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Can I take Phenylephrine 10 mg with mucinex? 35 year old woman

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Can I take Phenylephrine 10 mg with mucinex? 35 year old woman with no other health problems. This is for severe sinus congestion due to a cold or flu
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Mucinex contains guaifenesin and pseudo ephedrine.You should not take pseudoephedrine & Phenylephrine together.Both are Nasal Decongestants It is NOT advisable to take them together.This can raise your heart rate and blood pressure as well.So I advice you take one of them only.

Keeping a humidifier running in your room or using an over-the-counter salt-water spray (inhaled through the nose) five or six times a day can provide dramatic relief.Also consult your doctor as antibiotics may be required accordingly.
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