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cheratussin Ac

Cheratussin Ac
Guaifenesin/codeine-Oral


Guaifenesin is an expectorant used to help clear mucous and congestion. Codeine is used to quiet a cough. This combination medication is used to control cough and congestion associated with a cold, allergies or respiratory tract illness.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Robitussin A-C, Guaifenesin W/codeine, Guiatuss Ac, Robafen Ac, Iophen, Guiatussin Ac, Cheracol, Guaifenesin/codeine Phosphate, Biotussin Ac, Mytussin Ac
 
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Avg Consumer Rating 2 out of 5
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cheratussin Ac
Robitussin A-C, Guaifenesin W/codeine, Guiatuss Ac, Robafen Ac, Iophen, Guiatussin Ac, Cheracol, Guaifenesin/codeine Phosphate, Biotussin Ac, Mytussin Ac

Uses
Guaifenesin is an expectorant used to help clear mucous and congestion. Codeine is used to quiet a cough. This combination medication is used to control cough and congestion associated with a cold, allergies or respiratory tract illness.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and heat.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include slowed breathing, drowsiness, deep sleep or loss of consciousness, cold and clammy skin, dry mouth, and slow pulse.

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Cheratussin AC

How To Use
  • Take Cheratussin Ac with food if stomach upset occurs.
  • Take Cheratussin Ac as directed.
  • Do not increase the dose or take it more often or longer than prescribed.
  • This is a strong cough medication and must only be used for the condition and by the person for which it is prescribed.
  • It should not be used for just any cough.
  • It is helpful to drink plenty of fluids (6-8 glasses a day) to help relieve congestion.

Side Effects
  • Drowsiness, constipation, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, dizziness or headache may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop: a skin rash, itching, rapid heart rate.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: lung disease (e.g., asthma, emphysema), substance abuse, allergies (especially to narcotics).
  • Because Cheratussin Ac can cause dizziness, use caution performing tasks requiring alertness and avoid consuming alcohol.
  • Cheratussin Ac should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Since it is not known if Cheratussin Ac is found in breast milk; consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up the doses.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: sedatives, tranquilizers, narcotic pain relievers, sleeping pills, seizure medication, muscle relaxants, medications for depression, cimetidine, quinidine.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for cheratussin Ac
Overall:2 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 62
Location: mn
Time Taken: 7 days

Reason: dry cough Date: 7 January 2010
Side Effects
none

Additional Thoughts
It made no difference in my cough.

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