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Doctor insights on: Mucinex Dm And Claritin D

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Dr. Ashraf Abdel Azeem
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Claritin (Definition)

Claritin is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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Can Claritin and Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm be used at the same time?

Claritin (loratadine) is: An antihistamine, Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a mucolytic agent (guaifensin). As long as they both don't have a decongestant (signified by a 'd') you can use them together. ...Read more

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Last night I took 2 Claritin D, 2 Musinex DM and the walGreens brand of Musinex. This morning my stomach has been hurting really bad.

Last night I took 2 Claritin D, 2 Musinex DM and the walGreens brand of Musinex. This morning my stomach has been hurting really bad.

Virus and too much: Medication. The stomach ache may be from a viral infection and just as likely from taking too many medications. Stop the medications, get some chicken soup and hopefully you will be better soon.
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Can one mix Mucinex (guaifenesin) d and Claritin d?

Can one mix Mucinex (guaifenesin) d and Claritin d?

NO!: Both medications have "d" - Pseudoephedrine 120mg. This is a potent constrictor of blood vessels and the dose of 240mg (of both medications) needs to be spread over 24 hours. Even 120mg cause quite a bit of side effects. You can use I tablet with d and the other without. ...Read more

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

No: Try to find plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) and then can take togatheror find plaine Clarinex and take with mucnex d too uch d (sudafed makes you shaky not good for heart. ...Read more

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Claritin d and Mucinex (guaifenesin) can you take them together?

Claritin d and Mucinex (guaifenesin) can you take them together?

Yes: Claritin d combines an antihistamine (loratadine) with a decongestant (pseudo-ephedrine). Mucinex (guaifenesin) is an expectorant. These are safe to take together. Would make sure that Mucinex product is plain Mucinex and not mucinex-d (which also contains pseudo-ephedrine) before taking these together. ...Read more

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Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) and Claritin d at the same time?

Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) and Claritin d at the same time?

Yes: They both do different things. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is an expectorant for helping to loosed mucus. Clariten d is an antihistamine and decongestant for nasal symptoms. ...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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Is it ok to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) and Claritin d during my 2 week of pregnancy?

No meds best: Plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) and plain Claritin are considered safe, no decongestants in the first trimester (some say all during pregnancy). However the less the better. ...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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Used Claritin-D 4 yrs for nasal conestion. Recently got bad cold. Took Mucinex (guaifenesin).Cleared sinuses better than ever. Can breathe for 1st time. Can continue?

Yes: If Mucinex (guaifenesin) works for you, there is no problem with taking it daily. The D in Claritin D however may increase your blood pressure and cause insomnia and jitteriness. I have prefer using nasal spray instead and have not prescribed an oral decongestant for anyone for years due to the side effects. ...Read more

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Claritin D sleep works great to clear nighttime nasal congestion but now I'm awake and jittery due as side effect. Other options? (mucinex (guaifenesin) D)?

Claritin D sleep works great to clear nighttime nasal congestion but now I'm awake and jittery due as side effect. Other options? (mucinex (guaifenesin) D)?

Don't use "D": The "D" in many medications is causing your side effects of being awake and jittery. Please only use oral antihistamines without the "D" to help with nasal congestion - zyrtec, allegra, claritin. You can also try OTC nasal steroid sprays. ...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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Can I take Mucinex dm and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Can I take Mucinex dm and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Medician Question: This combination could make you very sleepy so be careful - in some cases there could be serious consequenses. See your doctor for more definitive treatment of your cough. ...Read more

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I took mucinex dm two hours ago. Is it ok to take one 500 mg acetaminophen?

I took mucinex dm two hours ago. Is it ok to take one 500 mg acetaminophen?

Maybe...: If a person had no problems taking Mucinex DM in the past, and she had no problems taking acetaminophen (Tylenol) in the past, then she should be fine this time taking both medications (because the two medications have different ingredients) either together or apart... as along as she is not taking too much of either medicine than she should take in one day. ...Read more

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I took 100mg of Tramadol. If I was to take a Mucinex-DM tablet would there be any reaction or negative side effects?

I took 100mg of Tramadol. If I was to take a Mucinex-DM tablet would there be any reaction or negative side effects?

Several things: Could happen. Both medications can be sedating so combining the two may make you drowsy. Also both can enhance serotonin effects in the body like agitation, fever, tremors, palpitations, muscle spasms, and skin flushing. You may want to review this with your physician if it a combo you feel like you'll needs for several days or more. ...Read more

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Can I take cheratussin ac and mucinex dm 600 /30?

Can I take cheratussin ac and mucinex dm 600 /30?

Yes you can: But both are for cough, if no improvement, you better see a heathcare professional, good luck ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex DMV and 5 hours later take promethazine dm?

Can I take mucinex DMV and 5 hours later take promethazine dm?

No: Dextromethorphan has never been shown in studies to relieve any symptom of colds, flu, allergies, bronchitis or pneumonia, including cough, and can be dangerous in high doses.
If you have thick mucous, use PLAIN guafenesin (Mucinex). If you have nausea or a cough use PLAIN phenergan, or (for cough) phenergan + codeine or hydrocodone (but you will need an rx for phenergan + anything).
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I was wondering if I can take coricidin hbp after taking mucinex dm? Thank u

I was wondering if I can take coricidin hbp after taking mucinex dm? Thank u

Perhaps: The coricidin HbP daytime is like mucinex dm, thus you are essentially doubling the dose which is likely ok for most people. The evening formula contains an antihistamine and I see with issue with the combination especially with nighttime formula ...Read more

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Tonight I had 2 beers. It was two hours ago that I had my last one and I've also had two bottles of water. Can I safely take my mucinex DM?

Tonight I had 2 beers. It was two hours ago that I had my last one and I've also had two bottles of water. Can I safely take my mucinex DM?

Theoretically yes,: No interaction between beer and dextromethorphan, the cough sedating component of the Mucinex DM, but if two beers make you drowsy, and the dextromethorphan has this potential too, so it won't be advisable. Good that you asked, and good that you drank lot of plain water to flush your system, good luck ...Read more

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Adult dosing for Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm max?

Read below: For an adult taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm the max dose is 4 tablets in 24 hours. Ideally you take it 1-2 tablets every 12 hours. To maximize its effectiveness, you should drink plenty of water. If it is Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm maximum strength then max dose is 2 tabs/24 hours by taking 1 tab every 12 hours. ...Read more

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Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm if I am on nambutane?

Probably: Most over the counter mucolytic drugs have very few drug interacations; always best to ask the pharmacist but usually they don't interact with anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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My husband took Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM at 4pm yesterday, 10pm last night, and 5:30 this morning. Is he going to be ok?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) time scale: Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM is an every 12 hour medication with a dosing of 1-2 tablets every 12 hours. If your husband took only one tablet each time reported he remains in the acceptable total amount for a 24 hour period. If he took 2 or more tablets each time he is outside the normal 24 hour dose. A one time misuse is unlikely to cause harm. Continued misuse could be harmful and certainly not advised. ...Read more

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I took 2 mucinex (guaifenesin) dm around 3 pm. I was going to bed and took another around 10:30pm and just took another around midnight. Should I be concerned?

I took 2 mucinex (guaifenesin) dm around 3 pm. I was going to bed and took another around 10:30pm and just took another around midnight. Should I be concerned?

Mgt: The dose at midnight should be delayed. If you experience dizziness or nausea please call your your PCP. Please follow the directions on the package. ...Read more

Mucinex (Definition)

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