13 patient evaluations for Guaifenesin

Mar 5, 2011 (Started Oct 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excess mucus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

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Feb 24, 2011 (Started Jan 24, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for thick saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 8 x 50 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: This was very effective at thinning my saliva, but can be a little pricey if you use a lot. Your doctor can give a prescription for this so it's covered under insurance.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 4, 2010 (Started Aug 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, muscle and joint pain, abdominal bloating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I just started Mucinex 400mg, 2x per day on 8/23/10~ I didn't notice any change in my Fibro symptoms so as prescribed I up'd my dosage to 600mg, 2 x per day. Within the first 48 hours my Fibro skyrocketed! Pain levels went from a 5-6 to an unbearable 9+ and it was a pain that seemed to travel thruout my body from one day to the next. I am also experience severe dry mouth and skin and have noticed that I am start to bloat up (as in water retention) and I'm not sure if this is a side effect or not. I will continue to take Mucinex and hope for a reprieve from the Fibro...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, muscle and joint pain, abdominal bloating

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