Guaifenesin and Codeine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Guaifenesin and Codeine?

(gwye FEN e sin & KOE deen)

• This medicine is used to thin secretions so they can be removed from the body by coughing.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• This medicine may be habit-forming with long-term use.

• This medicine is not for coughs due to smoking or lung disease.

• If you have PKU, talk with healthcare provider. Some products do contain phenylalanine.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• You may not be alert. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities until you see how this medicine affects you.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor) or other medicines and natural products that slow your actions and reactions.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

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