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Robitussin Chest Congestion Medication
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
No: In first and 2nd trimester no medicine is safe better not even in 3rd trimester. ...Read more
Is it safe to take OTC Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough + chest congestion dm & an albuterol nebulizer treatment 2 hours apart? I am sick with a terrible deep cough
Yes if: Check with your doctor for safety and to see if this is appropriate or not enough treatment. ...Read more
Having cough for 5 days. Sweat and cold feeling at my back, then chest congestion. Taking guaifenesin. What's with the cold back?
Mucinex (guaifenesin) not helping chest congestion sounds like i'm snoring when i breath clears with deep coughs then comes back after few min.
I've been running a fever and suffering from chest congestion for the last couple of days. Mucinex (guaifenesin) doesn't seem to be effective. Any suggestions?
I have sinus & chest congestion and I took a mucinex (guaifenesin) d 12 hr just now. I'm getting on an airplane in 4 hrs. Anything else I can take before takeoff?
Mgt: Keeping nasal passages clear with nasal saline rinses can also help. ...Read more
If my child is 10 months old, how much Mucinex (guaifenesin) should I give him for chest congestion with no fever?
Cough medicines: It is recommended not to give cold or cough medicines to infants and children less than 6 years old because they are ineffective in what they are supposed to help. Maintaining good hydration and providing good humidification either in the air or in the nose are all you need. ...Read more
I have asthma, went from not having to use inhaler at all to atleast 3 times a day, reoccurring chest congestion, allergic to mucinex, (guaifenesin) any suggestions?
Can i take Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm for chest congestion and ibuprofen for body aches at the same time?
Yes.: Commonly prescribed together.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can I give my 18 month old a chest congestion medicine? (Guaifenesin) She had an ear infection and is done with that now this bad mucus cough!
Is it safe to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm for soar throat and chest congestion if I've been taking levofloxacin?
Yes!: Just be sure to follow the dosing directions on the box. ...Read more
Pharmacist: We cannot recommend specific products, but there are numerous ones available. Your friendly pharmacist will help you out. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
Had chest congestion 2 weeks ago & dont know that its gone or not. During the 5 day medication got cough & cold. I can feel cough in my chest ?
ACUTE BRONCHITIS: Your symptoms are consistent with acute bronchitis . You need to be reevaluated labs and CXR done to rule out pneumonia. You will probably need a different course of antibiotics and a nebulizer to give deeper penetration for medication Please get evaluated promptly! If wheezing progressive a course of steroids may be tried ...Read more
Can I use the vapor steam liquid medication inside the warm steam vaporizer to clear my 5 month old chest congestion? Or should I use plain water.
Plain: If it stinks/has any odor, it is actually irritating to babies airway and potentially harmful.Plain water produces a moistening steam that soothes the airway. ...Read more
Would a simple virus cause my chest pain to worsen. I am taking augmenting allergy medication and nasal spray can I take mucinex for chest congestion?
Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions. Uhhhh? Can I take?
Ask pharmacist or Dr: This is very troubling indeed. And everything I've read supports what you found. Don't risk a potentially life-threatening interaction but do try to find an alternative to Lexapro (escitalopram) w/ your doctor. It's not the guaifenesin part, so you could take Mucinex pills and gargle w/ salt water for throat pain and drink honey-lemon-tea-(bit of bourbon). Sorry, but you actually may find this to work better! ...Read more
Should i see a doctor for my illness? Chest cough, congestion, headaches, bodyaches. Treating with Advil (ibuprofen) and robitussin. Drinking lots of water.
If : If you are getting worse or are not seeing any improvement after 3-4 days, then you should see your doctor to make sure it's not something more concerning than a viral cold or flu. Good luck! ...Read more
I have chest congestion. Took Robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan). I have been coughing up mucous. My right arm feels tight. Is that normal? Also I have head pressure.
Is it safe to take Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM while on Lexapro, (escitalopram) Synthroid, Zyrtec, Dymista Nasal Spray & Albuterol nebulizer?
At your age (or anyone else for that matter) taking five medicines and wanting another one is not smart unless your doctor has told what medical problems you have.
Having said that, if your doctor did prescribe those meds, over time the meds should be reduced.
Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
Chest congestion: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. lemon juice & 1 tsp. honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. Or make tea with 2 tsp of Marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more
Need to see Doc : Chest congestion may have different causes, it could be cold, viral infections, bronchial asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia or fluids from heart trouble. If symptoms persists need to see a doc, and possibly a chest radiograph to make sure there is no fluid in lungs. Hence, treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more
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