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Medications and Drugs

Brand Names: Duratuss G, Ganidin NR, GG 200 NR, Guaifenesin LA, Liquibid, Muco-Fen 1200, Organidin NR, Q-Bid LA, Robitussin, Scot-Tussin

Generic Name: guaifenesin (Pronunciation: gwye FEN e sin)

What is guaifenesin (Duratuss G, Ganidin NR, GG 200 NR, Guaifenesin LA, Liquibid, Muco-Fen 1200, Organidin NR, Q-Bid LA, Robitussin, Scot-Tussin)?

Guaifenesin is an expectorant. It helps loosen congestion in your chest and throat, making it easier to cough out through your mouth.

Guaifenesin is used to reduce chest congestion caused by the common cold, infections, or allergies.

Guaifenesin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Duratuss G

oblong, white, imprinted with ucb 620

Guaifenesin LA 600 mg-URL

oblong, green, imprinted with MP 423

Guaifenesin LA-CAR

oblong, green, imprinted with CARACO, 152

Humibid LA

oblong, green, imprinted with MEDEVA, 012

Liquibid 600 mg

oblong, white, imprinted with LIQU IBID

What are the possible side effects of guaifenesin?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about guaifenesin?

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to guaifenesin.

Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

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.

This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.



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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