Guaifenesin

 

General English name: Guaifenesin

Brand: Guiatuss, Robitussin

Application: Cough - Cold - Lung problems such as asthma and bronchitis

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of guaifenesin

Pharmacological information of guaifenesin

Dosage and method of taking guaifenesin

Contraindications to the use of guaifenesin

Consumption of guaifenesin during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of guaifenesin on driving and working with machines

Drug Interactions Guaifenesin

Special warnings and precautions while taking guaifenesin

Side effects of guaifenesin

Overdose of guaifenesin (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of guaifenesin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of guaifenesin

Syrups, tablets, capsules (soft gel)

 

 Pharmacological information of guaifenesin

Due to its expectorant effect, guaifenesin increases the volume and reduces the adhesion of bronchial secretions and facilitates breathing. For this reason, this drug is used to treat coughs and congestion caused by colds, bronchitis and other respiratory diseases. However, you should know that this drug is not usually used for persistent cough caused by smoking or long-term respiratory problems (such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema) unless prescribed by a doctor.
The safety of cough and cold products for children under 6 years of age has not been established. Therefore, do not use this product to treat cold symptoms in children under 6 years of age unless your child has been prescribed this medicine. The use of pills and capsules may not be suitable for children under 12 years of age, do not give this medicine to your child arbitrarily.

Cough and cold products do not cure or shorten the duration of a cold and may cause serious side effects. Natural methods of treating colds (such as drinking plenty of fluids) are the best treatment. To reduce the risk of serious side effects, take the right dose of medication as prescribed by your doctor.

 

Dosage and method of taking guaifenesin

  • Carefully read the package leaflet before starting treatment with guaifenesin. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of guaifenesin varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
  • The pharmaceutical forms of guaifenesin (syrups, tablets, capsules) are different; To buy this medicine, you must pay attention to your doctor's prescription.
  • The dose of guaifenesin syrup varies according to weight, so pay attention to your doctor's prescription while taking the medicine.
  • Take the medicine regularly to be effective.
  • It is best to drink plenty of water after taking this medicine to relieve airway obstruction.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose of guaifenesin at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is about an hour away, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to the use of guaifenesin

  • Note the expiration date of the guaifenesin drug and do not take it if it has expired.
  • Never give guaifenesin to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Never give guaifenesin to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions with guaifenesin, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
  • Guaifenesin is not recommended for use in children under 6 years of age.
  • Guaifenesin tablets are not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
  • Drugs such as guaifenesin are not recommended for patients with phenylketonuria, as they may have adverse effects on these patients.

 

Consumption of guaifenesin during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of guaifenesin on driving and working with machines

Guaifenesin may cause drowsiness and drowsiness, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

 Drug Interactions Guaifenesin

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Guaifenesin may interfere with certain medical tests and cause erroneous results. Inform laboratory personnel that you have used this medicine before the test.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking guaifenesin

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before and while taking this medicine:

  • If you decide to have a baby, if you are pregnant or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have respiratory problems or asthma.
  • If you have a liver problem.
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If you have phenylketonuria.
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These include all available medicines, whether prescribed or used by your doctor, such as herbal medicines and supplements.
  • If you have ever been allergic to a particular drug.

 

Side effects of guaifenesin

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Boredom

Nausea and vomiting: Eat simple foods and avoid spicy and high-fat foods and take medicine after meals.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of guaifenesin.

 

Overdose of guaifenesin (drug poisoning)

Do not take guaifenesin more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of guaifenesin

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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