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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

Robitussin Ac V (Definition)

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


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Can take Robitussin (guaifenesin) peak cold before I take my thryoid medication?

Can take Robitussin (guaifenesin) peak cold before I take my thryoid 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

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What medications can I take for a cold while taking adderal? Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) a good choice?

What medications can I take for a cold while taking adderal? Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) a good choice?

Ok: There are no significant drug interactions between Adderall and Robitussin (guaifenesin). Ok to take this cold med with Adderall. It's also a good idea to check with prescribing doctor, who knows your complete medical history. I hope this helps. All the best. ...Read more

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Can I take Robitussin-DM with high blood pressure medications?

Yes: However, I would avoid cough medicines if you are ill, coughing helps clear out the mucus or phlegm in your airway. Only take it if you can't sleep. ...Read more

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Robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) with blood pressure medication, is this okay?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): Plain Robitussin dm, (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) not the cough and cold form, is ok. The cough and cold form can raise bp. ...Read more

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Does Robitussin-DM have drugs in it?

Does Robitussin-DM have drugs in it?

Yes: All medications are drugs, meaning active components that has an effect.
This medication has Guaifenesin a mucolytic and dextrometorphan a cough suppressant. ...Read more

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Could Robitussin-DM max show up in a drug screen as an illegal drug?

Could Robitussin-DM max show up in a drug screen as an illegal drug?

Yes: If the drug screen is crude enough, dextromethorphan can appear as a stimulant. Most drug screens are sophisticated enough to correctly identify this but mis-identification does occur. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take prescribed Robitussin (guaifenesin) AC at 34 weeks gestation?

Catergory C but..: Robitussinac contains category c drugs: Codeine and guaifenesin. However, like other narcotics, Codeine rapidly crosses the placenta. Neonatal Codeine withdrawal has occurred even in infants whose mothers were taking Codeine at cough suppressant doses for as little as ten days prior to delivery. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Just plain Robitussin or +dm is better. Get well soon. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with severe bronchitis. Is it safe to take Robitussin (guaifenesin) AC at 34 weeks gestation? Dosage is 2tsp every 6 hours as needed.

Was diagnosed with severe bronchitis. Is it safe to take Robitussin (guaifenesin) AC at 34 weeks gestation? Dosage is 2tsp every 6 hours as needed.

NOT recommended: Robitussinac contains category c drugs: Codeine and guaifenesin. However, like other narcotics, Codeine rapidly crosses the placenta. Neonatal Codeine withdrawal has occurred even in infants whose mothers were taking Codeine at cough suppressant doses for as little as ten days prior to delivery. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Just plain Robitussin or +dm is better. Get well soon. ...Read more

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Can I take benedryl with Robitussin (guaifenesin) AC? My cough is controlled but i have itchy watery eyes still. The two won't cancel each other out will they

Not a bit.: http://www.rxlist.com/robitussin (guaifenesin)-ac-drug.htm
no overlap in ingredients and the interaction is increased sedation.
The narcotic codeine and the alcohol in robitussin (guaifenesin) can be habit-forming. ...Read more

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Bronchitis diagnosed fen 21 given injections of antibiotic and steroid given z pack albuterol and Robitussin (guaifenesin) AC stll coughing up very yellow mucus an?

Bronchitis diagnosed fen 21 given injections of antibiotic and steroid given z pack albuterol and Robitussin (guaifenesin) AC stll coughing up very yellow mucus an?

Time for a diagnosis: 90% of all cases of bronchitis are viral and don't require this much medication for relief. The symptoms can take a while to resolve especially if there are underlying conditions. With continued symptoms, it would be worth a "re-look" to make sure something is not being overlooked. Some possibilities are pertussis, bacterial infection not covered by azithromycin. Think sputum culture ; x-ray. ...Read more

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Why would I get a high like feeling from robitussin (guaifenesin)?

Dextromethorphan: Because it contains dextromethorphan which has dissassociative effects. ...Read more

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Can I make Robitussin-DM taste better?

Not that I know of: There is a reason people say something tastes like cough medicine..... The ingredients and many have an alcohol base that just makes them taste yucky. I would look for it as a pill or look to other possibilities. Honey and lemon are known to be excellent for coughs. Warm drinks help him phlegm. Elderberry is excellent for coughs. It contains sambucous and sambucous is good for mucous. ...Read more

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Should I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) with clomid?

Should I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) with clomid?

Doesn't help if TTC: There is no evidence that Robitussin (guaifenesin) helps you to conceive or that it helps to improve cervical mucus. It's generally safe to take Robitussin (guaifenesin) for coughs and colds when trying to conceive or when you're pregnant. It's probably not very effective as a cough and cold medicine either. If you're 44 and trying to conceive see a fertility specialist (rei) md for help. ...Read more

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Will the non drowsy robitussin (guaifenesin) keep me awake?

Will the non drowsy robitussin (guaifenesin) keep me awake?

No.: It should not keep you awake. It may cause heartbeat irregularities but not wakefulness. ...Read more

Guaifenesin And Codeine (Definition)

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Guaifenesin (Definition)

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