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Breaks up mucus that causes cough.

Mucinex (Guaifenesin) is a useful medicine for loosening congestion in your chest and throat, and it lasts longer than other guaifenesin products.

3.8/ 5 average rating with 902 reviewsforMucinex
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Upsides
  • Mucinex (Guaifenesin) reduces the thickness and amount of mucus in your throat and chest.
  • Lasts longer than some other products that contain guaifenesin, such as Robitussin, because it's an extended-release form.
  • It’s available at the drugstore either by itself or in combination with other medications to treat cold and flu symptoms.
  • Available in liquid and tablet forms.
  • Mucinex (Guaifenesin) is alcohol- and sugar-free.
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Downsides
  • Mucinex (Guaifenesin) is more expensive than other medications that treat congestion.
  • You need to drink a lot of fluids while taking this medication or it won't work as well.
  • Mucinex (Guaifenesin) isn’t useful if you have a dry cough.
  • Can cause nausea, headache, and an upset stomach.
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Used for
  • Allergic rhinitis Anaphylaxis
  • In addition to epinephrine or other standard measures; Adjunct Urticaria Urticarial transfusion reaction Vasomotor rhinitis
Dosage forms
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Liquid
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Reviews
902 reviews so far
78%
saidit'sworth it
47%
saiditworked well
7%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
The Mucinex (Guaifenesin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Ala-Hist Ir (Brompheniramine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
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