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I have terrible cold and cough. At the same time I have an

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I have terrible cold and cough. At the same time I have an enlarged prostate. Is mucinex dm good for my prostate?
JA: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?
Customer: 3 days . I have slight fever
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Customer: I have an enlarged prostate and taking norvasc on my high blood pressure
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 5 months ago.

Hi,

Mucinex DM contains the expectorant guaifenesin and the cough suppressant dextromethorphan. These drugs are unlikely to worsen your prostate problem.So you can safely take this medicine.

You should do steam inhalation and saline gargles as well.
Avoid dairy products,caffeine,carbonated beverages,alcohol,spicy,greasy food.
Do deep breathing exercises as well.
Drink plenty of water and vitamin C rich juices.

Drink warm fluids like tea and soups.

If your symptoms persist you should consult your doctor for further management.

I hope this helps

Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 5 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

This is Dr. David

Taking mucinex DM will not help your enlarged prostate symptoms

you have to see a urologist to get your prostate evaluated.

there are medications which can help you urinate less like flomax, hytrin

and there are prescription medications like proscar or avodart which over time can help shrink your prostate gland

have you taken these medications before?

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