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

(gwye FEN e sin & deks troe meth OR fan)

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

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

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

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

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• Headache.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

Reasons to call healthcare provider...

 
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