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Cannot swallow at all from feeding tube, suggested Mucinex. Is it really effective ?

I have a feeding tube, can not swallow at all. Dr suggested Mucinex to help with excess mucus build up. I question the effectiveness of this med taken this way. It seems to me it should be swallowed to be effective. I am 61, 4 time cancer survivor ( base of tongue, nasal cavity ), and recovering from aspiration pneumonia. I hate to waste the money on something that may not work for me. Your thoughts would be appreciated.
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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hello stuart
you are brave and i appreciate that . Mucinex is very good medicine as it makes mucus thin so that can be removed . like you have aspiration pneumonia ,,it will help in treating it faster. and other benefit is that it improves the renal should continue with it .
Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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