What is Mucinex D?Mucinex D helps relieve congestion and makes coughs more productive by loosening mucus and other secretions in your passageways. Mucinex D may also be used to relieve nasal congestion, sinus congestion, and promote nasal and/or sinus drainage due to the common cold, hay fever or other respiratory allergies.
What is the most important information I should know about Mucinex D?Mucinex D should not be used in children <12 years of age.
If you have a persistent or chronic cough due to smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema, talk to your doctor before using Mucinex D.
You should not take Mucinex D if you are currently taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), a class of drugs for depression, psychiatric and emotional conditions or Parkinson's disease, or if you have been on a MAOI within the past 2 weeks.
Who should not take Mucinex D?Children under <12 should not use Mucinex D.
Do not take Mucinex D if you have taken an MAOI medication within the past 2 weeks.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Mucinex D?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Mucinex D. 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, heart disease, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, diabetes, trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland, 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 2 tablets every 12 hours. Do not exceed 4 tablets in 24 hours.
How should I take Mucinex D?Mucinex D 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 D and contact your doctor if your symptoms last for more than 7 days, come back, or occur with a fever, rash, or persistent headache.
What should I avoid while taking Mucinex D?Avoid being dehydrated while taking Mucinex D. Drink plenty of fluids when treating cough and congestion.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Mucinex D?If Mucinex D 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 D with MAOIs.
What are the possible side effects of Mucinex D?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Stop using Mucinex D if you start feeling nervous, dizzy or sleepless.
Can I receive Mucinex D if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of Mucinex D 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 D?Mucinex D 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 D?Store Mucinex D at room temperature.
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