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Mucinex

Nombre genérico: guaifenesin (gwye FEN e sin)
Nombres de marcas: Mucinex, Robitussin Mucus + Congestión torácica, Congestión del tórax triamínico, Expectorante de Tussin, Xpect

¿Qué es Mucinex?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) es un expectorante. Ayuda a aflojar la congestión en el pecho y la garganta, facilitando la tos a través de la boca.

Mucinex se usa para reducir la congestión del pecho causada por el resfrío común, infecciones o alergias.

Mucinex también puede usarse para fines que no están incluidos en esta guía del medicamento.

Información importante

Siga todas las instrucciones que figuran en la etiqueta y el envase de su medicamento. Informe a cada uno de sus proveedores de atención médica sobre todas sus afecciones médicas, alergias y todos los medicamentos que usa.

Antes de tomar este medicamento

No debe usar Mucinex si es alérgico a la guaifenesina.

Pregúntele a su médico o farmacéutico si es seguro para usted usar Mucinex si tiene otras afecciones médicas.

No se sabe si Mucinex causará daño al bebé nonato. Consulte a un médico antes de usar este medicamento si está embarazada.

No se sabe si guaifenesin pasa a la leche materna o si le puede hacer daño al bebé lactante. Pregúntele a su médico antes de usar este medicamento si está amamantando a un bebé.

No le dé Mucinex a un niño sin consejo médico.

¿Cómo debería administrarlo? ¿Tomo Mucinex?

Use Mucinex exactamente como se indica en la etiqueta, o según lo prescrito por su médico. No lo use en cantidades mayores o menores o por más tiempo del recomendado. La medicina para la tos por lo general se toma solo por un corto tiempo hasta que desaparezcan los síntomas.

Tome Mucinex con alimentos si le causa malestar estomacal.

Mida el medicamento líquido con la jeringa dosificadora provista, o con una cuchara especial para medir la dosis o una taza de medicina. Si no tiene un dispositivo de medición de dosis, solicite uno a su farmacéutico.

Beba más líquidos para ayudar a aliviar la congestión y lubricar la garganta mientras toma este medicamento.

Almacenar a temperatura ambiente, lejos de la humedad, el calor y la luz.

Información sobre la dosificación de Mucinex

Dosis habitual para adultos de Mucinex para la tos:

Formulación de liberación inmediata: 200 a 400 mg por vía oral cada 4 horas según sea necesario, sin exceder 2,4 g / día

Formulación de liberación sostenida: 600 a 1200 mg por vía oral cada 12 horas, sin exceder 2,4 g / día

Usual Pediatric Dose of Mucinex for Cough:

Immediate release formulation:

less than 2 years: 12 mg/kg/day orally in 6 divided doses

2 to 5 years: 50 to 100 mg orally every 4 hours as needed, not to exceed 600 mg/day

6 to 11 years: 100 to 200 mg orally every 4 hours as needed, not to exceed 1.2 g/day

12 years or older: 200 to 400 mg orally every 4 hours as needed, not to exceed 2.4 g/day

Sustained release formulation:

2 to 5 years: 300 mg orally every 12 hours, not to exceed 600 mg/day

6 to 11 years: 600 mg orally every 12 hours, not to exceed 1.2 g/day

12 years or older: 600 to 1200 mg orally every 12 hours, not to exceed 2.4 g/day

Dosage Information (comprehensive)

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since cough or cold medicine is taken when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking Mucinex?

Mucinex may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, or cough medicine. Many combination medicines contain Mucinex. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of a certain drug. Check the label to see if a medicine contains an expectorant.

Mucinex side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Mucinex: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Common Mucinex side effects may include:

  • dizziness, headache;

  • rash; or

  • nausea, vomiting, stomach upset.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Side Effects (complete list)

What other drugs will affect Mucinex ?

Other drugs may interact with guaifenesin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

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Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist can provide more information about Mucinex.
  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Mucinex only for the indication prescribed.
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Copyright 1996-2018 Cerner Multum, Inc. Version: 6.03.

Last reviewed: December 14, 2016
Date modified: January 10, 2017

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