Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 83 40
Excess mucus 62 31
Chest congestion 12 5
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 10 1
Excess saliva 10 4

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 4
Moderate 6
Mild 19
None 71

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Guaifenesin

Side effect Patients Percentage
Dry mouth 8
Nausea 3
Dry eyes 2
Abdominal bloating 1
Back pain around kidneys 1
Body odor 1

Show all 19 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Guaifenesin

Dosage Patients Percentage
800 mg daily 4
600mg as needed 4
1200 mg daily 3
200 mg three times daily 2
600 mg daily 2
1200 mg twice daily 2
600 mg twice daily 1
1400 mg daily 1
2000 mg daily 1
3600 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Guaifenesin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 25
Other 20
Course of treatment ended 15
Expense 11
Side effects too severe 5
Doctor's advice 4
Personal research 4
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 70 patients who've stopped taking Guaifenesin

Duration

Currently taking Guaifenesin

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 13

Stopped taking Guaifenesin

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 6 months 24
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 9
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 67
Usually 26
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 25
Not at all hard to take 66
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 23
< $25 41
Not specified 30
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13 patient evaluations for Guaifenesin

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

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

  • 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
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