Does Mucinex help with congestion?

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Posted on Mon, 16 Feb 2015 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: I have emphysema severe. Can mucinex help with congestion ? Mucus hard to loosen up and cough up.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
yes,mucinac will help.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, thanks for your question on HCM.
Yes, mucinac will help in expectoration of thick mucous.
Mucinac is having N Acetyl Cystiene (NAC). It is having antiinflammatory, Anti oxidant and mucolytic action.
So its mucolytic effect will loosen the secretion and makes it easy to expectorate.
So you can definitely take mucinac. It will help in relieving congestion and secretion of hard mucus.
Along with this you can also try chest physiotherapy.
Hope I have solved your query.
I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health.
Thanks.
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