guaifenesin and theophylline (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking guaifenesin and theophylline (Ed-Bron G, Elixophyllin-GG)?
You should not take this medication if you are allergic to guaifenesin or theophylline, or if you have:
Before taking guaifenesin and theophylline, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication.
FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
Guaifenesin and theophylline 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.
Older adults may be more likely to have side effects from this medication.
How should I take guaifenesin and theophylline (Ed-Bron G, Elixophyllin-GG)?
Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take this medicine with a full glass of water. Drink plenty of fluids to help loosen congestion and thin mucus.
Guaifenesin and theophylline can be taken with food to lessen stomach upset.
Take your doses at the same time every day to keep a constant level of guaifenesin and theophylline in your blood.
Measure liquid medicine with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
Do not switch brands or formulation (capsule, liquid) without your doctor's approval.
Store guaifenesin and theophylline at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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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