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

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

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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Is it safe to take Guaifenesin/Codeine that expired 01/03/16?

No: You should never take expired medications. They can change configuration over time. Avoid! ...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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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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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'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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I've 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?

I've 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 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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Does codeine makes you high?

Yes.: This is one reason why people gets addicted to this drug. ...Read more

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Are DXM and codeine similar?

Are DXM and codeine similar?

No: Codeine is an opioid precursor that the body converts to Morphine. So its basically morphine. DXM is DXM and it is closer to ketamine in action. ...Read more

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What to do if I am highly alergic to codeine and opaites.?

What to do if I am highly alergic to codeine and opaites.?

Ensure It's Allergy: Codeine and opiates can cause non-allergic itching or hives. In fact before allergists could use histamine as a positive control for allergy testing they used codeine as a substitute because if you poke it into the skin, it creates a red itchy bump. ...Read more

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I am taking codeine phosphate30mg amitroptiline 30g and zopicpone 7-5 mg is this ok?

I am taking codeine phosphate30mg amitroptiline 30g and zopicpone 7-5 mg is this ok?

Space them out: The codeine and zopiclone are both central nervous system depressants and you need to use caution when taking together. The doses are probably safe together, but as a general rule sedating meds should be spaced out 2-4 hours from each other to prevent respiratory depression and significant side effects. ...Read more

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Why am I insomniac with codeine?

Why am I insomniac with codeine?

Look for caffeine: Many of the common (prescribed) preparations of Codeine contain caffeine, which could very likely be the cause of insomnia. Insomnia is also a possible side effect to the Codeine itself. ...Read more

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Why is codeine a stimulant?

Why is codeine a stimulant?

No: Codeine is a narcotic and is used for moderate to severe pain. It is not a stimulant. ...Read more

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Can codeine cause weight gain?

Can codeine cause weight gain?

Very rare.: Not much more to say. All medications have side effects but weight gain is listed as very rare for codeine. If you experience weight gain with no other changes is medications or lifestyle then this may be a side effect and should be discussed with you physician. ...Read more

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Is codeine in equate cough syrup?

Is codeine in equate cough syrup?

Equate cough syrup: Codeine is a controlled narcotic. It is only available by prescription.
Equate cough syrup is over the counter medication. One of its active ingredient is dextromethorphan. It doesn't contain codeine. ...Read more

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Is constipation codeine withdrawal?

Is constipation codeine withdrawal?

Codeine: No - constipation is due to use of Codeine and other opioids. When withdrawing you gets cramps and the runs. ...Read more

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How does codeine slow the gut down?

How does codeine slow the gut down?

Yes: Yes it will. So, hydrate, eat pears and raisins, within a fiber diet. ...Read more

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What is Robitussin (guaifenesin) pe?

2 medicines: Its a combination of a medicine called Pseudoephedrine which is a decongestant that works by shrinking the blood vessels in the nose and an expectorant (guaifenesen) that aims to make mucous easier to cough up. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Robitussin (Definition)

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


Antitussive (Definition)

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