DECONGESTANT/NARCOTIC ANTITUSSIVE/GUAIFENESIN LIQUID - ORAL
Information last revised October 2010
What does GG/DECNGST/NARC.ANTITUS LIQ-PO look like?
Mytussin DAC 30 mg-10 mg-100 mg/5 mL Syrup
Mintuss G 10 mg-2 mg-100 mg/5 mL Syrup
Su-Tuss HD 30 mg-2.5 mg-100 mg/5 mL Elixir
Hydro GP 7.5 mg-2.5 mg-50 mg/5 mL Syrup
Hydro-Tussin HD 30 mg-2.5 mg-100 mg/5 mL Oral Soln
Hydro-Tussin EXP 15 mg-7.5 mg-100 mg/5 mL Syrup
Cheratussin DAC 30 mg-10 mg-100 mg/5 mL Syrup
Dihydro-GP 15 mg-7.5 mg-100 mg/5 mL Syrup
This combination medication is used to temporarily treat cough, chest congestion, and stuffy nose symptoms caused by the common cold, flu, or other breathing illnesses (e.g., sinusitis, bronchitis). Guaifenesin is an expectorant that helps thin and loosen mucus in the lungs, making it easier to cough up the mucus. The decongestant helps relieve stuffy nose symptoms. This product also contains a narcotic cough suppressant (antitussive) that affects a certain part of the brain, reducing the urge to cough. This medication is not usually used for ongoing coughs from smoking, asthma, other long-term breathing problems (e.g., emphysema), or coughs with a lot of mucus, unless directed by your doctor. Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, this product is not recommended to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years. Some products (including some long-acting tablets/capsules) are not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details about using your product safely. These products do not cure or shorten the length of the common cold and may cause serious side effects. To decrease the risk for serious side effects, carefully follow all dosage directions. Giving more than the recommended dose or using this medication along with other cough-and-cold products has resulted in serious (even fatal) side effects, including slowed/stopped breathing. Talk to the doctor or pharmacist before giving other cough-and-cold medication that might contain the same or similar ingredients (see also Drug Interactions section). Ask about other ways to relieve cough and cold symptoms (such as drinking enough fluids, using a humidifier or saline nose drops/spray). Do not use this product to make a child sleepy.
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