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Cold/Cough Agent

How does guaifenesin treat chest congestion?

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  • AStacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered
    Guaifenesin treats chest congestion caused by allergies and the common cold by thinning the mucus and increasing lubrication in the passageways of the lungs. This helps to loosen phlegm/mucus, making it is easier to cough up.

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