Drug Name: GUIATUSSIN AC
GUIATUSSIN AC DESCRIPTION:
GUAIFENESIN WITH CODEINE - ORAL (gweye-FEN-eh-sin WITH KO-deen)
COMMON GUIATUSSIN AC BRAND NAME(S):
Cheracol, Robitussin A-C
GUIATUSSIN AC SIDE EFFECTS:
Drowsiness, constipation, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, dizziness or headache may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: a skin rash, itching, rapid heart rate. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
HOW TO USE GUIATUSSIN AC:
GUIATUSSIN AC: Take GUIATUSSIN AC with food if stomach upset occurs. Take GUIATUSSIN AC as directed. Do not increase the dose or take it more often or longer than prescribed. This is a strong cough medication and must only be used for the condition and by the person for which it is prescribed. It should not be used for just any cough. It is helpful to drink plenty of fluids (6-8 glasses a day) to help relieve congestion.
GUIATUSSIN AC USES:
Guaifenesin is an expectorant used to help clear mucous and congestion. Codeine is used to quiet a cough. This combination medication is used to control cough and congestion associated with a cold, allergies or respiratory tract illness.
GUIATUSSIN AC PRECAUTIONS:
Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: lung disease (e.g., asthma, emphysema), substance abuse, allergies (especially to narcotics). Because GUIATUSSIN AC can cause dizziness, use caution performing tasks requiring alertness and avoid consuming alcohol. GUIATUSSIN AC should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Since it is not known if GUIATUSSIN AC is found in breast milk; consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
GUIATUSSIN AC DRUG INTERACTIONS:
Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: sedatives, tranquilizers, narcotic pain relievers, sleeping pills, seizure medication, muscle relaxants, medications for depression, cimetidine. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
GUIATUSSIN AC OVERDOSE:
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include slowed breathing, drowsiness, deep sleep or loss of consciousness, cold and clammy skin, dry mouth, and slow pulse.
MISSED GUIATUSSIN AC DOSE:
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the doses.
GUIATUSSIN AC STORAGE:
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and heat. Do not store in the bathroom.