• scopolamine Patch and Musinex

    Asked by Zzchap on Monday, June 3, 2013

    scopolamine Patch and Musinex

    Does anyone know if both a scopolamine patch and Musinex can be used at the same time?

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    • carm's Avatar

      No do not use them together.

      over 7 years ago
    • Zzchap's Avatar

      Thank you.....that's what I thought. Which do you think does a better job for mucus?

      over 7 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Well to pull mucus out you need the Mucinex. These two drugs work opposite from each other. Scopolamine will dry up secretions but usually in nasal passages, like excess histamine and if used when there is mucus in the lung, It could thicken it and cause a sludge in the bottom of the lung. Use the Mucinex until you see that the level of quantity has diminished and then switch to scopolomine to keep it a bit less humid. I'm sorry it took so long to reply, had an emergency with a patient and about to go on another, but this is the first chance for a response. Carm RN.

      over 7 years ago
    • jdcarolina's Avatar

      Bob used Mucinex with good results. Had really thick dark brown mucus.. Although we used Robitussin through the peg tube and it does give him some indigestion.

      over 7 years ago

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