Guaifenex LA (Oral)


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Drug comparison between Guaifenex and Mucinex


Are guaifenex la 600 mg, an Mucinex 600 mg. the same drug, for the same ailment . such as chest congestion? I understand that Guaifenesin is an expectorant that loosens mucus in your lungs and wanted to know if these wo were the same, Guaifenex LA and...
by virginia roberts in ky., 12/06/2005

Guaifenex LA (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Guaifenex LA (Oral)

Guaifenex LA (Oral) Medication Classification

GUAIFENESIN (By mouth)

Guaifenex LA (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

Guaifenex LA (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 Guaifenex LA (Oral)

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

How Should You Use Guaifenex LA (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 Guaifenex LA (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Guaifenex LA (Oral)

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

Guaifenex LA (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.

Guaifenex LA (Oral) Side Effects

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

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain
  • Drowsiness

Guaifenex LA (Oral) Ratings

Overall Rating:

3.5***~

 

(based on 3 reviews)

Effectiveness:

*****

Ease of Use:

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