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Medications for Expectoration (Mucolysis)

About Expectoration:  Destroying or dissolving mucin, an agent that so acts: a mucopolysaccharide or glycoprotein, the chief constituent of mucus.

Drugs Used for Expectoration

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Mucinex DM C N X 3 reviews
1.0

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

acetylcysteine B N 10 reviews
8.0

Generic name: acetylcysteine systemic

Brand names:  Mucomyst, Mucomyst-10, Acys-5

Drug class: antidotes, mucolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

dextromethorphan / guaifenesin C N X 4 reviews
1.0

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Brand names:  Mucinex DM, Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM, Coricidin HBP Chest Congestion & Cough, Mucinex DM Maximum Strength, Tussin DM, Mucinex Children's Cough, Broncotron, Delsym Cough+ Chest Congestion DM, Guaifenex DM, Q-Tussin DM, Aquatab DM, Bidex-A, Biocotron, Biospec DMX, Cheracol-D, Fenesin DM IR, Guiadrine DX, HT Tuss DM, Humibid CS, Pecgen DMX, Phanatuss, Phlemex, Safetussin DM, Tusnel Diabetic, Tussin DM Clear, Vicks DayQuil Mucus Control DM, Vicks Pediatric Formula 44e Cough & Chest Congestion Relief, Zyncof …show all

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Mucomyst B N 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: acetylcysteine systemic

Drug class: mucolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Mucomyst-10 B N Add review Rate

Generic name: acetylcysteine systemic

Drug class: mucolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Coricidin HBP Chest Congestion & Cough C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Mucinex DM Maximum Strength C N X 1 review
2.0

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Tussin DM C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Acys-5 B N Add review Rate

Generic name: acetylcysteine systemic

Drug class: antidotes, mucolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Mucinex Children's Cough C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Broncotron C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Delsym Cough+ Chest Congestion DM C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Guaifenex DM C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Q-Tussin DM C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Aquatab DM C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Bidex-A C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Biocotron C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Biospec DMX C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Cheracol-D C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Fenesin DM IR C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Guiadrine DX C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

HT Tuss DM C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Humibid CS C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Pecgen DMX C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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