Guaifenesin is used to provide relief from acute productive (chesty) coughs. Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to it. This drug is not recommended for use in children younger than 4 years old. It is also advised to not to use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Inform your doctor about your health condition and current medications. You should get medical help immediately if you experience any signs of severe allergic reactions such as difficult breathing, hives, swelling of your tongue, face, lips or throat.
Less serious side effects of this drug may include hypersensitivity, diarrhea, nausea, etc. The dosage for children and adults is different and is determined by the doctor based on your medical condition.
This drug is used to treat:
Is It safe with alcohol?It is generally safe to consume alcohol with this drug.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Pregnant women must consult doctor before using this drug.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Breastfeeding women must consult doctor before using this drug.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Are there any missed dose instructions?Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Consult your doctor in case of overdose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Guaifenesin as ingredient
This medication behaves as an expectorant reduces adhesiveness and surface tension of congealed mucus in the upper respiratory tract to increase the flow of mucous. It also stimulates and increases the efficiency of the cilia to remove the accumulated mucus.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
DiseaseThis drug interacts with renal or severe hepatic impairment, asthma, cough, etc.
Interaction with Medicine
MedicineThis drug interacts with urinary 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) and vanillylmandelic acid (VMA).
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