Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Productive Cough Expectorants

A cough that is producing excessive mucus may respond to an expectorant, such as guaifenesin. Expectorants thin the mucus, making it easier to cough up phlegm from the lungs.

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Last Updated: Apr 7, 2007 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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