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Mucinex DM 12 Hour Maximum Strength Expectorant & Cough Suppressant -- 28 Tablets


Mucinex DM 12 Hour Maximum Strength Expectorant & Cough Suppressant
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Mucinex DM 12 Hour Maximum Strength Expectorant & Cough Suppressant -- 28 Tablets

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Mucinex DM 12 Hour Maximum Strength Expectorant & Cough Suppressant Description

  • 100% More than Mucinex 14 Count
  • 1200 mg Guaifensin & 60 mg Dextromethorphan HBr
  • Extended-Release Bi-Layer Tablets
  • Controls Cough
  • Thins and Loosens Mucus

Not all coughs are the same. Sometimes you can have a wet cough caused by mucus. Other times, you have an irritating dry cough. Some days it’s both. Whichever you’re dealing with, relief has arrived with Mucinex DM.

 

Cough
When you’re healthy, the cilia in your airways move mucus toward your throat to either be coughed up or swallowed. But with a respiratory tract infection (like the common cold), mucus can build up in your airways and lungs, so your body has to cough to get rid of it.

 

Chest Congestion
Chest congestion is what happens when the mucus membranes (mucosa) that line your airways jump into overdrive. When you breathe in an irritant (like dust, bacteria or a virus), mucosa cells are attacked causing inflammation and extra mucus in your airways. This extra mucus is one of the ways your body tries to remove an irritant.


Directions

Do not crush, chew, or break tablet; take with full glass of water; this product can be administered without regard for timing of meals.

 

Adults and Children 12 Years and Older: 1 tablet every 12 hours; not more than 2 tablets in 24 hours. Children Under 12 Years of Age: Do not use.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Ingredients: Active Ingredients: In Each Extended-Release Bi-Layer Tablet: Dextromethorphan HBr (60 mg), Guaifenesin (1200 mg). Purposes: Cough Suppressant, Expectorant.
Inactive Ingredients: Carbomer homopolymer type B, D&C yellow 10 aluminum lake, hypromellose USP, magnesium stearate, NF, microcrystalline cellulose, nf, sodium starch glycolate, NF.
Warnings

Do not use: for children under 12 years; if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI)(certain drugs for depression, psychiatric or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product. Ask a doctor before use if you have persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema; cough accompanied by too much phlegm (mucus). When using this product: do not use more than directed. Stop use and ask a doctor if: cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash, or persistent headache. These could be signs of a serious illness. Pregnancy/breast-feeding warning: If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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Study Suggests Honey is Effective for Treating Coughs & Colds

You and Winnie the Pooh now have yet another reason to love honey. A new study shows honey outperforms typical methods, including antihistamines, expectorants, cough suppressants and painkillers, for treatment of symptoms stemming from upper respiratory tract infections — namely the common cold. Researchers from the United Kingdom’s University of Oxford found honey was effective at easing one symptom in particular: both the severity and frequency of coughing.

Golden Honey in Glass Jar with Wooden Dipper to Represent Question Is Honey Good for a Cold | Vitacost.com/blog

Is honey good for a cold?

The study, published in August 2020 in the journal BMJ Evidence Based Medicine, analyzed 14 clinical trials involving treatment of symptoms arising from upper respiratory tract infections. Two of those trials indicated that the symptoms lasted one to two days less among adults whose treatment regimens included honey. Aside from coughing, symptoms of these infections include sore throat, stuffy nose and sneezing. The researchers point out that honey is cheap and readily available, and causes virtually no side effects. As a result, the researchers say, doctors can recommend honey as a suitable alternative to antibiotics, which are commonly prescribed for upper respiratory tract infections. Antibiotics often do nothing to combat these infections, since most of these infections are viral and antibiotics don’t combat viruses, according to the study. “Honey has long been used as a home remedy to treat coughs and colds. There’s evidence for its use in children, but the evidence for its effectiveness for a range of upper respiratory tract symptoms in adults [hadn’t] been systematically reviewed,” according to a news release about the BMJ study.

Other benefits of honey

Relief of symptoms from upper respiratory tract infections isn’t the only benefit of honey. For instance, it’s been shown to help heal wounds and burns, and to pack antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powers. Plus, it naturally supplies a boost of energy thanks to its high carbohydrate content. According to the Mayo Clinic, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Honeybee Conservancy, research suggests it also might:
  • Ease symptoms of certain types of allergies.
  • Help treat skin conditions like acne, dandruff, psoriasis and rosacea.
  • Decrease dryness of hair and skin.
  • Reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Treat gastrointestinal tract conditions such as diarrhea.
  • Offer antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties.
  • Help prevent memory disorders.
“So, as a choice of added sweeteners, honey has some bonus features that table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup lack. But remember that, in the end, honey is still a form of added sugar,” according to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

How much honey per day should you consume?

Therefore, honey should be counted as a part of your daily intake of added sugar, UCSF recommends. That means 6 teaspoons (25 grams) of honey per day for women and 9 teaspoons (38 grams) for men. The extension service at Michigan State University points out that one tablespoon of sugar contains 49 calories and 15 grams of carbohydrates, while a tablespoon of honey contains 68 calories and 17.2 grams of carbohydrates. “However, honey tastes sweeter than sugar,” the extension service says, “so you may use less of it.” Children under age 1 shouldn’t consume honey, due to their still-developing digestive and immune systems. People with bee and pollen allergies or sensitivities also should avoid honey. For other people, experts tout honey as a healthier alternative to other natural forms of sugar as well as artificial sweeteners. “Honey is one of the most appreciated and valued natural products introduced to humankind since ancient times,” according to a research review published in 2017 in the journal Pharmacognosy Research. Keep in mind, though, that not all types of honey are the same. In the U.S. alone, there are more than 300 types of honey, according to the National Honey Board, an industry-backed group that promotes the natural sweetener. “The benefits of one particular honey can differ from another depending on many factors, including the nectar’s floral source, the environment and even the bee’s age,” USA Today notes.

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