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Is 600mg of Mucinex (guaifenesin) the proper dosage for chest digestion?

Is 600mg of Mucinex (guaifenesin) the proper dosage for chest digestion?

Usually: For average sized adult, yes. 600-1200mg twice daily with lots of fluids is the prescription strength. Read more

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


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What is the dosage by weight for guafenesin? The Mucinex (guaifenesin) product label has a wide range, "100mg - 200mg" for 6 - 12 years.

What is the dosage by weight for guafenesin? The Mucinex (guaifenesin) product label has a wide range, "100mg - 200mg" for 6 - 12 years.

Max dose is 1200mg/d: The dosage is based on mg/day and given in divided dosage of mg/4hours to a maximum of 1200mg/24hours. It is not dosed by weight. Read more

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I'm looking for weight based dosage of guafenesin (Mucinex (guaifenesin) brand) for children. The product label is 100mg - 200mg for 6 - 12 years old.

I'm looking for weight based dosage of guafenesin (Mucinex (guaifenesin) brand) for children. The product label is 100mg - 200mg for 6 - 12 years old.

See the calculation: Hi Amanda,

Take your child's weight in kilograms, multiply it by 12, then divide it by 6. That's how many milligrams of the guaifensin is recommended for each dose. The bottle should list the concentration of the medicine, usually 100mg in 5ml. It should be in the range of 100-200mg. Hope your child feels better soon! Read more

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Does codeine expire? My 4 year old son has been dealing with a scratchy throat all day and the Mucinex (guaifenesin) did not work today. We have some codeine that my older son used two years ago. Is it okay to administer a small dosage to our 4 year old?

Does codeine expire? My 4 year old son has been dealing with a scratchy throat all day and the Mucinex (guaifenesin) did not work today. We have some codeine that my older son used two years ago. Is it okay to administer a small dosage to our 4 year old?

You: You should not give your 4 year old son Codeine for two reasons:

- first of all, Codeine does have an expiration date. It the medication was given to you two years ago, then it is almost certainly expired. Almost all medications have an expiration date. You should go through your medicine cabinet every three months and discard any old, unused portions of prescription medications.

- second, it is never safe to share prescription medications unless specifically instructed to do so by your doctor. Codeine can be a good pain killer, but can be very dangerous in the wrong doses. Too large of a dose can cause someone to stop breathing. That why many medications are regulated via the prescription system - for safety - and should not be used unless specifically instructed to do so by your doctor.

The best (and safest) treatments for a sore throat are: lots of fluids, rest, hot tea with honey and lemon, chicken noodle soup, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for pain, and a spoonful of honey for a sore throat. Research shows that these home remedies are as effective and much safer than over the counter medications. If you are concerned about your son's illness, you should call his doctor to discuss the safest and most appropriate treatments. Read more

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I was wondering what happends if someone took 2 Mucinex (guaifenesin) d60-600 in 2 hours? Dose it have any side effects and what can we do? Thank you

I was wondering what happends if someone took 2 Mucinex (guaifenesin) d60-600 in 2 hours? Dose it have any side effects and what can we do? Thank you

Mucinex (guaifenesin) D: Two tablets with the Pseudoephedrine will make you feel a little jumpy or may make the heart beat a little more than normal. The Mucinex (guaifenesin) by itself will only cause a headache or a stomach ache. Feel better. Read more

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I've taken 3 doses of mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus max severe congestion relief today I'm over due for my next dose. Can I take Claritin -D instead now?

I've taken 3 doses of mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus max severe congestion relief today I'm over due for my next dose. Can I take Claritin -D instead now?

Yes: A good idea for self-medicating cold/sinus symptoms is to list your symptoms and present the list to the pharmacist who can guide you through the litany of options. If self-medication fails to improve symptoms or they worsen, best to consult a physician. That said, if you are otherwise healthy (and have no serious heart or blood pressure related condition) can now take the claritin-D. Read more

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What would happen if you drank alcohol after taking a dose of either nyquil, robitussin, Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm?

NyQuil and some: Robitussins (guaifenesin) contain alcohol, so you are starting off with alcohol in your system. This will mean that you will get more "drunk" faster. Not a good idea. Read more

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I took 4 doses each of Mucinex (guaifenesin)&Sudafed yesterday I took 1 dose of each every 4 hrs I took 1 dose of Mucinex (guaifenesin) today I feel like I have the flu did I OD?

I took 4 doses each of Mucinex (guaifenesin)&Sudafed yesterday I took 1 dose of each every 4 hrs I took 1 dose of Mucinex (guaifenesin) today I feel like I have the flu did I OD?

Yes, you did: With the Sudafed! You didn't mention which formulation you used, even if it was the lowest concentration, you shouldn't take more than twice a day. Don't take anymore today, check your blood pressure, drink lots of fluids, orange juice, and vitamin C to acidify your urine and get rid of Sudafed, see your doctor if any problem Read more

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Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM contains 20 mg of DM in each 4hr dose, Delsym's 12hr has 30mg. Is that too much if I take bupropion among other meds (no MAOI).

Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM contains 20 mg of DM in each 4hr dose, Delsym's 12hr has 30mg. Is that too much if I take bupropion among other meds (no MAOI).

You should prob. Not: Take those two together.
bupropion hcl oral and dextromethorphan hbr oral

bupropion hcl oral will increase the level or effect of dextromethorphan hbr oral by altering drug metabolism. And high levels of buproprion cause seizures (bad). Read more

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Can I take mucinex sinus max and amid clav 875 together?

Can I take mucinex sinus max and amid clav 875 together?

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

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Can I give mucinex multi symptom cold to my one year old?

Can I give mucinex multi symptom cold to my one year old?

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

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I was told to take 2 nyquil tablets and 1 mucinex. Is this safe?

I was told to take 2 nyquil tablets and 1 mucinex. Is this safe?

Yes safe, but: Which nyquil? Read the labels carefully and don't exceed recommended dose for either, best wishes Read more