Let’s be honest: when you’re struggling with a nasty cough, icky mucus and a nose that’s running like a faucet, you don’t necessarily care why a product works, as long as it does. But understanding your symptoms and the best active ingredients to relieve them can help you pick the best over-the-counter medication at the drugstore.
That’s why we’re taking you back to school for Mucinex® 101 — so you can learn how our products work and how they help you get relief.
The cold and flu have something in common: coughing and congestion. That’s why Mucinex® has developed a variety of products to address these symptoms and help you navigate cold and flu season. Products in this range typically contain one or both of these two ingredients:
Products in this category, like Mucinex® and Mucinex® DM, work best for a stubborn, productive cough — whether you’re grappling with the cough on its own or as a lingering effect of the cold or flu.
When you’ve got a nasty cold or flu, you’re dealing with multiple symptoms at once (hello, runny nose and fever) so you’ll need a type of Mucinex® that has more active ingredients.
Products in this range typically contain some combination of these ingredients:
Since it's common knowledge that excess mucus isn’t just a problem when you have chest
congestion or a cold — that run-of-the-mill stuffy nose is pretty annoying, too. So Mucinex® developed sinus products to help clear nasal congestion, and relieve the yucky headache that can sometimes come along with it. Products for sinus symptoms typically contain one or more of these ingredients:
All of Mucinex® sinus products contain a nasal decongestant to relieve congested sinuses, but some products, such as Mucinex® Sinus-Max® Pressure & Pain, contain additional ingredients to manage other symptoms, like pain.
When you’re struggling with a nasty cough, icky mucus and a nose that’s running like a faucet, you don’t always care why a product works, as long as it does.