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Generic: hydrocodone-potassium guaiacolsulfonate
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It is used to treat the cough and congestion of colds and other respiratory infections
               



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What is this medicine?

HYDROCODONE; POTASSIUM GUAIACOLSULFONATE (hye droe KOE done; poe TASS i um) is a cough suppressant with an expectorant. It is used to treat the cough and congestion of colds and other respiratory infections. 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:
  • drug abuse or addiction
  • high pressure around the brain
  • lung or breathing disease, like asthma
  • stomach or intestinal problems
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to codeine, hydrocodone, potassium guaiacolsulfonate, 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 prescription label. If this medicine upsets your stomach, take it with food. 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 it 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 old for selected conditions, precautions do apply. This medicine is not approved for use in children less than 6 years old.

Patients over 60 years old may have a stronger reaction to this medicine.

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 for allergy, cough and cold
  • barbiturates like phenobarbital
  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • medicines for sleep
  • muscle relaxants
  • narcotic medicines (opiates) for pain
  • phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
  • tramadol

               
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