13 patient evaluations for Guaifenesin

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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

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May 15, 2015 (Started May 02, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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

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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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Jun 15, 2010 (Started May 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for productive cough)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (swelling in feet)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Side effects: swelling in feet

Jun 11, 2010 (Started May 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for productive cough)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Mucinex also reduces the excess saliva which in turn reduces my need for sucking and swallowing saliva periodically.
Side effects: swelling in feet

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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

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