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A 21-year-old female asked:

can i take mucinex (guaifenesin) for sinusitis? if not is there any other over-the-counter medicine alternative to clindomycin?

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Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 15 years experience
They're different.: Clindamycin is an antibiotic that is not commonly used for initial treatment of sinusitis. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a medication that may help you because it loosens thick mucus. Also try a decongestant like pseudoephedrine (e.g., Sudafed) and saline sinus rinses for best results. It is not recommended to start antibiotics for sinusitis unless not improving after 7 days.

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