Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Why are Mucinex® D and Maximum Strength Mucinex® D products not kept in the aisle like other Mucinex® products?

Mucinex® D and Maximum Strength Mucinex® D contain the active ingredient pseudoephedrine (PSE), which is a nasal decongestant that relieves sinus pressure and congestion. This ingredient is also used in the illegal manufacturing of methamphetamine, commonly known as “meth”, a highly addictive stimulant. In 2006, Congress passed a law to stop the illegal use of PSE by banning the over-the-counter sales of cold products containing PSE, and limiting the monthly amount any individual could purchase. The product is stored in a secure location where consumers do not have direct access. Mississippi and Oregon have gone further to reduce the misuse of PSE and require a prescription to purchase Mucinex® D and Maximum Strength Mucinex® D. In the other 48 states, only an ID is required at point of purchase.

2. Can Mucinex® Fast-Max® products be used with other over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription medications?

Please speak with your healthcare provider.

3. Can Mucinex® Sinus-MaxTM products be used with other over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription medications?

Please speak with your healthcare provider.

4. Can I use another measuring device in place of the cup provided with the Children’s Mucinex liquid?

No. Only use the dosing cup that comes with your product. Your dosing cup is specific to that product.