guaifenesin/codeine (Cheratussin AC, Codar GF, Dex-Tuss, Guaiatussin AC, Iophen C-NR, M-Clear)

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GENERIC NAME: guaifenesin and codeine phosphate (discontinued)


DISCONTINUED BRANDS: Cheratussin AC, Codar GF, Dex-Tuss, Guaiatussin AC, Iophen C-NR, M-Clear WC, Mar-Cof CG, Virtussin A/C, Tussi-Organidin NR, Mytussin AC

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Guaifenesin with codeine is an oral, liquid cough medicine. Guaifenesin is an expectorant, which works by thinning and increasing the volume of mucus. Codeine is a narcotic cough suppressant that works by suppressing the cough reflex in the brain, eventually reducing the frequency of cough.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Guaifenesin with codeine temporarily relieves cough associated with colds as well as throat and bronchial irritation. It helps loosen mucus as well as suppress cough.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/19/2015

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