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I just switched to mucinex (guaifenesin) because I wasn't getting relief from robitussin, andI can't breath at night with my c-pap it's makes it worse.

I just switched to mucinex (guaifenesin) because I wasn't getting relief from robitussin, andI can't breath at night with my c-pap it's makes it worse.

Same Rx: You switched from Guaifenesin(Robitussin) to Guaifenesin(Mucinex),so basically no change was made. See an ENT for a good head/neck exam to see why you have such congestion. Certainly CPAP aggravates congestion, but there are medical and surgical options that can help you. ...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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Can take Robitussin (guaifenesin) peak cold before i take my thryoid medication ?

Depends: You dont 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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My daughter has this irritating cough for the past several days any idea of the best cough relief. We've tried robitussin (guaifenesin)...Still has a cough.

Robitussin (guaifenesin) is....: ..Pretty close to worthless (as are mucinex, (guaifenesin) delsum, triaminic, etc.).For a simple cough not related to pneumonia or asthma, buckwheat honey is quite effective. Don't use the stuff in the bear jar; it helps much less. Use a teaspoon of *buckwheat* honey every now and then as needed. If the cough persists, worsens, fever develops, or any other worsening of the problem, see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I took my 2year old to the pediatrician and she recommended Robitussin (guaifenesin) but i for got to ask her how much to give him, want to give him some relief...?

I took my 2year old to the pediatrician and she recommended  Robitussin (guaifenesin) but i for got to ask her how much to give him, want to give him some relief...?

Cough: Generally as per aap guidelines, cough suppressants are not recommended for such young children. Give her 1 teaspoon of honey at night, have a humidifier in her room and let her sleep with head propped up. This should help. ...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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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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I take Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg in the morning I have a cold would it be okay to take Robitussin Maximum strength Multi symptom cold peak cold medicine at night ?

I take Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg in the morning I have a cold would it be okay to take Robitussin Maximum strength Multi symptom cold peak cold medicine at night ?

If used as directed.: 1-2 days of this at night while you get through your cold is fine. More chronic use suggests a need to discuss with your doctor. In any case let him know you occasionally use this with a cold. ...Read more

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I've been coughing up a lot of phlegm and it keeps me up, is it ok to take robitussin and nywuil together to sleep better at night?

I've been coughing up a lot of phlegm and it keeps me up, is it ok to take robitussin and nywuil together to sleep better at night?

While not identical: there are a number of ingredients that would be duplicated if you used both of these products together. Some of these might be dextromethorphan, acetaminophen, doxylamine, pseudoephedrine, etc. So you would risk taking too much of these ingredients. I would stick to one product and follow package directions closely. Stay well:) ...Read more

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I've had a cold for six days. Why does my cough get worst at night and when I lie down? I've been taking Robitussin (guaifenesin) and sudafed.

I've had a cold for six days. Why does my cough get worst at night and when I lie down? I've been taking Robitussin (guaifenesin) and sudafed.

Post Nasal Discharge: Try saline nasal rinses to thin and increase the flow of mucus. As your cold improves, the post nasal discharge and cold will resolve. It helps to stay hydrated as well. ...Read more

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I've been having sharp/dull pain on my upper right abdomen. I think it might be my liver. It's been hurting since Tuesay night. The pain started right after I took Robitussin (guaifenesin) for my cough . Thanks?

I've been having sharp/dull pain on my upper right abdomen. I think it might be my liver. It's been hurting since Tuesay night.  The pain started right after I took Robitussin (guaifenesin) for my cough . Thanks?

How severe pain?: If it is mild pain, you can watch it for one week....it will likely go away. if the pain is getting worse each day, then you need to get a physical exam and some tests to check your liver(blood tests for liver are called Liver Function Tests(LFTs). If the LFTs are normal you do not have a liver problem,but pain could be coming from your right lung in which case an X-ray of Chest may be more useful ...Read more

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Benzonatate and Nyquil cough combined isn't working. Coughed until I vomited last night. Can I mix the Rx with Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan)? I don't know what to do?

Benzonatate and Nyquil cough combined isn't working. Coughed until I vomited last night. Can I mix the Rx with Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan)? I don't know what to do?

M.D. follow up: I would suggest not mixing the medications. If you have a severe cough, a work up to include a screening for Pertussis and Asthma is suggested. A nasal saline rinse helps to reduce post nasal drip and cough.
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I am experiencing fatigue, cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phelgm or mucus, chronic cough) ( worse at night) , ... tried robitussin, but it only made it worse. Been going for a week now. Started as as a sore throat?

I am experiencing  fatigue, cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phelgm or mucus, chronic cough) ( worse at night) , ... tried robitussin, but it only made it worse. Been going for a week now. Started as as a sore throat?

Dr. can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or other virus (antibiotics usually not used), allergies or irritants, sinusitis, stomach reflux when asleep, etc... Usually, one sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep and review details to see if laryngitis, bronchitis, etc., are present). ...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

Dr. Gary Pess
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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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