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Would it be a problem to mix Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough syrup and equate cough syrup together?

Would it be a problem to mix Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough syrup and equate cough syrup together?

Mixing meds: I would not advise it. If you are having to mix them or exceed the recommended dose for symptom relief then you should speak with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Can Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough syrup helps mucus fertility?

Can Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough syrup helps mucus fertility?

No. IUI is better: It has been thought that it may thin the cervical mucus but there is no scientific evidence that it helps increase fertility. Cervical mucus problems are a rare cause of not getting pregnant (unless taking clomid, (clomiphene) or some women with previous leep or cone biopsy of the cervix). Intrauterine insemination (iui) is a good option. See a fertility specialist (rei) if trying to conceive without success. ...Read more

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24 week pregnancy, can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) ex cough syrup?

24 week pregnancy, can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) ex cough syrup?

Cough: I usually have my patients take regular Robitussin (guaifenesin) for their cough. Cough drops are perfectly safe as well, especially if your throat is irritated. ...Read more

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Does red raspberry leaf tea or Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough syrup help fertility? Well timed intercourse and no success after 6 months of trying. History of 10yrs bcp

Does red raspberry leaf tea or Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough syrup help fertility?  Well timed intercourse and no success after 6 months of trying. History of 10yrs bcp

No: Neither the tea nor Robitussin (guaifenesin) have been shown to help fertility. 10 years of birth control pills should not affect your chances of conceiving now, but if you had irregular cycles before and after the pills get checked out to find out why. With regular periods most 29 year olds get prego in the first year of trying to conceive. See a fertility specialist (rei) for help sooner if you're worried. ...Read more

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I accidentally took a double dose of hydrometer cough medicine thinking it was my regular robitussin (guaifenesin). What should I do?

I accidentally took a double dose of hydrometer cough medicine thinking it was my regular robitussin (guaifenesin). What should I do?

2 much Cough Syrup: Larry,
Do not take anymore cough medication for a period of 24 hours. If you develop high fever, visual problems, rapid heart rate, excessive sweating, nausea, vomiting;
have a friend or relative take you into the Emergency Department for immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm taking guiatuss AC cough syrup and was wondering if I could also take Mucinex (guaifenesin) or nighttime cold with it?

What do you advise if I'm taking guiatuss AC cough syrup and was wondering if I could also take Mucinex (guaifenesin) or nighttime cold with it?

Cough: You don't want to overdo guaifenesin which is the active ingredient in all three. May upset your stomach. Suggest you chose one type and take it as directed on the package. ...Read more

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Can you take Mucinex and guaifenesin AC cough syrup together?

Yes, kinda sorta...: Check out drug-drug interaction checkers at www.Online. Epocrates. Com and www.Drugs. Com, specifically http://www.Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=719-8048, 1200-719. Then look for generic equivalents or read ingredient labels. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a brand of Guaifenesin while Guaifenesin ac is Guaifenesin plus codeine. So yes, your combo is already sold as such. Just don't take too much together. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to mix Mucinex (guaifenesin) with cough syrup that has codeine?

Mucinex (guaifenesin): Is a mucous "thinner', cough medicines usually help suppress cough especially when used with Codeine (which may also have the beneficial effect of causing drowsiness). You can safely mix these only with the guidance of your Family Doctor. ...Read more

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My dr recommended cough syrup with guaifenesin to better CM for helping conceive. Will it still work with phenylephrine HCL 10mg in it? No dm though.

My dr recommended cough syrup with guaifenesin to better CM for helping conceive. Will it still work with phenylephrine HCL 10mg in it? No dm though.

What?: I might be misunderstanding your question, but are you under the assumption that guaifenesin will help you to conceive a child? Cough syrup, of any kind, will not enhance you chances of becoming pregnant... It will however help your cough... If I'm misunderstanding please repost your question. ...Read more

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Dr told guaifenesin in cough syrup helps thin cervical mucus n recommended I try.? Was if it had same effect if containing phenylephrine HCl 10mg

Guaifenesin : Has not been demonstrated to change cervical mucus, I am skeptical of its use. But it will not hurt to try. ...Read more

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Can I take cough syrup with codeine and mucinex (guaifenesin) dm simultaneously? I have bronchitis and in a lot of pain from coughing. If not, any suggestions?

Too much Rx: I wouldn't mix the codeine containing cough medicine with Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM which contains dextromethorphan. The dextromethorphan is basically an analog of a narcotic and you would be getting an excessive dose of narcotic which could cause excessive sedation, respiratory supression, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and other adverse effects. ...Read more

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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough cold and sore throat cough syrup ok to give to my 3 yr old?

Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough cold and sore throat cough syrup ok to give to my 3 yr old?

Avoid Cold medicines: Cough in young children is extremely frustrating for parents. Unfortunately cough medications used in adults don't work in children. Decongestants in combination with cough medications can actually be harmful.
Using guafenesin may be helpful to help secretions stay loose. Increasing fluid intake and humidity in the air can definitely help. Honey (for kids over 12 months) may be a natural remedy. ...Read more

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Can you take venlafaxine with guaifenesin cough medicine?

Guaifenesin with: Venlafaxine okay, but Guaifenesin DM contains dextromethorphan and together with venlafaxine may increase the risk of a rare but serious condition called the serotonin syndrome. Consult your prescriber regarding safe alternatives. Best regards for good health. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take benzonatate with an over the counter cough medicine that has dextromethorphan and guaifenesin in it?

Is it ok to take benzonatate with an over the counter cough medicine that has dextromethorphan and guaifenesin in it?

Yes: Benzonatate is the active ingredient in Tessalon. It works by numbing the throat and upper respiratory tree. There is no conflict. ...Read more

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Do cough syrups like Robitussin (guaifenesin) cure your cough or just relieve it?

Do cough syrups like Robitussin (guaifenesin) cure your cough or just relieve it?

Not a cure: You're treating a symptom only with Robitussin (guaifenesin) or any other "cough medication". The only "cure" is to treat the cause of the cough. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Robitussin (guaifenesin) for cough & chest congestion?

What are the side effects of Robitussin (guaifenesin) for cough & chest congestion?

Symptom control: Do not give these products to children younger than 4 years of age as they can cause problems. Guaifenesin is used to relieve chest congestion. Guaifenesin may help control symptoms but does not treat the cause of symptoms or speed recovery. Guaifenesin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:headache, nausea, vomiting. ...Read more

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I've been having a cough for two weeks now. I was taking Robitussin (guaifenesin) but discontinued its use after a week. What should I do now?

Cause: This depends upon the cause of the cough. If due to a cold (viral infection) or mycoplasma infection it will eventually go away, but not until all the damaged tissues have healed. This will be much prolonged if you are a smoker. It can be treated symptomatically by several otc preparations, but they should contain dextromethorphan (dm) for effectiveness. ...Read more

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What type of Robitussin (guaifenesin) is best to take for a cough and cold?

What type of Robitussin (guaifenesin) is best to take for a cough and cold?

Robotussin DM. : Dm is dextromethorphan, a non-narcotic cough suppressant. Take it according to directions. If you are not better in 2 to 3 days be sure to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had 2 bottles of Robitussin-DM cough n cold peak cold for adults willl this get me high?

I had 2 bottles of Robitussin-DM cough n cold peak cold for adults willl this get me high?

Yes and damage you: Drinking cough syrup is potentially damaging to your brain. It can cause lesions or boring holes called Olney lesions. Don't do it. ...Read more

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What to do if I had 2 bottles of Robitussin-DM cough n cold peak cold for adults willl this get me high?

What to do if I had 2 bottles of Robitussin-DM cough n cold peak cold for adults willl this get me high?

What to do is stop : Don't do this. The potential damage to your brain is irreversible. Dextromethorphan can cause boring holes known as Olney lesions in your brain. Bad idea. ...Read more

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Got an awful cough. Tried robitussin, mucinex, (guaifenesin) and tessalon but can't stop coughing! Suggestions?

Got an awful cough. Tried robitussin, mucinex, (guaifenesin) and tessalon but can't stop coughing! Suggestions?

Mgt: A bacterial infection may be the cause, and I think your PCP can consider a work up for pertussis. There are many causes, including asthma, reflux, and post nasal drip.
Stay well hydrated, and monitor your temperature. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Cloutier
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Guaifenesin (Definition)

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Robitussin (Definition)

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