Taking Mucinex DM & Delsym Together

Our pharmacist answers the latest question regarding whether or not it is okay to take Mucinex DM & Delsym Together.

Sep 29, 2017

Vance asked

Is it OK to take Mucinex DM and Delsym together?

Answer

You do not want to take Delsym along with Mucinex DM as they both contain the same ingredient.

Delsym contains the cough suppressant dextromethorphan.

 

Mucinex DM contains two products, dextromethorphan and guaifenesin.

 

Taking both would result in take a double dose of the dextromethorphan.

You certainly need to be careful when taking a lot of over the counter medications and many of them contain the same or combinations of the same ingredients. Both dextromethorphan and guaifenesin are very common ingredients in cold/cold medications.

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