guaifenesin/phenylephrine - oral, Endal, Numonyl, Quindal, Sinup
GENERIC NAME: GUAIFENESIN/PHENYLEPHRINE - ORAL (gweye-FEN-eh-sin/fen-ill-EFF-rin)
BRAND NAME(S): Endal, Numonyl, Quindal, Sinupan
USES: This combination medication is used to treat symptoms (coughing, runny/stuffy nose, congestion) caused by the common cold, allergies, asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, and other breathing illnesses.This product is usually not used for ongoing cough from smoking or long-term breathing problems (e.g., chronic bronchitis, emphysema) unless directed by your doctor.Guaifenesin belongs to a class of drugs known as expectorants. It works by thinning and loosening mucus in the airways, clearing congestion, and making breathing easier.Phenylephrine belongs to a class of drugs known as decongestants. It causes a narrowing of blood vessels in the nose and sinuses to reduce nasal congestion (stuffy nose).Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, do not use this product to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years unless specifically directed by the doctor. Some products (such as long-acting tablets/capsules) are not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details about using your product safely.These products do not cure or shorten the length of the common cold and may cause serious side effects. To decrease the risk for serious side effects, carefully follow all dosage directions. Do not use this product to make a child sleepy. Do not give other cough-and-cold medication that might contain the same or similar ingredients (see also Drug Interactions section). Ask the doctor or pharmacist about other ways to relieve cough and cold symptoms (such as drinking enough fluids, using a humidifier or saline nose drops/spray).
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