Mucolytics and expectorants are a group of medications that works by thinning and loosening mucus in the airways, helping to clear chest congestion thus making breathing easier. Common examples of expectorants include guaifenesin and ammonium chloride combined with diphenhydramine. Common examples of mucolytics are acetylcysteine, bromhexine, ambroxol and carbocisteine.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Do let your healthcare professional know if you are taking or if you are planning to take other medications, nutritional supplements, or herbal products.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue normally. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
For mucolytic and expectorant syrups, discard the bottle 6 months after opening or if expired, whichever is sooner.
Pack mucolytics and expectorants into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.
Signs that your condition may require further medical attention include:
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