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Can Mucinex be safely used for an interstitial lung disease patient on chest congestion?

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Posted on Fri, 3 Aug 2018 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Can Mucinex be safely used for a ILD patient on chest congestion? If not, what is usually advised for relief from chest congestion for an ILD patient?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Yes, mucinex is good drug for ILD.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Mucinex is having N acetyl cystine.
It is mucolytic, expectorant and anti inflammatory drug.
It is very good for chest congestion especially in ILD patient.
So ILD patient can definitely take mucinex for chest congestion.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wishing good health to your patient. Thanks.
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 42 minutes later
Can you please give me some criteria where mucinex shouldn't be used? Is mucinex & levocitirizine composition may work better in place of combination drug like 'Dextromethorphane, Triprolidine & phenylephirine'?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Mucinex should not be used for dry irritable cough.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Mucinex should not be used for dry irritable cough.
It should be used only in patients with congestion and thick secretions.
Mucinex and levocetrizine won't work better together because levocetrizine is usually for dry irritable cough.
So don't give mucinex and levocetrizine together.
Hope I have solved your query. If you are not having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wishing good health to your patient. Thanks.
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 27 minutes later
"Mucinex and levocetrizine won't work better together because levocetrizine is usually for dry irritable cough."

Understood, any anti-allergy suggestion that could work with Mucinex?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Montelukast will work with mucinex.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
Sorry to say but if you give me more idea about patient then I can help you more.
Plain montelukast will work well with mucinex for allergy.
I will be happy to help you further. Wishing good health to your patient. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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