GUAIFENESIN/PSEUDOEPHEDRINE - ORAL
Common Brand Name(s): Duratuss, Maxifed, Venbid, Zephrex
Phonetic Pronunciation: (gweye-FEN-eh-sin/sue-doh-eff-ED-rin)
Information last revised May 2010
What does GUAIFENESIN/PSEUDOEPHEDRINE-PO look like?
Triaminic Softchews 15 mg-50 mg Tab
Maxifed (IR) 60 mg-400 mg Tab
Respaire-30 30 mg-150 mg Cap
Triaminic Chest-Nasal Congestion 15 mg-50 mg/5 mL Syrup
Maxifed-G (IR) 40 mg-400 mg Tab
Trispec Dex 30 mg-25 mg/5 mL Oral Liquid
AMBI 60-580 60 mg-580 mg Tab
Ambi 60PSE-400GFN 60 mg-400 mg Tab
Maxifed-G 60 mg-580 mg Tab
Ambi 40PSE-400GFN 40 mg-400 mg Tab
This combination medication is used to temporarily treat cough and runny/stuffy nose (nasal congestion) caused by infections (such as the common cold), allergies (such as hay fever), and other breathing illnesses. This product is usually not used for ongoing cough from smoking or long-term breathing problems (such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema) unless directed by your doctor. Guaifenesin is an expectorant. It works by thinning and loosening mucus in the airways, clearing congestion, and making breathing easier. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant (sympathomimetic). It reduces nasal congestion by narrowing the blood vessels in the nose. If you are self-treating with this medication, it is important to read the package instructions carefully before you start using this product to be sure it is right for you. (See also Precautions section.) Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, do not use this product to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years unless specifically directed by the doctor. Some products (such as 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. Do not give other cough-and-cold medication that might contain the same or similar ingredients (see also Drug Interactions section). Ask the doctor or pharmacist about other ways to relieve cough and cold symptoms (such as drinking enough fluids, using a humidifier or saline nose drops/spray).
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