Can you get Mucolytics over-the-counter?

Can you get Mucolytics over-the-counter?

The only expectorant available in OTC products is guaifenesin (2 brand names: Mucinex, Robitussin Chest Congestion).

Can you get guaifenesin over-the-counter?

Guaifenesin is an expectorant available in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that make coughs more productive by loosening chest congestion and ridding the airways of bothersome mucus. Guaifenesin can be the only active ingredient in a cough medicine, or it can be found in multi-symptom cough and cold products.

Can you buy promethazine over-the-counter?

Promethazine is an antihistamine sometimes used as a sleeping pill. It is also known by the trade names Phenergan and Sominex. It’s available to buy without a prescription from a doctor. It is an ingredient in some over-the-counter cold and flu medicines, such as Night Nurse.

How do you get rid of phlegm in the back of your throat?

Self-care steps

  1. Gargle with warm salt water. This home remedy can help clear mucus from the back of your throat and may help kill germs.
  2. Humidify the air.
  3. Stay hydrated.
  4. Elevate your head.
  5. Avoid decongestants.
  6. Avoid irritants, fragrances, chemicals, and pollution.
  7. If you smoke, try to stop.

What medication loosens phlegm?

Guaifenesin is an expectorant that helps to thin and loosen mucus in the lungs, making it easier to cough up the mucus. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that affects a certain part of the brain (cough center), reducing the urge to cough.

Is Night Nurse good for sleeping?

Night Nurse contains an antihistamine called Promethazine, which helps to aid sleep while decongesting and drying up runny noses for easy breathing.

Why do I have thick mucus in my throat?

The thickness of mucus is related to the overall health and hydration (how much water is in the body). Certain conditions, such as allergies, dehydration, irritation (smoking, dry environments) and infections can thicken mucus or increase production, making it less manageable.