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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 Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
Mucinex DM 5.0 5 reviews
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

acetylcysteine 8.8 16 reviews
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: acetylcysteine systemic

Drug class: antidotes, mucolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

dextromethorphan / guaifenesin 5.3 9 reviews
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Brand names:  Mucinex DM, Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM, Mucinex DM Maximum Strength, Tussin DM, Coricidin HBP Chest Congestion & Cough, Delsym Cough+ Chest Congestion DM, Phlemex, Broncotron, Mucinex Children's Cough, Vicks DayQuil Mucus Control DM, Zyncof, Aquatab DM, Biocotron, Fenesin DM IR, G-Zyncof, Guiadrine DX, HT Tuss DM, Safetussin DM, Siltussin DM …show all

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Mucinex DM Maximum Strength 2.0 1 review
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Tussin DM Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Delsym Cough+ Chest Congestion DM 9.0 1 review
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Phlemex Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Broncotron Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Mucinex Children's Cough Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Vicks DayQuil Mucus Control DM Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Zyncof Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Aquatab DM Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Biocotron Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Fenesin DM IR Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

G-Zyncof Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Guiadrine DX Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

HT Tuss DM Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Safetussin DM Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Siltussin DM Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
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 (CSA) 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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