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Guaifenesin: Oral solution

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Guaifenesin: Oral solution

What is this medicine?

GUAIFENESIN (gwye FEN e sin) is an expectorant. It helps to thin mucous and make coughs more productive. This medicine is used to treat coughs caused by colds or the flu. It is not intended to treat chronic cough caused by smoking, asthma, emphysema, or heart failure.


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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Guaifenesin: Oral solution
Usage by Gender
56.78%
43.22%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
44.96%
12.61%
16.39%
26.05%
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Patient Experiences with Guaifenesin

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Average Scores
Easy to Take: 5.0 / 5
Works as Intended: 5.0 / 5
Tolerable: 5.0 / 5

Great if I could get it reliably
Unfortunately Oral syrup with only guafenesin is hard to find. Sometimes it's sold online and sometimes not. Often sold out at drug stores. I've had to go to 4 or even 5 stores to find it. Wish I had a reliable supply, either in stores or online. I can't swallow mucinex pills.
Helpful: 14
Unhelpful: 0
Anonymous
July 18, 2014
From: Houston, TX
Age: 65-74
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral syrup
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree