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What Is Plain Robitussin
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
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
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
Read label: When all else fails, read the instructions--the product label has the answer, even if in small print. ...Read more
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
Yes: Most of these preparations don't do much anyway, and the kid stuff similar to their adult preparation. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Yes: There should be no issues.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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