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Asthma

02/23/2009

Question:

i have a cold and i be trying to hack up the mucus but all of it wont come so i brought a box of mucinex.and on the back of the box it says don`t take if you have asthma.so i was wondering what would the medacine do if i take it .

Answer:

It is important to talk to your care provider about what he/she wants you to do when you get sick.  An Asthma Action is a set of instructions to follow when you start having asthma symptoms.  The warning on the Mucinex box is precautionary because sometimes an increase in mucus may be a sign your asthma is not fully controlled.  Please contact your provider office for their recommendations. 

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Response by:

Cathy   Benninger, RN, MS, APRN, C-AE Cathy Benninger, RN, MS, APRN, C-AE
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, OSU Asthma Center Educational Program
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University