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Does Excedrin interact with Mucinex?

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Posted on Mon, 21 Dec 2015
Question: I took excedrine to help with a serious headache after I woke u from resting. I'm trying to get over a serious cold. Since I planned on going back to bed right after I ate something, I also took some mucinex for congestion and cough without thinking. Both have acetamenophin and I am worried. Am I in trouble? This is the only time I have done this.
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
should be fine

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Should be fine.

The maximum dose of acetaminophen in a 24 hour period is 4 g (4000 mg ).
This is normally spaced out as 1g every 6 hours, if needed that frequently.

Excedrin contains approximately 250 mg of acetaminophen.

Mucinex typically contains approximately 650 mg. This is a total of 900 mg which is below the daily allowed total.

This means that you should be fine.

I hope this helps , feel free to ask any other questions
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Brief Answer: should be fine Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic Should be fine. The maximum dose of acetaminophen in a 24 hour period is 4 g (4000 mg ). This is normally spaced out as 1g every 6 hours, if needed that frequently. Excedrin contains approximately 250 mg of acetaminophen. Mucinex typically contains approximately 650 mg. This is a total of 900 mg which is below the daily allowed total. This means that you should be fine. I hope this helps , feel free to ask any other questions