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How much Guaifenesin makes you puke?
I have a bottle of Robitussin DM, Dextromethorphan and Guaifenesin in it. How much Guaifenesin would make me puke?

  You're taking it to get high right? Just put it back in the cabinet and buy something that contains DXM only.
What Will Counteract the Guaifenesin in Mucinex DM?
I've just taken Mucinex DM, and the Guaifenesin in it is making me nauseous and causing some discomfort. Would it be safe to take some Pepto? Would that even work? If not, what will safely counteract the guaifenesin? Please answer! My stomach is killing me!
Four Twenty
  You'd have to have waaaay overdosed to be nauseous from the guaifenesin - you were trying to get high off the DXM weren't you? Tsk.

Not much you can do about it now. Next time make sure the cough syrup contains no medicinal ingredients other than DXM Hydrobromide. You're lucky you OD'ed on something that merely makes you feel like shit; if you chugged a bottle of cough syrup containing APAP (fairly common), you'd be dead right now.
What products other than Mucinex contain high amounts of Guaifenesin?
Mucinex Extra Strength contains 1200mg of Guaifenesin and it works really well. Mucinex is rather expensive and I was wondering if there are any generic medicines or other name-brand medicines that contain high levels of Guaifenesin that I could purchase at a lower price.
How much guaifenesin does it take to make you sick with dxm?
I am planning to drink cough syrup recreationally but can only find the kind with guaifenesin 100mg/5ml. It's a 4oz bottle with 10mg/5ml dxm. I was hoping to drink it all but am wondering if the guaifenesin in it will make me sick. I have a strong stomach usually, just hoping it won't kill me or anything.
Guh Sconsin
  Guai will kill your trip, trust me. :/

Just snag a bottle of something without it. May I reccomend Zicam cough max?
is it safe to take Guaifenesin while pregnant?
Guaifenesin is a pill that helps with congestion and mucous. I just filled my RX right before I found out I'm preg. Can I still take it?
  I wouldn't take prescription strength guaifenesin, no. It thins mucus, which is great when you're congested, not great when you are pregnant. This is because there is a mucous plug sealing off your uterus--it needs to stay there.

If you are completely miserable and have tried hot showers/baths and everything you can think of, buy some generic over the counter guaifenesin, which is usually 400 milligrams, and break it in half. You can take that once every 12 hours for a few days. But I'd try to pass on it if possible.
does anyone know where i can get peer reviwed information on guaifenesin . ie natural sources , LD50 , chemical structure , half life
and also how it works , mechanism of action
  here are all the facts about the drug...

here are reviews of the drug.. by real people!!!
what is the difference between Mucinex and Mucinex maximum strength?
Regular Mucinex has instructions to take 2 tablets every 12 hours that contains 1200 mg of guaifenesin or 600 mg of guaifenesin for each tablet making it 1200 mg combined. Maximum strength Mucinex instucts to take 1 tablet every 12 hours and contains 1200 mg of guaifenesin.

Both regular and maximum strength Mucinex have the same doses of guaifenesin so whats the difference? Is taking one tablet better than taking two tablets with the same amount of guaifenesin?
  It sounds like you already answered your question... there is twice as much of the active ingredient per pill. "Maximum Strength" in this case just makes it so that you only need to take 1 pill at a time instead of 2... not that you're taking a higher dose, but you're taking a higher dose per pill so you don't need to take as many pills.
The only reason the higher dose would be better is that it's easier to swallow 1 pill than 2, but if you don't care, I'd personally go for whichever one is cheaper. I hope I helped!
i'm having a dry cough, is it ok if i treat it with Guaifenesin?
  Guaifenesin is a very SAFE medication so it wouldn't be any trouble to try it out. On the other hand... some folks find it not to be very helpful so you may want to buy only a small amount to try at the beginning. It's generally recommended to take it with extra water. I'll leave it at that as your avatar is instructing me to shut the **** up at this time.
Can I take nyquil with a z pack and guaifenesin?
I am coughing my brains out and i cannot sleep for the life of me. Can I take a dose of nyquil with the other two. I know that the guaifenesin is used to make me cough more, but I need sleep. What should I do?
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  You can take these things together. I'm assuming that the Z pack is prescribed by a doctor and that you are supposed to take those now.

But as far as mixing these drugs, it's fine because you're not doubling up on anything, it's all different stuff and there are no interactions there.

Make sure you drink a full glass of water if you're taking the guaifenesin. It won't keep you awake coughing.
Iori in Danger
Can you buy Robitussin guaifenesin off the shelve at CVS without doctor prescription?
Can you buy Robitussin guaifenesin off the shelve at CVS without doctor prescription? I have some mucous for some days, need a mucous thinner.
  It is an OTC medication. However, it is no more effective then drinking water to help thin the mucus.
How much guaifenesin can I take and how often?
I took 1600mg this morning. And it's not for the med that is in it. I am taking it for a different person. But I'm wondering when is the next time I can take that much without like ODing. I know the OD level is like 2400mg or something. So if I took it at 6:30am and take it now at 3:00pm would it be okay?
Yes, I do like men.
Thanks for the reminder.
And thank you, second poster!
Cavin G
  the max dose is 2400mg in a 24hr period. if you took it at 6:30am you can take the additional 800mg at 6:30pm. you can take this medicine every 12 hr not to exceed 2400 mg. be sure to drink plenty water.
Can I take Nyquil Cold and Flu at night and still take my Mucinex DM every 12 hours?
I ask because they both contain Dextromethorphan (15mg in Nyquil, 60 mg in Mucinex DM), and I don't know how much it too much. The other ingredients are not the same, so I should be ok... 1200mg guaifenesin (Mucinex DM) and 500 mg acetaminophen, 6.5 mg doxylamine succinate (Nyquil). Thanks!
Babykins Baby
  The maximum amount of Dextromethorphan for adults is 1 gram (1000 mg) per dose and 4 grams (4000 mg) per day. Taking more Dextromethorphan could potentially damage your liver so yes, 75 MG of Dextromethorphan is safe to take within a 24 hour period. However, as per the 500 MG acetaminophen you should be careful as depending upon your metabolic tolerance and pharmacological predisposition it could cause a potential conflict(if taken excessively), but the 6.5 MG of doxylamine succinate should not comorbidly cause any other health problems. You should also be cognizant of the fact that these drugs taken over a period not constituting 2 weeks or more can cause/increase risk of health complications.


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jen_hintz: Yech. Guaifenesin tastes of burning rubber.
mandalinn25: @jen_hintz Hmmm, I am an RA girl and I haven't noticed that at all. And I use guaifenesin a lot during flu season.
jen_hintz: Hey #fibro and #spoonie tweeps, anybody get increased fatigue when taking guaifenesin?
LWootz: @raii_ai I can't remember what I dreamed, but yes I slept well enough. I've been taking guaifenesin for my voice <3
Scarlet_Ibis: @BellDomRussell It's mostly likely fine. Get a cough medicine with guaifenesin and dextromethorphan in it and follow directions. :)
LWootz: @craigD0lan Well, the issue is I sort of overdid the guaifenesin so I've been sluggish. I'll be spending the day subsisting on hot green tea