carbetapentane and guaifenesin (cont.)
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- What is carbetapentane and guaifenesin (Allfen C, Allfen CX, Allres-G, BetaVent, Carba-XP, Certuss, exall, Expectuss, Oratuss, Pulmari-GP, Respi-Tann G, Tusso-ZMR, Tusso-ZR, Xpect-AT)?
- What are the possible side effects of carbetapentane and guaifenesin?
- What is the most important information I should know about carbetapentane and guaifenesin?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking carbetapentane and guaifenesin?
- How should I take carbetapentane and guaifenesin?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking carbetapentane and guaifenesin?
- What other drugs will affect carbetapentane and guaifenesin?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since cough or cold medicine is taken when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose can cause confusion, agitation, or restless feeling.
What should I avoid while taking carbetapentane and guaifenesin?
Carbetapentane and guaifenesin may cause blurred vision or impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
Drinking alcohol can increase drowsiness caused by carbetapentane and guaifenesin.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, cough, or allergy medicine. Cough suppressants and expectorants are contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of a certain drug. Check the label to see if a medicine contains a cough suppressant or expectorant.
What other drugs will affect carbetapentane and guaifenesin?
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by carbetapentane and guaifenesin.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with carbetapentane and guaifenesin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about carbetapentane and guaifenesin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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