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Drug Guide    G   guaifen/p-Ephed Hcl

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   Guaifen/p-Ephed Hcl

Guaifen/p-Ephed Hcl
Guaif/pseudoephed-Oral Tab,cap


Guaifenesin is an expectorant used to help clear mucous and congestion. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant which helps relieve nasal congestion. This combination medication is used to treat symptoms associated with a cold, allergies or respiratory tract illness.

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Dynex, D-Pse/gg
 
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guaifen/p-Ephed Hcl
Dynex, D-Pse/gg

Uses
Guaifenesin is an expectorant used to help clear mucous and congestion. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant which helps relieve nasal congestion. This combination medication is used to treat symptoms 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 sunlight.
  • 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 nausea, vomiting, fast or irregular heartbeat, and seizures.

How To Use
  • Take Guaifen/p-Ephed Hcl by mouth.
  • It should be swallowed whole.
  • Do not crush or chew the medication.
  • If stomach upset occurs, this may be taken with food or milk.
  • Take Guaifen/p-Ephed Hcl as directed.
  • Do not increase the dose or take it more often or longer than prescribed.
  • It is recommended to drink plenty of fluids (6-8 glasses a day) to help relieve congestion.

Side Effects
  • Nausea, stomach upset, loss of appetite, nervousness, 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: chest pain, a rapid heart rate, anxiety, fear, difficulty urinating (men only), difficulty sleeping.
  • Because Guaifen/p-Ephed Hcl may cause dizziness, use caution performing tasks requiring alertness and avoid consuming alcohol which can aggravate this effect.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you have: pre-existing heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, lung disease, emphysema, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, diabetes mellitus, glaucoma, difficulty urinating, an enlarged prostate, history of seizures.
  • Guaifen/p-Ephed Hcl should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known if Guaifen/p-Ephed Hcl appears 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 dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: sleeping pills, sedatives, tranquilizers, muscle relaxants, medication for depression, medication for high blood pressure.
  • Tell your doctor if you have taken any MAO inhibitors in the last two weeks: furazolidone, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine, linezolid.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for guaifen/p-Ephed Hcl
Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 67
Location: Salt Lake City, Ut
Time Taken: 1 wk days

Reason: For congestion and pain from congestion Date: 23 April 2011
Side Effects
Congestion causing pain in neck and shoulders, and head.

Additional Thoughts
Please don't ever take it off the market.

CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgement of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.

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