Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Altarussin PE, Ambifed-G, Biotuss PE, Despec-SR, D-Feda II, ExeFen-IR, Guiatex II SR, Levall G, Maxifed, Maxifed-G, Mucinex D, Mucinex D Max Strength, Nasabid SR, Poly-Vent IR, Q-Tussin PE, Respaire-30, Robitussin PE, Robitussin Severe Congestion, Sinutab Non Drying, SudaTex-G, Triaminic Softchews Chest Congestion, We Mist II LA, We Mist LA
Generic Name: guaifenesin and pseudoephedrine (Pronunciation: gwye FEN e sin, SOO doe ee FED rin)
What is guaifenesin and pseudoephedrine (Altarussin PE, Ambifed-G, Biotuss PE, Despec-SR, D-Feda II, ExeFen-IR, Guiatex II SR, Levall G, Maxifed, Maxifed-G, Mucinex D, Mucinex D Max Strength, Nasabid SR, Poly-Vent IR, Q-Tussin PE, Respaire-30, Robitussin PE, Robitussin Severe Congestion, Sinutab Non Drying, SudaTex-G, Triaminic Softchews Chest Congestion, We Mist II LA, We Mist LA)?
Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion (stuffy nose).
Guaifenesin and pseudoephedrine is a combination medicine used to treat stuffy nose, sinus congestion, and cough caused by allergies or the common cold.
Guaifenesin and pseudoephedrine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
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Guaifenesin-PSE 1200 mg-120 mg-CYP
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Guaifenex GP 1200 mg-120 mg
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Guaifenex PSE 60
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Guaifenex PSE 800 mg-80 mg
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What are the possible side effects of guaifenesin and pseudoephedrine?
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.
Stop using guaifenesin and pseudoephedrine and call your doctor at once if you have:
Other common 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 and pseudoephedrine?
Do not give this medication to a child younger than 4 years old. Always\s 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.
Do not use a cough or cold medicine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, cough, or allergy medicine. Guaifenesin and pseudoephedrine 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 guaifenesin or pseudoephedrine.
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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