I guess most of us have laughed at the Mucinex commercials where the big, bad mucus arrives, and is chased out of town. But that's pretty much the way this product works for me. Their slogan is "Mucinex in, Mucus Out." At the first sign of congestion, if I take two Mucinex Expectorant 12 Hour tablets, and drink lots of water, I am able to begin to break up the congestion in my lungs. The key to its effectiveness is to drink plenty of water with the tablets. You should not take more than four tablets in 24 hours. The suggested dose is one or two tablets every 12 hours.
There are quite a few additional Mucinex products offered now such as Mucinex D, Mucinex CM, Musinex Nasal Spray, Mucinex Cough For Kids, Mucinex Cold For Kids, as well as others.
The Mucinex Expectorant helps to thin and loosen mucus, while relieving chest congestion. I bought the bottle with 40 Extended-Release Tablets. The active ingredient is Guaifenesin, and the white layer of the tablet acts immediately, while the blue layer is a time-released medication. This makes your cough more productive, and helps you to breathe easier.
So send that mucus packing with Mucinex Expectorant!