Cheratussin AC (Oral)

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What other medications can be takedn w/Cheratussin

May Cheratussin AC be taken in conjuction with Albuterol, Flovent, and/or oral steroids?
by Kristi Crowson in College Station, TX, 01/19/2007

what is cheratussin and what is it used for?

Is cheratussin another medicine for robtussin?
by ruby a randolph in chicago ill, 07/14/2009

Cheratussin AC

Can my 2 1/2 year old son take Cheratussin AC Syrup? Thank you
by Sarah in San Angelo, TX, 07/25/2006

safe for breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Cheratuddin AC Syrup while I am breastfeeding? The dosage is 1 teaspoon every 4 hours.
by Theresa in USA, 01/04/2006

can kids take this medecine

can kids of the age 3 and 6 can take this medecine for cough yes or no thank you.
by javier in oxnard, cal, 02/21/2009

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Cheratussin AC (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Cheratussin AC (Oral)

Cheratussin AC (Oral) Medication Classification


Cheratussin AC (Oral) Brandname

Vi-Q-Tuss, Gani-Tuss NR, Atuss EX, Guaiatussin AC, Guiatuss AC, Mytussin AC Cough, Biotussin AC, Cheratussin AC, Guaifenesin AC, Cheracol w/Codeine, Robafen AC, Guiatuscon A.C., Cotuss-V, Codiclear DH, G-Tuss

Cheratussin AC (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Treats cough and loosens mucus caused by throat irritation or the common cold. This medicine is a combination that contains a narcotic cough suppressant.

When To Not Use Cheratussin AC (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any cold or cough medicine, codeine, hydrocodone, or any narcotic pain medicine such as Darvocet®, Percocet®, Demerol®, Roxicodone®.

How Should You Use Cheratussin AC (Oral)

Tablet, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Cheratussin AC (Oral) Storage

Store Cheratussin AC (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Cheratussin AC (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Cheratussin AC (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using narcotic medicine (such as naltrexone, Nubain®, Stadol®, Revia®), or an MAO Inhibitor (Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®).
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any medicines that make you sleepy (such as sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain relievers, or sedatives). Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.

Cheratussin AC (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have Addison's disease, asthma or other breathing problems, gallbladder disease, glaucoma, kidney disease, liver disease, problems with urination, stomach or intestinal problems, thyroid disorder, or if you will be having any surgery. Tell your doctor if you have a history of stroke, seizures, head injury, mental illness, alcohol abuse, or drug abuse.
  • This medicine may be habit-forming. If you feel that the medicine is not working as well, do not take more than your prescribed dose. Call your doctor for instructions. Symptoms of an overdose include: Extreme dizziness or weakness, shortness of breath, slow heartbeat, seizures, and cold, clammy skin.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.
  • Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after using this medicine for a few days. Call your doctor if you also have a high fever or sore throat.

Cheratussin AC (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, and trouble breathing
  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash
  • Decrease in how much or how often you urinate
  • Severe confusion or weakness, or shallow breathing
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Blurred vision
  • Feelings of extreme happiness or sadness
  • Mild skin rash or itching
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nausea, vomiting, constipation, or dry mouth

Cheratussin AC (Oral) Ratings

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Cheratussin AC (Oral)

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: ****


John Smith, Auburn, Alabama - 01/01/2011

I came down with an Above average cold just after Christmas, and after the sinusitis and drainage went away, the cold moved to my chest. I went to my local Doc in a Box and described the symptoms,Dry cough,tightness in the chest and airway irritation that resulted in a persistant painful cough. He perscribed Chertussin and in within a day the cough became very productive, airway irritation relaxed and I started feeling much better. I would recommend this medication to anyone with similar symptoms.