guaifenesin/decongestant/antihistamine - oral (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with a full glass of water unless otherwise directed by your doctor. This medication may be taken with food or milk if stomach upset occurs. If your doctor has prescribed this medication, follow your doctor's directions for taking this medication. If you are self-treating, follow all directions on the product package. To prevent trouble sleeping, do not take this medication close to bedtime. If you are uncertain about any of the information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.If you are using the liquid form of this medication, carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. If you are taking a suspension, shake the bottle well before each use.Guaifenesin may have a bitter taste. Swallow capsules and tablets whole. Some tablets may be split if they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so.Dosage is based on the product you are taking and on your age, medical condition, and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take this drug more often than directed.Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Fluids will help to break up mucus and clear congestion.Caffeine can increase the side effects of this medication. Avoid drinking large amounts of beverages containing caffeine (coffee, tea, colas), eating large amounts of chocolate, or taking nonprescription products that contain caffeine.Tell your doctor if your condition is accompanied by fever, severe sore throat, rash, persistent headache, or if it persists, returns, or worsens after 7 days. These may be signs of a serious medical problem. Seek immediate medical attention if you think you may have a serious medical problem.
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