Medications


Antitussive with Decongestant and Expectorant Oral solution

What is this medicine?

CHLOPHEDIANOL; GUAIFENESIN; PHENYLEPHRINE (KLOE fe DYE a nol; gwye FEN e sin; fen il EF rin) is a cough suppressant, expectorant and decongestant combination. It is used to provide relief from cough and congestion. This medicine will not treat an infection.

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. 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 it more medicine than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction to this medicine and need smaller doses.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • confusion

  • fast, irregular heartbeat

  • hallucinations

  • high blood pressure

  • seizure

  • tremor

  • trouble passing urine

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • anxiety, excitement, irritability, or nervousness

  • diarrhea

  • dizziness

  • headache

  • loss of appetite

  • stomach upset, nausea

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • bromocriptine

  • cocaine

  • dihydroergotamine, ergotamine, ergoloid mesylates, methysergide, or ergot-type medication

  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate

  • other stimulant medicines

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • medicines for blood pressure

  • medicines for mental depression

  • other medicines for cough or cold

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.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature, between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

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

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • diabetes

  • heart disease

  • high blood pressure

  • prostate problem

  • taken an MAOI like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, or Parnate in last 14 days

  • thyroid disease

  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to chlophedianol, guaifenesin, phenylephrine, other decongestants, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better within a few days or if they get worse. If you have trouble falling asleep at night, take the last dose of the day at least a few hours before bedtime.

Drink 6 to 8 glasses water daily while you are taking this medicine to help loosen mucus.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2017 Elsevier
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