guaifenesin, Humibid, Humibid LA, Robitussin, Organidin NR, Fenesin, Mucosa, Mucus Relief, Mucinex

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GENERIC NAME: guaifenesin

BRAND NAME: Humibid, Humibid LA, Robitussin, Organidin NR, Fenesin, Mucinex, Mucosa, Mucus Relief, Mucus ER

PRESCRIPTION: No

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES: Guaifenesin is used for the treatment of cough associated with colds and minor upper respiratory tract infections in individuals 12 years and older.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of guaifenesin are uncommon, but can include:

PREPARATIONS: Tablet (extended release): 600, and 1200 mg

DRUG INTERACTIONS: There are no known drug interactions with guaifenesin.

PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING SAFETY: Although one analysis found a correlation between guaifenesin use in the first trimester of pregnancy and an increased risk of hernia in the fetus, others found no increased risk of fetal malformations. Thus, guaifenesin should be used in pregnancy only if the physician feels that the potential benefits outweigh the potential and unknown risks.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/15/2016



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