Guaifenesin


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Hypertension


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Guaifenesin (Robitusson) Dosage


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Guaifenesin
(Glyceryl guaiacolate)

Guaifenesin (Robitussin)
Glyceryl guaiacolate (Robitussin)
Guaifenesin
(gwye- FEN-eh-sin)
Pregnancy Category: C Allfen Anti-Tuss Balminil Expectorant Benylin-E Breonesin Fenesin Gee-Gee Genatuss GG-Cen Glyate Glycotuss Glytuss Guiatuss Halotussin Humibid L.A. Humibid Sprinkle Hytuss Hytuss-2X Mytussin Naldecon Senior EX Robitussin Scot-tussin Sinumist-SR Capsulets Touro EX Uni-tussin (OTC)

Classification: Expectorant

Action/Kinetics: May increase the output of fluid of the respiratory tract by reducing the viscosity and surface tension of respiratory secretions, thereby facilitating their expectoration. Data on efficacy are lacking.

Uses: Dry, nonproductive cough due to colds and minor upper respiratory tract infections when there is mucus in the respiratory tract.

Contraindications: Chronic cough (e.g., due to smoking, asthma, or emphysema), cough accompanied by excess secretions. Use in children under age 12 for persistent or chronic cough due to asthma or cough accompanied by excessive mucus (unless prescribed by a provider).

Special Concerns: Persistent cough may indicate a serious infection; thus, the provider should be consulted if cough lasts for more than 1 week, is recurring, or is accompanied by high fever, rash, or persistent headache.

Side Effects: GI: N&V, GI upset. CNS: Dizziness, headache. Dermatologic: Rash, urticaria.

Laboratory Test Alterations: False + urinary 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid. Color interference with determination of urinary vanillylmandelic acid.

Overdose Management: Symptoms: N&V. Treatment: Treat symptomatically.

Drug Interactions: Inhibition of platelet adhesiveness by guaifenesin may result in bleeding tendencies.

How Supplied: Capsule: 200 mg; Capsule, Extended Release: 300 mg; Liquid: 100 mg/5 mL, 200 mg/5 mL; Syrup: 50 mg/5 mL, 100 mg/5 mL; Tablet: 100 mg, 200 mg; Tablet, Extended Release: 575 mg, 600 mg, 800 mg, 1000 mg, 1200 mg

Dosage
?Capsules, Tablets, Oral Liquid, Syrup Expectorant.
Adults and children over 12 years: 100-400 mg q 4 hr, not to exceed 2.4 g/day; pediatric, 6-12 years: 100-200 mg q 4 hr, not to exceed 1.2 g/day; pediatric, 2-6 years: 50-100 mg q 4 hr, not to exceed 600 mg/day. If less than 2 years of age, individualize the dosage.
?Sustained-Release Capsules, Sustained-Release Tablets Expectorant.
Adults and children over 12 years: 600-1,200 mg q 12 hr, not to exceed 2.4 g/day; pediatric, 6-12 years: 600 mg q 12 hr, not to exceed 1.2 g/day; pediatric, 2-6 years: 300 mg q 12 hr, not to exceed 600 mg/day. NOTE: The liquid dosage forms may be more suitable for children less than 6 years of age.

Guaifenesin Ratings

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Guaifenesin
4.5

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: ***

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Jack Hornburg (jack@mountainfortress.com), Irving, Texas 75061succ - 12/27/2012

CVS Drug stores had this drug on sale at a great price savings (buy 1
get one for half price). This is necessary for retired (82 years old) people trying to afford it + proper usage. Mucinex costs VS quantity
in much more costly and with a history of effectiveness.
In 1991 I had my right kidney removed due to internal cancer (very early stages). When I got home guaifensin was very effective for relieving my chest conjestine and clearing my (very active) sinuses. I was very pleased.In approximately 8 hours I developed a significant pain in my left side. I tried to increase my water (liquids) consumption and took two more in proper, recommended, time. I then taking it (400 MGdosage). Not knowing why I discontinued taking it and protect my remaining left kidney.
Results of drug, for application expected, wwere very good,The damages to kidney unknown.I take daily, Lisopgil 20 mg., pravachol 40 mg, razadyne ER 24 mg,omega 3 1000 MG,famotidine 20mg, sertraline HCL100 mg,clairitine-D 24 hour,trazadine HCL 100mg, metroprol XL 25 mg, 81 mg aspirine, plus seniors mutti vitamines.(allergies are to cipro (critical)), & diflucan a rash)). Thank You. 3rd submission,sorry.

Guaifenesin
4.5

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: ***

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Jack Hornburg (jack@mountainfortress.com), Irving, Texas 75061succ - 12/27/2012

CVS Drug stores had this drug on sale at a great price savings (buy 1
get one for half price). This is necessary for retired (82 years old) people trying to afford it + proper usage. Mucinex costs VS quantity
in much more costly and with a history of effectiveness.
In 1991 I had my right kidney removed due to internal cancer (very early stages). When I got home guaifensin was very effective for relieving my chest conjestine and clearing my (very active) sinuses. I was very pleased.In approximately 8 hours I developed a significant pain in my left side. I tried to increase my water (liquids) consumption and took two more in proper, recommended, time. I then taking it (400 MGdosage). Not knowing why I discontinued taking it and protect my remaining left kidney.
Results of drug, for application expected, wwere very good,The damages to kidney unknown.I take daily, Lisopgil 20 mg., pravachol 40 mg, razadyne ER 24 mg,omega 3 1000 MG,famotidine 20mg, sertraline HCL100 mg,clairitine-D 24 hour,trazadine HCL 100mg, metroprol XL 25 mg, 81 mg aspirine, plus seniors mutti vitamines.(allergies are to cipro (critical)), & diflucan a rash)). Thank You.

Guaifenesin
5.0

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *****

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Dave, Cheyenne, WY - 01/16/2011

I have been very satisfied with its availabilty and its effectiveness. It has been most effective when used without a cough suppressant seeing as coughing is the mechanism by which the mucous is removed. If the cough hangs on after the congestion is gone, then I used a cough suppressant.
Robitussin works for most things (200 mg/per teaspoon). Mucinex is available in stronger doses (for adults, 2 x 600 mg tabs every 12 hours).