GENERIC NAME: IODINATED GLYCEROL - ORAL (eye-OH-din-ate-ed GLISS-er-ohl)
USES: This medication is an expectorant. It helps to loosen phlegm and thin mucous so it can be "coughed up". It is used in lung diseases such as asthma, bronchitis or cystic fibrosis to help clear the lungs of mucous.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication with food if stomach upset occurs. Take this medication as directed. Do not increase the dose or take it more often or longer than prescribed.
SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, stomach upset, may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: severe stomach pain, sore mouth or throat, muscle aches, rash, fever, vomiting, loss of appetite, tiredness, weakness, sneezing, tingling of the hands or feet, headache, metallic taste in the mouth. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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