What is the difference between mucinex d and mucinex dm

Asked by on April 29th, 2013
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First of all,thanks for asking this question,I work it out and give you a simple answer.Mucines DM is made from DEXTROMETHORPHAN and itis to be taken for coughs and chest congestion. Mucinex D is Pseudoephedren and it is to be taken for sinus problems, sinus, chest, and nasal.Mucinex D does give people a high when it is taken in large doses, but it is very dangerous to do so, and overdosing on Mucinex can lead to death! Here I think it is for your reference and maybe not a correct answer or sometimes there are a variety of answers for the same question. So here are more information as below and it could be helpful.

What about mucinex dm?

Mucinex DM can give a false positive for opioids, opiates, and heroin Dextromethorphan. It should be taken orally as explained on the packaging. It is usually taken twice daily, or as directed by a doctor.The maximum dose for Mucinex DM Oral is listed online as 2400mg per day. Anything over this dose is considered an overdose, but you should not even come close to this dose. Symptoms of an overdose include restlessness or nervousness. Mucinex DM has side effects like other medications,some side effects are including severe dizziness, anxiety, restless feeling, nervousness, confusion, hallucinations, slow etc.

What about Mucinex D?

Mucinex D extended release tablets contain a combination of guaifenesin and pseudoephedrine. Guaifenesin is an expectorant. It helps loosen congestion in your chest and throat, making it easier to cough out through your mouth. And it is used to help loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions. Use Mucinex D tablets exactly as directed on the label, or as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Do not take more than 2 doses at once or use this medication in larger amounts.

Whats the difference between mucinex and mucinex dm?

Mucinex is just an expectorant – helps your mucous and phlegm loosen up and get out of your body. A “DM’ denotes that there is a cough suppressant in there also.

Whats the difference between Mucinex and Mucinex D?

Mucinex is a mucous thinner and will help with thick secretions both in the chest and in the nasal/sinus passages, but addind the pseudoephedrine will help shrink swollen membranes in the nose as well. however, dont use the “D” if you have high blood pressure, heart problems or seizures. and if you use it at night it migh also keep you awake. if you have any of those problems use the plain mucinex plus saline nasal rinses.


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