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Are there any side effects of mucinex (guaifenesin)?

Are there any side effects of mucinex (guaifenesin)?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) side effects: Like any medication, there are side effects that can occur with the use of mucinex (guaifenesin). Side effect do not always occur in everyone that takes a medication. Most common with Mucinex (guaifenesin) is nausea and vomiting. Can be as serious as facial swelling: lips, tongue. Always check with your prescribing doctor and pharmacist. ...Read more

Mucinex (Definition)

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


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How do I get rid of a medication rash? Hi, I took Mucinex (guaifenesin) d sometime last week, now I believe it cause a rash throughout my torso and face. How can I get rid of it?

How do I get rid of a medication rash? Hi, I took Mucinex (guaifenesin) d sometime last week, now I believe it cause a rash throughout my torso and face. How can I get rid of it?

This: This is difficult to answer without a clinical examination, but typically a drug rash can linger for a little while. I would see a dermatologist to be sure the diagnosis is correct and they can possibly prescribe some topical steroids and possible oral therapies such as antihistamines/oral steroids or other appropriate treatments to help you. Does your rash kind of look like the rash below? I hope that helps a little! ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of mucinex (guaifenesin)?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) side effects: Like any medication, there are side effects that can occur with the use of mucinex (guaifenesin). Side effect do not always occur in everyone that takes a medication. Most common with Mucinex (guaifenesin) is nausea and vomiting. Can be as serious as facial swelling: lips, tongue. Always check with your prescribing doctor and pharmacist. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having side effects from mucinex (guaifenesin)?

What are the chances of having side effects from mucinex (guaifenesin)?

Unknown: It is difficult to predict if you would develop any side effects at all from usual dosing of mucinex, (guaifenesin) taken as directed. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of Mucinex (guaifenesin) for congestion and how well does it work?

What are the possible side effects of Mucinex (guaifenesin) for congestion and how well does it work?

Drink water instead: Mucinex (guaifenesin) has few side effects, but you can get the same mucus thinning effect from drinking more water. Save the money and drink more water instead. ...Read more

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What are the chances of developing side effects from Mucinex (guaifenesin) fast max severe congestion and cough?

What are the chances of developing side effects from Mucinex (guaifenesin) fast max severe congestion and cough?

Side effects: There are side effects with almost every medication you take-over the counter and prescription. Difficult to predict who will experience them and to what extent. Taking the medication as directed can decrease the likelihood in some instances but never any guarantees. Sometimes it's a matter of do the side effects make you feel worse than the medication makes you feel better. Good luck! ...Read more

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I took 100mg of Tramadol. If I was to take a Mucinex-DM tablet would there be any reaction or negative side effects?

I took 100mg of Tramadol. If I was to take a Mucinex-DM tablet would there be any reaction or negative side effects?

Several things: Could happen. Both medications can be sedating so combining the two may make you drowsy. Also both can enhance serotonin effects in the body like agitation, fever, tremors, palpitations, muscle spasms, and skin flushing. You may want to review this with your physician if it a combo you feel like you'll needs for several days or more. ...Read more

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I was wondering what happends if someone took 2 Mucinex (guaifenesin) d60-600 in 2 hours? Dose it have any side effects and what can we do? Thank you

I was wondering what happends if someone took 2 Mucinex (guaifenesin) d60-600 in 2 hours? Dose it have any side effects and what can we do? Thank you

Mucinex (guaifenesin) D: Two tablets with the Pseudoephedrine will make you feel a little jumpy or may make the heart beat a little more than normal. The Mucinex (guaifenesin) by itself will only cause a headache or a stomach ache. Feel better. ...Read more

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I take Paxil (paroxetine) and clonazepam and I have cold/flu I need medicine but the only thing recommended is Mucinex dm which never worked for me! Is there anything else I can take that is safe less side effects?

I take Paxil (paroxetine) and clonazepam and I have cold/flu I need medicine but the only thing recommended is Mucinex dm which never worked for me! Is there anything else I can take that is safe less side effects?

Try topicals: The only interaction between OTC cold medicines and paroxetine is the increased risk for serotonin syndrome (rare). If you have a history of this syndrome or any others - I'd call your doctor. In the meantime - I'd suggest an intranasal spray (Nasacort) and Chloraseptic Max throat drops to treat the symptoms. DayQuil should be ok - but check with your doctor since they know your history. G'luck! ...Read more

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Has Mucinex (guaifenesin) shown any testosterone lowering as a side effect.?

Has Mucinex (guaifenesin) shown any testosterone lowering as a side effect.?

Very Doubtful: The only possible correlation with testosterone would be through dehydration and coincidental liver disease. An on-line study showed no reports of elevated sex hormone binding globulin (linked to testosterone levels) and mucinex (guaifenesin). If you had a hypersensitvity reaction that involved the liver testosterone could go down. ...Read more

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Took Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM XS for a bad cough with yellow mucus. It worked great, but I feel like I'm drunk and spaced out. Is this a normal side effect??

Took Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM XS for a bad cough with yellow mucus. It worked great, but I feel like I'm drunk and spaced out. Is this a normal side effect??

Yes: Yes you can have those symptoms. Reference: drugs. ComNervous system side effects of dextromethorphan have included drowsiness and dizziness. Adverse effects, which have occurred at higher doses, include excitation, mental confusion, and opioid like respiratory depression. In some cases of abuse, patients have experienced euphoria, hyperactivity, mania, and auditory and visual hallucinations. ...Read more

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Claritin D sleep works great to clear nighttime nasal congestion but now I'm awake and jittery due as side effect. Other options? (mucinex (guaifenesin) D)?

Claritin D sleep works great to clear nighttime nasal congestion but now I'm awake and jittery due as side effect. Other options? (mucinex (guaifenesin) D)?

Don't use "D": The "D" in many medications is causing your side effects of being awake and jittery. Please only use oral antihistamines without the "D" to help with nasal congestion - zyrtec, allegra, claritin. You can also try OTC nasal steroid sprays. ...Read more

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I have aslight pressure and irritation on my rt eye, temple and side of my head. Which OTC should I use Mucinex (guaifenesin) or sudafed can it be sinus or allerg?

I have aslight pressure and irritation on my rt eye, temple and side of my head. Which OTC should I use Mucinex (guaifenesin) or sudafed can it be sinus or allerg?

Could be: Persistent sneezing, itchy/runny nose, itchy watery eyes, ear fullness/itching are all common chronic symptoms of environmental allergy. Sinus pressure that results from congestion and mucus build-up can cause this time of headache. Mucinex (guaifenesin) D, hydration, sinus saline irrigation can improve symptoms in short term. Work with a physician to identify cause (allergic vs nonallergic) for long term fix ...Read more

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How do I stop the effects of Mucinex (guaifenesin) because it is making things so miserable?

How do I stop the effects of Mucinex (guaifenesin) because it is making things so miserable?

Stop the med: If the Mucinex (guaifenesin) causes these effects then stop it. Replace it with hydrating and saline rinses of the nose. ...Read more

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How long does it take to feel the effects from two Mucinex (guaifenesin) extra strength pills?

Variable: Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a mucus thinner and generally doesn't have a immediate impact during a cold/sinus infection. However, it can be very useful to help speed the resolution of the symptoms overall from the infection. Mucinex (guaifenesin) d with sudafed typically has a more immediate impact with drying up the nose. Caution using sudafed products if underlying high blood pressure is present. ...Read more

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Not sure what to take? Sudafed or Mucinex (guaifenesin). Trying to get over nasty residual effects of flu, I.e phlegm and congestion.

Not sure what to take? Sudafed or Mucinex (guaifenesin). Trying to get over nasty residual effects of flu, I.e phlegm and congestion.

Meds for flu symptom: Sudafed (the kind you may have to sign for at the pharmacy) helps relieve congestion by shrinking the tiny blood vessels in the nose. Not okay if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure.
Plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) helps if you also drink lots of water, by making the mucus more fluid so it runs out rather than getting stuck.
Can be taken in combination as in Mucinex D. ...Read more

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Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) fast max on an empty stomach? I took it and ended up throwing up really bad. Lots of reports on the Internet of adverse effects of taking mucinex (guaifenesin) on empty stomach.

Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) fast max on an empty stomach? I took it and ended up throwing up really bad. Lots of reports on the Internet of adverse effects of taking mucinex (guaifenesin) on empty stomach.

Yes like most: Medications, empty stomach + pills = potential disaster. As a rule of thumb, I ask my patients to take most pills with something like a small piece of bread or rice to help soothe any irritation to the gastric lining -- as well as to increase the digestive process. Except for a few medicines (thyroid, anti-acid meds, nausea meds) you should remember that rule. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex sinus max and amid clav 875 together?

Can I take mucinex sinus max and amid clav 875 together?

What for?: What are you trying to treat? It generally is not a good idea to take multiple medications, including over the counter ones. ...Read more

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Can I give mucinex multi symptom cold to my one year old?

Can I give mucinex multi symptom cold to my one year old?

No: Cold preparations are not recommended under 6 years. Refer to AAP and CPS sites for parents. Gentle saline and suctioning is safe. A cool room and extra humidity may help. All the best. ...Read more

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I was told to take 2 nyquil tablets and 1 mucinex. Is this safe?

I was told to take 2 nyquil tablets and 1 mucinex. Is this safe?

Yes safe, but: Which nyquil? Read the labels carefully and don't exceed recommended dose for either, best wishes ...Read more

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Can mucinex (guaifenesin) 600mg be crushed?

No: Mucinex (guaifenesin) 600 mg is a long-acting form and must should be swallowed whole; it mustn’t chewed, broken, or crushed, as that will lead to an immediate dumping of the entire dose (too high of one) that is meant to be released slowly into your system over a series of hours. ...Read more

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Can you od on mucinex (guaifenesin)?

Can you od on mucinex (guaifenesin)?

No, and why are you: Asking? If you are trying to OD, you need to contact your doctor immediately, call a suicide hotline and get help. Mucinex (guaifenesin) itself is just guanifenisin, which doesn't really have any toxicity even in high doses. However, there are versions of the medication that have antihistamines, decongestants and dextromethorphan, and all of these in higher doses can cause problems, although rarely serious. ...Read more

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Is it okay to Mucinex (guaifenesin) if you have asthma?

Is it okay to Mucinex (guaifenesin) if you have asthma?

Yes: Use of this product is well tolerated by asthma patients and does not interfere with common asthma medications. ...Read more

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Can I take both Virtussin AC and Mucinex DM?

Can I take both Virtussin AC and Mucinex DM?

Yes, but: Be careful when using Virtussin AC as it contains codeine, don't exceed the prescribed dose and don't take it with CNS suppressants or alcohol, best wishes ...Read more