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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Mucinex (guaifenesin) helps to decrease mucus & cough.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Mucinex (guaifenesin): Mucinex (guaifenesin) helps to decrease mucus & cough.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Bussell
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Drink water instead: Mucinex (guaifenesin) has few side effects, but you can get the same mucus thinning effect from drinking more water. Save the money and drink more wat ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
For some...: Guaifenesin is used to relieve chest congestion . Guaifenesin may help control symptoms but does not treat the cause of symptoms or speed recovery. It ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Not for infection.: Sinusitis is usually a bacterial infection, and while Mucinex (guaifenesin) may help the symptoms of such it wouldn't eradicate this on its own. If y ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Oral Diphyl-G: Thick mucus has been a real problem for my patients with asthma. Mucus thinning medications such as Guaifenesin present in Mucinex (guaifenesin) and r ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
40 years experience Radiology
Must treat Asthma: Mucinex (guaifenesin) does not do anything for asthma, which is a potentially life threatening illness. Asthmatic bronchitis has cough and needs atte ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Try Afrin (oxymetazoline)?: You may try afrin nasal spray for no more than 5 days. If the symptoms last more than 10 days see your doctor to make sure that you are not ending up ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Ear congestion rx: Mucinex (guaifenesin) is not as effective as other meds. If you have no contraindications such as hi bp or pregnancy, try an antihistamine plus phen ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Expected: The D is a stimulant and thus it is not surprising that you end up with insomnia. Mucinex (guaifenesin) D will cause similar side effects. Nasal ste ... Read More
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