Label: MUCINEX FAST-MAX COLD AND SINUS- acetaminophen, guaifenesin, and phenylephrine hydrochloride tablet, coated

  • DEA Schedule: None
  • Marketing Status: OTC monograph final

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Updated October 7, 2015

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    Drug Facts


    Active ingredients (in each caplet)Purpose
    Acetaminophen 325 mgPain reliever/fever reducer
    Guaifenesin 200 mgExpectorant
    Phenylephrine HCl 5 mgNasal decongestant
  • Uses

    • temporarily relieves these common cold and flu symptoms:
      • nasal congestion
      • fever
      • headache
      • minor aches and pains
      • sinus congestion and pressure
    • temporarily promotes nasal and/or sinus drainage
    • helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to rid the bronchial passageways of bothersome mucus and make coughs more productive
  • Warnings

    Liver warning

    This product contains acetaminophen.

    Severe liver damage may occur if you take:

    • more than 12 caplets in 24 hours, which is the maximum daily amount
    • with other drugs containing acetaminophen
    • 3 or more alcoholic drinks daily while using this product

    Allergy alert

    Acetaminophen may cause severe skin reactions. Symptoms may include:

    • skin reddening
    • blisters
    • rash

    If a skin reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

    Do not use

    • with any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist.
    • if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.

    Ask a doctor before use if you have

    • liver disease
    • heart disease
    • diabetes
    • high blood pressure
    • thyroid disease
    • trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland
    • persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema
    • cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus)

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

    taking the blood thinning drug warfarin

    When using this product do not use more than directed

    Stop use and ask a doctor if

    • nervousness, dizziness or sleeplessness occur
    • pain, nasal congestion or cough gets worse or lasts more than 7 days
    • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
    • redness or swelling is present
    • new symptoms occur
    • cough comes back, or occurs with rash or headache that lasts. These could be signs of a serious condition.

    If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

    Keep out of reach of children.

    Overdose warning

    Taking more than the recommended dose (overdose) may cause liver damage. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

  • Directions

    • do not take more than directed (see Overdose warning)
    • do not take more than 12 caplets in any 24-hour period
    • adults and children 12 years and older: take 2 caplets every 4 hours
    • children under 12 years of age: do not use
  • Other information

    • tamper evident: do not use if outer package is opened or blister is torn or broken
    • store between 20-25°C (68-77°F)
  • Inactive ingredients

    croscarmellose sodium, crospovidone, FD&C red no. 40 aluminum lake, FD&C yellow no. 6 aluminum lake, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol, povidone, talc, titanium dioxide

  • Questions?

    1-866-MUCINEX (1-866-682-4639)

    You may also report side effects to this phone number.


    Dist. by: Reckitt Benckiser, Parsippany, NJ 07054-0224
    Made in England

  • PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 20 Caplet Blister Pack Carton


    NDC 63824-190-20

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    Acetaminophen – Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer
    Guaifenesin Expectorant
    Phenylephrine HCl Nasal Decongestant

    Relieves Headache & Fever
    Relieves Nasal & Chest Congestion
    Thins & Loosens Mucus

    20 CAPLETS
    FOR AGES 12+

    PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 20 Caplet Blister Pack Carton
    acetaminophen, guaifenesin, and phenylephrine hydrochloride tablet, coated
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:63824-190
    Route of AdministrationORAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    Acetaminophen (UNII: 362O9ITL9D) (Acetaminophen - UNII:362O9ITL9D) Acetaminophen325 mg
    Guaifenesin (UNII: 495W7451VQ) (Guaifenesin - UNII:495W7451VQ) Guaifenesin200 mg
    Phenylephrine Hydrochloride (UNII: 04JA59TNSJ) (Phenylephrine - UNII:1WS297W6MV) Phenylephrine Hydrochloride5 mg
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    croscarmellose sodium (UNII: M28OL1HH48)  
    crospovidone (UNII: 68401960MK)  
    FD&C red no. 40 (UNII: WZB9127XOA)  
    FD&C yellow no. 6 (UNII: H77VEI93A8)  
    aluminum oxide (UNII: LMI26O6933)  
    magnesium stearate (UNII: 70097M6I30)  
    cellulose, microcrystalline (UNII: OP1R32D61U)  
    polyethylene glycols (UNII: 3WJQ0SDW1A)  
    polyvinyl alcohol (UNII: 532B59J990)  
    povidones (UNII: FZ989GH94E)  
    talc (UNII: 7SEV7J4R1U)  
    titanium dioxide (UNII: 15FIX9V2JP)  
    Product Characteristics
    ColorORANGEScoreno score
    FlavorImprint Code VVV;CS
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:63824-190-202 in 1 CARTON
    110 in 1 BLISTER PACK; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    2NDC:63824-190-303 in 1 CARTON
    210 in 1 BLISTER PACK; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    OTC MONOGRAPH FINALpart34106/27/2012
    Labeler - Reckitt Benckiser LLC (094405024)