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Doctor insights on: Pseudoephedrine And Guaifenesin And Codeine

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I'm taking guaifenesin pseudoephedrine and codeine. Will these make me feel different than usual?

I'm taking guaifenesin pseudoephedrine and codeine. Will these make me feel different than usual?

Possibly: Guaifenesin doesn't really cause emotional, mental or physical changes in most people other than loosening congestion so you can cough it out more easily.Pseudoephedrine hypes some folks up & decreases appetite, codeine can cause sedation & drowsiness.In combination, they usually balance out, but you may be more sensitive to one of the ingredients than another. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my moms about to pick it up now. it's guaifenesin pseudoephedrine and codeine. will it make me feel different?

What do you suggest if my moms about to pick it up now. it's guaifenesin pseudoephedrine and codeine. will it make me feel different?

Possibly: Guaifenesin doesn't really cause emotional, mental or physical changes in most people other than loosening congestion so you can cough it out more easily.Pseudoephedrine hypes some folks up & decreases appetite, codeine can cause sedation & drowsiness.In combination, they usually balance out, but you may be more sensitive to one of the ingredients than another. ...Read more

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Could you take Mucinex (guaifenesin) or nighttime cold while taking guiatuss AC with codeine?

Avoid Mixing: Get some medical advice on what you should be taking. Mixing this potpourri of medications can lead to problems. ...Read more

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I cannot stop coughing? I've been coughing for an hour straight. I'm taking guaifenesin/codeine syrup

I cannot stop coughing? I've been coughing for an hour straight. I'm taking guaifenesin/codeine syrup

Response: I see your recently had bronchitis and could not take mucinex (guaifenesin). I am not one to favor cough suppression as the cough reflex is natural in trying to remove substance in the airways which does not belong there. Your best option is to see someone and make sure you do not have something worse. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to mix Mucinex (guaifenesin) with cough syrup that has codeine?

Can it be possible for you to mix Mucinex (guaifenesin) with cough syrup that has codeine?

Mucinex (guaifenesin): is a mucous "thinner', cough medicines usually help suppress cough especially when used with Codeine (which may also have the beneficial effect of causing drowsiness). You can safely mix these only with the guidance of your Family Doctor. ...Read more

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I took over-the-counter Robitussin (guaifenesin) can I take prescription Robitussin (guaifenesin) with codeine after 4 hours?

Probably : Remember Robitussin (guaifenesin) mainly works by irritating the stomach to stimulate secretions. Taking more often than 6 hours my lead to stomach upset, so you might want to wait a little longer than 4 hours. ...Read more

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Ive tried mucinex, (guaifenesin) day quil, night quil, and nothing seems to be working to get the cold out my chest. Would Promethazine/codeine syrup help?

Ive tried mucinex, (guaifenesin) day quil, night quil,  and nothing seems to be working to get the cold out my chest. Would Promethazine/codeine syrup help?

Other symptoms?: How long have your symptoms lasted? Any fevers/chills? Coughing up green or yellow phlegm? Trouble breathing? If any of the above, or if this has lasted over 10 days without improvement, you could have pneumonia or even influenza, which means you should go see a healthcare provider. Otherwise, rest and drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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Can i take following ingredients together? Ibuprofen 400mg, guaifenesin 1200mg and pseudoephedrine 60mg. Thanks

Can i take following ingredients together? Ibuprofen 400mg, guaifenesin 1200mg and pseudoephedrine 60mg. Thanks

You can: But you have to know the maximum dose you can take a day of each of these medicines and their side effect. Ibuprofen for pain has to be taken with food. Guaifenesin to loosen secretions, and pseudo Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) for decongestant with side effect of rapid heart rate, anxiety and increase BP temporarily. Also consider all the precautions for pregnancy and ulcer, etc.. They don't have interactions. ...Read more

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Would pseudoephedrine as found in Mucinex (guaifenesin) D affect the results of a free and total testosterone test?

Would pseudoephedrine as found in Mucinex (guaifenesin) D affect the results of a free and total testosterone test?

Probably not, but : Pseudoephedrine PE , is very common in nasal and cold meds. It is a stimulant. It probably won't change the blood level of T. But it has many side effects if taken in excessive doses. Google it and read some comments . Just like many good meds etc. Too much is not good ...Read more

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Can I take cough syrup with codeine and mucinex (guaifenesin) dm simultaneously? I have bronchitis and in a lot of pain from coughing. If not, any suggestions?

Can I take cough syrup with codeine and mucinex (guaifenesin) dm simultaneously? I have bronchitis and in a lot of pain from coughing. If not, any suggestions?

Too much Rx: I wouldn't mix the codeine containing cough medicine with Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM which contains dextromethorphan. The dextromethorphan is basically an analog of a narcotic and you would be getting an excessive dose of narcotic which could cause excessive sedation, respiratory supression, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and other adverse effects. ...Read more

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Have a sinus infection & was prescribed Zithromax & guaifenesin w/codeine. Can this cause constipation? I haven't really eaten but feel quite bloated.

Have a sinus infection & was prescribed Zithromax & guaifenesin w/codeine. Can this cause constipation? I haven't really eaten but feel quite bloated.

After days: Usually only after several days of therapy will the opioid codeine contribute to constipation. If you've been on it for days, it may be the codeine. If you just recently started this regimen, I might suspect something else (diet, lack of hydration or movement). ...Read more

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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?

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 : 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

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I have dosed pseudoephedrine hci, guaifenesin, and dextromethorphan hbr. I also took 2 10/650 vicodin. Is this safe i took about 3.5 fluid ounces of Robitussin cf, which is what contained all of the ingredients listed. Is this combination potentially harm

I have dosed pseudoephedrine hci, guaifenesin, and dextromethorphan hbr. I also took 2 10/650 vicodin. Is this safe i took about 3.5 fluid ounces of Robitussin cf, which is what contained all of the ingredients listed. Is this combination potentially harm

No: 3.5 ounces of Robitussin (guaifenesin) is an excessive dose in and of itself (usual dose is 15-30 ml, which is 1/2-1 oz). Combining this with 2 vicodin increases the chance of toxic effects. Follow instructions on otc medications if you want to use them safely, and tell the doctor prescribing the vicodin about your use of other medications with it. ...Read more

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How long does it take for sudafed or codeine to get out of your system. I have to do a urine test and i have been sick. will i test positive.

Depending: On how long you used it and how much probably 3-4 days. Couldn't you take a letter from your doc stating you had a prescription to use them?? ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding & dr rxd sudafed & guifen w/ codeine. Haven't taken yet but baby is sick now so will medicine passed into milk help him feel better?

I'm breastfeeding & dr rxd sudafed & guifen w/ codeine. Haven't taken yet but baby is sick now so will medicine passed into milk help him feel better?

Careful: Be careful taking sudafed while breastfeeding. It can decrease your milk supply. Codeine might make you sleep more soundly and not wake to your crying baby, or fall asleep while breastfeeding, which can be very dangerous (dropping baby to floor or rolling on baby/suffocating him). Add water to the air (humidifier) and flush your nose with saline. Honey can help coughs (for those over 1 yr old). ...Read more

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Can you take sudafed with aecetamephin/caffeine/8mg codeine? I have a sinus headache.

Can you take sudafed with aecetamephin/caffeine/8mg codeine? I have a sinus headache.

Yes, you can, but: It has been estimated that approximately 70% of migraine headaches overlie the sinuses and are triggered by changes in barometric pressure. These patients actually suffer from migraine but usually are diagnosed with sinus headache and use over-the counter vasoconstrictor agents for relief. See a headache specialist. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take sudafed and Mucinex (guaifenesin) together?

Is it okay to take sudafed and Mucinex (guaifenesin) together?

Yes: This is fine to take together and some companies will package these drugs together into 1 pill. The sudafed is a great decongestant and the Mucinex (guaifenesin) can help break up the mucus in your nose/sinues/lungs. If you have any heart issues or blood pressure issues, you will need to check w/ your doctor 1st before you take the sudafed. Mucinex (guaifenesin) works best when you drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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Can i take a sudafed if i also took a Mucinex (guaifenesin) d?

Can i take a sudafed if i also took a Mucinex (guaifenesin) d?

Medication question: Both medicine contain pseudoephedrine, a decongestant. Do not take both at the same time, you will get too much. If the medicine does not help you, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you take sudafed and Robitussin-DM together?

Can you take sudafed and Robitussin-DM together?

Cold medications: Always cold meds with caution if you have any heart conditions. Updated can be safely taken with Robitussin (guaifenesin) dmv, but not CF or pe types of robitussin (guaifenesin). ...Read more

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Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm and sudafed together?

Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm and sudafed together?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) and Sudafed: Yes. they are not in the same family. Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM will help thin the secretions and DM will help cough. Sedated is a Decongestant, You must be careful with sedated if you have High Blood Pressure ...Read more

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Hi i took zyrtec and mucinex (guaifenesin) earlier. can i take a sudafed as well?

Yes: Should be fine - consider multi-ingredient cold medicines. But you are wise to ask the question. For example, different over the counter meds contain Tylenol (acetaminophen) and you risk getting too much of the drug by taking combinations. ...Read more

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