Mucolytics and expectorants are a group of medications that works by thinning and loosening mucus in the airways, helping to clear chest congestion thus making breathing easier. Common examples of expectorants include guaifenesin and ammonium chloride combined with diphenhydramine. Common examples of mucolytics are acetylcysteine, bromhexine, ambroxol and carbocisteine.
Signs that your condition may require further medical attention include:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.