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mucinex

Mucinex
Guaifenesin-Oral


Mucinex is used to relieve a dry cough and helps to loosen phlegm and mucous in the lungs so you can cough-up (expectorate) mucous.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Guaifenesin, Guaibid La, Humibid L.a., Gua-Sr, Q-Bid La, Guaifenesin La, Aquamist, Guaifenex La, Guaifenesin Er, Amibid La, Fenesin, Mucobid L.a., Allfen-M, Muco-Fen-La, Sinumist-Sr, Guaifenesin-Sr, Respa-Gf, Liquibid, Ambi 600


 
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Avg Consumer Rating 3.2 out of 5
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 Mucinex images:
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mucinex prescription drug /side effects/Guaifenesin-Oral Mucinex DM Official FDA information, side effects and uses. pic 10
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mucinex prescription drug /side effects/Guaifenesin-Oral Mucinex® EXPECTORANT MINI-MELTS for Kids pic 12

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mucinex
Guaifenesin, Guaibid La, Humibid L.a., Gua-Sr, Q-Bid La, Guaifenesin La, Aquamist, Guaifenex La, Guaifenesin Er, Amibid La, Fenesin, Mucobid L.a., Allfen-M, Muco-Fen-La, Sinumist-Sr, Guaifenesin-Sr, Respa-Gf, Liquibid, Ambi 600

Uses
Mucinex is used to relieve a dry cough and helps to loosen phlegm and mucous in the lungs so you can cough-up (expectorate) mucous.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Do not freeze liquid forms of Mucinex.
  • Do not store syrup in the refrigerator.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include drowsiness, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, and unusually slow heartbeat.

Photos
Mucinex DM Tablets Drug
Mucinex DM Tablets Drug
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Mucinex Expectorant, Guaifenesin
Mucinex Expectorant, Guaifenesin
Mucinex 600mg 500 tabs
Mucinex 600mg 500 tabs


How To Use
  • Take each dose of Mucinex with a full glass of water.
  • Water will also help break-up the mucous and clear congestion.
  • Drink plenty of fluids while taking Mucinex, unless your doctor instructs you otherwise.
  • Do not take Mucinex for a chronic, persistent cough such as occurs with smoking or asthma unless directed by your doctor.
  • If the cough lasts for more than one week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by a fever, headache or rash, consult your doctor.

Side Effects
  • Mucinex may cause stomach upset or rash.
  • If these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor before using Mucinex: breathing problems such as emphysema/chronic bronchitis/asthma, smoking, any allergies.
  • Mucinex should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known if Mucinex is excreted into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all the medicines you may use, (both prescription and nonprescription), especially: other cough-and-cold medicines.
  • Guaifenesin may affect the results of certain lab tests.
  • Be sure your caregivers are aware you use Mucinex before lab tests are performed.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for mucinex
Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 83
Location: Redding, Ca 96001
Time Taken: 1 day days

Reason: cough Date: 23 June 2010
Side Effects
Took mucinex 600 mg in am & the same eve I had chest pain & breatging difficulty. It is lasting two whole days.

Additional Thoughts
I have never used this before & have never had ththis breathing / pain problem before in chest.

Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 52
Location: MI
Time Taken: 3 days

Reason: Sinus congestion in head and throat. Date: 18 February 2010
Side Effects
Nosebleeds, 5 1/2 hours after taking Mucinex.

Additional Thoughts
Nosebleeds awaken me, clog nose, countering positive effect of Mucinex. Only nhaving nosebleed in one nostril, so at least I can still breathe. Consistent pattern over 2 years. I get postnsasl drip which gags me and makes feel like I can't breathe. although I can; true symptom is I cannot swallow. Regardless, I awake in a panic thinking I am dying. Mucinex relieves this.

Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 66
Location: Mississippi
Time Taken: months

Reason: sinus infection Date: 12 January 2010
Side Effects
I can take mucinex but not mucinex D because of my prolapsed mitral valve syndrome. Makes me too jittery. But plain mucinex works wonders!

Additional Thoughts
How long should one take mucinex. I've been on it for a month. The sinus infection cleared and then I caught a cold. Mucinex is helping yet again! Is it all right to take for long periods of time? I would appreciate an email answer

Overall:2 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 18
Location: Maryland
Time Taken: 4 days days

Reason: Cough Date: 17 October 2009
Side Effects
Nosebleeds

Additional Thoughts
It isn't workng I can't stop coughing.

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