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Can alcohol cause mucus in lungs?

Can alcohol cause mucus in lungs?

Chronic ingestion of alcohol actually damages the surface of your lungs; and it's on the surface that the mucociliary transport system operates, attracting mucus and eradicating it from your lungs. This system is damaged by ongoing alcohol use, and does not operate as well as it should.

How long is Mucinex in your system?

Cough relief should last about 12 hours. Guaifenesin, the expectorant in Mucinex DM, is rapidly cleared from the body, having a half-life of only one hour. A drug's half-life is the amount of time it takes for the body to eliminate half of the drug.