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Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) d cause sinus dryness?

Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) d cause sinus dryness?

Yes: Mucinex (guaifenesin) can thin your mucus, and the -d in mucinex-d stands for decongestant and can dry your nose/sinuses out. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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I have a very bad cough. I have a hard time breathing in without coughing. I was prescribed a Z-pack and Mucinex (guaifenesin) D for sinus infection. Bronchospasm?

I have a very bad cough. I have a hard time breathing in without coughing. I was prescribed a Z-pack and Mucinex (guaifenesin) D for sinus infection. Bronchospasm?

See doc again: If you have a hard time breathing, you need to get checked again and hopefully get a lung function test or even a chest xray. On the other hand, trouble breathing in is more suggestive of obstruction at the upper airway and not the lung. Once we have the lung function and/or chest x-ray finding, we will have a better chance in pinning down the cause. Zpak may not work for sinusitis ...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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Is mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus (new) better to use then Mucinex (guaifenesin) D (orange)?

Is mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus (new) better to use then Mucinex (guaifenesin) D (orange)?

Different: Mucinex D contains Guaifenesin 600mg (for cough) and Pseudoephedrine 60mg, while Mucinex Sinus Max Day has Guaifenesin 200mg, Phenylephrine 5mg, and Tylenol (acetaminophen) 325mg. I generally recommend Pseudoephedrine over Phenylephrine for nasal congestion so my personal preference would be Mucinex D. But if you have a fever or pain, Mucinex Sinus Max would be good if you don't want to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) separately. ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus max day and allegra d together?

Can I take mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus max day and allegra d together?

Probably not: I couldn't find the exact ingredients in mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus max but presume it does contain pseudoephedrine as well. When you take Allegra D, you are getting this ingredient as well and may end up with elevated BP, faster heart rate, and /or insomnia. If it does not contain a decongestant, it would be ok. ...Read more

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I have a bad sinus infection and bought some Mucinex (guaifenesin) d but im on probation is it ok to take?

Ask probation office: Make sure to check with your probation officer to be certain that mucinex-d is on the list of approved medicines you can take. ...Read more

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I have a bad sinus infection took 2 suds fed at 4am n it is 8:30 am now want 2 now take my mucinex (guaifenesin) d instead is that ok thanks?

I have a bad sinus infection took 2 suds fed at 4am n it is 8:30 am now want 2 now take my mucinex (guaifenesin) d instead is that ok thanks?

No: Sudafed and Mucinex (guaifenesin) D both have the same drug in them, so taking them both would may have you taking a higher dose than is healthy, especially if you have other conditions like high blood pressure. It wouldn’t be the best idea. The best bet, in future, is to look at the ingredient list on the backs of the boxes as a first step and make sure they do not have the same drug in them. (In this case, th ...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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Which is better for sinus headache? Mucinex (guaifenesin) d or sudafed?

Which is better for sinus headache? Mucinex (guaifenesin) d or sudafed?

Sudafed: Both will help but sudafed 60 mg every 6 hours helps significantly. If you sinus problems are recurrent and frequent then should see an ENT who specializes in nose and sinus disorders for a full evaluation. For more information, visit www. Socalsinus. Com. ...Read more

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Can you take a decongestant when taking prednisone 20mg (2perday for 5days) like mucinex: d? I was prescribed prednisone for sinus infection

Can you take a decongestant when taking prednisone 20mg (2perday for 5days) like mucinex: d? I was prescribed prednisone for sinus infection

Preferably not: Mucinex (guaifenesin) d contains Guaifenesin Pseudoephedrine 120mg which can raise blood pressure, make you jittery, "hyper" and cause heartburn and constipation. Prednisone 40 mg may worsen the side effects, like high blood pressure, thyroid problem or diabetes. You should rinse y our nose with saline and use a nasal decongestant like oxymetazoline (afrin) for 5 days. Guaifenesin may help (mucinex (guaifenesin) without d). ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection which makes my head and ears full. Usually take Claritin d 12 hour - it helps but quit and tried mucinex. Not good. Help,?

I have a sinus infection which makes my head and ears full. Usually take Claritin d 12 hour - it helps but quit and tried mucinex. Not good. Help,?

Sinusitis: If it has been over 7-10 days you may need antibiotics. You can also try afrin but do not use longer than 3 days. You can also try a nasal steroid like nasonex which are available over the counter now. Lastly, try nasal saline rinses and warm sinus compresses. ...Read more

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Can you take Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus -max with synthroid?

Can you take Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus -max with synthroid?

Medications thyroid: A number of medications esp for sinus have warnings in presence of thyroid disease however in face of controlled thyroid no medications have any additional warnings. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus-max with zyrtec?

Is it possible for me to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus-max with zyrtec?

Yes: There is no antihistamine such as Zyrtec (cetirizine) in the Mucinex (guaifenesin) Sinus Max medication which contains acetaminophen (Tylenol), a decongestant and guaifensiin which is designed to break up mucus. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could take Mucinex (guaifenesin) for sinus congestion?

Can you tell me if I could take Mucinex (guaifenesin) for sinus congestion?

Try mist: Mucinex (guaifenesin) is an expectorant - it helps loosen chest congestion, but in my opinion will not help your sinuses.
Inhaled warm mist would be helpful as would a nettie pot and sinus rinse. ...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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What is better for sinus problems, Mucinex (guaifenesin) or allegra?

What is better for sinus problems, Mucinex (guaifenesin) or allegra?

Depends on etiology: If its allergic then Allegra is better, if pt has thick sec with bronchitis, Mucinex (guaifenesin) will help. ...Read more

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I took mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus max at 3:30pm n wondering if I can have a full glass of wine at 4:19am?

I took mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus max at 3:30pm n wondering if I can have a full glass of wine at 4:19am?

Mixing meds and wine: That medicine contains acetaminophen (pain/fever reducer), guaifenesin (loosens the mucus in your chest), and phenylephrine (stimulant to open up sinuses). More than 12 hrs after taking it, most of those ingredients will be worn off and shouldn't have any interaction with a glass of wine. You should be fine. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Lorazepam 0.5 with Mucinex (guaifenesin) cold & sinus/flu liquid?

Is it okay to take Lorazepam 0.5 with Mucinex (guaifenesin) cold & sinus/flu liquid?

OK: Mucinex cold and flu does not have any other sedating ingredients - you should be good. Try not to combine benzodiazepines with sedating meds such as benadryl (diphenhydramine) or nyquil. ...Read more

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Can u take Mucinex sinus max day and night while on fluoxetine? Cause don't want them interacting. I know it has tylenol (acetaminophen) so and I take it already.

Can u take Mucinex sinus max day and night while on fluoxetine? Cause don't want them interacting. I know it has tylenol (acetaminophen) so and I take it already.

Ask pharmacist or Dr: There's a risk of increased side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, poor judgement - so don't drive. Otherwise just watch for symptoms you find troublesome and call your Dr. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

Mucinex (Definition)

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