guaifenesin/dextromethorphan suspension sr - oral, Atuss-12 DX (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Shake the bottle well before each dose. Measure out the prescribed dose carefully using a measuring device. Take this medication by mouth every 12 hours or as directed by your doctor. If stomach upset occurs, take with food. Be sure to follow the instructions closely.Drink plenty of fluids, especially water, while taking this medication. Fluids will help to break up mucus and clear congestion.Improper use of this medication (abuse) may result in serious harm (e.g., brain damage, seizure, death). Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently, or use it for a longer time than directed.Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve.
SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, dizziness, drowsiness, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to this medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking guaifenesin with dextromethorphan, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: lung disease (e.g., asthma, emphysema), high blood pressure.This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.This medicine may contain aspartame. If you have phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other condition that requires you to restrict your intake of aspartame (or phenylalanine), consult your doctor or pharmacist about using this drug safely.This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Breast-feeding is not recommended while using this drug. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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