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Phenylpropanolamine And Guaifenesin Medication
Depends: You don't say what thyroid medication you are on. If you are taking thyroid hormone, thyroid should be taken on an empty stomach, and wait at least 40 min before eating. Robitussin (guaifenesin) peak has a mild stimulant in it. As long as your thyroid levels are normal, this should not be a problem, but if your thyroid levels are high, it could potentially cause more heart racing symptoms. ...Read more
What medications can I take for a cold while taking adderal? Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) a good choice?
Mononucleosis: Mononucleosis often called Mono is an infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Sx fever, sore throat, fatigue, weakness, swollen glands in neck and armpits, loss of appetitie, night sweats. Usually spread by saliva hence kissing disease. Can be spread by exposure to cough sneeze, sharing food utensils. Develop sx after 4-6 weeks exposed to virus. Monospot test. Rx is supportive. No abx. Rest ...Read more
I have a cold and I've lost my sense of taste and smell. Is there any over-the-counter medication I can take that's not to expensive like mucinex (guaifenesin)?
Depends: If you just lost your ability to smell/taste in the past day or so, use oxymetazoline (afrin) 1 spray each nostril 3x a day followed 10 minutes later by using nasal saline irrigations (sinus rinse or neti poti). Only use the afrin for up to 3 days, saline can be used indefinitely. If your sense of smell is not back in the next 3 days, get checked out. ...Read more
How do I get rid of a medication rash? Hi, I took Mucinex (guaifenesin) d sometime last week, now I believe it cause a rash throughout my torso and face. How can I get rid of it?
This : This is difficult to answer without a clinical examination, but typically a drug rash can linger for a little while. I would see a dermatologist to be sure the diagnosis is correct and they can prescribe some topical steroids and possible oral therapies such as antihistamines/oral steroids or other appropriate treatments to help you. Does your rash kind of look like the rash below? I hope that helps a little! ...Read more
BP: Yes, it should cause you no problem ...Read more
Hello Dr. Is it ok if I take allegra (fexofenadine) 180mg with sinus medication which has (Acetaminophen 325mg, guaifenesin 200mg and phenylephrine HCL 5mg)?
Yes, no problem: No interaction between all the mentioned drugs, I would like to thank you for listing the ingredients in full, be cautious though if you have high blood pressure and take phynylepherine. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, wish you wellness ...Read more
Can I take these two medications together for my cough/congestion and allergies? Allegra (fexofenadine) d and Robitussin-DM
Yes you can.: Take them alternately and not at the same time. ...Read more
Started out as a sinus infection but now have a nasty cough. Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) while on the other medications?
Is standard Mucinex (guaifenesin) safe with my current health conditions and medications (specifically the anti-arrhythmic). I Have mucous in lungs from virus.
I have a sinus infection, should I take antibiotic, Mucinex (guaifenesin) and allergy medication?
Yes. only if..: If you got a prescription for this then by all means take the antibiotic. The other meds can help to alleviate your symptoms. If you have not been diagnosed by a doc for this and just have access to some antibiotics lying in your medicine cabinet then I would advise you to see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have flu like symptoms (cold, fever) I took Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinux-max and started feeling better. Just hen I was done with the medication I had nose-bleed?
Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 7-8 days or so. ...Read more
What to do if I take seroquel and lamictal, bipolar medications. I have a really bad sinus infection. Does Mucinex (guaifenesin) mix with these medications?
Took daily medications (alprazolam 1mg, zyrtec 10mg, Nasonex) and also took robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) max to relieve a sore throat. Can I take theraflu with those?
See your doctor: You may need Rx medicine, good luck ...Read more
I just took Robutussin, but I forgot I had Mucinex, (guaifenesin) which is better for my symptoms. Can i now take the mucinex, (guaifenesin) or will the two drugs interact?
There are several: Different formulations of Robitussin and several formulations of Mucinex (guaifenesin). Some contain identical drugs to each other and others do not. Since you have not specified, it would be best to wait the appropriate amount of time per the directions on the bottle and then make the switch to another agent rather than risk doubling up. It should only be 6 hours till your next dose so you can wait. ...Read more
Possibly: Salbutamol would be helpful if your child was wheezing, and the medication helped to relieve those symptoms. Guaifenesin would not be recommended in children under 4 years of age. If they have a cough severe enough needing medication at this age, they need to be seen by their physician. ...Read more
What is a good mucolytic/expectorant drug?
Immediate-release 400mg guaifenesin doesn't help that much, even after taking more than recommended.
Expectoration : Hydration and more hydration is the key. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is somewhat effective. Mucomyst pills may also help. However, in a generally healthy individual, without underlying lung disease, hydration and time should do most of the work. Eucalyptus oil seems to work in some people, mostly in inhaled form. Please discuss with ur Doctor prior to staring any regiment. ...Read more
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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.
Intervention time: Your mom needs you and whomever else cares for her to intervene and get her to medical attention and drug rehabilitation. ...Read more
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Nasal Decongestant: Both drugs are common components of nasal decongestants. While the former is a sympathomimetic that constricts the blood vessels of the nasal cavity to reduce secretions, the latter is an antihistamine which counters the secretory & inflammatory effects of histamine in nasal congestion. ...Read more
No: Phenylpropanolamine is no longer available on the us market. Products that once contained it have been reformulated with an alternate decongestant. Tavist-d would be such a product. ...Read more
In Indonesia there is a fever-lowering medicine known as Decolgen which also contains 12.5 mg phenylpropanolamine, is this safe to consume?
Better not: Phenylpropnolamine has been discontinued in many countries in North America and elsewhere, but still in use in other countries. Was related to stroke in young women. If you need an OTC decongestant or a cold medicine, there are other alternatives, ask your pharmacist about, read the labels carefully, avoid any decongestant if hypertensive, best wishes ...Read more