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    What is Guaifenesin?

    Guaifenesin is used for Cough, Chest congestion and other conditions. This salt may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Detailed information related to Guaifenesin's uses, side-effects, reviews, questions, interactions, and precautions is as follows:

    Guaifenesin Uses

    Guaifenesin is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    • Cough
    • Chest congestion
    • Guaifenesin may also be used for purposes not listed here.
    References: 1, 2
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    Guaifenesin Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Guaifenesin improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    References: 3

    Guaifenesin - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur in medicines that contain Guaifenesin. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
    References: 4
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    Guaifenesin - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Guaifenesin, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

    Guaifenesin - Drug Interactions

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

    Guaifenesin - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Guaifenesin is a contraindication. In addition, Guaifenesin should not be used if you have the following conditions:
    • Allergic reactions
    • Breastfeeding
    • Breathing difficulty
    • Pregnant
    • Taking more than one cough or cold medicine
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    Guaifenesin - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Guaifenesin safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      No
    • Is Guaifenesin safe while breastfeeding?
      No
    • Can Guaifenesin be used for cough and chest congestion?
      Yes, cough and chest congestion are among the most common reported uses for Guaifenesin. Please do not use Guaifenesin for cough and chest congestion without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Guaifenesin.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Guaifenesin medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Guaifenesin. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Guaifenesin

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 5, 6, 7, 8

    Overdosage of Guaifenesin

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Guaifenesin, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 9, 10, 11

    Storage of Guaifenesin

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Guaifenesin.
    References: 12, 13, 14, 15

    Expired Guaifenesin

    • Taking a single dose of expired Guaifenesin is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 16, 17

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

    Questions - Guaifenesin

    Guaifenesin does not keep you awake but its side effects may be bothersome. Side effects of Guaifenesin include headache, nausea, and vomiting. Guaifenesin is an expectorant used to relieve chest congestion. Guaifenesin works by loosening the phlegm and by thinning bronchial secretions to make coughs more productive.
    
    References
    1. Guaifenesin. MedlinePlus. URL: . Accessed January 07, 2018
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    No, Guaifenesin is not a stimulant. It is an expectorant that loosens phlegm and thin bronchial secretions, in order to make it easier for bronchial passageways to get rid of mucus and make coughs more productive.
    
    Reference
    1) Guaifenesin. DailyMed. URL: . Accessed December 23, 2017.
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    Mucinex (Guaifenesin) is a glyceryl guaiacolate with expectorant effects which is usually taken orally to assist the bringing up of phlegm from the airways in case of acute respiratory tract infections. It increases the respiratory tract mucus secretions by drawing water into the bronchi that help to thin mucus and lubricates the airway which facilitates the removal of mucus by coughing.
    
    FDA has specified that there is a chance of fetal harm if Mucinex is given during pregnancy, but the potential benefits may outweigh the possible risk. In human studies, 197 mother-child pairs were exposed to guaifenesin during the first trimester of pregnancy. Results reported an increased occurrence of inguinal hernias in the neonates. 
    
    As there are not enough studies indicating safe use in pregnancy. Therefore, guaifenesin should not be used in pregnant patients unless, in the judgment of the gynecologist or physician, the potential benefits may outweigh possible hazards.
    
    References
    1. DailyMed GUAIFENESIN- guaifenesin tablet URL: Accessed December 11, 2017
    2. PubChem Guaifenesin URL: Accessed December 11, 2017
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    Mucinex (Guaifenesin) is a glyceryl guaiacolate with expectorant effects which is usually taken orally to assist the bringing up of phlegm from the airways in case of acute respiratory tract infections. It increases the respiratory tract mucus secretions by drawing water into the bronchi that help to thin mucus and lubricates the airway which facilitates the removal of mucus by coughing.
    
    FDA has specified that there is a chance of fetal harm if Mucinex is given during pregnancy, but the potential benefits may outweigh the possible risk. In human studies, 197 mother-child pairs were exposed to guaifenesin during the first trimester of pregnancy. Results reported an increased occurrence of inguinal hernias in the neonates. 
    
    As there are not enough studies indicating safe use in pregnancy. Therefore, guaifenesin should not be used in pregnant patients unless, in the judgment of the gynecologist or physician, the potential benefits may outweigh possible hazards.
    
    References
    1. DailyMed GUAIFENESIN- guaifenesin tablet URL: Accessed December 11, 2017
    2. PubChem Guaifenesin URL: Accessed December 11, 2017
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    Thursday, August 03, 2017 -- Results found that at day 8 of the study, a significantly lower amount of patients receiving guaifenesin/pseudoephedrine desired antibiotics compared to placebo, 4.2% vs. 8.0%, respectively.

    Guaifenesin - Demographic Information

    References

    1. Smith SM, Schroeder K, Fahey T (2008). Smith SM, ed. "Over-the-counter medications for acute cough in children and adults in ambulatory settings". Cochrane Database Syst Rev (1): CD001831. doi:10.1.CD001831.pub3. PMID 18253996. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    2. Bennett RM, De Garmo P, Clark SR (1996). "A Randomized, Prospective, 12 Month Study To Compare The Efficacy Of Guaifenesin Versus Placebo In The Management Of Fibromyalgia" (reprint). Arthritis and Rheumatism. 39 (Supplement9): S212. doi:10.1002/art.1780391402. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    3. DailyMed LABEL: CODEINE-GUAIFENESIN- codeine phosphate and guaifenesin solution - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    4. Bennett S, Hoffman N, Monga M (December 2004). "Ephedrine- and guaifenesin-induced nephrolithiasis". J Altern Complement Med. 10 (6): 967_9. doi:10.1089/acm.2004.10.967. PMID 15673990. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    5. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
    6. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    7. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    8. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
    9. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    10. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    11. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    12. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    13. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    14. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    15. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
    16. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    17. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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