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what is the generic form of guaifenesin fa?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Guaifenesin: Guaifenesin is the generic form of Mucinex®.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What do you mean by an antitussive agent?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Suppresses cough: An anti-tussive suppresses cough. This is only beneficial is you are having frequent coughing spells or pain with coughing. Coughing is an important reflex that happens when the body senses something foreign or irritating in the respiratory tract. It's a way to expel that quickly and forcefully.
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What is Robitussin (guaifenesin) pe?

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Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
2 medicines: Its a combination of a medicine called Pseudoephedrine which is a decongestant that works by shrinking the blood vessels in the nose and an expectorant ( guaifenesen ) that aims to make mucous easier to cough up.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Whats an antitussive?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Cough medicine: Any medicine that suppresses the reflex that makes you cough.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of robitussin (guaifenesin)?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Robitussin (guaifenesin): Usually none but it can cause a rash, nausea or a headache.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to feel the effects from two Mucinex (guaifenesin) extra strength pills?

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Dr. John Goldenberg
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Variable: Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a mucus thinner and generally doesn't have a immediate impact during a cold/sinus infection. However, it can be very useful to help speed the resolution of the symptoms overall from the infection. Mucinex (guaifenesin) d with sudafed typically has a more immediate impact with drying up the nose. Caution using sudafed products if underlying high blood pressure is present.

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