GENERIC NAME: GUAIFENESIN/CARBETAPENTANE/DECONGESTANT - ORAL
USES: Guaifenesin is an expectorant which helps to loosen mucus. Carbetapentane suppresses a cough. Decongestants relieve nasal stuffiness. This combination medication is used to treat a cough and relieve symptoms associated with the common cold, allergies, hay fever, sinusitis and other respiratory illnesses.
HOW TO USE: This medication is best taken with a full glass of water after a meal or snack. Swallow long acting tablets and capsules whole. Do not crush or chew them: the long action will be destroyed and the chance of side effects will be increased. Take this medication as prescribed. Do not increase your dose or take this more often than directed.
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