GENERIC NAME: guaifenesin and phenylephrine
BRAND NAME: Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus Caplets, (Entex, discontinued)
DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Guaifenesin/phenylephrine is a medication that contains two different drugs, an expectorant (guaifenesin) and a decongestant (phenylephrine). The expectorant effects of guaifenesin promote drainage of mucus from the lungs by thinning the mucus. It also lubricates the irritated respiratory tract. Phenylephrine relieves stuffy nose by constricting blood vessels in the nasal air passages. This reduces the flow of fluid out of the blood vessels and into the tissues of the air passages.
GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes
PREPARATIONS: Caplet: 5 mg/200 mg
STORAGE: Store at room temperature below 30 C (86 F).
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Guaifenesin/phenylephrine should not be taken with MAO inhibitors drugs due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects
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