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Guaifenesin (gwi fen' ə sin) (INN) or guaiphenesin (former BAN) is an expectorant drug usually taken orally to assist the expectoration ("bringing up") of phlegm from the airways in acute respiratory tract infections. Guaifenesin works by drawing water into the bronchi. The water both thins mucous and lubricates the airway, facilitating the removal of mucous by coughing. It is sold under several brand names such as Humibid, Mucinex, Benylin and Robitussin, and it also is included in many over-the-counter cough and cold remedies. An International Nonproprietary Name (INN) is the official non-proprietary or generic name given to a pharmaceutical substance, as designated by the World Health Organization. ... A British Approved Name (BAN) is the official non-proprietary or generic name given to a pharmaceutical substance, as defined in the British Pharmacopoeia (BP). ... A cough medicine or antitussive is a medication given to people to help them stop coughing. ... Drug may refer to: A substance perceived or defined as a drug in clinical medical practice or a substance perceived or defined as a drug in legislation and political strategies so as to prevent or punish abuse of the substance. ... Oral (Russian: Уральск, Uralsk, also spelled Uralsk) is a city in western Kazakhstan, along the Ural (Zhayyq) River. ... Phlegm is a type of mucus, the sticky fluid secreted by the mucous membranes of animals. ... For the aerial route, see Airway (aviation). ... This article is about brands in marketing. ... Benylin This is a powerful cough mixture that has a chemical that stops the coughing reflex. ... Robitussin is a brand of cold and cough medicines produced by Wyeth-Ayerst. ...

Guaifenesin's molecular formula is C10H14O4, and its chemical name is 3-(2-methoxyphenoxy)-1,2-propanediol. Its CAS number is 93-14-1. It was first approved by the FDA in 1952. CAS registry numbers are unique numerical identifiers for chemical compounds, polymers, biological sequences, mixtures and alloys. ... The United States Food and Drug Administration is the government agency responsible for regulating food, dietary supplements, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, biologics and blood products in the United States. ... 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Guaifenesin is also used in the experimental guaifenesin protocol in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Guaifenesin protocol is a popular, experimental, alternative treatment for fibromyalgia proposed in the 1990s by R. Paul St. ... Fibromyalgia is a debilitating chronic syndrome (constellation of signs and symptoms) characterized by diffuse pain, fatigue, and a wide range of other symptoms. ...

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I contacted Adams, the manufacturer of Mucinex in order to determine if one could divide the dose of their 600 mg tablet since there is no score line.
Adams confirmed that Mucinex is also a compressed tablet and although there are some differences in the ingredients, they work the same way that the previous compressed tablets worked.
As far as I know, Mucinex is the only LA guai available now except for the few prescriptions that may be available from pharmacies that still have a supply of prescription guai.
News - Adams Laboratories Announces FDA Approval Of Mucinex (Guaifenesin) NDA And Is Awarded Key Patent (963 words)
Mucinex provides the maximum therapeutic daily dosage of guaifenesin for adults by taking two 600 mg tablets every 12 hours.
Mucinex is the first and only long-acting guaifenesin product to have an NDA approved by the FDA.
In summary, Mucinex is the first and only long-acting guaifenesin product to have an NDA approved by the FDA.
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