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Mucinex 600 mg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION

Overview

Uses of Mucinex Tablet

Mucinex Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Itchy rash
  • Hypersensitivity reaction
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

How to use Mucinex Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Mucinex 600 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Mucinex Tablet works

Mucinex 600 mg Tablet works by decreasing the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and helps in its removal from the airways.

Mucinex Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Mucinex 600 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Mucinex 600 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Mucinex 600 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Mucinex 600 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Mucinex 600 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mucinex 600 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Mucinex 600 mg Tablet in these patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Mucinex 600 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mucinex 600 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Mucinex 600 mg Tablet in these patients.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Do not take guaifenesin if you have known allergy to it.
  • Stop guaifenesin and consult your doctor immediately if you develop breathing difficulty swelling on your face, neck throat or tongue (severe allergic reactions).
  • Do not take guaifenesin if you are taking more than one cough and cold medicine.
  • Consult your doctor before you start taking guaifenesin if you have asthma, inflammation of air passages (bronchitis), lung disorder in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) such as emphysema, smokers cough,  porphyria (a rare blood pigment disorder that affects skin and other organs).
  • Consult your doctor before you start guaifenesin if you are suffering from liver or kidney problems, or if you are taking alcohol.
  • Guaifenesin should not be combined with cough suppressants in the treatment of cough.
  • Consult your doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve within 7 days, tend to recur, or are accompanied by a fever, rash, or persistent headache.
  • It is important to tell your doctor, while undergoing urine tests, if have recently taken or are taking guaifenesin as it can affect some results.
  • Do not take guaifenesin if you are pregnant or breast feeding unless it is advised by your doctor.
  • Use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle; discard after 4 weeks of opening even if not used (consult your pharmacist for the procedure to dispose).

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. What is Guaifenesin used for?

Guaifenesin is an expectorant, mainly used to relieve chest congestion by aiding the removal of mucus

Q. What is Ascoril+/Ascoril LS/ Ascorl D cough syrup?

Ascoril+ cough syrup contains terbutaline, while Ascorl LS contails levosalbutamol. In addition both syrups contain bromhexine and guaifenesin and are used to relieve cough due to acute and chronic inflammation of the airways (bronchitis) and other cough conditions.Ascoril D is a medicine for dry cough and it does not contain guaifenesin

Q. Is Ascoril+ an antibiotic?

No, Ascoril+ cough syrup contains terbutaline, bromhexine and guaifenesin. It does not contain any antibiotic

Q. Does Ascoril+/ Ascoril LS cause drowsiness?

No, terbutaline, levosalbutamol, bromhexine and guaifenesin do not cause any drowsiness. Hence, Ascoril+ or Ascoril LS syrup does not cause drowsiness

Q. How long can I take guaifenesin?

Consult your doctor for use more than 7 days

Q. Can I take guaifenesin if I have high blood pressure?

Guaifenesin should not be taken by individuals with high blood pressur

Q. Can I take guaifenesin with phenylephrine, ibuprofen, amoxicillin and paracetamol (acetaminophen)?

There are no known drug interactions between phenylephrine, ibuprofen, amoxicillin and paracetamol (acetaminophen) and guaifenesin. However, consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on guaifenesin

Q. Can I take guaifenesin with Sudafed (pseudoephedrine-decongestant preparation) and Dayquil (OTC cold and cough preparation), Benadryl, benzonatate?

Guaifenesin can be taken with other cold and cough preparation including Sudafed, Dayquil, Benadryl and benzonatate . However, other formulations containing guaifenesin must be avoided to avoid a double dose. Also, guaifenesin should not be combined with cough suppressants in the treatment of cough since the combination would not be logical and you may be exposed to unnecessary side effects.

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