what type of expectorant do you recommend for chest congestion?

By tabby9146 Latest Reply 2014-04-16 13:40:43 -0500
Started 2014-04-16 09:14:13 -0500

I have it kind of bad. went to the doc for other symptoms Friday, before this developed and was put on an antibiotic which is helping. I skipped the steroid shot, knowing it can raise BS quite a bit. anyway, I want to buy a generic and heard that generic Mucinex is really good. I don't see how can expectorant can raise BS levels?? Thanks!

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GabbyPA 2014-04-16 12:19:51 -0500 Report

I have used Musinex and it works very well. I didn't have any adverse reactions to it in my levels, but they were kind of up just from being sick. This was several years ago though. What you might want to do is talk to your pharmacist.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-04-16 13:40:43 -0500 Report

I have also used Musinex without any problems. But like Gabby said talk to your pharmacist . Or check with your doctor.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-04-16 09:22:22 -0500 Report

The best person to answer this question is your doctor. I use any kind because my doctor said I could based on the medication I take. You should not take it unless your doctor clears it because you should only use it for a specific amount of time.

tabby9146 2014-04-16 09:15:32 -0500 Report

I've rarely had this problem in my life and was not about to take my child's liquid expectorant (she has recently) I hope whatever I decide on, that it works fast. I will talk to my pharmacist, but interested in what you all have used and liked.

jigsaw 2014-04-16 09:35:25 -0500 Report

I've rarely used expectorants, since I haven't needed them with a few exceptions. My experience as far as over the counter pharmaceuticals are concerned, has been best with my pharmacist. I suspect that they are best informed, and experienced in this area.

I did try Mucinex in the past, and it worked well. I didn't notice a change in my bg worth mentioning.

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