What is Mucinex?Mucinex helps relieve congestion and makes coughs more productive by loosening mucus and other secretions in your passageways.
What is the most important information I should know about Mucinex?Mucinex should not be used in children <12 years.
If you have a persistent or chronic cough due to smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema, talk to your doctor before using Mucinex.
Who should not take Mucinex?Children <12 years should not use Mucinex.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Mucinex?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Mucinex. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have or had a persistent or chronic cough, asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, cough accompanied by too much mucus, or if you smoke.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults and children ≥12 years: Take 1 or 2 tablets every 12 hours. Do not exceed 4 tablets in 24 hours.
How should I take Mucinex?Mucinex should be taken with a full glass of water, with or without a meal. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet.
Stop taking Mucinex and contact your doctor if your cough lasts for more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with a fever, rash, or persistent headaches.
What should I avoid while taking Mucinex?Avoid being dehydrated while taking Mucinex. It is recommended that you drink plenty of fluids when treating cough and congestion.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Mucinex?If Mucinex is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Mucinex with any other drugs, herbs, or supplements.
Can I receive Mucinex if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of Mucinex during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Mucinex?Mucinex should be taken only as needed. If you missed a dose and feel symptomatic, take it as soon as you remember. Do not exceed 4 tablets in 24 hours.
How should I store Mucinex?Store Mucinex at room temperature.
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