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Mucinex Liquid Dosage
Can I give my son a dose of liquid Mucinex (guaifenesin) and a packet of Mucinex (guaifenesin) mini melts, or are they basically the same thing?
Is guaifenesin more effective as a liquid form than taking as a pill? Robotussin seems more effective than Mucinex. Mucinex pill has more guaifenesin
Same: Same active ingredient different delivery system. Use what works for you ...Read more
Usually: For average sized adult, yes. 600-1200mg twice daily with lots of fluids is the prescription strength. ...Read more
What is the dosage by weight for guafenesin? The Mucinex (guaifenesin) product label has a wide range, "100mg - 200mg" for 6 - 12 years.
Max dose is 1200mg/d: The dosage is based on mg/day and given in divided dosage of mg/4hours to a maximum of 1200mg/24hours. It is not dosed by weight. ...Read more
I'm looking for weight based dosage of guafenesin (Mucinex (guaifenesin) brand) for children. The product label is 100mg - 200mg for 6 - 12 years old.
See the calculation:
Take your child's weight in kilograms, multiply it by 12, then divide it by 6. That's how many milligrams of the guaifensin is recommended for each dose. The bottle should list the concentration of the medicine, usually 100mg in 5ml. It should be in the range of 100-200mg. Hope your child feels better soon! ...Read more
Does codeine expire? My 4 year old son has been dealing with a scratchy throat all day and the Mucinex (guaifenesin) did not work today. We have some codeine that my older son used two years ago. Is it okay to administer a small dosage to our 4 year old?
You should not give your 4 year old son Codeine for two reasons:
- first of all, Codeine does have an expiration date. It the medication was given to you two years ago, then it is almost certainly expired. Almost all medications have an expiration date. You should go through your medicine cabinet every three months and discard any old, unused portions of prescription medications.
- second, it is never safe to share prescription medications unless specifically instructed to do so by your doctor. Codeine can be a good pain killer, but can be very dangerous in the wrong doses. Too large of a dose can cause someone to stop breathing. That why many medications are regulated via the prescription system - for safety - and should not be used unless specifically instructed to do so by your doctor.
The best (and safest) treatments for a sore throat are: lots of fluids, rest, hot tea with honey and lemon, chicken noodle soup, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for pain, and a spoonful of honey for a sore throat. Research shows that these home remedies are as effective and much safer than over the counter medications. If you are concerned about your son's illness, you should call his doctor to discuss the safest and most appropriate treatments. ...Read more
I took the maximum dosage of Mucinex (guaifenesin) Fast Act For my cold in the past 24 hrs and now I have severe abdominal pain and I'm worried I have acetaminophen?
I was wondering what happends if someone took 2 Mucinex (guaifenesin) d60-600 in 2 hours? Dose it have any side effects and what can we do? Thank you
I've been taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) severe cold and I accidently took it a hour early with my 3rd dose. Ill be taken theraflu nighttime later on. Is that safe?
I took my Mucinex (guaifenesin) severe cold and flu dose an hour early accidentally. Will I be okay?
No problem: You will experience no ill effects from this. Not a problem. ...Read more
My mother has been misusing the drug Mucinex (guaifenesin) in order to get high. She has been using it for years. Every dose gets bigger. I'm worried.
Your mom needs you and whomever else cares for her to intervene and get her to medical attention and drug rehabilitation.
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
What would happen if you drank alcohol after taking a dose of either nyquil, robitussin, Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm?
I accidentally took Mucinex (guaifenesin) fast max severe congestion and cough right after taking a dose of DayQuil severe cold and flu that I had forgotten about.?
Mgt: You may feel drowsy and the secretions will be more dry. Stay well hydrated and I would advise resting and not driving for the next 12 hours. ...Read more
I took 4 doses each of Mucinex (guaifenesin)&Sudafed yesterday I took 1 dose of each every 4 hrs I took 1 dose of Mucinex (guaifenesin) today I feel like I have the flu did I OD?
Yes, you did: With the Sudafed! You didn't mention which formulation you used, even if it was the lowest concentration, you shouldn't take more than twice a day. Don't take anymore today, check your blood pressure, drink lots of fluids, orange juice, and vitamin C to acidify your urine and get rid of Sudafed, see your doctor if any problem ...Read more
Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM contains 20 mg of DM in each 4hr dose, Delsym's 12hr has 30mg. Is that too much if I take bupropion among other meds (no MAOI).
Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus-max cause diarrhea? Took 1/4 dose yesterday and 1/2 dose today. I have hypothyroidism and IBS. Watery diarrhea today.
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
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
Yes safe, but: Which nyquil? Read the labels carefully and don't exceed recommended dose for either, best wishes ...Read more
No: You should be fine. That is the max dosage recommended per day. I just wouldn't take any more today. ...Read more
Not a problem: This will cause no harm. Continue your regular dose tomorrow. ...Read more
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. ...Read more