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Generic: APAP/guaifenesin/phenylephrine
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It is used to treat fever, aches and pains, and congestion from a cold or allergy
               



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What is this medicine?

ACETAMINOPHEN; GUAIFENESIN; PHENYLEPHRINE (a set a MEE noe fen; gwye FEN e sin; fen il EF rin) is a combination of a pain reliever, expectorant and decongestant. It is used to treat fever, aches and pains, and congestion from a cold or allergy. It is also used to treat a dry cough. This medicine will not treat an infection.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • diabetes
  • enlarged prostrate
  • glaucoma
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • if you frequently drink alcohol containing drinks
  • peripheral vascular disease
  • taken an MAOI like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, or Parnate within the last 14 days
  • thyroid disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to acetaminophen, guaifenesin, phenylephrine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the label. Tablets may be broken in half. Do not crush or chew. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Patients over 60 years old may have a stronger reaction to this medicine and need smaller doses.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • amphetamine or other stimulant drugs
  • bromocriptine
  • ergot medications for headaches or some procedures
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • procarbazine

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • furazolidone
  • imatinib
  • isoniazid
  • linezolid
  • mecamylamine
  • medicines for chest pain, heart disease, blood pressure, or heart rhythm problems
  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • other medicines for allergies or colds
  • reserpine
  • some medicines used for sleep during surgery
  • St. John's Wort
  • theophylline

               
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