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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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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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Is it safe to take Robitussin-DM and tylenol (acetaminophen) cold multi-symptom nighttime together?

Is it safe to take Robitussin-DM and tylenol (acetaminophen) cold multi-symptom nighttime together?

BETTER : take 1 med: Robitussin (guaifenesin) contains category c drugs: Guaifenesin and dextromethorophan . Multi-symptom otc drugs are category c also meaning: there are no controlled studies in human pregnancy. These meds are recommended for use during pregnancy when there are no alternatives and benefit outweighs the risk. So it is best to just take 1 med for cough (e.g. Robitussin (guaifenesin)) rather than 4 or 5. Get well soon! ...Read more

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I'm 23 weeks pregnant. Can i take Robitussin (guaifenesin) multi-symptom cold medicine to help relieve my cold symptoms?

I'm 23 weeks pregnant. Can i take Robitussin (guaifenesin) multi-symptom cold medicine to help relieve my cold symptoms?

Yes: It's safe towards the end of your second trimester to take rubatussin syrup for cough and flue symptoms, let your OB gyn knows about it anyway. ...Read more

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If a young male (30s) has cough and cold symptoms, is it safe to take Robitussin, Sudafed, acetaminophen (for fever) and Mucinex?

If a young male (30s) has cough and cold symptoms, is it safe to take Robitussin, Sudafed, acetaminophen (for fever) and Mucinex?

Acetaminophen: If you have fever, take acetaminophen, no more than 4 gm in one day. Rest of the stuff is not useful. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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

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Could Robitussin (guaifenesin) work when making lean?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): Are you asking us for recipe to make home made booze (lean)? I would suggest you seek mental health attention as it appears that you may have a serious addiction. ...Read more

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How much Robitussin (guaifenesin) can you take in one day?

How much Robitussin (guaifenesin) can you take in one day?

Read label: When all else fails, read the instructions--the product label has the answer, even if in small print. ...Read more

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Can Robitussin (guaifenesin) be prescribed for long-term use?

No: I would avoid it in general except to help with sleep. If you have a cough that is not getting better, see your physician and find out why and treat the cause. ...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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How much Robitussin (guaifenesin) is safe to take on a daily basis?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): This medication is meant to be used on the short term. If you require the medication to suppress a cough all of the time, then you need to see a clinician to work up the cough immediately. A chronic cough can be a harbinger of something more serious. ...Read more

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What amount of of this Robitussin (guaifenesin) should I take to trip?

It would be: Unethical for any doctor on healthap to instruct you how to abuse this medication. It is unethical for you to ask. ...Read more

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People say that you can get high on robitussin (guaifenesin).. Is this true?

Yes but dont do it: You can cause severe damage to your brain. Dextromethorphan can actually bore holes in your brain called Olney lesions. Bad idea. ...Read more

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Is it ok to be taking Children's Robitussin (guaifenesin) instead of the adult one?

Is it ok to be taking Children's Robitussin (guaifenesin) instead of the adult one?

Yes: Most of these preparations don't do much anyway, and the kid stuff similar to their adult preparation. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the highest safe amount of Robitussin (guaifenesin) to take?

Guaifenesin: The active ingredient in Robitussin and Mucinex is 'guaifenesin' which is recommended up to 2400 mg max dose per day in divided doses. However, it is an extremely safe medicine in general with few side effects and no well known toxicity. Robitussin usually contains other meds, like phenylephrine or dextromethorphan which have more toxicity. Plain guaifenesin is the safest drug in those mixtures. ...Read more

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What is the difference between adult's and children's regular Robitussin (guaifenesin) syrup?

What is the difference between adult's and children's regular Robitussin (guaifenesin) syrup?

Strength: Children's products that are patterned after adult ones usually have less, often about half, of the amount of drug in a given volume. The goal is to decrease the chance of overdosing, while applying the assumption that children need less drug for effectiveness than does an adult. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i get high off Robitussin (guaifenesin) with the following ingredients?

Yes but dont do it: Bad idea. Drinking any form of cough syrup in large enough amounts to get high is potentially damaging to the brain. Dextromethorphan (check the spelling) can actually bore holes in your brain called Olney lesions. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Robitussin (Definition)

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