Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 79 35
Excess mucus 58 30
Chest congestion 12 5
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 10 1
Excess saliva 10 4

Show all 47 reasons taken


  • 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
8
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
Stomach pain 2
Abdominal bloating 1

Show all 23 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Guaifenesin

Dosage Patients
600mg as needed 3
400 mg daily 2
200 mg three times daily 2
600 mg daily 2
800 mg daily 2
1,200 mg daily 2
600 mg twice daily 2
20 mL three times daily 1
100 mg daily 1
2 x 100 mg/5 mL daily 1

See all 22 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Guaifenesin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 23
Other 20
Course of treatment ended 15
Expense 9
Side effects too severe 6
Doctor's advice 4
Personal research 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 69 patients who've stopped taking Guaifenesin

Duration

Currently taking Guaifenesin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 9
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 6

Stopped taking Guaifenesin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 6 months 25
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 63
Usually 27
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 63
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 5
$25-49 21
< $25 43
Not specified 28
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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
    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

  • 1 helpful mark
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