guaifenesin/pseudoephedrine/hydrocodone tablet-oral, Deconamine CX
GENERIC NAME: GUAIFENESIN/PSEUDOEPHEDRINE/HYDROCODONE TABLET - ORAL (gweye-FEN-ih-sin/sue-doh-eff-ED-rin/hi-droh-KOH-doan)
BRAND NAME(S): Deconamine CX
USES: Guaifenesin is an expectorant that loosen mucus. Pseudoephedrine relieves nasal stuffiness. Hydrocodone helps control a cough. This combination medication is used to treat a cough and relieve symptoms associated with common colds, allergies, and other respiratory illnesses.
HOW TO USE: 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.
SIDE EFFECTS: Dizziness, drowsiness, headache, loss of appetite, nausea, or anxiety may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: chest pain, a rapid pulse, skin rash, high blood pressure, painful or difficult urination, tremors, nervousness, trouble sleeping, hallucinations. To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly. Also limit your intake of alcoholic beverages which will aggravate these effects. Use caution performing tasks requiring alertness if this medication causes you to feel drowsy. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Back to Medications Index
Get the latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox FREE!