Mucinex is a brand name for the drug guaifenesin. Mucinex is an expectorant, meaning it helps with bringing up phlegm and other secretions from the throat and lungs. It is available in extended release formulas.
(Abdominal bloating, Muscle and joint pain, Weight gain)
Not at all hard to take
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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...
< $25 monthly
Abdominal bloating, Weight gain, Muscle and joint pain