General English name: Guaifenesin

Brand: Guiatuss, Robitussin

Application: Cough – Cold – Lung problems such as asthma and bronchitis


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Pharmaceutical forms of guaifenesin

Syrups, tablets, capsules (soft gel)


Pharmacological information of guaifenesin

Due to its expectorant effect, guaifenesin increases the volume and reduces the adhesion of bronchial secretions and facilitates breathing. For this reason, this drug is used to treat coughs and congestion caused by colds, bronchitis and other respiratory diseases. However, you should know that this drug is not usually used for persistent cough caused by smoking or long-term respiratory problems (such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema) unless prescribed by a doctor.
The safety of cough and cold products for children under 6 years of age has not been established. Therefore, do not use this product to treat cold symptoms in children under 6 years of age unless your child has been prescribed this medicine. The use of pills and capsules may not be suitable for children under 12 years of age, do not give this medicine to your child arbitrarily.

Cough and cold products do not cure or shorten the duration of a cold and may cause serious side effects. Natural methods of treating colds (such as drinking plenty of fluids) are the best treatment. To reduce the risk of serious side effects, take the right dose of medication as prescribed by your doctor.


Dosage and method of taking guaifenesin


Contraindications to the use of guaifenesin


Consumption of guaifenesin during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.


The effect of guaifenesin on driving and working with machines

Guaifenesin may cause drowsiness and drowsiness, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.


Drug Interactions Guaifenesin

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Guaifenesin may interfere with certain medical tests and cause erroneous results. Inform laboratory personnel that you have used this medicine before the test.


Special warnings and precautions while taking guaifenesin

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before and while taking this medicine:


Side effects of guaifenesin

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:


Nausea and vomiting: Eat simple foods and avoid spicy and high-fat foods and take medicine after meals.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of guaifenesin.


Overdose of guaifenesin (drug poisoning)

Do not take guaifenesin more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.


Storage conditions of guaifenesin

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.