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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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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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Good Evening I'm battling allergies right now and I was wondering if I could take mucinex or NyQuil after taking Allegra at 10pm?

Good Evening I'm battling allergies right now and I was wondering if I could take mucinex or NyQuil after taking Allegra at 10pm?

Probably: Allegra typically is non-sedating and even NyQuil is usually well tolerated. If one is sensitive to Allegra, then combine with caution if you need to be alert in the morning. Mucinex can be taken with both. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Mucinex (guaifenesin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Mucinex (guaifenesin) allergy?

Mucinex allergy: Mucinex (guaifenesin) is used to treat cough & loosen mucus. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/mucinex. Html ...Read more

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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) 3600 mg safe to take for sinus and allergy problems?

Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) 3600 mg safe to take for sinus and allergy problems?

Mucinex (guaifenesin): The highest dose for Mucinex (guaifenesin) in a day should be 2400mg, otherwise you may start developing nausea and diarrhea. It will only provide you partial relief for your congestion. You are better of with a prescription nasal spray, consult your doctor and better an allergist. ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex D and benadryl (diphenhydramine)? I have taken mucinex D for a combination of a cold and allergies but just had an allergic reaction to a food.

Can I take mucinex D and benadryl (diphenhydramine)? I have taken mucinex D for a combination of a cold and allergies but just had an allergic reaction to a food.

Yes, but. . .: If any tongue or lip swelling, or difficulty breathing/swallowing, call 911 or local emergency services. Need to avoid allergen & carry EpiPen (epinephrine). www. Drugs. Com Interactions Checker says there's no interaction btwn Mucinex D (guaifenesin & pseudoephedrine) & Benadryl (diphenhydramine). However, only antihistamine like latter is useful for allergies. Former is combo of expectorant & decongestant. ...Read more

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Is it okay to give 10 mL Of Children's mucinex with 10 mL of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Allergy Plus to a 12 year old?

Is it okay to give 10 mL Of Children's mucinex with 10 mL of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Allergy Plus to a 12 year old?

Yes: But benadryl (diphenhydramine) might make a child dopey or drowsy or overactive. It would not be my choice. You neglect to detail the symptoms. Best approach can be determined by knowledge of the details. ...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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Is it ok to give my 5 year old children's benadryl and childrens mucinex cough? She has bad allergies which makes her cough mostly at night.

Is it ok to give my 5 year old children's benadryl and childrens mucinex cough? She has bad allergies which makes her cough mostly at night.

MGT: I would not advise giving these medications to your child based on the information provided.
I would suggest an over the counter anti histamine such as Claritin instead which is less sedating.
The underlying cause of her nighttime cough should be further evaluated by her PCP. Does she have a history of asthma? Is there smoke exposure? ...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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My 8 yr old takes loratadine syrup everyday for allergies, but her sinuses are very congested, is it ok to give her children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) with it?

My 8 yr old takes loratadine syrup everyday for allergies, but her sinuses are very congested, is it ok to give her children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) with it?

Ok but: It is ok to give Mucinex (guaifenesin) but unless it's Mucinex (guaifenesin) d it would not do anything to decongest your child's "sinuses". Consult your doctor for a rx nasal spray or allergist to find out what your child may be allergic to. ...Read more

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My 8 yr old takes loratadine syrup everyday for allergies, but her sinuses are very congested, is it ok to give her children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) with it?

My 8 yr old takes loratadine syrup everyday for allergies, but her sinuses are very congested, is it ok to give her children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) with it?

Yes: You can give them together. Loratadine though doesn't help congestion, it helps control sneezing, runny nose and nasal itching, Mucinex would loosen the mucus secretions, also saline nasal washes can help some, if no improvement, better see her doctor for assessment, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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I have a 4 yr old that I am giving Claritin for seasonal allergy symptoms, seems to help a little but she now has a cough this morning. Mucinex (guaifenesin)?

I have a 4 yr old that I am giving Claritin for seasonal allergy symptoms, seems to help a little but she now has a cough this morning. Mucinex (guaifenesin)?

Cough only: I like delsym better because it is for cough only. Or you can check if there is a Mucinex (guaifenesin) that is for cough only. I prefer childrens medications with the least amount of active ingredients to help the symptoms. ...Read more

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Can I take Ciprofloxacin with Singulair, Xyzal and Mucinex? Being treated for allergies but also detected bacteria infection. Seems like a lot of meds

Can I take Ciprofloxacin with Singulair, Xyzal and Mucinex? Being treated for allergies but also detected bacteria infection. Seems like a lot of meds

Yes you can: Take them all at the same time, no interaction between any of them, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, best wishes ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection, should I take antibiotic, Mucinex (guaifenesin) and allergy medication?

Yes. Only if..: If you got a prescription for this then by all means take the antibiotic. The other meds can help to alleviate your symptoms. If you have not been diagnosed by a doc for this and just have access to some antibiotics lying in your medicine cabinet then I would advise you to see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Went to dr on mon due congestion. Diagnosis allergies due to cedar. Told to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus & claritin. Yesterday afternoon lost voice & green phlegm?

Went to dr on mon due congestion. Diagnosis allergies due to cedar. Told to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus & claritin. Yesterday afternoon lost voice & green phlegm?

Need more: You need to get a nasal steroid +/- a nasal antihistamine plus some allergy eye drops. Although green mucus does not always indicate the presence of an infection, it may be worthwhile for you to see your doctor to rule out a sinus infection. If your symptoms are that severe from cedar, you may consider an allergy work-up as well to prepare for the next season. Good luck. ...Read more

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My ent thinks mucus is blocking my parotid duct. He got me on mucinex (guaifenesin) but says I got no mass which is good can allergies be that bad? Told him dry mou

My ent thinks mucus is blocking my parotid duct. He got me on mucinex (guaifenesin) but says I got no mass which is good can allergies be that bad? Told him dry mou

Zyrtec (cetirizine)?: It could be a negative side effect of the antihistamine (although second generation meds such as Zyrtec are far less drying than first generation meds). Mucinex (guaifenesin) unlikely to improve symptoms. Recommend seeing an Allergist/Immunologist to ensure your medication regimen is optimized. If the parotid gland is blocked, my first suggestion is to eat something sour (lemon wedge) and see if that helps. ...Read more

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What works better for running nose, allergies? Allegra, Claritin, Zytrec, or Mucinex (guaifenesin)? Debating on which one to get. Fast and 24 hr relief is what am looking for.

What works better for running nose, allergies? Allegra, Claritin, Zytrec, or Mucinex (guaifenesin)? Debating on which one to get. Fast and 24 hr relief is what am looking for.

Allergy: True allergy should be treated with an antiallergy medication such as loratadine, fexofenadine or cetirizine. They are generally considered equivalent and you should use the one that works best for you. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is an expectorant and should not do much for allergy. ...Read more

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Cough, chest/nose congestion, tired, blocked ears over a week. Taking zyrtec, mucinex, (guaifenesin) advil. Is it cold, allergies, something else?

Non specific: Not sure what the question really is, but if you are talking about upper respiratory tract or head cold symptoms due to infection versus if they are do to allergies, allergic symptoms tend to occur with exposure to kn own or suspected triggers, would not have fever, or sore throat, infections would be more likely to have fever, sore throat, no clear allergic exposure etc. ...Read more

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Can you take Benadryl allergy with Mucinex Cold, Flu, & Sore Throat? Think I have a sinus infection.

Can you take Benadryl allergy with Mucinex Cold, Flu, & Sore Throat? Think I have a sinus infection.

Yes you can: But don't exceed recommended dose for either and read the labels carefully. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications. If this combination doesn't work, you may need to see your doctor for assessment and possibly prescription medications, best wishes ...Read more

Mucinex (Definition)

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