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What is this medicine?

GUAIFENESIN; HYDROCODONE (gwye FEN e sin; hye droe KOE done) helps to temporarily stop or reduce a dry and nonproductive cough.

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

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • asthma
  • brain tumor
  • chronic bronchitis
  • diarrhea associated with pseudomembranous colitis from antibiotics
  • emphysema
  • head injury
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • an allergic reaction to hydrocodone, guaifenesin, other opioid analgesics, 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 full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine with food or milk if it upsets your stomach. Take your doses at regular times. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. If you are taking this medicine on a regular basis, do not suddenly stop taking it. Your doctor may want to slowly lower your dose.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. This medicine is not approved for use in children less than 6 years old.

Patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.

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?

  • alcohol
  • antihistamines
  • barbiturates like phenobarbital
  • benztropine
  • drugs for bladder problems
  • drugs for breathing problems like ipratropium and tiotropium
  • drugs for certain stomach or intestine problems
  • general anesthetics
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • medicines for sleep
  • muscle relaxants
  • naltrexone
  • narcotic medicines (opiates) for pain
  • phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
  • scopolamine
  • tramadol
  • trihexyphenidyl

               
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