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Generic: carbetapentane/guaifenesin/phenylephrine
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It is used to relieve cough and congestion from a cold, the flu, sinus congestion, and bronchitis
               



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What is this medicine?

CARBETAPENTANE; GUAIFENESIN; PHENYLEPHRINE (kar bay ta PEN tane; gwye FEN e sin; fen il EF rin) is a combination of a cough suppressant, expectorant, and a decongestant. It is used to relieve cough and congestion from a cold, the flu, sinus congestion, and bronchitis. 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:
  • chronic cough
  • diabetes
  • difficulty passing urine
  • glaucoma
  • heart or artery disease
  • high blood pressure
  • seizure disorder
  • taking medicines called MAOIs like Nardil, Parnate, Marplan, Eldepryl
  • thyroid disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to carbetapentane, 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. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure each dose. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine 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 2 years old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

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:
  • ergot medications for headaches or some procedures
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • stimulant medicines for attention disorders, weight loss, or to stay awake

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • medicines for chest pain, heart disease, high blood pressure, or heart rhythm problems
  • medicines that cause drowsiness
  • other medicines for allergies or colds

               
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