How do you pronounce,....

  1. Guaifenesin? Just wondering,....
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   sirI
    gwye FEN eh sin
  4. by   HeatherB,CST
    Siri, I agree with your pronunciation. I remember seeing a cough syrup TV ad years ago in which it was pronounced:
    gwy'-ah-fin-EH-sin.
    I'm sure that has prompted many a mispronunciation.
  5. by   elkpark
    Quote from sirI
    gwye FEN eh sin
    Ditto
  6. by   GLORIAmunchkin72
    Is it possible that there is more than one way of pronouncing it? For example I've heard the med Lyrica pronounced two different ways by different experts.
  7. by   Elvish
    gwye-FEH-neh-sin

    That's how I've always heard it.

    ANN-geh-na, an-GIE-na. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to.
  8. by   NRSKarenRN
    use our search engine above: change drop down section of allnurses to
    medline drugs....at top of each page under name of drug is pronunciation

    guaifenesin

    (gwye fen' e sin)

    medlineplus drug information: guaifenesin
  9. by   Diary/Dairy
    Quote from Arwen_U
    ANN-geh-na, an-GIE-na. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to.
    Not to mention to MAY to, To mah to
  10. by   Laughs-a-lot, RN
    gwah fah nessin
  11. by   P_RN
    Years back when it was still Rx. It was called glyceryl guaiacolate (talk about a mouth full of sounds.

    I've called it both "gwy a Fen' a sin" and "gwy a Fe NESS' in."

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