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
fast, irregular heartbeat
high blood pressure
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
loss of appetite
stomach upset, nausea
What may interact with this medicine?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
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:
high blood pressure
taken an MAOI like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, or Parnate in last 14 days
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
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.
March 22, 2017