Should I Take Mucinex Or Sudafed?

Does mucinex make you cough more?

Mucinex will not stop you coughing but should allow you to more easily clear any sticky secretions in your airways.

Do not take with a cough suppressant because the cough reflex is needed to allow you to cough up loosened phlegm or mucus..

Can mucinex dry you out?

When you feel like you’re drowning in snot from the common cold or seasonal allergies, you probably turn to medications like Mucinex to dry it up.

What medicine gets rid of phlegm in throat?

You can try products like guaifenesin (Mucinex) that thin mucus so it won’t sit in the back of your throat or your chest. This type of medication is called an expectorant, which means it helps you to expel mucus by thinning and loosening it.

Does blowing your nose make congestion worse?

Feeling stuffy? Blowing your nose could make you feel worse. That’s because you’re building up the pressure in your nostrils. This pressure can cause mucus to shoot up into your sinuses, instead of out of your nose.

When should you take mucinex?

How to use Mucinex. Take this medication by mouth with or without food, as directed by your doctor, usually every 12 hours with a full glass of water.

Does mucinex help with phlegm in throat?

Medicines containing guaifenesin, an expectorant, help thin and loosen that excess mucus in your throat. These medicines get mucus moving again, making coughs more effective. Various Mucinex® products such as the Mucinex® Extended-Release Bi-Layer Tablets can help treat excess mucus.

Can Sudafed make congestion worse?

In addition, using nonprescription decongestant nasal sprays (Afrin, Dristan, others) for more than three or four days can cause even worse nasal congestion once the decongestant wears off (rebound rhinitis).

When should I take decongestant and expectorant?

Guaifenesin is an expectorant. It helps loosen congestion in your chest and throat, making it easier to cough out through your mouth. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion (stuffy nose).

Does coughing up phlegm mean your getting better?

Coughing and blowing your nose are the best ways to help mucus fight the good fight. “Coughing is good,” Dr. Boucher says. “When you cough up mucus when you are sick, you are essentially clearing the bad guys—viruses or bacteria—from your body.”

When should you take Sudafed?

Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually every 4 to 6 hours, as directed by the product package or by your doctor. Do not take more than 4 doses in a day. Dosage is based on your age, medical condition, and response to treatment.

Can you take mucinex with Sudafed?

Can Mucinex and Sudafed be taken together? You can take them both together if you have nasal congestion as well as a phlegmy cough.

What’s the difference between mucus and phlegm?

Mucus and phlegm are similar, yet different: Mucus is a thinner secretion from your nose and sinuses. Phlegm is thicker and is made by your throat and lungs.

Does Sudafed help clear mucus?

Relieve your symptoms with SUDAFED. Our SUDAFED® Mucus Relief Triple Action Cold and Flu tablets help alleviate the symptoms of cold and flu by loosening chest mucus, easing nasal passage swelling to reduce that congested feeling as well as relieving pain.

What mucinex is best for cough?

“How Mucinex DM Can Help Relieve Your Cough” Mucinex® DM combines both Guaifenesin and Dextromethorphan to give you fewer but more productive coughs, and help relieve chest congestion by thinning and loosening mucus.