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What is the definition or description of: Humibid DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Humibid DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) allergy?

Medications: guaifenesin is an expectorant (helps your body be able to get rid of mucous) and dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. Neither of these ingredients specifically addresses allergy. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I have allergies all year and am prone to sinus infections. Is it bad for me to take routine mucus relief medicine? Specifically Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm

I have allergies all year and am prone to sinus infections. Is it bad for me to take routine mucus relief medicine? Specifically Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm

It may not help.: If you're already using antihistamines like zyrtec daily and not getting enough relief, please see your doctor. There are other medicines, like intranasal steroids and singulair, (montelukast) that can be added to get your allergies under control, which will cut down on sinusitis. Also, make sure you, your home and car stay smoke-free, and talk with your doctor about how to 'allergy-proof' your home. ...Read more

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Does Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) contain antihistamine?

Does Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) contain antihistamine?

No: Just a mucus thinner and a cough suppressant. In the future, you can just google the product and ascertain the ingredients on most drug products yourself. ...Read more

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Hi I took robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) about 3 hours ago and it hasn't helped, is it to soon to take some NyQuil?

Maybe: Just take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) it'll knock you out. If you are coughing and miserable make an appointment with your doctor and get the codeine cough syrup and get 10 hours of sleep. It will help. Sleep works wonders and the codeine cough syrup is godsent for coughs keeping you up at night until you recover from your cold. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) and NyQuil together. I'm kinda worried. I didn't think about it until after I took them.

Is it okay to take Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) and NyQuil together. I'm kinda worried. I didn't think about it until after I took them.

Not recommended: There should be no need to take both of those medications simultaneously as their effects will become additive. Stick with one of these and follow directions. ...Read more

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Robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) with blood pressure medication, is this okay?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): Plain Robitussin dm, (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) not the cough and cold form, is ok. The cough and cold form can raise bp. ...Read more

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Benzonatate and Nyquil cough combined isn't working. Coughed until I vomited last night. Can I mix the Rx with Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan)? I don't know what to do?

Benzonatate and Nyquil cough combined isn't working. Coughed until I vomited last night. Can I mix the Rx with Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan)? I don't know what to do?

M.D. follow up: I would suggest not mixing the medications. If you have a severe cough, a work up to include a screening for Pertussis and Asthma is suggested. A nasal saline rinse helps to reduce post nasal drip and cough.
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I got pneumonia and doctor prescribed me robitussin ac but not working much. Is it ok if I switched to Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan). What is the difference in dm n a?

DM has: dextromethorphan which is a cough suppressant. AC just means there is codeine included, a narcotic suppressant. Pneumonia needs to be treated with antibiotics and expectorant, along with anti-inflammatory medicines. You can take the DM but it is unlikely to be more effective than with codeine. You can try a formulation with Hydrocodone like Tussionex or TussiCaps. ...Read more

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Bronchitis? Been coughing very frequently for the past 2 weeks. Nose is not stuffy but cough has mucus. Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) makes it better. Why the cough?

Bronchitis? Been coughing very frequently for the past 2 weeks. Nose is not stuffy but cough has mucus. Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) makes it better. Why the cough?

Acute bronchitis?: If you're not short of breath, it would be unlikely (but possible) that it's bronchitis. This could be allergies, or pharyngitis, or sinusitis. The cough would come from irritation of inflammation of the pharynx. But you should be evaluated by a local doctor to determine which is truly going on and receive the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I am feeling heavy headed ness all the time. What should I do. My BP is normal. I am type 2 dm diabetis is well controlled. I am having dust allergy.

I am feeling heavy headed ness all the time. What should I do. My BP is normal. I am type 2 dm diabetis is well controlled. I am having dust allergy.

Need more info: If be heavy headedness you mean that you are fatigued, then there are many possible reasons. Without more info, it's hard to say. Since you are a type II diabetic at the age of 30, I can only assume that weight may be an issue. With that can come obstructive sleep apnea, a condition where you stop breathing during sleep. Weight loss and/or a machine to help keep your airway open when you sleep helps ...Read more

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I take an allergy pill once a day but now have a cold coming on. Can I take mucinex (guaifenesin) dm on top of my allergy pill?

I take an allergy pill once a day but now have a cold coming on. Can I take mucinex (guaifenesin) dm on top of my allergy pill?

Yes: There shouldn't be any negative interactions between an allergy medication and mucinex (guaifenesin). Hope you get to feeling better! ...Read more

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Why does mucinex (guaifenesin) dm seem to be tremendously helping my acid reflux and allergies its clearing up mucus and I know its reflux from food I eat?

Why does mucinex (guaifenesin) dm seem to be tremendously helping my acid reflux and allergies its clearing up mucus and I know its reflux from food I eat?

New discovery?: I guess you have made a new discovery on treating acid reflux. I can only guesis that the mucinex (guaifenesin) has left a coating floating above your stomach content thereby preventing acid and food from coming back- there is no scientific proof. It appears that you might have considered your "post-nasal" drips to be from allergy when it is from reflux. ...Read more

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I have allergies, so I took bromfed (brompheniramine) dm for 4 weeks every 6 hours; is this dangerous? I also take a cetirizine hydrochloride tablet, 10 mg, once a day.

I have allergies, so I took bromfed (brompheniramine) dm for 4 weeks every 6 hours; is this dangerous? I also take a cetirizine hydrochloride tablet, 10 mg, once a day.

Not efficient: Consider a virtual consult to discuss allergy symptoms, diagnosis and effective treatment strategies. Gold standard for diagnosis skin testing by an Allergist. However, there may be more efficient otc remedies/avoidance strategy to employ in meantime. Brompheniramine/cetirizine can be associated with increased anticholinergic side effects like sedation. Regular pseudoephedrine use not advised ...Read more

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Hives, severe flushing, rashes from morphine, codeine, vicodin. True allergies. Can I take the DM products in OTC cold meds?

Hives, severe flushing, rashes from morphine, codeine, vicodin. True allergies. Can I take the DM products in OTC cold meds?

Opioid pseudoallergy: Their condition depends on the concentration of opioids in the mast cells. See your doctor for medication adjustment. ...Read more

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My son is 11 years old and suffers severely from seasonal allergies. Due to upcoming test no antihistamines can be given. Can he have Robitussin DM?

My son is 11 years old and suffers severely from seasonal allergies. Due to upcoming test no antihistamines can be given. Can he have Robitussin DM?

Check with allergist: I don't think that's a problem, but I would ask the allergist what things are allowable for symptom relief in the meantime if this is an important test that you want done right ...Read more

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What are the differences between CF and dm in cough medicine?

What are the differences between CF and dm in cough medicine?

Cough medicines: Cough medicines such as Robitussin have a "cf" (For chest congestion - it has guaifenesin which is an expectorant) formula and a"dm" (For dextronethorphan, which is a cough suppressant) formula people use the cf for chesty cough and "dm" for dry, hacking cough. ...Read more

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Does Robitussin-DM have drugs in it?

Does Robitussin-DM have drugs in it?

Yes: All medications are drugs, meaning active components that has an effect.
This medication has Guaifenesin a mucolytic and dextrometorphan a cough suppressant. ...Read more

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What is a good dm cough medicine for a toddler with bronchitis?

What is a good dm cough medicine for a toddler with bronchitis?

None: There are no cough medicines recommended for toddlers, or any child under the age of six. Recommend humidifier, elevating head of bed, and honey as needed if the child is over a year old. ...Read more

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Could Robitussin-DM max show up in a drug screen as an illegal drug?

Yes: If the drug screen is crude enough, dextromethorphan can appear as a stimulant. Most drug screens are sophisticated enough to correctly identify this but mis-identification does occur. ...Read more

Dr. Bradford Patt
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Guaifenesin And Dextromethorphan (Definition)

Guaifenesin|dextromethorphan is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Humibid Dm (Definition)

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