guaifenesin/potassium guaiacolsulfonate-oral sustained release, Humibid LA (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Take this medication twice daily (12 hours apart); or as directed by your doctor. It is best to swallow the medicine whole. Do not crush or chew this medication. Take this medication with a full glass of water. The water also helps break up mucus and clear congestion. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication, unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. If you smoke, do not take this medication unless directed by your doctor. If the cough lasts for more than one week, recurs, or is accompanied by a fever, headache or rash, consult your doctor.
SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, dizziness, headache, rash, or hives may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: painful urination (with fever and chills), blood in urine. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: breathing problems (such as emphysema/chronic bronchitis/asthma), smoking, any allergies. This drug may make you dizzy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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