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How do I get rid of a medication rash? Hi, I took Mucinex (guaifenesin) d sometime last week, now I believe it cause a rash throughout my torso and face. How can I get rid of it?

How do I get rid of a medication rash? Hi, I took Mucinex (guaifenesin) d sometime last week, now I believe it cause a rash throughout my torso and face. How can I get rid of it?

This: This is difficult to answer without a clinical examination, but typically a drug rash can linger for a little while. I would see a dermatologist to be sure the diagnosis is correct and they can possibly prescribe some topical steroids and possible oral therapies such as antihistamines/oral steroids or other appropriate treatments to help you. Does your rash kind of look like the rash below? I hope that helps a little! ...Read more

Mucinex (Definition)

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


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What is mono? They switched my medication to Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM

What is mono? They switched my medication to Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM

Mononucleosis: Mononucleosis often called Mono is an infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Sx fever, sore throat, fatigue, weakness, swollen glands in neck and armpits, loss of appetitie, night sweats. Usually spread by saliva hence kissing disease. Can be spread by exposure to cough sneeze, sharing food utensils. Develop sx after 4-6 weeks exposed to virus. Monospot test. Rx is supportive. No abx. Rest ...Read more

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I have a cold and I've lost my sense of taste and smell. Is there any over-the-counter medication I can take that's not to expensive like mucinex (guaifenesin)?

I have a cold and I've lost my sense of taste and smell. Is there any over-the-counter medication I can take that's not to expensive like mucinex (guaifenesin)?

Depends: If you just lost your ability to smell/taste in the past day or so, use oxymetazoline (afrin) 1 spray each nostril 3x a day followed 10 minutes later by using nasal saline irrigations (sinus rinse or neti poti). Only use the afrin for up to 3 days, saline can be used indefinitely. If your sense of smell is not back in the next 3 days, get checked out. ...Read more

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Started out as a sinus infection but now have a nasty cough. Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) while on the other medications?

Started out as a sinus infection but now have a nasty cough. Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) while on the other medications?

Yes, you can!: Good evening,
mucinex facilitates drainage of mucus, and thus help to eliminate what ever our immune system of the airway and lungs is trying to remove. Mucinex can be taken safely with other medications that do not contain guaifenesin. ...Read more

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

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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I have flu like symptoms (cold, fever) I took Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinux-max and started feeling better. Just hen I was done with the medication I had nose-bleed?

I have flu like symptoms (cold, fever) I took Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinux-max and started feeling better. Just hen I was done with the medication I had nose-bleed?

Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 7-8 days or so. ...Read more

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I just took Robutussin, but I forgot I had Mucinex, (guaifenesin) which is better for my symptoms. Can I now take the mucinex, (guaifenesin) or will the two drugs interact?

I just took Robutussin, but I forgot I had Mucinex, (guaifenesin) which is better for my symptoms. Can I now take the mucinex, (guaifenesin) or will the two drugs interact?

There are several: Different formulations of Robitussin and several different formulations of Mucinex (guaifenesin). Some contain identical drugs to each other and others do not. Since you have not specified, it would be best to wait the appropriate amount of time per the directions on the bottle and then make the switch to another agent rather than risk doubling up. It should only be 6 hours till your next dose so you can wait. ...Read more

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I just took mucinex DM with my Zoloft, looked up drug interactions for my propranolol and found out I just set myself up for SS, what should I do?

I just took mucinex DM with my Zoloft, looked up drug interactions for my propranolol and found out I just set myself up for SS, what should I do?

Drink water: Drink plenty of water and eat a meal. You are unlikely to get serotonin syndrome after one dose of mucinex DM but you do need to avoid dextromethorphan if you are taking the zoloft. If you develop a fever, muscle pains or other symptoms see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions. Uhhhh? Can I take?

Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions. Uhhhh? Can I take?

Ask pharmacist or Dr: This is very troubling indeed. And everything I've read supports what you found. Don't risk a potentially life-threatening interaction but do try to find an alternative to Lexapro (escitalopram) w/ your doctor. It's not the guaifenesin part, so you could take Mucinex pills and gargle w/ salt water for throat pain and drink honey-lemon-tea- (bit of bourbon). Sorry, but you actually may find this to work better! ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex d and aleve at the same time?

Can I take mucinex d and aleve at the same time?

Interactions?: 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

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I'm taking mucinex (guaifenesin) D. I took it at 10:21am. Is it ok that I had 1 beer at 8pm?

I'm taking mucinex (guaifenesin) D. I took it at 10:21am. Is it ok that I had 1 beer at 8pm?

No: Ref from drugs. Com:Mucinex D can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking this medicine. Do not mix the two. Hope it answers the question ...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

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Can mucinex (guaifenesin) 600mg be crushed?

No: Mucinex (guaifenesin) 600 mg is a long-acting form and must should be swallowed whole; it mustn’t chewed, broken, or crushed, as that will lead to an immediate dumping of the entire dose (too high of one) that is meant to be released slowly into your system over a series of hours. ...Read more

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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) d safe to take daily?

Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) d safe to take daily?

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

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Can I take mucinex-d and promethazine dm together?

Can I take mucinex-d and promethazine dm together?

Caution: You better try the plain mucinex though, as the 'D' part, pseudoephedrine may interact with promethazine. or don't take them at the same time

good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, ask you pharmacist / healthcare provider ...Read more

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Will Mucinex (guaifenesin) d max strength get you high?

Will Mucinex (guaifenesin) d max strength get you high?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) D: Hello, Mucinex (guaifenesin) d is a mucolytic decongestant combination. Taking these medications at the recommended doses will not typically induce a euphoric sensation. ...Read more

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Can you take ckaritin and Mucinex (guaifenesin) d together?

Yes: There are no interactions between Claritin and Mucinex (guaifenesin) D.

However you should be careful when taking Levofloxacin, Prednisone and Advil together, make sure your physician is aware of the combination. ...Read more

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Can I take a Mucinex (guaifenesin) d and an alergra in the same day?

Yes: Yes, there are no contraindications to this unless you have an allergy to any of the medicines (guafenesin, Pseudoephedrine or fexofenadine). These are commonly combined to treat cold symptoms and are available over the counter. Take as directed unless contraindicated by your physician. ...Read more