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- What is Mucinex DM?
- What brand names are available for Mucinex DM?
- Is Mucinex DM available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for Mucinex DM?
- Why is Mucinex DM prescribed to patients?
- What are the side effects of Mucinex DM?
- What is the dosage for Mucinex DM?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with Mucinex DM?
- Is Mucinex DM safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about Robitussin DM?
What is the dosage for Mucinex DM?
Adults and children 12 years of age and older:
- Robitussin DM and Robitussin DM Maximum Strength (liquid): Take 10 ml by mouth every 4 hours as needed. No more than 6 doses in 24 hours.
- Mucinex Fast-Max DM: Take 20 ml by mouth every 4 hours. No more than 6 doses in 24 hours.
- Robitussin DM Maximum Strength (capsules): Take 2 capsules by mouth every 4 hours as needed. No More than 12 capsules in 24 hours.
- Mucinex DM: Take 1 or 2 tablets by mouth every 12 hours. No more than 4 tablets in 24 hours.
- Mucinex DM Maximum Strength: Take 1 tablet by mouth every 12 hours. No more than 2 tablets in 24 hours.
Safe and effective use of guaifenesin and dextromethorphan is not established for children under 12 years of age.
Which drugs or supplements interact with Mucinex DM?
Guaifenesin/dextromethorphan should not be used with MAO inhibitors like phenelzine (Nardil), selegiline (Zelapar, Emsam, and Eldepryl), tranylcypromine (Parnate), procarbazine (Matulane), rasagiline (Azilect) and isocarboxazid (Marplan). Such combinations increase the risk of serious side effects. Guaifenesin/dextromethorphan should not be used within 14 days of using a MAO inhibitor.
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