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What for?: What are you trying to treat? It generally is not a good idea to take multiple medications, including over the counter ones. ...Read more
No: Cold preparations are not recommended under 6 years. Refer to AAP and CPS sites for parents. Gentle saline and suctioning is safe. A cool room and extra humidity may help. All the best. ...Read more
Yes safe, but: Which nyquil? Read the labels carefully and don't exceed recommended dose for either, best wishes ...Read more
No: You should be fine. That is the max dosage recommended per day. I just wouldn't take any more today. ...Read more
Not a problem: This will cause no harm. Continue your regular dose tomorrow. ...Read more
Yes, this is a common combination for treatment of cold symptoms. You might prefer to take with food to minimize nausea, particularly the Aleve. You could also take an hour or so apart if taking all that medicine at once causes nausea.
Feel better soon. ...Read more
Yes, if adult: Assuming the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is 25mg per capsule, it is ok to take 2 with plain Mucinex for relief of cold symptoms with thick mucus drainage for adults. Realize that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may cause sedation and should not be used if the individual will be driving or operating machinery. ...Read more
Not a good: Idea. Firstly, when sick drinking alcohol is not good. Though it will be 14 hours after your last dose of Mucinex before you intend to drink reducing possible interaction with especially the Mucinex DM type that could have combined sedating effect. Enjoy your night minus Alcohol if possible ...Read more
Can you become dependent on Zyrtec or mucinex? I've been taking them for a week to get off a cold I have.
I am prescribed vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 70 mg and this morning I took a mucinex maximum strength 1200 mg exporetant. Can I still take my vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) today?
No, and why are you: Asking? If you are trying to OD, you need to contact your doctor immediately, call a suicide hotline and get help. Mucinex (guaifenesin) itself is just guanifenisin, which doesn't really have any toxicity even in high doses. However, there are versions of the medication that have antihistamines, decongestants and dextromethorphan, and all of these in higher doses can cause problems, although rarely serious. ...Read more
Diurex & mucinex (guaifenesin): It is not ideal. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is an expectorant to help you loosen up phlegm and help you clear the mucus from your lungs. Diurex is a diuretic that will dehydrate you and likely lead to thickening of mucus and phlegm. Diurex will effect efficacy of Mucinex (guaifenesin) but not the other way around. ...Read more
Mucinex (guaifenesin) D: Hello, I often hear the very same question regarding daily decongestant usage. My opinion is that I would rather my patients use an intranasal steroid daily with plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) as needed. The pseudo fed used in the Mucinex (guaifenesin) d will cause an elevated heart rate, blood pressure changes, sleep cycle interruptions and finally it may cause urinary retention in men. So avoid the daily use of pseudo fed. ...Read more
No problems: In recommended doses, this combination should pose no problems. ...Read more
Varies: The expiration on any drug varies by the manufacturer and the drug being produced. Some drugs expire quickly, in weeks to months. Most will expire in about a year after you purchase them. Pharmacies constantly update their inventory to give you the best length of time before expiration. It is not good to use expired medications. ...Read more