Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) aggravate asthma? I have read that it can.

Generally not. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is an expectorant. It should loosen the phlegm and not bother your asthma. However, mucinex dm could suppress the cough and cause phlegm to build up in the lungs. If you are having an exacerbation of asthma, it is important to see your doctor.

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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) safe to use if you have both bronchitis and asthma?

Yes. I find it a go to drug for thinning bronchial secretions so they can be coughed out. It is one of the few things we have for such problems that does some good. Read more...

Will Mucinex (guaifenesin) d help with asthma symptoms?

Not much. Mucinex (guaifenesin) d helps to thin out mucous and decrease congestion. Asthma symptoms of wheezing and shortness of breath will not improve with Mucinex (guaifenesin) alone. Usually an inhailer to open the lung passages is required to improve asthma symptoms. . Read more...
A little. Mucinex (guaifenesin) thins out mucous, aiding the patient to expel excess. However asthma symptoms are a result of constricted inflamed bronchi, and Mucinex (guaifenesin) is neither an anti inflammatory nor a bronchodilator - therefore being ineffective in relieving asthmatic symptoms. Read more...
Maybe maybe not. Though products like mucinex (guaifenesin) can reduce mucus production which is part of the asthma scenario, preventing mucus production in the first place is more important. This can be done by using your controller inhaler regularly. Unlike rescue inhalers, controllers must be taken on a routine basis to have a beneficial effect. Part of this is reducing mucus. Good Luck. Read more...

Mucinex (guaifenesin) says ask a doctor before using if you have asthma? Is it safe to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) if you have asthma?

Yes. Use of this product is well tolerated by asthma patients and does not interfere with common asthma medications. Read more...
Yes. I have several patients with asthma that take Mucinex (guaifenesin) to help as a mucolytic agent. Be sure you tell your treating dr. So they can add the drug to your medication list and assure there are no drug interactions. Go to your same pharmacy, so they can assure all is well too. Best wishes. Read more...
It can be used. It can be used for short period as an expectorant if you have productive cough but if the cough is due to bronchial asthma than your cough will improve as your asthma is brought under control so if you have asthma you need to use inhalers for asthma to control/relieve asthma symptoms including cough.And you can use it for short term along with asthma rx. Read more...

I have asthma and my chest feels very congested but I caint cough nothing up but my asthma is worse because of this would taking mucinex (guaifenesin) dm work?

Must treat Asthma. Mucinex (guaifenesin) does not do anything for asthma, which is a potentially life threatening illness. Asthmatic bronchitis has cough and needs attention by an experienced Doc., best is a pulmonary specialist. Generally they have completed an internal medicine residency and fellowship in pulmonary medicine. A family practitioner may also help at least to start. Read more...
Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM is. unlikely to help much. Are you using your prescribed inhalers? If not, you should start them. If you are and are still having difficulty, you should see your doctor so they can listen to your chest and also examine you for any other infection...so you can get the proper diagnoses and treatment. Read more...

I have serve asthma. I am on Advair, Convent. Singular, and Albuterol. I have a lot of thick mucus all the time. Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) everyday long term?

Ask your pulmonaryMD. ask your medical professional who if prescribing your extensive pulmonary meds what their suggestion is in view of your specific needs. Read more...
Not necessarily. Thick mucus may be due to asthma, various other lung problems, but also due to sinusitis and gastric acid reflux. Codeine may be the culprit in your case along with your reflux. If you are not treated by an asthma specialist, you should see one. In the meantime try to avoid codeine and take good care of your reflux. Read more...

I have asthma, went from not having to use inhaler at all to atleast 3 times a day, reoccurring chest congestion, allergic to mucinex, (guaifenesin) any suggestions?

See your DR. Avoid smoking. Allow no smoking anywhere near you. Avoid cats. Avoid anyplace occupied by any cat in recent weeks. You need a different inhaler, possibly other therapy. Read more...
Need to be seen. It sounds like your asthma has progressed. Albuterol is not adequate once being used that often. You likely need a steroid inhaler at least. However, you should also have someone see why things are worse. Smoking, or environmental exposures (mold, allergens), infections (sinus, lung), or even more serious problems like cystic fibrosis can be causes. Time to be seen for full history and exam. Read more...
See doc ASAP. This means that your asthma is getting out of control (when you need to use inhaler more than 2x/wk). See your doctor to get a controller medication before you end up in the hospital. Read more...