Guaifenesin is the drug in Mucinex. There were some studies that had shown that Guaifenesin might be helpful for fibromyalgia pain but I'm not sure how true that is. I dont know of anyone who has tried it that got good consistent relief. You can get Guaifenesin by prescription, yes, and you can try it if you want but dont expect much.
Depending on the area that is in pain Mucinex main ingredient may help Mucinex works by making the fluids in your body flow more easily with less of a sludge effect. Think for a minute about the different consistency between oil and gasoline
If there is a build up of fluid in the sinus area or gallbladder and maybe even bladder and kidneys, Mucinex may help
It is not a pain killer but it can help relieve pressure that is causing some of the pain
Wishing you well
There's a medication that's in some forms of Mucinex called dextromethorphan, it's used as a cough suppressant and is in most forms of Robitussin too. That might be what you're thinking of too. There are currently studies being done on if it's effective on fibromyalgia pain. In higher doses, it's been found to be effective some of the time for nerve pain. The others are right about the other ingredient. Some quack started this protocol with it and it's been found to have absolutely no effect on fibromyalgia, though there are still plenty of people out there that swear by it.
- Mucinex Information for Consumers
- Mucinex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Mucinex (detailed)
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