21st November 2019

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What is the best over the counter medicine for cough and congestion?

You have two main choices in the cold-and-flu aisle: Cough suppressants , like dextromethorphan, can provide relief for a short time. They work on the part of your brain that controls the process. Expectorants, like guaifenesin, can break up congestion in your chest by thinning the mucus in your airways.

Also, what does mucinex do for you when you have a cold?

Mucinex is the brand name of an expectorant drug called guaifenesin. It helps reduce chest congestions caused by colds, infections, or allergies. Mucinex works by thinning the mucus in the air passages. While Mucinex can help control symptoms, it doesn't treat the cause of congestion.
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