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dyphylline and guaifenesin (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking dyphylline and guaifenesin?

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to dyphylline or guaifenesin. This medication will not treat an asthma attack.

To make sure you can safely take this medication, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • heart disease or a history of heart attack;
  • high blood pressure;
  • overactive thyroid; or
  • a stomach ulcer.

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether dyphylline and guaifenesin will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

Dyphylline and guaifenesin can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take dyphylline and guaifenesin?

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Do not give this medication to a child younger than 4 years old. Always ask a doctor before giving a cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough and cold medicines in very young children.

Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.

Take dyphylline and guaifenesin with food if it upsets your stomach.

Measure liquid medicine with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

This medication can cause unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using dyphylline and guaifenesin.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

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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