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Guaifenesin and Phenylephrine HCl oral
GUAIFENESIN WITH PHENYLEPHRINE - ORAL SPRINKLE CAPSULE

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

GUAIFENESIN WITH PHENYLEPHRINE - ORAL SPRINKLE CAPSULE

(gweye-FEN-eh-sin WITH fen-ill-EFF-rin)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Deconsal

Uses

Guaifenesin is an expectorant used to help clear mucous and congestion. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which helps relieve nasal congestion. This combination medication is used to treat symptoms associated with a cold, allergies or respiratory tract illness.

How To Use

Sprinkle total contents of capsule on a small amount of soft food (e.g., jelly, applesauce) just before eating. Capsule contents should not be crushed or chewed. Contents should not be subdivided. The capsule may also be swallowed whole with a full glass of water. If stomach upset occurs, this may be taken with food or milk. Take this medication as directed. Do not increase the dose or take it more often or longer than prescribed. It is recommended to drink plenty of fluids (6-8 glasses a day) to help relieve congestion.

Side Effects

Nausea, stomach upset, loss of appetite, nervousness, dizziness or headache may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop any of these serious effects while taking this medication: chest pain, rapid heart rate, fear, anxiety, difficult or painful urination, trouble sleeping. Because this medication may cause dizziness, use caution performing tasks requiring alertness and avoid consuming alcohol which can aggravate this effect. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: heart disease, kidney or liver disease, lung disease, emphysema, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, diabetes, glaucoma, difficulty urinating or an enlarged prostate, history of seizures. This drug should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk; consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: sleeping pills, sedatives, tranquilizers, muscle relaxants, medication for depression, high blood pressure medication. Tell your doctor if you have taken any MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine), within the last two weeks. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include headache, dizziness, blurred vision, unusual fast or slow heartbeat, numbness of the fingers, vomiting, drowsiness, fatigue, or seizures.

Notes

Do not share this product with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom.