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I got pneumonia and doctor prescribed me robitussin ac but not working much. Is it ok if I switched to Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan). What is the difference in dm n a?

I got pneumonia and doctor prescribed me robitussin ac but not working much. Is it ok if I switched to Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan). What is the difference in dm n a?

DM has: dextromethorphan which is a cough suppressant. AC just means there is codeine included, a narcotic suppressant. Pneumonia needs to be treated with antibiotics and expectorant, along with anti-inflammatory medicines. You can take the DM but it is unlikely to be more effective than with codeine. You can try a formulation with Hydrocodone like Tussionex or TussiCaps. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Cloutier
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Guaifenesin (Definition)

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


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What are the side effects of Robitussin (guaifenesin) for cough & chest congestion?

What are the side effects of Robitussin (guaifenesin) for cough & chest congestion?

Symptom control: Do not give these products to children younger than 4 years of age as they can cause problems. Guaifenesin is used to relieve chest congestion . Guaifenesin may help control symptoms but does not treat the cause of symptoms or speed recovery. Guaifenesin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:headache, nausea, vomiting. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of mucinex (guaifenesin)?

Are there any side effects of mucinex (guaifenesin)?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) side effects: Like any medication, there are side effects that can occur with the use of mucinex (guaifenesin). Side effect do not always occur in everyone that takes a medication. Most common with Mucinex (guaifenesin) is nausea and vomiting. Can be as serious as facial swelling: lips, tongue. Always check with your prescribing doctor and pharmacist. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having side effects from mucinex (guaifenesin)?

Unknown: It is difficult to predict if you would develop any side effects at all from usual dosing of mucinex, (guaifenesin) taken as directed. ...Read more

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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

Mucinex (guaifenesin) D: Two tablets with the Pseudoephedrine will make you feel a little jumpy or may make the heart beat a little more than normal. The Mucinex (guaifenesin) by itself will only cause a headache or a stomach ache. Feel better. ...Read more

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Will taking 800 mg of guaifenesin cause side effects?

Will taking 800 mg of guaifenesin cause side effects?

Depends on age: No. The usual dose is 600 mg of guaifenisn and sometimes up to 1200 as a sustained release formula for an adult.. Anyone can be sensitive to any medication so it may cause side effects in a sensitive individual. Rashes, hives, trouble breathing are all signs of an allergic reaction. www.drugs.com has great information on any drug. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of Mucinex (guaifenesin) for congestion and how well does it work?

What are the possible side effects of Mucinex (guaifenesin) for congestion and how well does it work?

Drink water instead: Mucinex (guaifenesin) has few side effects, but you can get the same mucus thinning effect from drinking more water. Save the money and drink more water instead. ...Read more

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What are the chances of developing side effects from Mucinex (guaifenesin) fast max severe congestion and cough?

What are the chances of developing side effects from Mucinex (guaifenesin) fast max severe congestion and cough?

Side effects: There are side effects with almost every medication you take-over the counter and prescription. Difficult to predict who will experience them and to what extent. Taking the medication as directed can decrease the likelihood in some instances but never any guarantees. Sometimes it's a matter of do the side effects make you feel worse than the medication makes you feel better. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Robitussin (Definition)

Robitussin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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