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Can you overdose on tussin dm?

Can you overdose on tussin dm?

Absolutely: Dextromethophan is a cough suppressant but using too much can lead to many side effects including breathing problems, visual changes, blood pressure changes, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, dizzyness, convulsions, hallucinations, and more serious ones like coma in heavy doses. Minimize use following the label directions. If a cough persists, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of drinking tussin dm?

What are the negative effects of drinking tussin dm?

Can be abused by som: It has been abused by some due to dextromethorphan ingredient and can not be used in children less than 2 years age and needs to be used with caution in children as it can be toxic if used excessively
it shuld only be used for short periods and not in asthmatics and smokers cough for long periods. ...Read more

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Is tussin dm pretty much the same as robotussin?

Is tussin dm pretty much the same as robotussin?

No: Robitussin (guaifenesin) is Guaifenesin which thins the mucous and may help with a cough, the dm part is detromethorphan which is a cough suppressant. ...Read more

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Will non-drowsy tussin dm make you hyper?

In some people: Dm is dextromethorphan, which can act like a neurotransmitter of a stimulatory nature. ...Read more

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Can I take a antihistamine along with Tussin DM?

Can I take a antihistamine along with Tussin DM?

Cough: Yes. Tussin DM is dextromethorphan hydrobromide and guaifenesin. An antihistamine should not be an issue. Just make sure you are taking it for the correct reason. Assume you are having an allergic reaction causing coughing? Cheers C ...Read more

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Can I take tussin dm. I am 28 weeks pregnant?

Can I take tussin dm. I am 28 weeks pregnant?

Yes: It is relatively safe but only for short term use. You could try honey in hot tea - that was shown in a small study to be just as effective! ...Read more

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Can I take aleve-d cold and sinus with tussin dm?

Can I take aleve-d cold and sinus with tussin dm?

Yes- what symptoms?: Aleve (naproxen) d cold/sinus contains Naproxen (for pain/fever), Pseudoephedrine (nasal/sinus decongestant) limit 2 tablets/day. Swallow whole. Tussin dm liquid contains Guaifenesin /dextromethorpan (work together to suppress cough) limit 8 tablespoonsfull/day. It is safe to take these together depending on your symptoms. These are adult doses. See physician if symptoms worsen/persist for more than 7 days. ...Read more

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Can I take tussin dm with Mucinex (guaifenesin) er?

Can I take tussin dm with Mucinex (guaifenesin) er?

No: There have been studies that show that honey works significantly better than cough / cold preparations. They do not work. My favorite thing to do for congestion or cough is simply saline to rinse out your sinuses, or the neil med sinus rinse which goes up and over to wash out your sinuses, but don't any of the otc cough/ cold stuff it just makes you worse. ...Read more

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I took a regular dose (2 tsp) of non-drowsy tussin dm this morning for a cough. Am I alright to drink some beers tonight?

I took a regular dose (2 tsp) of non-drowsy tussin dm this morning for a cough. Am I alright to drink some beers tonight?

Yes, you can: There is no drug interaction for the tussin dm and alcohol. However, moderation is the key.
If concerned, always discuss your questions with your pcp.
Have fun. ...Read more

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I take zoloft nightly (12 am)and just took tussin dm (2 pm) will I be okay? I take 50 mg zoloft and 10 ml of the cough syrup. Worried about seratonin

I take zoloft nightly (12 am)and just took tussin dm (2 pm) will I be okay? I take 50 mg zoloft and 10 ml of the cough syrup. Worried about seratonin

Mixing these: Two medications may increase risk for serotonin syndrome. I can't reassure that you wouldn't have problems because some people have Serotonin on a brief, low dose of an SSRI. ...Read more

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Can I take q-tussin cough dm medicine when I'm taking aprodine?

Can I take q-tussin cough dm medicine when I'm taking aprodine?

Yes you can: Q tussin cough syrup contains dextromethorphan a cogh suppresant and guaifenecin a mucolytic agent. It can be taken with aprodine an antihistamine and sudafed a decongestant. ...Read more

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I am hypertensive, missing my medication, and have taken Walgreens Cough DM....should I have concerns?

I am hypertensive, missing my medication, and have taken Walgreens Cough DM....should I have concerns?

What HTNsive med?: The DM prob has some anti-HTNsive effect, but that does not mean it is safe to stop your anti-hypertensive med. Some Anti-HTNsive meds can only be gradually reduced, and dangerous otherwise. More info is necessary. ...Read more

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Can you take musinex dm while om bloid pressure medication?

Can you take musinex dm while om bloid pressure medication?

Yes, but…: Avoid mucinex-d which conyains Pseudoephedrine can affect BP & has potential interaction with many BP meds. Guaifenesin & dextromethorphan (mucinex (guaifenesin) dm) does not affect BP or BP meds. ...Read more

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I am type 2 DM on oral medication. Now I am preganant. Since I am on tablets instead of insulin can I continue my preganancy?

I am type 2 DM on oral medication. Now I am preganant. Since I am on tablets instead of insulin can I continue my preganancy?

Yes: Some of the oral meds actually decrease the risk of miscarriage. Others do carry some risk and will need to be changed. There is also a chance that you will need to be put on insulin at some point in the pregnancy but you can with close monitoring have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Best of wishes. ...Read more

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What is mono? They switched my medication to Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM

What is mono? They switched my medication to Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM

Mononucleosis: Mononucleosis often called Mono is an infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Sx fever, sore throat, fatigue, weakness, swollen glands in neck and armpits, loss of appetitie, night sweats. Usually spread by saliva hence kissing disease. Can be spread by exposure to cough sneeze, sharing food utensils. Develop sx after 4-6 weeks exposed to virus. Monospot test. Rx is supportive. No abx. Rest ...Read more

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Can dm, copd, htn or its medications cause rise in sgot and sgpt level?

Can dm, copd, htn or its medications cause rise in sgot and sgpt level?

Yes: Some medications for dm are metabolized in the liver. Most inhaled meds for COPD can also affect liver function.

Some diseases of the lung, like Alpha one antitrypsin disease present as both COPD and liver enzyme elevation. ...Read more

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Can I take my Brom-pse-dm Cough syrup with ibuprofen for headach and my anxiety medication all at the same time?

Can I take my Brom-pse-dm Cough syrup with ibuprofen for headach and my anxiety medication all at the same time?

Depends...: Do you mean brom-fed dm? And what anxiety med are you taking? The brom-fed cough syrup can make you drowsy as can some anxiety meds. So, depending on which anxiety med you are taking, you do need to be careful about over-sedation by taking both of these meds at the same time. It would be ok to take the ibuprofen at the same time. Let us know exactly which meds you are taking if this is not helpful ...Read more

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Any medication for moderate Microalbuminuria other than tight control of HTN. DM with diet exercise like acetylcysteine Taurine?

Any medication for moderate Microalbuminuria other than tight control of HTN. DM with diet exercise like acetylcysteine Taurine?

Possibly: There appears to be some data supporting the use of acetylcysteine taurine for this purpose. You are already taking the usually recommended medication to prevent kidney damage in diabetes, i.e. telmisartan, an angiotensin receptor blocker. These drugs, along with ACE inhibitors, are the standard of care. Notable side effects of acetylcysteine are reported including rash. Review with your doc. ...Read more

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Can I take Robitussin-DM with high blood pressure medications?

Can I take Robitussin-DM with high blood pressure medications?

Yes: However, I would avoid cough medicines if you are ill, coughing helps clear out the mucus or phlegm in your airway. Only take it if you can't sleep. ...Read more

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Can please explaine systolic dysfunction grade1? mom had echo +had gastric bypass 5mnth ago, lost some weight and stop DM, HTN& cholestrole medications?

Can please explaine systolic dysfunction grade1? mom had echo +had gastric bypass 5mnth ago, lost some weight and stop DM, HTN& cholestrole medications?

Question: Your mom has a complicated story. The most valid answers to your questions will come from her doctor. Answers from out here without complete information aren't necessarily going to be helpful. ...Read more

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Robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) with blood pressure medication, is this okay?

Robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) with blood pressure medication, is this okay?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): Plain Robitussin dm, (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) not the cough and cold form, is ok. The cough and cold form can raise bp. ...Read more

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62 year old aunt is experiencing palpitations. She jus got a nose bleed as well. H/o of htn, dm. Missed her morning medication. Should we rush her to er?

62 year old aunt is experiencing palpitations. She jus got a nose bleed as well. H/o of htn, dm. Missed her morning medication. Should we rush her to er?

Yes: Palpitations should prompt you to go to the er, regardless of the rest of your story. The nosebleed may be a problem or not, as it is common with this time of year. Blood thinners matter, however, and you do not mention those. ...Read more

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What is the drug of choice for hypertension in middle age male with no history of dm or other chtonic diseases?

What is the drug of choice for hypertension in middle age male with no history of dm or other chtonic diseases?

Several: Usually we start with one or two drugs. More out now on combination of low dose of two drugs. Usually a combination of an ace inhibitor with low dose hydrocholorothiazide or Chlorthalidone is selected. One may opt for a beta blocker with hctz/chlorthalidone but in males particularly, beta blocker can have untoward sexual side effects. Arb's may be used for ace. It is usually individualized. ...Read more

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Does Robitussin-DM have drugs in it?

Does Robitussin-DM have drugs in it?

Yes: All medications are drugs, meaning active components that has an effect.
This medication has Guaifenesin a mucolytic and dextrometorphan a cough suppressant. ...Read more

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Is it true that most drug store brands and not derm sold sun screens are not effective bc they don't hv titanium dioxide? Ie elta, that's what dm said

Is it true that most drug store brands and not derm sold sun screens are not effective bc they don't hv titanium dioxide? Ie elta, that's what dm said

That is not true: In the U.S., there are several ingredients commonly used in today's sunscreens. If the sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB ultraviolet radiation from the sunlight, then it does work. One can get an idea of how well it works by looking at the SPF number (for example, SPF 8, SPF 15, SPF 30). However, a person may see little difference in effect among high SPF's (SPF 40 is similar to 60). ...Read more

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Can promethazine dm help ear fluid clear up??

Can promethazine dm help ear fluid clear up??

Nope: There is no medicine to "clear up" middle ear fluid. Decongestants and antihistamines have been studied and do not speed the resolution of middle ear fluid after a cold. This should clear up within a month or two on its own. ...Read more

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Could Robitussin-DM max show up in a drug screen as an illegal drug?

Could Robitussin-DM max show up in a drug screen as an illegal drug?

Yes: If the drug screen is crude enough, dextromethorphan can appear as a stimulant. Most drug screens are sophisticated enough to correctly identify this but mis-identification does occur. ...Read more

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I just took mucinex DM with my Zoloft, looked up drug interactions for my propranolol and found out I just set myself up for SS, what should I do?

I just took mucinex DM with my Zoloft, looked up drug interactions for my propranolol and found out I just set myself up for SS, what should I do?

Drink water: Drink plenty of water and eat a meal. You are unlikely to get serotonin syndrome after one dose of mucinex DM but you do need to avoid dextromethorphan if you are taking the zoloft. If you develop a fever, muscle pains or other symptoms see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions. Uhhhh? Can I take?

Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions. Uhhhh? Can I take?

Ask pharmacist or Dr: This is very troubling indeed. And everything I've read supports what you found. Don't risk a potentially life-threatening interaction but do try to find an alternative to Lexapro (escitalopram) w/ your doctor. It's not the guaifenesin part, so you could take Mucinex pills and gargle w/ salt water for throat pain and drink honey-lemon-tea- (bit of bourbon). Sorry, but you actually may find this to work better! ...Read more

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Will Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm clear post nasal drip?

Will Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm clear post nasal drip?

Probably not: Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm contains guifenisin, a mucous thinner, and dextromethorphan, non-narcotic cough supressant, and is good for thinning thick mucous and helping a cough, but will not clear post nasal drainage. ...Read more

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Why does mucinex (guaifenesin) dm seem to be tremendously helping my acid reflux and allergies its clearing up mucus and I know its reflux from food I eat?

Why does mucinex (guaifenesin) dm seem to be tremendously helping my acid reflux and allergies its clearing up mucus and I know its reflux from food I eat?

New discovery?: I guess you have made a new discovery on treating acid reflux. I can only guesis that the mucinex (guaifenesin) has left a coating floating above your stomach content thereby preventing acid and food from coming back- there is no scientific proof. It appears that you might have considered your "post-nasal" drips to be from allergy when it is from reflux. ...Read more

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Have been getting yeast infections twice a month for the past year. Clears up with diflucan (fluconazole) but comes right back, am taking a daily probiotic no dm

Have been getting yeast infections twice a month for the past year. Clears up with diflucan (fluconazole) but comes right back, am taking a daily probiotic no dm

Yeast Infection: To reduce your risk of vaginal yeast infection you can avoid douching, wear cotton underwear and loose fitting pants or skirts, avoid tight-fitting underwear or pantyhose, change out of wet clothes, such as swimsuits or workout attire, as soon as possible, stay out of hot tubs or very hot baths. Talk to a doctor about recurrent yeast infection and if you have a partner, have them treated as well :]. ...Read more