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COPD. Taking Mucus relief instead of Mucines. On natural foods for antioxidants, inflammation of lungs. Suggestions?

I am 56 yr. old female with COPD . I have run out of my year supply of Mucinex, and can not afford anymore. I am on limited income from a divorce still in process. I went to store today and got Mucus Relief from Walgreens ( Guaifenesin 400 mg / expectorant), and pharmacy tech said I should take them every 4 hrs. I am also taking natural foods , like blueberries, pineapple, strawberries, to help with anti-oxidants and inflamation of lungs. If I can change enough to stay healthy foods and get more active, do you think this will work for awhile? Thank you, Angela C. / Ft. Wayne
Asked On : Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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welcome to HCM,
as per the details u have submitted , the guaiphenesin tablets you are taking doesnt work as a mucolytic ,, instead it will work as a anti-tussive agent ,that is used to get relief from cough ..



pills which containing either bromhexine or ambroxol preperationa are available as low-cost medicines , and u can use them until you get money sources for buying N-acetyl cysteine (mucomix)..
i hope i have cleared your querry...

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