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Can you take Zyrtec if you are using Mucinex DM?

 

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Yes, as long as both medications are for the correct symptoms.

Zyrtec is an antihistamine, which will work for runny nose, itchy eyes, and sneezing symptoms that are associated with allergic reactions.

Mucinex DM has two ingredients, guaifenesin and dextromethorphan. The guaifenesin is an expectorant, which will help to thin mucus found in the chest, making it more manageable to cough up and out of the body. Dextromethorphan helps with coughing.

The important take-home message is to not over-medicate yourself. While all these medications are readily available over the counter for self-treatment, only treat the symptoms that are present. Don’t over-medicate or make you body work harder than it needs to. And remember, taking more medication isn’t going to make you better quicker. There isn’t a quick fix.

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