dihydrocodeine and guaifenesin (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (J-Max DHC)?
Cough or cold medicine is usually taken only as needed, so you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (J-Max DHC)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of dihydrocodeine can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include vomiting, extreme dizziness or drowsiness, confusion, hallucinations, blurred vision, cold and clammy skin, fast/slow or uneven heart rate, pinpoint pupils, fainting, and seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking dihydrocodeine and guaifenesin (J-Max DHC)?
Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking this medication. Alcohol can increase some of the side effects of dihydrocodeine.
Dihydrocodeine and guaifenesin can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Do not use any other over-the-counter cold, allergy, or cough medicine without first asking your doctor or pharmacist. Guaifenesin is contained in many medicines available over the counter. If you take certain products together you may accidentally take too much of a certain drug. Read the label of any other medicine you are using to see if it contains guaifenesin.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather.
What other drugs will affect dihydrocodeine and guaifenesin (J-Max DHC)?
Do not take this medication with alcohol, other narcotic pain medications, sedatives, tranquilizers, muscle relaxers, or other medicines that can make you sleepy or slow your breathing. Dangerous side effects may result.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you take, especially:
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with dihydrocodeine and guaifenesin. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about dihydrocodeine and guaifenesin.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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