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When To Take Expectorant
Is it okay if I take antibiotics and ventolin expectorant to take out the phlegm at the same time?
Cold medicines: Take one or the other. Do not mix them. ...Read more
Varies: The expiration on any drug varies by the manufacturer and the drug being produced. Some drugs expire quickly, in weeks to months. Most will expire in about a year after you purchase them. Pharmacies constantly update their inventory to give you the best length of time before expiration. It is not good to use expired medications. ...Read more
Robitussin&breast fe: While it is considerd safe for a breast feeding mother to take robitussin, (guaifenesin) you have to be aware that it decreases milk production, so if you are taking this med, make sure the baby is getting enough milk, if not than supplement for a short peroiod with formula.But it is the safest of all the cough meds to take. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When ttc, is it safe to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) to thin out fertile cm? If so how much do you need and when during the cycle do I take it?
Yes it's fine: You can take Mucinex (guaifenesin) without having problems going to sleep.It will soothe your cough so it will actually help you sleep better. It is okay to take with COPD especially if you have an increased cough with productive phlegm. There are variations of this medicine that contain decongestants, but still will not interfere with sleep but you should avoid if you have high blood pressure. Feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take delsym (dextromethorphan) 12 hour cough syrup during the day, and then my prescribed hydromet cough syrup at night? I want to make sure this is fine to do.
Maintain: You should give your doctors plan and your body a chance to work. Not k owing your medical situation, i would call your prescribing doctor to let him know you are not happy with current plan. He will then give you a better option. But realize it will take some time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends....: If the cough is due to bronchospasm, then a bronchodilator like ventolin may be helpful. However, there are other reasons for a cough besides bronchospasm where a bronchodilator would not be helpful. In order to get your cough diagnosed and treated, see your doctor. Also, if the ventolin was not prescribed for you, you should not take it since it could be harmful. See your doctor. ...Read more