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MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Mar 3 9:50pm | Replies (128)

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I use Mucinex LA 600 mg twice a day - it is guaifenesin extended release. I use the plain version without decongestants or anything else added. If you look in the stores, it is quite expensive, so I order mine on-line, often from e-Bay (where it comes in the factory-sealed boxes, often for 1/4 the price of the drug store) Most of the generic brands are not time-release, so don't be fooled by the lower price - you have to take it 4 times a day, and the action is not the same.

It effectively thins all the secretions - nose, ears, lungs... I have used it for over 30 years without any bad effects. My husband uses it too. I use the singulair and during bad allergy season a non-steroid saline spray. Years ago I was cautioned that incorrect use of nasal lavage can force germs deeper into my sinuses, so I don't use it - don't really need it with the Mucinex keeping things moving.


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Have you ever tried the CVS liquid guaifenesin? What are your thoughts about the CVS liquid?
Is there a best time, etc. to take the Mucinex LA 600?
Did you start out with 600 or a lower dosage?
Do you still take it 2x a day?
I just finished Paxlovid.
I am having head congestion, could the mucus have anything to do with the feeling of head congestion and ear feeling stopped up.? I'm not having pain at this time. I did have a couple of times a quick shooting pain in the ear. Hard to get into see the PCP and the ENT as soon as I would like. I may go to Urgent Care. Any thoughts?