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Is guaifenesin a decongestant?

Is guaifenesin a decongestant?

No.: Guaifenesin is thought to act as an expectorant by increasing the volume and reducing the viscosity of secretions in the trachea and bronchi. ...Read more

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Mucinex (Definition)

Guaifenesin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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Is hydromet syrup a decongestant?

Is hydromet syrup a decongestant?

Yes and no: Hydromet contains both a cough suppressant and an agent that reduces mucous which may be exactly what you need but it won't unblock a stuffy nose so technically it's not a decongestant. Phenylephrine and Pseudoephedrine are the only oral decongestant ingredients available in the US. ...Read more

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Which is better for sinus headache? Mucinex (guaifenesin) d or sudafed?

Which is better for sinus headache? Mucinex (guaifenesin) d or sudafed?

Sudafed : Both will help but sudafed 60 mg every 6 hours helps significantly. If you sinus problems are recurrent and frequent then should see an ENT who specializes in nose and sinus disorders for a full evaluation. For more information, visit www.Socalsinus.Com. ...Read more

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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) just for chest congestion?

Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) just for chest congestion?

No: We use it to thin secretions in the nose and throat, and make it easier to cough thick secretions up. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take mucinex, (guaifenesin) Coricidin HBP , allergra, and nasacort?

Is it safe to take mucinex, (guaifenesin) Coricidin HBP , allergra, and nasacort?

Mgt: I would advise choosing Coricidin rather than mucin ex,and adding nasal saline rinses for congestion. ...Read more

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Would it be a problem to Mucinex (guaifenesin) after nyquil?

Yes: Regular Mucinex (guaifenesin) acts as a mucous thinning agent. Nyquil may dry up mucous and/or make it 'thicker'. Remember when using Mucinex (guaifenesin) to drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) good for post nasal drip?

Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) good for post nasal drip?

Yes: This will help keep mucus thin. Better for post nasal drip(pnd) is a nasal steroid. Also sudafed if available in your part of the country otc. Should this continue then see your doctor to examine you. Could be simple allergies as well and you can use a combine antihistamine and decongestant if needed. ...Read more

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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) available without a prescription?

Yes: Yes, it is available over the counter. It is also known as guafenisen, which is the developed name of the drug. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a brand name. ...Read more

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Is taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm with a vitamin safe?

Is taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm with a vitamin safe?

Yes: There are no known interactions between Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm and vitamins. Mucinex (guaifenesin) relieves symptoms but does not cure coughs. Most coughs are viral ; not helped by antibiotics. Consider taking pelargonium sidoides (umcka) and trying homeopathy. See http://bit.Ly/1f6rjci ; http://bit.Ly/h97vwf. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus-max with zyrtec?

Is it possible for me to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus-max with zyrtec?

Yes: There is no antihistamine such as Zyrtec (cetirizine) in the Mucinex (guaifenesin) Sinus Max medication which contains acetaminophen (Tylenol), a decongestant and guaifensiin which is designed to break up mucus. ...Read more

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What is better for sinus problems, Mucinex (guaifenesin) or allegra?

What is better for sinus problems, Mucinex (guaifenesin) or allegra?

Depends on etiology: If its allergic then Allegra is better, if pt has thick sec with bronchitis, Mucinex (guaifenesin) will help. ...Read more

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Is lorazepam an maoi? Is it safe to take with Mucinex (guaifenesin)

Is lorazepam an maoi? Is it safe to take with Mucinex (guaifenesin)

No, yes: Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine not an MAO Inhibitor, You can take it with mucinex, (guaifenesin) though good evidence for effectiveness of Mucinex (guaifenesin) is lacking. Fluids and steam and avoiding sudafed and other drying agents in over the counter cough medicines is probably at least as effective. if not more so, with less side effects. See http://tinyurl.com/kjjalgy ...Read more

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Is it safe for a diabetic to take mucinex (guaifenesin)?

Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more

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Decongestant (Definition)

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