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Mucinex D
(guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine)

Ala-Hist Ir
(brompheniramine)

Breaks up mucus and relieves congestion. Mucinex D (Guaifenesin / Pseudoephedrine) is good if you have a stuffy nose and a cough with mucus, but it could keep you up at night.Coming soon.
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5.16Mucinex D
Reviews for Mucinex D (guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine)
76%
of people (All ages) say Mucinex D (guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine) is worth it
41%
say it works well
7%
say it's a big hassle
1249 reviews
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Reviews for Ala-Hist Ir (brompheniramine)
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-76% worse vs. Mucinex D (guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine)
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-41% worse vs. Mucinex D (guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine)
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+7% better vs. Mucinex D (guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine)
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Side effects
Mucinex DBrompheniramine

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How it works
Mucinex DBrompheniramine
Mucinex D (Guaifenesin / Pseudoephedrine) is a combination medicine. Guaifenesin (an expectorant) breaks up and thins out mucus. Pseudoephedrine (a decongestant) clears your sinuses.Coming soon.
Type of medication
Mucinex DBrompheniramine
Over-the-counter
Available as
Mucinex DBrompheniramine
  • Extended release
  • Pill
  • Liquid
Used for
Mucinex DBrompheniramine
  • Allergic Rhinitis Anaphylaxis
Risk factors for serious side effects
Mucinex DBrompheniramine
  • History of high blood pressure
  • History of heart problems
  • Age 65 years or older
Detailed Mucinex D (guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

    The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

    Upsides and benefits
    Mucinex DBrompheniramine
    • Mucinex D (Guaifenesin / Pseudoephedrine) is a combination medicine that relieves multiple cold symptoms. It's good to use if you have sinus and chest congestion.
    • Helps loosen the mucus in your airways so that you can cough it up more easily.
    • Works well to clear nasal congestion and help you breathe better.
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    Downsides and risks
    Mucinex DBrompheniramine
    • Pseudoephedrine, the decongestant in Mucinex D (Guaifenesin / Pseudoephedrine), can make your heart race or make you feel anxious and restless.
    • Doesn't work as well if you use it for more than 4 days at a time.
    • Although you don't need a prescription to get Mucinex D (Guaifenesin / Pseudoephedrine), you need to show a photo ID to buy it in the drugstore.
    • Mucinex D (Guaifenesin / Pseudoephedrine) isn’t useful if you have a dry cough.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    Mucinex DBrompheniramine
    • Drink plenty of fluids while taking Mucinex D (Guaifenesin / Pseudoephedrine) because liquid helps break down mucus.
    • Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take. Don't take more than the recommended dose.
    • You need to show an ID to buy Mucinex D (Guaifenesin / Pseudoephedrine) in the drugstore because it contains pseudoephedrine.
    • Don't take Mucinex D (Guaifenesin / Pseudoephedrine) too close to bedtime since it can keep you awake.
    • Can cause an irregular or fast heartbeat, and can raise your blood pressure.
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