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4 yr old son has fever of 100.5, coughing, yellow drainage from nose and has some yellow drainage from left eye? I've dealt with the fevers and coughing before but not the drainage...Im running a vaporizer and using chest rub and childrens Robitussin CF f

4 yr old son has fever of 100.5, coughing, yellow drainage from nose and has some yellow drainage from left eye? I've dealt with the fevers and coughing before but not the drainage...Im running a vaporizer and using chest rub and childrens Robitussin CF f

May be infected: While some children may get mucous in their eyes with a viral infection, often drainage from a single eye with accompanying nasal discharge might be a sign of a bacterial infection. Discuss with your pediatrician or ophthalmologist. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I am very sick and need to know if I can take plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) extra strength and Robitussin CF together or if it is unsafe?

I am very sick and need to know if I can take plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) extra strength and Robitussin CF together or if it is unsafe?

Duplicate therapy: These two medications will likely contain similar medications, making overdosing a possibility. ...Read more

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Can I take Robitussin CF with Benicar (olmesartan) 40/12.5 for my cough and stuffy nose.

Can I take Robitussin CF with Benicar (olmesartan) 40/12.5 for my cough and stuffy nose.

Possible problem: The decongestant can raise blood pressure. Often best remedy for cough is albuteral inhaler.Patience. Sniff water up nose to help clear out mucous. Gargles and something soothing to suck on. ...Read more

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Post nasal drip is causing me to gag and vomit will Robitussin CF help also got a cough from the drip?

Post nasal drip is causing me to gag and vomit will Robitussin CF help also got a cough from the drip?

Yes & no: 2 ingredients in Robitussin CF (cough suppressant dextromethorfan, expectorant guaifenesin) may help but the 3rd (decongestant pseudoephedrine) may keep the nose & sinuses running since it opens sinus passages. May want to use Robitussin-DM or Mucinex dm which don't have the decongestant. Antihistamine like zyrtec (cetirizine) will help stop runny nose. Possible drowsiness with these meds. ...Read more

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Can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) CF during pregnancy?

Can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) CF during pregnancy?

DM is better: Robitussin (guaifenesin) with dextromethorphan (also know asrobitussin dm) may be replaced with a Codeine based anti-tussive if it is prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I drank 1/2 bottle Robitussin (guaifenesin) CF 3 hrs ago. Should I go to er?

Should I be concerned if I drank 1/2 bottle Robitussin (guaifenesin) CF 3 hrs ago. Should I go to er?

Call Poison Control: Call Poison Control right now at

1-800-222-1222

and tell them how many ounces of the Robitussin (guaifenesin) CF you took. They will be able to tell you if you need to go to the ER.

Always follow dosage instructions exactly from now on, please! ...Read more

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Can I take robitussin cf and benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can I take robitussin cf and benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

No interaction: Assuming you have symptoms for which guaifenesin, dextromethorphan, phenylephrine, and diphenhydramine (Benadryl) are indicated...there should be no interaction between these medications. Always read OTC medicine labels and ask the pharmacist whether your symptoms match the active ingredients! Sometimes less is more, so be careful with polypharmacy. Thank you for trusting HealthTap! Good luck-- ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Robitussin (guaifenesin) multisymption CF during early pregnancy?

Is it safe to take Robitussin (guaifenesin) multisymption CF during early pregnancy?

Ask your OB doctor.: Every patient has her own unique medical situation. Most cold medicines have either phenylephrine or Pseudoephedrine for congestion relief. Either of these may have an adverse effect on your blood pressure. Elevated blood pressure is an all too common problem of pregnancy. Please ask your obstetrician about your specific needs. ...Read more

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I'm 15 weeks pregnant and I took Robitussin (guaifenesin) CF twice for a cold, is there risk?

Safe in pregnancy: Robitussin cold and flu are acceptible to take during pregnancy. They are no known complications when used appropriately. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is also safe to take as needed. ...Read more

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Can u take Robitussin (guaifenesin) CF during the day and bebedryl at bedtime?

Yes you can: Robitusson CF is an expectorant and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine. I see that you are trying to avoid sedative effect during the daytime. You may use claritin, Allegra or zyrtec once at night as alternative. Generally less sedating than benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) CF and vicodin?

Yes, carefully: This shouldn't be a problem but evening may be a good time to try so if it causes sleepiness you won't be as affected. ...Read more

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I'm 26 weeks pregnant and ive been taking Robitussin (guaifenesin) cf. Is the baby going to be okay?

Robitussin (guaifenesin) CF safe?: Cough suppressant, dextromethorphan is rated category C which means that no controlled studies in pregnancy have been done so weigh benefits vs risk. For the decongestant, phenylephrine, its also rated as category C.It can raise the baby's heart rate and blood pressure. If it were me, I would stick to Robitussin plain which is guaifenesin, also category C but just one drug with minimal systemic eff ...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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18mo no allergies, no CF, no PCD, asthma that meds won't control, constant respirtory infections resist antibiotx. Do some kids just always "rattle"?

18mo no allergies, no CF, no PCD, asthma that meds won't control, constant respirtory infections resist antibiotx. Do some kids just always "rattle"?

Check for GERD: Kids shouldn't rattle. Should make sure gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) isn't contributing. Also immune work up for immunodeficiency is appropriate. ...Read more

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My 3 1/2 yr. Old with cystic fibrosis has cold/ allergy symptoms...But unusually grumpy and purple color under eyes...Allergies or CF exacerbation?

My 3 1/2 yr. Old with cystic fibrosis has cold/ allergy symptoms...But unusually grumpy and purple color under eyes...Allergies or CF exacerbation?

Pls see answer: There is an overlap between the symptoms of allergy and cf. Allergic symptoms tend to be associated with a particular exposure that triggers an allergic response. The discoloration under the eyes may be caused by allergies, infection, lack of sleep, iron deficiency. If the area around the eye is red and swollen, it is best to check with your doctor. Fever > 101 is not usual for an allergic resp, . ...Read more

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I took an equate allergy relief pill 20 mg and right before about four hours prior I took robitussin because I was getting a cold after taking the all?

I took an equate allergy relief pill 20 mg and right before about four hours prior I took robitussin because I was getting a cold after taking the all?

What's your question: If you are concerned about interactions, there are no significant ones when taking Equate and Robtussin together. In future you need to cross check with a pharmacist or doctor before combining medicines as there can be significant interactions. ...Read more

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I take 50mg of trazadone/day. I'm also dealing w/seasonal allergies. What can I safely take? Robitussin? Benadryl (diphenhydramine)? Everything carries warnings.

I take 50mg of trazadone/day. I'm also dealing w/seasonal allergies. What can I safely take? Robitussin? Benadryl (diphenhydramine)? Everything carries warnings.

Nasal steroid spray: Nasal steroid sprays are the most effective treatment for seasonal allergies. In addition, there would be no drug interaction with other medications including trazadone. ...Read more

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Cystic Fibrosis (Definition)

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Guaifenesin (Definition)

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