Medicine - Dover,NH

Updated on December 16, 2010
J.L. asks from Dover, NH
7 answers

is it safe to give triaminic multi-symptom fever AND mucinex (for children) at the same time?

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answers from Dothan on

skip the pills and head for the homeopathic stuff. I swear by it and I used to be a huge skeptic. Hylands makes great herbal remedies I swear work much better than anything I ever taken, or my kids.

Oh never ask any of us for that advice, always call the pharmacist!!!!



answers from Honolulu on

How old is your child????
That is the bottom line, as well as what is wrong with them...
Ask your Pediatrician.....



answers from Boston on

I would say NO. They both have dextromethorphan HBr in the active ingredients.

edited: sorry but I think I may have clicked on the wrong children's mucinex. I still would not give it with a multi symptom cold med. Ask your pharmacist.



answers from Seattle on

Look on the backs of the bottles under "active ingredients"

If ANY of them double or repeat... NO. If the actives are all different... tenatively yes, but definitely MAYBE (check with your pharmacist... you don't usually want to mix two antihistamines).

Tylenol & Ibuprofen can be given at the same times because they are both entirely different drugs AND they have different modes of action which help each other instead of "contraindicate" each other.

Cold medicines, on the other hand, often include the same lists of ingredients.

A: might have
- Dextromethorphan
- Guaifenesin
- Acetaminophen

B: might have
- Dextromethorphan
- Acetaminophen
- Phenylephrine

C: Might have
- Ibuprofen
- Pseudoephedrine

A & B CANNOT be taken together. A+C = OK, & A+B = OK.


answers from Los Angeles on

J. be careful with the Mucinex. I was giving it to my 11 1/2 yr old, the DM one, and he started to get disoriented, headachy, and was hallucinating. Otherwise, just check to make sure you aren't double dosing some ingredients with the triaminic. You could give Tylenol or Advil with the Mucinex.



answers from New York on

It depends on the active ingredients. You definitely do not want to double up on the same medication. Look on the box under active ingredients and compare.

If you have mucinex (guafesine) that has no other ingredients (like cough medicine or decongestant) then it might be okay. You don't want two medications that do the same thing (fever reducer, decongestant, antihistamine, cough medication, etc.). Mucinex helps with chest congestion. A decongestant and/or antihistamine help with nasal and sinus congestion. If you just don't know call an all night pharmacy or nurse hotline (many health insurance providers have them). Of course a humidifier and some old fashioned Vicks vapo rub will not cause interactions at all.



answers from Chattanooga on

I would call and speak with a pharmacist (you could call wal-mart, Walgreens, any store with a pharmacy or a doctor's office...)... I would worry about double-dosing, since it's multi-symptom... If you can't get a hold of a pharmacist I would give whichever they have greater need of, and call in the morning.

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