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Can someone with diabetes and on insulin, take Mucinex D?

From Ask the Pharmacist

With Mucinex D (guaifenesin w/pseudoephedrine) and most every product that contain an oral decongestant, there can be issues. Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) can interfere with the actions of antidiabetic agents (insulin and other drugs used to treat diabetes), and may lead to a change in your blood sugar. Check your blood sugar regularly while taking these medicines together. Additionally if you also have high blood pressure or heart disease, please speak to your physician before taking any oral decongestant. 

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