Features of Mucinex DM Cough
- Controls cough
- Thins and loosens mucus
- Immediate and extended release
What to buy with Mucinex DM Expectorant & Cough Suppressant
What are the ingredients of Mucinex Cold and Cough?
- Active Ingredients:
- Dextromethorphan HBr 30 mg - Cough suppressant
- Guaifenesin 600 mg - Expectorant
- Inactive Ingredients:
carbomer homopolymer type B; D& C yellow no.10 aluminum lake; hypromellose, USP; magnesium stearate, NF; microcrystalline cellulose, NF; sodium starch glycolate, NF
How to use Mucinex DM Cough?
- Adults and children 12 years of age and older:
- 1 or 2 tablets every 12 hours; not more than 4 tablets in 24 hours.
- Children under 12 years of age:
- Do not use
- Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet
- Take a full glass of water
- This product can be administered without regard for the timing of meals
Mucinex DM FAQs
Is Mucinex DM for bedtime?
If you're having trouble sleeping because of your cough, you can take Mucinex DM (guaifenesin/dextromethorphan) about 30 minutes before bedtime, so it starts working to help you rest through the night.
Is Mucinex DM used for cough?
Mucinex DM contains an additional drug called dextromethorphan. This drug helps control your cough. It works by affecting signals in your brain that trigger your cough reflex. This lessens your coughing.
What is Mucinex DM good for?
This combination medication is used to relieve coughs caused by the common cold, bronchitis, and other breathing illnesses. Guaifenesin belongs to a class of drugs known as expectorants. It works by thinning and loosening mucus in the airways, clearing congestion, and making breathing easier.
How long does it take for Mucinex DM to work?
Mucinex DM combines immediate-release and extended-release active ingredients, so the effects should begin relatively quickly and last up to 12 hours. Both active ingredients, guaifenesin, and dextromethorphan, will begin to show effects in 15-30 minutes.
What are the side effects of Mucinex DM?
Common side effects of Mucinex DM may include dizziness, drowsiness; sleep problems (insomnia); diarrhea, or feeling nervous, restless, anxious, or irritable.