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Today I was told I could take sudafed and mucinex D together. Took mucinex D 12 hour at noon and 2 sudafed every 4 hours. That's 240 mg of pseudoephedrine in like 12 hours. Am I going to be ok? Is this bad? Just realized it has the same ingredient

Today I was told I could take sudafed and mucinex D together. Took mucinex D 12 hour at noon and 2 sudafed every 4 hours. That's 240 mg of pseudoephedrine in like 12 hours. Am I going to be ok? Is this bad? Just realized it has the same ingredient

No more Sudafed: Please do not take any more pseudoephedrine. 240mg is the maximum daily dose of this drug. If you have high blood pressure, this is a dangerous drug and should be avoided. A fast, irregular, pounding heartbeat, mental or mood changes like anxiety, confusion, restlessness, shaking, difficulty urinating, as well as swelling, difficulty breathing, itching all need immediate evaluation. ...Read more

Mucinex (Definition)

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


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Is it okay to take sudafed and Mucinex (guaifenesin) together?

Is it okay to take sudafed and Mucinex (guaifenesin) together?

Yes: This is fine to take together and some companies will package these drugs together into 1 pill. The sudafed is a great decongestant and the Mucinex (guaifenesin) can help break up the mucus in your nose/sinues/lungs. If you have any heart issues or blood pressure issues, you will need to check w/ your doctor 1st before you take the sudafed. Mucinex (guaifenesin) works best when you drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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I am debating between taking Sudafed or Mucinex I have a lot of mucus and nasal congestion. Which one will you recommend provide faster releive?

I am debating between taking Sudafed or Mucinex I have a lot of mucus and nasal congestion. Which one will you recommend provide faster releive?

NaSal congestion: My Inez has quafenisen and sudafed in it. The guiafenisen is going to mobilize your secretions.
The sudafed will dry you up. Either one would be fine. Good luck and feel better! ...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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Deeply clogged sinuses, left ear pressure for 5 days. Used OTC sudafed and mucinex (guaifenesin) and Afrin, nothing is loosening mucous, no fever no swelling?

Deeply clogged sinuses, left ear pressure for 5 days. Used OTC sudafed and mucinex (guaifenesin) and Afrin, nothing is loosening mucous, no fever no swelling?

Tincture of time: Tincture of time.
Use a humidifier or vaporizer.
Take long showers or -- very carefully -- breathe in steam from a pot on the stove.
Drink lots of fluids, which will thin out your mucus and may help prevent your sinuses from getting blocked up.
Use a nasal saline spray – simple unmedicated salt water – to help prevent your nasal passages from drying out. ...Read more

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What happens when you take aspirin, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) sudafed and Mucinex all at the same time?

What happens when you take aspirin, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) sudafed and Mucinex all at the same time?

Nothing serious: Nothing serious iat 31 yrs age if there is no asthma or ulcer. Just dryness or fatigue can occur. ...Read more

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Bright red unusual blood appeared after wiping and in toilet. Have had a cold and taken sudafed/mucinex. I was at the end of my period till this.

Bright red unusual blood appeared after wiping and in toilet. Have had a cold and taken sudafed/mucinex. I was at the end of my period till this.

It is quite possible: That the bleed you saw is from your menses. However, I would like you to be vigilant whether the blood still staining is happening after you finish your period. It is also important to be careful when wiping so that vaginal content is not on the tissue paper. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I take sudafed (pseudo ephedrine only), Mucinex (guaifenesin) (expectorant and decongestant), and nyquil all at once?

Probably ok: Sudafed and Mucinex (guaifenesin) certainly can be taken together and adding nyquil at bedtime is probably not harmful. Your pharmacist who knows all the ingredients and actions of these medications is very qualified to advise you, however. ...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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Can I take a sudafed if I also took a Mucinex (guaifenesin) d?

Can I take a sudafed if I also took a Mucinex (guaifenesin) d?

Medication question: Both medicine contain pseudoephedrine, a decongestant. Do not take both at the same time, you will get too much. If the medicine does not help you, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm and sudafed together?

Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm and sudafed together?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) and Sudafed: Yes. They are not in the same family. Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM will help thin the secretions and DM will help cough. Sedated is a Decongestant, You must be careful with sedated if you have High Blood Pressure ...Read more

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Hi I took zyrtec and mucinex (guaifenesin) earlier. Can I take a sudafed as well?

Yes: Should be fine - consider multi-ingredient cold medicines. But you are wise to ask the question. For example, different over the counter meds contain Tylenol (acetaminophen) and you risk getting too much of the drug by taking combinations. ...Read more

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I took 4 doses each of Mucinex (guaifenesin)&Sudafed yesterday I took 1 dose of each every 4 hrs I took 1 dose of Mucinex (guaifenesin) today I feel like I have the flu did I OD?

Yes, you did: With the Sudafed! You didn't mention which formulation you used, even if it was the lowest concentration, you shouldn't take more than twice a day. Don't take anymore today, check your blood pressure, drink lots of fluids, orange juice, and vitamin C to acidify your urine and get rid of Sudafed, see your doctor if any problem ...Read more

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Which is better for sinus headache? Mucinex (guaifenesin) d or sudafed?

Which is better for sinus headache? Mucinex (guaifenesin) d or sudafed?

Sudafed: Both will help but sudafed 60 mg every 6 hours helps significantly. If you sinus problems are recurrent and frequent then should see an ENT who specializes in nose and sinus disorders for a full evaluation. For more information, visit www. Socalsinus. Com. ...Read more

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Can. I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm with sudafed? Trying to drain out eustacian tubeS

ETD: You can take Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM with Sudafed, but I don't know why you would do that. The dextromethorphan in the Mucinex (guaifenesin) is for a cough suppressant. You're better off taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) D and take one medication to treat the problem. Additionally, you could purchase Nasacort AQ over the counter and use a nasal steroid spray to help your ETD symptoms ...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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I am in severe pain with my ears and sinuses. Mucinex, (guaifenesin) ibuprofen and sudafed aren't cutting it. Help?

I am in severe pain with my ears and sinuses. Mucinex, (guaifenesin) ibuprofen and sudafed aren't cutting it. Help?

Time to visit: Your physician. More aggressive treatment, possibly with antibiotics may be indicated. You need a detailed history and physical exam. ...Read more

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8 days, coughing wheezing clogged nose. Both eyes have large amounts of snot looking stuff. Tried mucinex, (guaifenesin) sudafed, Claritin. No help.

8 days, coughing wheezing clogged nose. Both eyes have large amounts of snot looking stuff. Tried mucinex, (guaifenesin) sudafed, Claritin. No help.

Try some: Antibiotics, nasal spray with or without steroids, anti inflammatories, and antihistamine. Or try a steroid injection for more "throw the kitchen sink" approach to treating sinus congestion/ allergies. ...Read more

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Can you take Mucinex (guaifenesin) (expectorant) and sudafed together and will it keep you up at night. Or will nyquil be better for stuffy nose and mucus in throat?

Mucinex (guaifenesin): Will not keep you up, but sudafed may. They are okay to take together. Nyquil may be better if you do not want to stay up and is okay to take with an expectorant as well (just make sure that the nyquil you bought doesn't also have an guaifenisin in it as well). Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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Would pseudoephedrine as found in Mucinex (guaifenesin) D affect the results of a free and total testosterone test?

Probably not, but: Pseudoephedrine PE, is very common in nasal and cold meds. It is a stimulant. It probably won't change the blood level of T. But it has many side effects if taken in excessive doses. Google it and read some comments. Just like many good meds etc. Too much is not good ...Read more

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Had a cold since sat... Fevers body aches nausea, I took sudifed, it stopped Tuesday... I'm still cough with yellow mucus I take mucinex (guaifenesin) do I need abt?

Had a cold since sat... Fevers body aches nausea, I took sudifed, it stopped Tuesday... I'm still cough with yellow mucus I take mucinex (guaifenesin) do I need abt?

Avoid Antibiotics: Most colds last 7-10 days and settle down on their own. Occasionally there is added abcterial infection (Cold being caused by a virus). In case of bacterial infection you will expereince Fever and often chest pain or ear pain. It looks like your cold is settling down. Yellow mucus comes from Bronchitis if you are coughing it out. This should diminish every day. If it is getting worse, Abt may help. ...Read more

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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more