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Does Mucinex (guaifenesin) work for chest congestion?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Thinning agent

Mucinex (guaifenesin) works as a thinning agent - meaning it helps to break of mucous so it is easier for the patient to cough up.

In brief: Thinning agent

Mucinex (guaifenesin) works as a thinning agent - meaning it helps to break of mucous so it is easier for the patient to cough up.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Mucinex (guaifenesin)

It is a generally safe product that has been around for a long time and has some effect on chest congestion.

In brief: Mucinex (guaifenesin)

It is a generally safe product that has been around for a long time and has some effect on chest congestion.
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Dr. Stevan Cordas
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In brief: 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 is an expectorant. It works by thinning the mucus in the air passages to make it easier to cough up the mucus and clear the airways. See your doctor to decide if your cough is upper (post nasal drip) vs. Lower respiratory-?Asthma.

In brief: 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 is an expectorant. It works by thinning the mucus in the air passages to make it easier to cough up the mucus and clear the airways. See your doctor to decide if your cough is upper (post nasal drip) vs. Lower respiratory-?Asthma.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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