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Shortness of breath: Typically, patients with COPD have shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. Fatigue, decreased energy, and decreased ability to do normal activities are also quite common. Sometimes, patients can get dizziness related to the shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, definitely see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
My husband has COPD and refuses to quit smoking. His doctor has recommended Mucinex d. Are there any serious side effects from long term use of Mucinex d?
Please help I am very scared will Mucinex increase my anxiety or heart rate I have COPD and afib I am very concerned about the Mucinex I need it to ?
Yes it's fine: You can take mucinex without having problems going to sleep.It will soothe your cough so it will actually help you sleep better. It is okay to take with COPD especially if you have an increased cough with productive phlegm. There are variations of this medicine that contain decongestants, but still will not interfere with sleep but you should avoid if you have high blood pressure. Feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have COPD how do I get rid of congestion naturally also when do I know that i need an antibiotic?
Depends on Symptoms: You can get rid of congestion by taking medicines such as mucinex, which is very safe. Or, if you don't want to take meds, then using a nebulizer with saline can help. Also, simply sitting in the hot shower may help. Signs of an infection are increasing shortness of breath, chest tightness, change in the amount or color of the phlegm, fever, worsening cough. If this happens, then see a doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My air sacks in my left airways avioli are closing left lung ..Copd, rt.side.not as bad Pneumonia, freq. Has increased . Time eat left.
???: I have no idea you what you are asking. If you have COPD and pneumonia I hope on antibiotics and on and inhaler to open your airways. In addition, you should have compression and drainage treatments to help get rid of that mucus in your airways. Pulmonary physical therapy would also be helpful. I hope you don't smoke, if you do, please stop during this time. Drink lots of water and take Mucinex to break up mucus so you can get rid of it easier. You also need adequate rest. ...Read more
Mucinex is the brand name for the generic drug guaifenesin. It is used as an expectorant agent (used to cut the thickness/viscosity of mucus secretions created by the sinuses, pharynx, larynx, trachea and bronchi by actually increasing the amount of respiratory tract fluid). It is a very safe over-the-counter medication with ...Read more
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