GENERIC NAME: GUAIFENESIN/CODEINE/AMMONIUM CHLORIDE - ORAL (gweye-FEN-eh-sin/KO-deen/uh-MOH-nee-um KLOR-ide)
USES: This combination medication is an expectorant and cough suppressant used to control a cough associated with a cold or other respiratory illnesses.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth as prescribed usually every 4 to 6 hours but no more than 4 times in a one day period. This medication is best taken with a full glass of water after a meal or snack. Take this medication as prescribed. Do not increase your dose or take this more often than directed. Long-term or excessive use of this medication may lead to dependency.
SIDE EFFECTS: Dizziness, drowsiness, headache, loss of appetite, constipation, nausea or anxiety may occur. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. To avoid dizziness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly. Also limit your intake of alcoholic beverages which will aggravate these effects. Notify your doctor if you develop: slow pulse, mental confusion, mood changes, skin rash, breathing trouble. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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