What is Guaifenesin-pseudoephedrine?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

Most popular types: Mucinex D Mucinex D Max Strength Poly-vent

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See also: Guaifenesin Pseudoephedrine

Guaifenesin (an expectorant) and pseudoephedrine (a decongestant) are commonly used in combination for the treatment of cold and flu symptoms. These agents work together to relieve congestion and to help loosen phlegm, or mucus, in the airways to make coughs more productive.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Cough 3 2
Sinus pain 3 0
Sinus congestion 2 1
Sinus infection (sinusitis) 2 0
Post nasal drip 1 0

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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 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Guaifenesin-pseudoephedrine

Side effect Patients
Excessive sinus drainage 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Guaifenesin-pseudoephedrine

Dosage Patients
600mg-60mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Guaifenesin-pseudoephedrine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 6
Doctor's advice 2
Did not seem to work 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently taking Guaifenesin-pseudoephedrine

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Guaifenesin-pseudoephedrine

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

Mar 25, 2011 (Started Mar 19, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cough)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sinus congestion)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 1, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cough)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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