Which medications in the drug class Expectorants are used in the treatment of Acute Sinusitis?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Expectorants

Mucolytic agents such as guaifenesin have the theoretical benefit of thinning mucous secretions and improving drainage.

Guaifenesin (Altarussin, Bidex, Geri-Tussin, Liquibid, Mucinex)

Guaifenesin increases respiratory tract fluid secretions and helps to loosen phlegm and bronchial secretions. It is indicated for patients with bronchiectasis complicated by tenacious mucous and/or mucous plugs.


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