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

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GENERIC NAME: Guaifenesin and codeine phosphate.

BRAND NAME: Cheratussin AC, Codar GF, Dex-Tuss, Guaiatussin AC, Iophen C-NR, M-Clear WC, Mar-Cof CG, Virtussin A/C

DISCONTINUED BRANDS: 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.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of guaifenesin with codeine are:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/25/2015



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