How do you pronounce,....

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    Guaifenesin? Just wondering,....
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    gwye FEN eh sin
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    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.
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    Quote from sirI
    gwye FEN eh sin
    Ditto
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    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.
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    gwye-FEH-neh-sin

    That's how I've always heard it.

    ANN-geh-na, an-GIE-na. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to.
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    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
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    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
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    gwah fah nessin
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    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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