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Hi Taking Mucinex For A Virus With Congestion Have A

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Posted on Thu, 2 Jan 2020
Question: hi taking mucinex for a virus with congestion have a tickle in my throat that causes me to cough I noticed I took Claritin 2 nights ago it seemed to help can I take both Claritin and mucinex the reason I ask is mucinex loosens and Claritin dries so just wondering
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Answered by Dr. Drkaushal85 (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, you can take both together.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on 'Ask A Doctor' forum.
I can understand your concern.

Yes, you can take both together.
No harm in it.

You can actually stop Mucinex if you feel congestion is improving and now the only dry cough is there.

Along with Claritin, also do warm water gargles 5-6 times a day.

Hope I have solved your query.
I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health.
Thanks


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Hi Taking Mucinex For A Virus With Congestion Have A

Brief Answer: Yes, you can take both together. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on 'Ask A Doctor' forum. I can understand your concern. Yes, you can take both together. No harm in it. You can actually stop Mucinex if you feel congestion is improving and now the only dry cough is there. Along with Claritin, also do warm water gargles 5-6 times a day. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks