Right now I have a cough which may be caused by acid reflux. I also have complained to my Dr. about the dry mouth I experience at night. I just have to put my head on the pillow and my mouth is dry. In the daytime I have plenty of saliva. I take medications for high blood pressure, cholesterol. I think my Dr. at one time said to take Mucinex for dry mouth.
I just go ahead and take mucinex as one of my morning meds anyway so i have less chances of mucus build-up.
I hope you are well
DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Guaifenesin is an expectorant, that is, a medication that promotes elimination of mucus from the lungs. The expectorant effects of guaifenesin promote elimination of mucous by thinning the mucous and lubricating the irritated respiratory tract. Guaifenesin is an ingredient in many over-the-counter cough and cold products. Guaifenesin was first approved by the FDA in 1952.
Your Doctor was right... from a caring individual
Mucinex D may cause dry mouth in less than 15% of people.
This drug may also cause the following symptoms that are related to dry mouth:
This is what I found. Take it for what it's worth.
- Mucinex Information for Consumers
- Mucinex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Mucinex (detailed)
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