Generic name: Guaifenesin
Brand names: Mucinex, Robitussin, Liqufruta, QTussin, MucaPlex, Guiatuss, Bronchoril, Rugby, Select and Q-Tussin
Guaifenesin is a medicine which gives comfort to chest congestion. It leans the mucus which makes vulnerable to split through head, lungs and throat. Guaifenesin associated with a class of drugs known as expectorants. It may not cure the cause of the congestion but it can overcome the symptoms.
Guaifenesin (Generic) Uses
Guaifenesin treat the chest congestion and cough that are caused by common cold, flu or some types of breathing problems. This medicine do not treat continuous cough that may be due smoking, asthma and several long term breathing problems. Take these medicines directly through mouth as directed by your pharmacist or doctor, or can also be used over the counter. This medicine is not used for prolong period of time as it may cause some serious side effects on health.
Guaifenesin (Generic) Side effects
Guaifenesin can cause some side effects if they are used for a long time, it is necessary to take this medicine in accordance to the dosage prescribed by the doctor or pharmacist. Some of the common side effects include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, facial flushing and constipation. Talk to your doctor if you experience some serious side effects like seizures, mental problems, mood changes, hallucination, problems in urination and irregular or fast heart beats. Allergic reactions from this medication is unusual but if you have any symptoms of allergic reactions take medical guidance immediately before it increases the risk of getting the allergic reactions and other given side effects more worse.
Guaifenesin (Generic) Precautions
Before taking the medication make it confirmed that your doctor or pharmacist has examined the risk factor other than benefits when prescribing. The medication contains some inactive ingredients that causes allergic reactions if you have any allergic reactions don’t ignore just go to the medical help. Don’t forget to tell your doctor about your previous or ongoing medical history. If cough doesn’t recover within 7 days or if you have any side effects take a checkup it may be a cause of any other health problem.
Guaifenesin (Generic) Interaction
The affects of medication interrupted when it interact with other medication and herbals at the same time. This can causes increased risk of getting the serious side effects worse and affects the working of the drug. Some of the products that may interact with Guaifenesin include cimetidine, narcotic antagonists (such as naltrexone and naloxone) and quinidine.