safe for high blood pressure.?

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Natural treatment for weakness and congestion due to cold in elderly person. Also, is Mucinex safe for high blood pressure.?

Mucinex safe: One must first be certain the "congestion" is not due to something serious such as congestive heart failure or pneumonia. If it's not, then oral fluids, especially hot liquids, humidifier or hot, steamy shower, and citrus fruits can help. Make sure blood pressure is kept below 130mm systolic; avoid salt; rest and tylenol can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. William Walsh
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Can i take Robitussin-DM with high blood pressure medications?

Dr. William Walsh
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Can i take Robitussin-DM with high blood pressure medications?

Yes: However, i would avoid cough medicines if you are ill, coughing helps clear out the mucus or phlegm in your airway. Only take it if you can't sleep. ...Read more

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Dr. Nelly Cohen
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Can i take Mucinex if I have high blood pressure?

Dr. Nelly Cohen
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Can i take Mucinex if I have high blood pressure?

Yes: Yes you can, given that you take mucinex for a short period of time and monitor your BP periodically. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Seagraves
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Can I take Mucinex with my high blood pressure medicine?

Dr. Gregory Seagraves
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Can I take Mucinex with my high blood pressure medicine?

Yes: Yes and drink plenty of water with the mucinex for better results. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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What exercises are safe for high blood pressure?

Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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What exercises are safe for high blood pressure?

Cardio exercises: Proper exercises are helpful in controlling blood pressure. Safe exercises include walking briskly, cycling, swimming laps, etc. Avoid heavy or strenuous weight lifting as this causes a spike in blood pressure. Check with your doctor for safe exercises for your particular condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Is Ambien safe for high blood pressure people?

Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Is Ambien safe for high blood pressure people?

Ambien: Is usually safe for people with hypertension. For an individual there may be factors which alter that statement. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Can someone tell me if mullein tea is safe for high blood pressure?

Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Can someone tell me if mullein tea is safe for high blood pressure?

Mullein: There is very little good information on this. You are probably safest to avoid it. Here's what i could find... http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-572-mullein.aspx?activeingredientid=572;activeingredientname=mullein. ...Read more

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High Blood Pressure (Definition)

Moderate high blood pressure (moderate hypertension) is a symptom in which a person's systolic pressure (upper number) is 160-179, or his diastolic pressure (lower number) is 100-109. High blood pressure should be treated to avoid damage to ...Read more


Mucinex (Definition)

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


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