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Posted: 4/7/2006 6:29:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 6:30:31 PM EDT by PeteCO]
Just took some cough medicine, it is 100% guaifenesin.

The bottle had the standard little shot-glass on top, and the other cold medicine I take has a dosage of 2 shot glasses - 2 ounces, which is 4 tablespoons.

Fuck.

I read the label on this crap (after taking it) and the dosage is 1 tablespoon.

So I basically just accidentally took 4 times the recommended dosage. Finger down the throat, and up came the red medicine (Robitussin), along with tonight's baked ziti.

Pretty fucking painful to hack up cheese, pasta, and ground beef.

I bet I won't do that again.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 6:32:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 6:32:15 PM EDT
I read the directions every time I take medicine.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 6:32:19 PM EDT
jeez dude, it's just guaifenisen, 4x the recommended dose isn't going to kill you, especially if you're a somewhat bigger guy....
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 6:33:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PeteCO:
Just took some cough medicine, it is 100% guaifenesin.

The bottle had the standard little shot-glass on top, and the other cold medicine I take has a dosage of 2 shot glasses - 2 ounces, which is 4 tablespoons.

Fuck.

I read the label on this crap (after taking it) and the dosage is 1 tablespoon.

So I basically just accidentally took 4 times the recommended dosage. Finger down the throat, and up came the red medicine (Robitussin), along with tonight's baked ziti.

Pretty fucking painful to hack up cheese, pasta, and ground beef.

I bet I won't do that again.



Somehow, I bet you will.

Link Posted: 4/7/2006 6:35:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fossil_fuel:
jeez dude, it's just guaifenisen, 4x the recommended dose isn't going to kill you, especially if you're a somewhat bigger guy....



About 6 foot, 270lbs.

I just did some internet research, it appears that 1200mg (which is what I took) is an FDA-approved dose (Mucinex).

Oh well, my dry cough is wet now anyway from all the damn bile and phlegm from puking.

Link Posted: 4/7/2006 6:36:51 PM EDT
+ 1 to fossil fuel. The real bummer here is that guaifenesin is hardly toxic except at super huge dosages and sticking a finger down your throat was hardly necessary. Its often a supplamentary drug in heavy duty RX cough syrup. Often combined with hydracodone. If a 4x dose of guaifenesin alone could kill you, there would be a heck of a lot of people going belly up ranging from 14 year olds to older folks like mr Rush Limbaugh.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 6:37:00 PM EDT
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