Mar 23, 2013 - 3:48 pm
Recently, I've made a couple posts about Guaifenesin. It occurred to me that I may not have been clear on its use. It is used for breaking up chest congestion due to mucous. It's not to dry up sinuses or do anything with nasal congestion. Guaifenesin used to be a prescription drug that now can now be found in OTC medications. Robitussin and Mucinex are the two brand names that have Guaifenesin in them. WalMart, Walgreen's and CVS have their own brands of Tussin. If you look an the labels of all of them, they will list the amount of Guaifenesin that can be found in each 5ml (teaspoon). I believe there is a super duper version of Mucinex that has 200mg instead of the usual 100mg. I don't mean to knock Mucinex or Robitussin but they are quite a bit more expensive than the generics for the same amount of Guaifenesin. By far, WalMart's brand of Tussin (Equare) is the least expensive. I know no one that works at WalMart nor do I own stock in the company. I'm just letting you know my experience with the subject.