Mucinex (Oral)


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MUCINEX VS. ZYRTEC


I HAVE BEEN TAKING ZYRTEC TO CONTROL MY ALLERGY ATTACKS, SEASONAL AND CHEMICAL ALLERGIES, FOR SEVERAL YEARS. I WAS TREATED BY A P.A. FOR A SINUS INFECTION LAST WEEK. SHE GAVE ME ANTIBIOTICS AND TOOK ME OFF THE ZYRTEC AND HAD ME TO START ON MUCINEX, OV...
by KAY WEAVER in mt. vernon, texas, 05/15/2006

Side Effects of Mucinex


Has anyone every reported after starting the medication developing an eye infection? It seems twice now that after I start it (by the 2nd pill), I end up getting something like conjunctivitis. I really love what the medication does with my mucous, but...
by Marlo B in Tucson, AZ, 05/11/2006

how often can I take MucinexD 600 mg


I threw away the packaging for MucinexD and do not know how often I can take it.  It is 600 mg per tablet
by Sandy Therrien in St. Louis, Missouri, 11/08/2006

will mucinex thin and reduce nasal/ sinsus congestion


I have a cough which feel as if it is associated with sinus drainage.I also have system of asthma and have been treated for this over the past ten or so years, I was told by my Doctors that my lung functions are good and was sent for allergy test whic...
by louise in jacksonville , fl., 03/21/2009

are they sold over the counter


just want to know if they are sold over the counter or you need a prescription to purchase?  
by GERI FISICARO in Lindenhurst, NY, 02/19/2008

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Mucinex (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Mucinex (Oral)

Mucinex (Oral) Medication Classification

GUAIFENESIN (By mouth)

Mucinex (Oral) Brandname

Guaifenex LA, Guaifenex G, Amibid LA, Robitussin, Mucinex, Bidex 400, Allfen JR, Liquibid, Organidin NR, Organ-1 NR, GG-200 NR, Iofen, Hytuss, Hytuss 2x, Iofen-NF

Mucinex (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Guaifenesin (gwye-FEN-e-sin) Treats cough due to colds, the flu, or other conditions. Guaifenesin is an expectorant that loosens mucus in your lungs.

When To Not Use Mucinex (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to guaifenesin.

How Should You Use Mucinex (Oral)

Capsule, Tablet, Long Acting Capsule, Long Acting Tablet, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often. Drink a full glass of water after each dose; drink plenty of fluids during the day. May be taken with or without food.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • Do not chew or crush the tablet or capsule. Swallow whole with a full glass of water.
  • Swallow the sprinkle capsule whole, or open the capsule and mix the medicine beads with soft food (applesauce or pudding). Swallow the mixture whole; do not chew.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • May be taken as soon as possible; however, missing one dose is usually not a problem.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Mucinex (Oral) Storage

Store Mucinex (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Mucinex (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Mucinex (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Mucinex (Oral) Warnings

  • Some guaifenesin syrups contain alcohol.
  • If you have asthma, emphysema, or a chronic cough from smoking, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.

Mucinex (Oral) Side Effects

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain
  • Drowsiness

Mucinex (Oral) Ratings

Overall Rating:

3.0***

 

(based on 4 reviews)

Effectiveness:

***

Ease of Use:

****~

Overall Satisfaction:

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Reviews

Mucinex (Oral)
3.5

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: ***

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Bill, Oxford Alabama - 01/18/2009

I'm a dog groomer, so coughing is expected. But the amount of coughing I had to deal with was absurd. That's why I began taking Mucinex DM. I had no idea the side effects were so powerful. I have been dealing with diarrhea, heavy sleeping, and nausea ever since going on Mucinex DM. I haven't yet decided if I'm going to stay on it or not.

Mucinex (Oral)
3.0

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: *

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Jessica Kelley, middle east - 06/04/2009

My nighttime cough had been going on for one week, so I knew it was time to try something new. I went with MucinexDM. The good news is that it stopped the cough. The bad news, which greatly outweighs the good news, is that I suffered from nausea and diarrhea for hours after taking it. If those are the side effects, I'd rather cough and lose sleep.

Mucinex (Oral)
2.5

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *

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GULSANOOBER IMRAN, Goldsboro,NC - 03/12/2009

I took two pills like the directions on the box stated. Within fifteen minutes of taking them, I felt ill with stomach cramps, diarrhea, and a horrible headache. I took the medicine back to the store for a refund.

Mucinex (Oral)
2.5

Effectiveness: **

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *

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mohd jamil khan, albany ny - 01/14/2008

I am always very careful about taking cold and flu medicine because I suffer from high blood pressure and I chose Mucinex as I did not see any warnings or side effects on the box. I almost went to the urgent care clinic - I did not go due to the reviews I read here. I was dizzy with hot and cold flashes.