I have been taking 12 hour Mucinex twice a day. I read on label not to take ongoing……any opinions?
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I have been taking Guaifenisin for about 10 years, 600mg twice a day.
My specialist was OK with this as it certainly helps in expelling the mucous. Without it, I think I would cough even more.
I have not had any negatives from my pharmacists or doctors.
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Mucinex has been a real life saver for me!
Guaifenisin is the ingredient in Mucinex ( sorry I didn't clarify.) I have it formulated, so I only get the ingredient that liquefies the mucous without the other things and the blue dye.
How does one go about getting it formulated?
Thanks for your reply
Mayo stopped the Mucinex for me. She discussed a couple other med changes, but that was on the instructions. It made sense to me because, unlike many of you, I don’t get sputum out. They tried inducing a sputum, but it was a poor specimen and I had a bronch to get the culture, which turned out negative except for penicillium (a surprise to them).
My pharmacist, puts the 'Guai' in capsules. Finding a "compounding pharmacist" is the trick.
I don't know if I can print the name and address; she is in BC, and I have the prescription sent to me across the country. Mailing across the border, for my American " Connect Buddies" may be a problem?.. would need to check that.
Does anyone know if I may print the contact information??
A google search will show compounding pharmacies near you. You need a prescription and the prescribing MD would probably know one.
Mayo has a compounding pharmacy that made my nasal spray. I also have a steroid for my NeilMed nasal rinse bottle from a compounding pharmacy in Philly, prescribed by an ENT doc at Penn Medicine.
If i catch a cold , i need the mucinex xr twice a day no matter what. Otherwise i dont use it.(it usually takes me 2-3 weeks to get over a cold these days. Since I have 5 little grands, Ive been on mucinex a lot. Next week I’m going to ask my new pulmonologist what he thinks.
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