Brand Names: Altarussin DM, Amibid DM, Anti-Tuss DM, Aquabid DM, Aquatab DM, Aquatab DM(obsolete), Benylin Expectorant, Bidex-DM, Biotuss DM, Broncotron, Cheracol D Cough, Cheracol-D, Children Giltuss Cough & Chest Congestion, Children's Delsym Cough+Chest Congest DM, Children's Mucus Relief Cough, Children's Robitussin Cough and Chest, Children's Triaminic Cough and Congestion, Coricidin HBP Chest Congestion & Cough, Cough Formula-DM, Creo-Terpin, DayQuil Mucus Control DM, Delsym Cough Plus Chest Congestion DM, Dex-Tuss DM, Diabetic Suppressant, Diabetic Tuss DM, Diabetic Tuss DM Maximum Strength, Double-Tussin DM, DuraDEX, Duraganidin, Fenesin DM, Fenesin DM IR, Fenex-DM, G Bid DM, Gani-Tuss-DM NR, G-Bid DM, Genatuss DM, GG/DM, GG-DM SR, Giltuss Cough & Chest Congestion, G-Tron, Guaiasorb Cough Medicine, Guaiasorb DM, Guai-Dex, Guaifen DM, GuaiFENesin DM, GuaiFENesin DM NR, GuaiFENesin DM SR, Guaifenex DM, Guiacough DM, Guiadrine DM, Guiat Clear DM, Guiatuss Clear, Guiatuss DM, Guiatussin-DM, G-Zyncof, Halotussin DM, Halotussin DM Sugar Free, Humigen DM, Iobid DM, Iofen-DM NF, Iophen DM, Iophen DM NR, Kita La Tos, Kolephrin GG/DM, Lotussin DM, Mastussin DM, Mintab DM, Monafed DM, Mucinex Children's Cough, Mucinex Children's Cough Mini-Melts, Mucinex DM, Mucinex DM Maximum Strength, Mucinex Fast-Max DM Max, Mucobid DM, Muco-Fen DM, Mucus Relief DM, Mytussin DM, Naldecon DX Liquigel, Naldecon Senior DX, Nalspan Senior DX, Pecgen DMX, Phanatuss, Phlemex, Q-Bid DM, Q-Tussin DM, Recofen D, Recofen Plus, Respa-DM, Rhinosyn-DMX, Ri-Tussin DM, Robafen DM, Robafen DM Clear, Robafen DM Max, Robichem DM, Robitussin Cough & Congestion, Robitussin Cough & Congestion DM Max, Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM Maximum Strength, Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM Peak Cold, Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM Peak Cold Sugar-Free, Robitussin Cough+Chest Cong DM, Robitussin DM (obsolete), Robitussin DM Sugar Free, Robitussin DM To Go, Robitussin Peak Cold Cough+Chest Cong DM, Robitussin-SF, Safetussin 30 DM, Safetussin DM, Scot-Tussin DM, Scot-Tussin Senior, Siltussin DM, Siltussin DM DAS Cough Formula, Siltussin-DM DAS-NA, Siltussin-DM DAS-NA Maximum Strength, S-Pack DM, Tolu-Sed DM, Touro DM, Trispec DMX, T-Tussin DM, Tusnel Diabetic, Tusscidin DM, Tussi-Bid, Tussidin DM, Tussin Cough, Tussin DM, Tussin DM Max, Tussi-Organidin DM NR, Tussi-Organidin DM NR(obsolete), Tussi-Organidin DM-S NR, Tussi-Organidin DM-S NR (obsolete), Vicks 44E, Vicks 44E Pediatric, Zyncof
Generic Name: dextromethorphan and guaifenesin
- What is dextromethorphan and guaifenesin?
- What are the possible side effects of dextromethorphan and guaifenesin?
- What is the most important information I should know about dextromethorphan and guaifenesin?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking dextromethorphan and guaifenesin?
- How should I take dextromethorphan and guaifenesin?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking dextromethorphan and guaifenesin?
- What other drugs will affect dextromethorphan and guaifenesin?
- Where can I get more information?
What is dextromethorphan and guaifenesin?
There are many brands and forms of this medication available and not all brands are listed on this leaflet.
Dextromethorphan and guaifenesin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
oval, white/yellow, imprinted with Mucinex, 600
oblong, gray, imprinted with DU RA, FDM 014
oblong, green, imprinted with 213, ETHEX
What are the possible side effects of dextromethorphan and guaifenesin?
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:
Common side effects may include:
- dizziness, drowsiness;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- diarrhea; or
- feeling nervous, restless, anxious, or irritable;.
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 dextromethorphan and guaifenesin?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking dextromethorphan and guaifenesin?
Do not use this medicine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if this medicine is safe to use if you have:
Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
This medicine may contain phenylalanine. Check the medication label if you have phenylketonuria (PKU).
How should I take dextromethorphan and guaifenesin?
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Cold or cough medicine is only for short-term use until your symptoms clear up.
Always follow directions on the medicine label about giving cough or cold medicine to a child. Do not use the medicine only to make a child sleepy. Death can occur from the misuse of cough or cold medicines in very young children.
Measure liquid medicine carefully. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).
You may need to shake the liquid before you measure a dose. Follow all directions on the label.
Swallow the extended-release tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it.
Sprinkle the granules directly onto your tongue and swallow right away.
Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medicine.
If you need to have any type of surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time if you have taken this medicine within the past few days.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since dextromethorphan and guaifenesin is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. Skip any missed dose if it's almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking dextromethorphan and guaifenesin?
Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired.
Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause side effects.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using other cough or cold medicines that may contain similar ingredients.
What other drugs will affect dextromethorphan and guaifenesin?
Avoid using this medicine with other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing (such as opioid medicine, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety or seizures).
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine if you are also using any other drugs, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Some medicines can cause unwanted or dangerous effects when used together. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about dextromethorphan and guaifenesin.
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