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Guaifenesin

Generic Name: guaifenesin (gwye FEN e sin)
Brand Names: Mucinex, Robitussin Mucus + Chest Congestion, Triaminic Chest Congestion, Tussin Expectorant, Xpect, Organidin NR, Bidex 400
Guaifenesin is an expectorant. It helps loosen congestion in your chest and throat. Includes guaifenesin side effects, interactions and indications.

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Drug Information:
Guaifenesin is an eXpectorant. It helps loosen congestion in your chest and throat, making it easier to cough out through your mouth. Guaifenesin is used to reduce chest congestion caused by the common cold, infections, or allergies. You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to guaifenesin. Use this medicine exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Guaifenesin is commonly found as part of over-the-counter combination medications for cold and cough. Read labels or ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, or cough medicine when taking guaifenesin. Learn more

Guaifenesin Side Effects

Guaifenesin Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to guaifenesin: oral liquid, oral packet, oral solution, oral syrup, oral tablet, oral tablet extended release

Along with its needed effects, guaifenesin may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Some side effects of guaifenesin may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common or rare

  • Diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • hives
  • nausea or vomiting
  • skin rash
  • stomach pain

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to guaifenesin: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral capsule extended release, oral granule, oral liquid, oral solution, oral tablet, oral tablet extended release

General

Guaifenesin has been generally well tolerated.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included stomach upset and vomiting with higher than recommended doses. Doses recommended for expectoration have rarely been associated with gastrointestinal upset.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have occasionally included dizziness and headache.

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included rare reports of rash.

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects have included a report of an anaphylactic reaction.

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Guaifenesin (www.drugs.com/guaifenesin.html).