Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 79 35
Excess mucus 57 30
Sinusitis symptoms 30 5
Chest congestion 12 5
ALS (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
Severe 4
Moderate 7
Mild 19
None 66

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Guaifenesin

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 9
Nausea 3
Constipation 2
Dry eyes 2
Abdominal bloating 1
Back pain around kidneys 1

Show all 22 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Guaifenesin

Dosage Patients
1,200 mg daily 3
2 tbs. daily 1
20 mL three times daily 1
100 mg daily 1
2 x 100 mg/5 mL daily 1
100 mg three times daily 1
360 mg daily 1
200 mg three times daily 1
600 mg daily 1
800 mg daily 1

See all 23 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Guaifenesin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 22
Other 20
Course of treatment ended 16
Expense 8
Side effects too severe 5
Doctor's advice 4
Personal research 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 68 patients who’ve stopped taking Guaifenesin

Duration

Currently taking Guaifenesin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Guaifenesin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 6 months 24
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 63
Usually 26
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 24
Not at all hard to take 62
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 5
$25-49 20
< $25 44
Not specified 27
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14 patient evaluations for Guaifenesin

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KipWong
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KipWong
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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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
sleavell1
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sleavell1
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

See sleavell1's full Guaifenesin history

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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whatacall
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whatacall
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Little
function: Some
external_stress: Little
Stickman: little
Description:F56y
FM:5y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 7, 2014 (Started Oct 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Sinusitis symptoms)
  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks
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