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Robitussin Symptom Checker
Robitussin/Prozac: As prescribed, should be ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
I'm 23 weeks pregnant. Can i take Robitussin (guaifenesin) multi-symptom cold medicine to help relieve my cold symptoms?
Exhusband gave 3 year old (34 lbs)childrens Robitussin (guaifenesin) for common cold symptoms. She has never had it before and he didnt speak to doc. Concerns??
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
Read label: When all else fails, read the instructions--the product label has the answer, even if in small print. ...Read more
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
Yes: Most of these preparations don't do much anyway, and the kid stuff similar to their adult preparation. ...Read more
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
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