Brand Names : Anti-Tuss, Breonesin, Diabetic Tussin EX, Fenesin, Gee-Gee, Genatuss, Glycotuss, Glytuss, Guiatuss, Halotussin, Humibid L.A., Humibid Sprinkle, Hytuss, Hytuss-2X, Naldecon Senior EX, Organidin NR, Pneumomist, Robitussin, Scot-tussin Expectorant, Sinumist-SR, Touro EX, Uni-tussin, Balminil Expectorant, Benylin-E, Calmylin Expectorant, Resyl, glyceryl guaiacolate
Before Using This Medicine
If you are taking this medicine
without a prescription, carefully read and follow any precautions on the label.
For guaifenesin, the following should be considered:
Allergies - Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or
allergic reaction to guaifenesin. Also tell your health care professional
if you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives,
Pregnancy - Several groups of women taking guaifenesin during
pregnancy have been studied. In one group, when guaifenesin was taken during
the first 3 months of pregnancy, the babies had more inguinal hernias than
expected. However, more birth defects than expected did not occur in the babies
of other groups of women taking guaifenesin during pregnancy. Studies have
not been done in animals.
Breast-feeding - It is not known whether guaifenesin passes into
breast milk. However, guaifenesin has not been reported to cause problems
in nursing babies.
Children - Although there is no specific information comparing
use of guaifenesin in children with use in other age groups, this medicine
is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in children than
it does in adults. However, check with your doctor before using this medicine
in children who have a chronic cough, such as occurs with asthma, or who have
an unusually large amount of mucus or phlegm with the cough. Children with
these conditions may need a different kind of medicine. Also, guaifenesin
should not be given to children younger than 2 years of age unless you are
directed to do so by your doctor.
Older adults - Many medicines have not been studied specifically
in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly
the same way they do in younger adults. Although there is no specific information
comparing use of guaifenesin in the elderly with use in other age groups,
this medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems
in older people than it does in younger adults.