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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.

Mucinex (Definition)

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

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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

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I may have taken two 12 hour 1200 mg mucinex dm pills. Should I be concerned?

No: You should be fine. That is the max dosage recommended per day. I just wouldn't take any more today.

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Can I take both Virtussin AC and Mucinex DM?

Can I take both Virtussin AC and Mucinex DM?

Yes, but: Be careful when using Virtussin AC as it contains codeine, don't exceed the prescribed dose and don't take it with CNS suppressants or alcohol, best wishes

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Can u take Mucinex while on ambien (zolpidem)?

Can u take Mucinex while on ambien (zolpidem)?

Should be fine.: I can think of no reason why it should be a problem taking Mucinex while also taking Ambien (zolpidem) for insomnia.

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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.

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Can you take 2 benadryls (diphenhydramine) and a Mucinex melt?

Can you take 2 benadryls (diphenhydramine) and a Mucinex melt?

Yes, if adult: Assuming the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is 25mg per capsule, it is ok to take 2 with plain Mucinex for relief of cold symptoms with thick mucus drainage for adults. Realize that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may cause sedation and should not be used if the individual will be driving or operating machinery.

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I took a 1200 mg mucinex pill at 8pm - would it be ok to have a beer at 11pm?

Yes: There are few significant side effects or problems with Mucinex. You can have a beer or two after taking it. Wouldn't recommend a case or anything. Keep it reasonable. One or two won't hurt anything.

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If I took mucinex at 6 am this morning, will I be able to drink around 9 or 10 pm tonight?

If I took mucinex at 6 am this morning, will I be able to drink around 9 or 10 pm tonight?

Not a good: Idea. Firstly, when sick drinking alcohol is not good. Though it will be 14 hours after your last dose of Mucinex before you intend to drink reducing possible interaction with especially the Mucinex DM type that could have combined sedating effect. Enjoy your night minus Alcohol if possible

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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.

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Can you od on mucinex (guaifenesin)?

No, and why are you: Asking? If you are trying to OD, you need to contact your doctor immediately, call a suicide hotline and get help. Mucinex (guaifenesin) itself is just guanifenisin, which doesn't really have any toxicity even in high doses. However, there are versions of the medication that have antihistamines, decongestants and dextromethorphan, and all of these in higher doses can cause problems, although rarely serious.

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Is it okay to Mucinex (guaifenesin) if you have asthma?

Is it okay to Mucinex (guaifenesin) if you have asthma?

Yes: Use of this product is well tolerated by asthma patients and does not interfere with common asthma medications.

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Can I take diurex with mucinex (guaifenesin)?

Can I take diurex with mucinex (guaifenesin)?

Diurex & mucinex (guaifenesin): It is not ideal. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is an expectorant to help you loosen up phlegm and help you clear the mucus from your lungs. Diurex is a diuretic that will dehydrate you and likely lead to thickening of mucus and phlegm. Diurex will effect efficacy of Mucinex (guaifenesin) but not the other way around.

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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.

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Does Mucinex (guaifenesin) ever really expire?

Does Mucinex (guaifenesin) ever really expire?

Yes: It loses its effectiveness and will do nothing.