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What is robitussin (guaifenesin) plain syrup? What should I take during pregnancy.?

What is robitussin (guaifenesin) plain syrup?  What should I take during pregnancy.?

Don't use: Robitussin (guaifenesin) contains Guaifenesin which is an expectorant intended to help liquify mucus. It is Pregnancy Category C "Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done." There is little evidence that expectorants are really effective. The Best advice to avoid all medication if possible, especially 1st trimester ...Read more

Dr. Robert Cloutier
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Guaifenesin (Definition)

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


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Is plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) safe during pregnancy?

Is plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) safe during pregnancy?

Yes: Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) is generally considered to be safe during pregnancy. Animal studies have not shown a problem; however, no good studies on humans have been done. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am very sick and need to know if I can take plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) extra strength and Robitussin CF together or if it is unsafe?

Duplicate therapy: These two medications will likely contain similar medications, making overdosing a possibility. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take plain Robitussin(guaifenesin only), ibuprofen and doxycycline all at the same time?

Is it safe to take plain Robitussin(guaifenesin only), ibuprofen and doxycycline all at the same time?

As long as you can: Safely take these medications individually, yes, it's safe to take them together. Be aware, however, that both doxycycline and ibuprofen can upset your stomach or give you heartburn. Doxycycline might be less effective when take with dairy products but otherwise all these meds can be taken with food. This might help prevent stomach upset. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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What is Robitussin (guaifenesin) pe?

What is Robitussin (guaifenesin) pe?

2 medicines: It's a combination of a medicine called Pseudoephedrine which is a decongestant that works by shrinking the blood vessels in the nose and an expectorant (guaifenesen) that aims to make mucous easier to cough up. ...Read more

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Could Robitussin (guaifenesin) work when making lean?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): Are you asking us for recipe to make home made booze (lean)? I would suggest you seek mental health attention as it appears that you may have a serious addiction. ...Read more

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How much Robitussin (guaifenesin) can you take in one day?

Read label: When all else fails, read the instructions--the product label has the answer, even if in small print. ...Read more

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Can Robitussin (guaifenesin) be prescribed for long-term use?

No: I would avoid it in general except to help with sleep. If you have a cough that is not getting better, see your physician and find out why and treat the cause. ...Read more

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How much Robitussin (guaifenesin) is safe to take on a daily basis?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): This medication is meant to be used on the short term.
If you require the medication to suppress a cough all the time, then you need to see a clinician to work up the cough immediately.
A chronic cough can be a harbinger of something more serious. ...Read more

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What amount of this Robitussin (guaifenesin) should I take to trip?

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

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People say that you can get high on robitussin (guaifenesin). Is this true?

People say that you can get high on robitussin (guaifenesin). Is this true?

Yes but dont do it: You can cause severe damage to your brain. Dextromethorphan can actually bore holes in your brain called Olney lesions. Bad idea. ...Read more

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Is it ok to be taking Children's Robitussin (guaifenesin) instead of the adult one?

Is it ok to be taking Children's Robitussin (guaifenesin) instead of the adult one?

Yes: Most of these preparations don't do much anyway, and the kid stuff similar to their adult preparation. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the highest safe amount of Robitussin (guaifenesin) to take?

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

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What is the difference between adult's and children's regular Robitussin (guaifenesin) syrup?

What is the difference between adult's and children's regular Robitussin (guaifenesin) syrup?

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

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Please tell me, could I get high off Robitussin (guaifenesin) with the following ingredients?

Yes but dont do it: Bad idea. Drinking any form of cough syrup in large enough amounts to get high is potentially damaging to the brain. Dextromethorphan (check the spelling) can actually bore holes in your brain called Olney lesions. ...Read more

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What amount over the recommended dose of Robitussin (guaifenesin) could I take and still be safe?

Difficult to answer: Every body is different with respect to medications. There is no one dose or even one total daily dose that is safe for everyone. Guaifenesin can have significant side effects which usually occur only with high doses or after prolonged usage. Always consider the lowest effective dose for the shortest period possible. ...Read more

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Can Robitussin (guaifenesin) make you more fertile?

NO: It always amazes me the totally wrong or misleading gets out about drugs by anecdotal stories or via the internet, or via the pharmaceutical companies themselves. Learn to be discerning about what you hear and who you hear it from. Be skeptical about any such claims. Once again, the answer is no. ...Read more

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Can I give my son mortin after give him robitussin (guaifenesin)?

Can I give my son mortin after give him robitussin (guaifenesin)?

Perhaps: If giving your son plain Robitussin with plain motrin, then this is probably acceptable. However, since more companies are developing drug combinations please read the ingredients list carefully. Motrin is identified as "ibuprofen"--which is the same as advil and very similar to aleve (naproxen). The best answer is to ask your local pharmacist if any of your son's drugs used together pose a problem. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Robitussin (guaifenesin) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Robitussin (guaifenesin) overdose?

Robitussin O/D: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. OD sx's may include: "Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Nausea, Nervousness, Breathing difficulty, Seizures, Hallucinations, Drowsiness, Dizziness, Abnormal heart rate, Blurred vision, Confusions, Cephalalgia, Muscle spasm, Cold clammy skin, Loss of appetite" REF: https://overdoseinfo.com/guaifenesin-overdose-symptom ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Robitussin (Definition)

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


Antitussive (Definition)

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