Generic Name : Guaifenesin Pronunciation : gwye fen' e sin Therapeutic Classification : Expectorant and Cough Products ICD Code : Y55.4
International- Barkeit Tab, Capex-Bron Exp, Robitussin Ac, Entex La, Organidin NR. Other Name : Glyceryl Guaiacolate Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an expectorant, prescribed for chest congestion. It promotes lower respiratory tract drainage by thinning the mucus in the air passages to make it easier to cough up the mucus and clear the airways. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
PO- The recommended dose is 200 to 400 mg 4 hourly. Max: 2.4 g/day. How it should be taken :
It comes as tablets, capsules, granules and syrup, to take orally with or without food as directed by your physician. Warnings and Precautions :
*Caution should be exercised in patients with history of persistent cough e.g. occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis or emphysema, cough accompanied by excessive secretions, cough with a fever, rash or persistent headache, pregnancy, lactation, porphyria.
Side Effects :
Central Nervous System- Dizziness and headache.
Skin- Rash and hives.
Gastrointestinal- Nausea and vomiting.
*Avoid abrupt withdrawal, otherwise excessive elevations in blood pressure and symptoms such as nervousness, headache and confusion may occur. Storage Conditions :
Store it in room temperature and in airtight container. Keep away from children.
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