10 patient evaluations for Guaifenesin with a side effects rating of None

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Feb 28, 2017 (Started Nov 27, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excess mucus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: My wife delivers it through my feeding tube. helps with Mucus buildup.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Nov 23, 2016 (Started Nov 27, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excess mucus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: My wife delivers it through my feeding tube. helps with Mucus buildup.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 7, 2014 (Started Oct 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for sinusitis symptoms)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: sometimes you are not taking enough. cough chronic since start of Effexor trying dextromorphan
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 1, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: The Mucinex was not hard to take. It comes in 12 hour extended release tablets. I would take them twice per day. It helped especially when my pain meds were not working or for the night when my meds would wear off. It helped keep my pain down so that I could sleep. I started Savella and that seems to be helping a lot. The Mucinex is expensive and I could not longer afford paying for it. Since the Savella is helping so much, I was able to stop the Mucinex.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: drink alot of water and dark stinky urine is normal when you first start taking it.

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 1, 2010 (Started Feb 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excess mucus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 20, 2010 (Started Jun 14, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I didn't think this treatment was working. Once the mucinex became to expensive I found a generic form of guai. I take 3 tablets every 4-6 hours. I hate taking pills, so when I started my new job '09 October I took them less and less thinking I felt good so why did I need them? Well by December I was back to needing help getting out of a chair and hurting so much I want to cry all the time. By January I would sleep 6-10 hours, but after about 2 hours of being awake I felt like I had not slept at all and was ready for a 6 hour nap. So I am back on the guai. It wall probably take about 6 months or more to be back to feeling better again. But I proved to myself that this was helping me feel good enough to do things. It doesn't relieve the pain and fatigue completely, but get it to a level that I can handle.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 6 helpful marks

Mar 7, 2009 (Started Mar 07, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excess mucus)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic throat clearing)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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