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Mucinex (Guaifenesin Extended-Release)

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Description

Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a medication known as an expectorant. It is used to help with the symptoms of chest congestion. Mucinex works by breaking up phlegm in your airways to allow your cough to be more productive. Mucinex tablets have an extended-release coating on them to release the drug slowly over time. You can buy Mucinex 600mg or Mucinex 1200mg tablets without a prescription. Store the tablets at room temperature. Keep out of reach of children.

Directions

  • Do not chew or crush extended-release tablets.
  • Take Mucinex tablets with a full glass of water. Drinking plenty of water will help break up mucus.
  • You can take Mucinex without regard to meals.
  • Mucinex Dosage:
    • Take 600mg – 1200mg every 12 hours. Do not exceed 2400mg per day.

Ingredients

The active ingredient in Mucinex is guaifenesin. For a full list of inactive ingredients, see the package insert.

Fact Table
Formula C10H14O4
License US FDA
Routes of administration By mouth (tablet)
Legal status US: OTC
Chemical Name Guaifenesin
Elimination half-life 1-5 hours
Dosage (Strength) 600mg, 1200mg
Pregnancy Risk not ruled out
Brands Mucinex
Protein binding -
PubChem CID 3516
MedlinePlus a682494
ChEBI 5551
ATC code R05CA03, QM03BX90
DrugBank DB00874
KEGG D00337
Bioavailability -

Cautions

  • Children under the age of 12 should not use Mucinex extended-release tablets. Talk to your doctor about alternative therapies for young children.
  • If you have a cough that lasts more than seven days, consult your physician.
  • If you are pregnant or intending to become pregnant, talk to your doctor before using Mucinex.

Side Effects

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Other Considerations

  • You can buy Mucinex in a variety of formulations and strengths, including extended-release tablets, liquid, and combination products.

References:

  1. DailyMed - MUCINEX- guaifenesin tablet, extended release. (2019). Retrieved March 22, 2020
  2. Guaifenesin. (n.d.). Retrieved March 22, 2020


IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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