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Mucinex Dm Pregnancy
Mucinex is the brand name for the generic drug guaifenesin. It is used as an expectorant agent (used to cut the thickness/viscosity of mucus secretions created by the sinuses, pharynx, larynx, trachea and bronchi by actually increasing the amount of respiratory tract fluid). It is a very safe over-the-counter medication with ...Read more
Read below: For an adult taking mucinex 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 dm maximum strength then max dose is 2 tabs/24 hours by taking 1 tab every 12 hours. ...Read more
I took 2 mucinex 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?
My husband took Mucinex DM at 4pm yesterday ,10pm last night,and 5:30 this morning. Is he going to be ok?
Mucinex time scale: Mucinex 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
Mucinex dm/nuquil to: It is not a good idea to take them together nyquil is only night time medicine for cold and cough, it helps you sleep at night as it contains sedating antihistamines, dextromethorphan, acetaminophaen and alcohol and mucinexdm cntains dextromethorphan and guafenacin there can be too much of dextromethorphan and if taken day time will be too sedating.So it is not a good idea in my opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unisom: If ok with your doctor, & on 'as needed' basis. ...Read more
No: Dextromethorphan is in the Codeine family, but unlike Codeine or hydrocodone (Vicodin) it isn't an active opioid and therefore available OTC without prescription and unregulated by DEA as a controlled substance (unclassed). Cough medicine with Codeine would require a prescription because of abuse potential. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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