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Mucinex fast-max dm max

Generic Name: guaifenesin (gwye FEN e sin)
Brand Names: Mucinex, Robitussin Mucus + Chest Congestion, Triaminic Chest Congestion, Tussin Expectorant, Xpect
Mucinex (guaifenesin) is used to relieve the symptoms of cough and loosen mucus in the chest. Includes Mucinex side effects, interactions and indications.
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Drug Information:
Mucinex (guaifenesin) is an expectorant. It helps loosen congestion in your chest and throat, making it easier to cough out through your mouth. Mucinex is used to reduce chest congestion caused by the common cold, infections, or allergies. Mucinex may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use. You should not use Mucinex if you are allergic to guaifenesin. Learn more

Mucinex fast-max dm max Side Effects

Mucinex Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about guaifenesin. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Mucinex.

For the Consumer

Applies to guaifenesin: oral liquid, oral packet, oral solution, oral syrup, oral tablet, oral tablet extended release

Along with its needed effects, guaifenesin (the active ingredient contained in Mucinex) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Some side effects of guaifenesin may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common or rare

  • Diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • hives
  • nausea or vomiting
  • skin rash
  • stomach pain

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to guaifenesin: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral capsule extended release, oral granule, oral liquid, oral solution, oral tablet, oral tablet extended release

General

Guaifenesin (the active ingredient contained in Mucinex) has been generally well tolerated.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included stomach upset and vomiting with higher than recommended doses. Doses recommended for expectoration have rarely been associated with gastrointestinal upset.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have occasionally included dizziness and headache.

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included rare reports of rash.

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects have included a report of an anaphylactic reaction.

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Mucinex Fast-max Dm Max