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    Does Guaifenesin interact with Unisom?

Posted on Mon, 21 Aug 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Due to a bronchitis cough, since Saturday, I have been taking virtussiin ac syrup 10 ml once before going to bed and another time in the night for cough relief. I fear I would have even more difficulty sleeping at all if I did not take it. Now I have developed constipation since Sunday. I regularly take citrucel. Then I started dulcolax of which I have taken one dose of 2 yesterday; then this morning I took 3. I am traveling and have made an appt with my regular doctor for Monday. I would appreciate any advice you have.

Ok yes. Your advice makes sense. My concern is sleeping which has been difficult even with the codeine medication. Would it be a good idea to pair the guaifenesin with an over the counter sleep medication such as doxlamine succinctly marketed as Unisom? Any other suggestions for an over the counter sleep aid are welcome, except for diphenhydramine marketed as Benadryl which on the contrary can make me a bit 'hyper.'
Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes, you can

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms,

Yes, it would be a good idea to pair it with Unisom to help you sleep.

I hope you will find this helpful..
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 20 minutes later
Ok thank you Dr. Shoman. Going out to get the drugs now!
Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
You are welcome

Detailed Answer:
it has been a pleasure helping you..

If you don't have any other clarifications then you may please close the discussion.

Kind regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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