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Expectorants

Robafen (guaifenesin)

Guaifenesin, sold under the brand name Mucinex, among others, is a medication used as an expectorant, intended to help cough out phlegm from the airways. Chemically it is an ether of guaiacol and glycerine. It is unclear if it decreases coughing. Use is not recommended in children less than six years old...Wikipedia

 

Manufacturer's Website: Not Available                                                                                                                          Average retail cost: $6/bottle

Robitussin (guaifenesin)

Guaifenesin, sold under the brand name Mucinex, among others, is a medication used as an expectorant, intended to help cough out phlegm from the airways. Chemically it is an ether of guaiacol and glycerine. It is unclear if it decreases coughing. Use is not recommended in children less than six years old...Wikipedia

 

Manufacturer's Website: Robitussin                                                                                                                 Average retail cost: $9/bottle

Mucinex (guaifenesin)

Guaifenesin, sold under the brand name Mucinex, among others, is a medication used as an expectorant, intended to help cough out phlegm from the airways. Chemically it is an ether of guaiacol and glycerine. It is unclear if it decreases coughing. Use is not recommended in children less than six years old...Wikipedia

 

Manufacturer's Website: Mucinex                                                                                                                Average retail cost: $19/20 tabs

SSKI (potassium iodide)

Potassium iodide is a chemical compound, medication, and dietary supplement. It is a medication used for treating hyperthyroidism, in radiation emergencies, and for protecting the thyroid gland when certain types of radiopharmaceuticals are used...Wikipedia

 

Manufacturer's Website: Not Available                                                                                                                 Average retail cost: $476/dropper

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