Diabetic Tussin EX (Oral)


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My Dad is 86 years old. He is diabetic and has alzeimers. He was told by his doctor to take diabetic tussin for coughing. He was suppose to take 2 tsp but, misread the medicine cup and took 2 tbs instead. Should I be concerned and what should I do?
by Unknown in usa, 01/05/2006

Diabetic Tussin EX (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Diabetic Tussin EX (Oral)

Diabetic Tussin EX (Oral) Medication Classification

GUAIFENESIN (By mouth)

Diabetic Tussin EX (Oral) Brandname

Guaifenex LA, Guaifenex G, Amibid LA, Robitussin, Mucinex, Bidex 400, Allfen JR, Liquibid, Organidin NR, Organ-1 NR, GG-200 NR, Iofen, Hytuss, Hytuss 2x, Iofen-NF

Diabetic Tussin EX (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Guaifenesin (gwye-FEN-e-sin) Treats cough due to colds, the flu, or other conditions. Guaifenesin is an expectorant that loosens mucus in your lungs.

When To Not Use Diabetic Tussin EX (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to guaifenesin.

How Should You Use Diabetic Tussin EX (Oral)

Capsule, Tablet, Long Acting Capsule, Long Acting Tablet, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often. Drink a full glass of water after each dose; drink plenty of fluids during the day. May be taken with or without food.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • Do not chew or crush the tablet or capsule. Swallow whole with a full glass of water.
  • Swallow the sprinkle capsule whole, or open the capsule and mix the medicine beads with soft food (applesauce or pudding). Swallow the mixture whole; do not chew.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • May be taken as soon as possible; however, missing one dose is usually not a problem.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Diabetic Tussin EX (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Diabetic Tussin EX (Oral)

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

Diabetic Tussin EX (Oral) Warnings

  • Some guaifenesin syrups contain alcohol.
  • If you have asthma, emphysema, or a chronic cough from smoking, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.

Diabetic Tussin EX (Oral) Side Effects

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain
  • Drowsiness

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