guaifenesin and phenylephrine, Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus Caplets, (Entex, discontinued)

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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.

PRESCRIPTION: No

GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes

PREPARATIONS: Caplet: 5 mg/200 mg

STORAGE: Store at room temperature below 30 C (86 F).

PRESCRIBED FOR: Guaifenesin/phenylephrine is used for the temporary relief of runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion from the common cold, sinusitis, bronchitis, or sore throat.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/27/2014



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