Originally Posted by teach05
has anyone ever tried mucinex, and if so, did it help you? i have asthma & allergies complicated by chronic post-nasal drip. i am hoping that the mucinex will help me out.
Mucinex is guaifenesin 600mg, which used to be available only by prescription. It's an expectorant, which means it loosens phlem and bronchial secretions, making coughs more productive. It certainly isn't an allergy treatment, nor is it going to dry up post-nasal drip. You'd be better served with a combination drug like Claritin-D for that purpose, which will actually treat allergies and dry up secretions.
Also be advised that Mucinex really only works the patient drinks a lot of water-- water is necessary to have the drug work to it's maximum effectiveness.