Let’s clear things up:
What is Guaifenesin?
Guaifenesin (say it with us: gwai-feh-nuh-sn) is the effective ingredient that makes Mucinex expels mucus.
Unlike cough suppressants, which mainly help reduce the urge to cough but not necessarily get rid of mucus, Guaifenesin is an expectorant. It thins and loosens mucus so you can naturally expel it when you cough, clearing up your chest and airways.
For chest congestion and cough.
Get it out of your system.
Guaifenesin is effective at relieving chest congestion and wet cough due to the common cold AKA that irritating tightness or “blocked up” feeling due to build up of mucus.
This happens when excess mucus accumulates in the lungs because the mucus membrane goes into overdrive due to a viral infection. Guaifenesin acts by loosening mucus in the airways and making coughs more productive.
Help fight cold and flu symptoms with the effective relief of Mucinex® Multi-Action™ containing Guaifenesin and other active ingredients*.
*Mucinex® Multi-Action™ temporarily relieves symptoms of nasal and chest congestion due to the common cold; fever; minor aches; sore throat pain; cough; sinus pressure.
So which one do I choose?
For 12-hours relief with just one tablet:
Mucinex® Chest Congestion 600 mg
- Relieves chest congestion due to common cold and loosens mucus
- Bi-layer technology for immediate + extended release
For all cold & flu symptoms with just one dose*:
Mucinex® Multi-Action™ Cold, Flu & Sore Throat
- Relief* for chest congestion as well as painful cough and sore throats
- Fights fever and minor aches
For cold, sinus and headache relief, fight back with the power of
Mucinex® Multi-Action™ Cold & Sinus
- Relief* for chest and nasal congestion due to the common cold as well sore throat pain and controls cough.
- Relieves headaches and minor aches
*Temporarily relieves symptoms of nasal and chest congestion due to the common cold; fever; minor aches; sore throat pain; cough; sinus pressure.
RB Health (Canada) LLC. 2020.