Guaifenesin Extended Release Guaifenesin

Get an overview of GUAIFENESIN EXTENDED RELEASE (guaifenesin tablet, extended release), including its generic name, formulation (i.e. pill, oral solution, injection, inhaled medicine) and why it’s used. The medication in Guaifenesin Extended Release can be sold under different names.

Refer to the “Also Known As” section to reference different products that include the same medication as Guaifenesin Extended Release.

Drug Basics

Brand Name: Guaifenesin Extended Release

Generic Name: GUAIFENESIN

Drug Type: HUMAN OTC DRUG

Route: ORAL

Dosage Form: TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE

Data Current As Of: 2018-11-15

Drug Facts

active ingredient (in each extended-release tablet)

Guaifenesin 1200 mg

purpose

Expectorant

uses

helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to rid the bronchial passageways of bothersome mucus and make coughs more productive

warnings

do not use

  • for children under 12 years of age

ask a doctor before use if you have

stop use & ask a doctor if

  • cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash, or persistent headache.
    These could be signs of a serious illness.

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away (1-800-222-1222).

directions

  • do not crush, chew, or break tablet
  • take with a full glass of water
  • this product can be administered without regard for the timing of meals
  • adults and children 12 years of age and over: 1 tablet every 12 hours. Do not exceed 2 tablets in 24 hours.
  • children under 12 years of age: do not use

other information

  • Tamper evident: Do not use if carton is open or if printed seal on blister is broken or missing.
  • store between 20-25°C (68-77°F)

inactive ingredients

carbomer homopolymer type B; hypromellose, USP; magnesium stearate, NF; microcrystalline cellulose, NF; sodium starch glycolate, NF

questions?

(1-800-406-7984)

You may also report side effects to this phone number.

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